ARC REVIEW: Aimee and the Heartthrob by Ophelia London
Expected publication: April 14th 2015 by Entangled: Crush
YA > Contemporary Romance | Music
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He never noticed her before, but now she’s all he can see…
Miles Carlisle is every teen girl’s fantasy. His rugged good looks and exotic British accent have helped catapult his boy band, Seconds to Juliet, to super-stardom. But after two disastrous and very public breakups, Miles isn’t interested in dating just any girl; he wants The One. And the only girl he’s interested in is not only his best friend’s little sister―and off-limits―but won’t even give him the time of day…
As a kid, Aimee Bingham had a huge thing for Miles…until he made fun of her for always tagging along. Now that she’s outgrown both him and her pigtails. the prospect of spending two weeks on tour with the childhood crush who broke her heart isn’t exactly enticing. Except now Miles seems interested. Very interested. And no matter how hard Aimee tries to resist him, her crush is definitely making a comeback.
But everyone knows that falling for a heartthrob is a backstage pass to heartbreak…
My fangirl heart is just bursting. MAKE WAY! MAKE WAY! SECONDS TO JULIET is finally here. Heard about them? The newest and HOTTEST bookish BOYBAND there is! And ladies and gents, Miles Carlisle is on the spotlight. And things are about to get really swoony around here.
Aimee had a huge crush on Miles since forever and though she’s still on the middle of Operation: forget-about-Miles propaganda, sparks can’t stop flying when they saw each other again. And now sparks won’t definitely stop flying now that they’re about to spend a lot of time together and Miles just found about Aimee’s crush on him.
Obviously, Aimee is the luckiest girl ever. From the first chapter, I instantly liked Aimee. Shes a mixture of sugar and spice. She can be sweet and adorable, but can totally be sassy and sexy too. Basically, she’s what most of the girl population is trying to achieve. I always had a love-hate relationship with rockstars. Whether they’re from books or real life. They just seems to be always hurting you know? Which can lead to them being overly dramatic and me being annoyed. But on the other hand, they can be really, REALLY sweet. Miles is a perfect characterization of a teenage rockstar. He can be really broody, but he can also be super sweet AND adorable. I swear, he jut killed me. I sighed, I swooned, I laughed, I FELL INLOVE. The characters are superb! Lets hug Ophelia for bringing Miles to our lives.
The romance was completely sweet. There was a lot of grinning, a few tears, a lot of swooning and wishing me and Aimee could just trade places. Best friends turns into lovers are really not that unheard of. But with all the music tours, making Miles british, having an overprotective brother, and the witty and humorous writing.. Ophelia just made this book like a pot of gold. If you would ask me right now what book will I be recommending? A&TH will always be in the tip of my toungue.
So yeah, I love this book. I just want to hug Ophelia, and Aimee, and the S2J boys and Miles. Maybe I’ll hug Miles a little bit longer. Maybe I’ll ask for a kiss too. Overall, reading this book is just a treat. So sweet I think it gave me cavities, and I’m not even complaining. Cannot wait for the follow up books!
USA Today bestselling author Ophelia London was born and raised among the redwood trees in beautiful northern California. Once she was fully educated, she decided to settle in Florida, but her car broke down in Texas and she’s lived in Dallas ever since. A cupcake and treadmill aficionado (obviously those things are connected), she spends her time watching arthouse movies and impossibly trashy TV, while living vicariously through the characters in the books she writes. Ophelia is the author of SOMEDAY MAYBE; DEFINITELY, MAYBE IN LOVE; ABBY ROAD and CROSSING ABBY ROAD; the Perfect Kisses series including: FALLING FOR HER SOLDIER, PLAYING AT LOVE, SPEAKING OF LOVE, and MAKING WAVES; the upcoming AIMEE AND THE HEARTTHROB for Entangled’s Teen Crush line, and the upcoming Sugar City series for Entangled’s Bliss line. Visit her at ophelialondon.com. But don’t call when The Vampire Diaries (or Dawson’s Creek) is on.