Expected publication: July 7th 2015 by Sourcebooks Fire
YA > Contemporary | Romance
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4 ★★★★ 1/2
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Practice Makes Perfect.
Everyone at Hundred Oaks High knows that career mentoring day is a joke. So when Maya Henry said she wanted to be a rock star, she never imagined she’d get to shadow *the* Jesse Scott, Nashville’s teen idol.
But spending the day with Jesse is far from a dream come true. He’s as gorgeous as his music, but seeing all that he’s accomplished is just a reminder of everything Maya’s lost: her trust, her boyfriend, their band, and any chance to play the music she craves. Not to mention that Jesse’s pushy and opinionated. He made it on his own, and he thinks Maya’s playing back up to other people’s dreams.
Does she have what it takes to follow her heart—and go solo?
“Yeah, yeah, I’m from Tennessee, where its a crime if you don’t love country, but I deep, rumbling beats and singing loud and fast and hard. I do not like closing my eyes and crooning to a cow in the pasture.”
I CAN’T BELIEVE THIS IS MY FIRST BOOK FROM MIRANDA KENNEALLY!! Excuse me while I purchase her other books. I am missing out, I know that now. It definitely shocked me to find out that Miranda isn’t on my author-to-stalk list when her books are the kinds I inhale like crack. Books like Jesse’s Girl keeps me alive!!! And I have authors like Miranda to thank for that. You may think that Jesse’s Girl is another YA contemporary romance, but I’ll stop you right there. Because Jesse’s Girl is absolutely more than that, it has a heart.
Jesse and Maya is absolutely delightful to read. Maya, especially, is a refreshing main character with a very much engaging voice. She has that badass and yet adorable persona nailed. She’s also a surprise too since I expected a southern sweetheart (I mean, look at the cover) but turns out, Maya isn’t the southern sweetheart type. Usually, I’m not into the spunky kind of girl, but Maya changed me. She made me admire her so much with her caring heart, big dreams and witty and sassy comebacks.
Jesse didn’t have to do much. We all know that musicians are my top favorite heroes, but a country artist? With an attitude like Jesse? Which isn’t great at first but still!! My heart breaks for the guy. He’s all hard and sometimes jerky on the outside but on the inside? Totally a marshmallow coated with lots and lots of sugar. Jesse knows how to deliver a speech that will melt every part of you and that, my friends, is why Jesse deserved to be loved.
What I like most about Jesse’s Girl is Miranda’s extraordinary power to make me forget my bladder and hunger. Apparently, once you sit down with a Miranda Kenneally book, you’ll either finish it NOW or… there’s no other choice, really. You’ll finish it on one sitting because you’ll be compelled to do so. See how powerful Miranda is? I really don’t mind, tbh.
Do I really have to say it? I AM SO IN LOVE with this book and I think- scratch that, I know you will be too! Its optimistic, smart and full of heart. Filled with rich characters that will touch your inner core and relationships that are neatly and realistically done, Jesse’s Girl is everything your fangirl heart wants and needs.
Growing up in Tennessee, Miranda Kenneally dreamed of becoming an Atlanta Brave, a country singer (cliché!), or a UN interpreter. Instead she writes, and works for the State Department in Washington, D.C., where George W. Bush once used her shoulder as an armrest. Miranda loves Twitter, Star Trek and her husband.
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