After breaking up with her bad-news boyfriend, Reagan O’Neill is ready to leave her rebellious ways behind. . . and her best friend, country superstar Lilah Montgomery, is nursing a broken heart of her own. Fortunately, Lilah’s 24-city tour is about to kick off, offering a perfect opportunity for a girls-only summer of break-up ballads and healing hearts. But when Matt Finch joins the tour as its opening act, his boy-next-door charm proves difficult for Reagan to resist, despite her vow to live a drama-free existence. This summer, Reagan and Lilah will navigate the ups and downs of fame and friendship as they come to see that giving your heart to the right person is always a risk worth taking. A fresh new voice in contemporary romance, Emery Lord’s gorgeous writing hits all the right notes. (Goodreads)
I decided to read this book because I had read a few reviews with a bunch of mixed feelings and I wanted to check it out for myself and make up my own mind about this book. It is also a cutesy summer book which was perfect holiday reading! I quite enjoyed this book, the only bad thing I can say about it is that the main character, Reagan, annoyed me sometimes.
The book follows two best friends (one of whom is a famous singer songwriter) on tour. Dee Just broke up with her long time boyfriend and Reagan is an emotionally closed character to anyone other than her best friend because of everything she has been through. We then meet swoon worth Matt. What I loved about this book is that it showed the dynamic between best friends perfectly. We are always there for one another, even if we argue! True Love and summer fun is the summary of this book and I scooped it up because I am a sap like that.
Reagan actually reminds me of me a little bit. She has been through a lot of rough rides and she has come out tougher on the outside for it. She struggles to trust other people and even when she wants to let herself fall for Matt, she doesn’t want to get hurt. At the same time, she had her moments where I was rolling my eyes and really just wanted to shout at her. She made plenty of stupid decisions and they were obviously stupid – hence the eye rolling.
This sort of summer is something that I would love to live out one day because it is spent day in day out with your best friend having a good time, even if there isn’t a tour involved.
The author captured the life of a young celebrity brilliantly as well in terms of the press. One minute the press are their best friends and the next there is a knife sticking out of their back. They must have it rough when a bunch of stories come out that are completely untrue which could change a persons image and career forever.
I really enjoyed this cutesy, quick read and found that it was perfect summer reading to put you in a feel good mood. I gave this book 4/5 stars.
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