Aimee and the Heartthrob

Aimee and the Heartthrob

by Ophelia London


View All Available Formats & Editions
Choose Expedited Shipping at checkout for guaranteed delivery by Monday, July 29


This Entangled Teen Crush book contains references to drug use, drinking, some sexual content, and lots and lots of kissing. Its swoonworthy hero may ruin all others for you.He never noticed her before, but now she's all he can see

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781508926948
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 04/06/2015
Series: Backstage Pass , #1
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.57(d)

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

Aimee and the Heartthrob (Entangled Crush) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Bette313 More than 1 year ago
Absolutely LOVED this book! The genre is a bit younger than I normally read but with a hot boy band, young love, and Ophelia London writing the story I just couldn't pass it up! With a reputation as a heartthrob, Miles Carlisle is definitely off limits. Too bad Aimee Bingham's heart just refuses to acknowledge that fact. Being forced to spend 3 weeks on the road with the band makes it hard to stay away from him but as they spend time together they both discover the true person the other is, young love develops hard and fast. This is a great sweet romance and I recommend it to everyone!
Stressed_Rach More than 1 year ago
I really liked both Aimee and Miles, they were described so well that I got a clear image of both of them in my head. Being in a boy band must be cool but as Miles is still a teenager I can see it becoming tough too. There were strict rules by his manager that had to be obeyed like staying single as it will make the fans go wild. He also had to be very careful what he got up to in public as paparazzi were everywhere just waiting for a story. Aimee is like me although she is a lot younger, I could relate to her as she is a blogger and reviews books. She isn’t a naive teenager though, her heart has been broken and she will not let that happen again. Miles and Aimee getting together is forbidden, heck Miles’ best friend is Aimees brother and it would kill their friendship. But temptation is too much to resist. Can they make it? Will Nick be okay with them and what will the manager do? Aimee and the Heartthrob was very well written, the story was fast paced and flowed very well. I really enjoyed reading this and look forward to reading more books from Ophelia London
Sheri_B1975 More than 1 year ago
Originally posted on my blog: Tangled Up In Books I received a copy of this book, from the publisher, in exchange for an honest review. In no way did this sway either my review or my rating! Have you ever read a book that was so sickeningly sweet and cute in so many ways and yet also filled with so much tension that through a good portion of it the only thing to run through your head was a chant that just kept going on and on, over and over like a broken record? Kiss her. Kiss her. Kiss her! And then when that magical moment finally happens you were sure that the results of such a tender moment, an achingly sweet kiss would surely cause you to combust? This book is all of that and more for me. And that first kiss between Aimee and Miles is the result of this paragraph and me having to pause, set my Kindle aside and put that kiss into words as I try to come down from that high you get, that romance high, when you're ready to burst from the sheer swooniness of it all. Oh how there is sometimes nothing on earth like a good young adult romance. I'm just barely past the halfway mark as I'm writing this right now but I could swear that my heart already feels like it's consumed in flames, and has been, since pretty early on. I feel like Ophelia London did a really good job at capturing the teenage voice. Aimee's character was absolutely adorable. She has this sort of sweet innocence about her and I thought it was cute how often and how easily Miles could make her blush. I swear to you I was grinning every time. She was so much fun. I loved the fact that she was around before Miles got famous and was crushing on him long before he became the Heartthrob. Her crush/attraction to him felt more genuine and sincere that way. She was the best friends tag along little sister. I love those kinds of romances. As for Miles, well, swoon worthy doesn't even begin to describe him. Is it creepy that even at my age I'd be a part of the Miles High Club in a heartbeat? Yeah, I didn't think so either. This guy was so, so sweet and funny. Oh and British. Did I mention the British thing yet? Sigh. Yeah, there's just something about a cute British boy with a guitar. The thing about Miles is that he's flawed and he's coping and dealing with things he's done in his past and battles internal demons on a daily basis and I think watching him struggle to control certain things within himself internally just made me fall all that much more for him. It's books like this one that really go to show that sometimes a very innocent and sweet YA romance can be a million times hotter and more swoon worthy than anything I could read in something more adult or NA. For example that kiss I was talking about in the opening of my post? That's all it was. A simple kiss, granted it was a long one though. It wasn't some heavy make out session with roaming hands and tongues. It was just a sweet, innocent kiss and yet the feelings it inspired were almost overwhelming. Maybe it's just the fact that they remind us of those wonderful and intense feelings associated with first love. The kind that make you feel like you can't breathe and are almost painful in a good kind of way. Aimee and the Heartthrob did an amazing job of expressing those feelings. Especially since it alternated points of view so we got to see both sides of the relationship and seeing Aimee through the eyes of Miles made my heart...well throb for lack of a better word. I'm very excited to read books about the rest of the boys in Seconds to Juliet. Especially Ryder who it looks like is coming up next. He kind of seemed like a huge jerk through a lot of the book but the way he comes out in the end has me thinking that he's got a few redeeming qualities in there somewhere. Though I am kind of nervous at the same time because Ophelia London did such an amazing job opening up this series and I notice that it's going to be a group effort. I've never read anything before by Lisa Burstein, who is doing Ryder's book, but I guess I'll just have to wait and see. Basically I adore this book to pieces and I highly recommend it to anyone who would love a very cute and very sweet YA contemporary romance. Trust me, by the end you'll want to be part of the Miles High Club as well! I think I used innocent and sweet way too often in this post but I don't even care. Give it a read and you'll see! Thanks to Entangled Publishing for the opportunity to read and review this book!!
ohitsmandi More than 1 year ago
This book was so adorable! The writing was nothing extraordinary but it was a cute fun read. Just what I was looking for. Even though the plot was at times predictable I still found myself enjoying it. I basically read this all in one sitting because I had to find out what happened. If you are looking for a quick easy contemporary read then give this a shot!
Brooke-The-Cover-Contessa More than 1 year ago
I want to thank Entangled for providing me with a copy of this book to read and give an honest review. Receiving this book for free has in no way altered my opinion or review. I have to say that I really enjoyed this book. There's just something about a sappy romance that gets me every time. I was expecting it, though not at the level it was presented, and it made me happy to have it once I was engaged with the book. Interestingly enough, this book is told in third person dual point of view. I am not usually a fan of third person. I don't think it's necessary in a love story, to be honest, but it kind of worked for this book. I still would have liked to really been in Aimee and Miles head more while reading this and I think this distracted me a bit. It took away from my ability to really connect with the characters on a deeper level. Don't get me wrong, I really liked them both, I just didn't feel all the emotions I needed to feel to have my heart wrenched by this book as it should have been. Aimee is an interesting character. She's smart and savvy, yet she radiates this innocence that I can see being totally attractive to guys. When she's forced into a situation, she doesn't let it become awkward, but seems to actually take it in stride. So after not having seen Miles for two years, and believing her crush was finished, she jumps right into being friends with him. Of course the fine line of her wanting him still exists, even if she tries her hardest to deny it. I really like Miles. He's presented to the world as this heartthrob who likes to play the field. But in real life, he's just a teenage guy trying to find his way in the world while being shoved in the public eye. You can see he struggles to maintain his image. Because the heartthrob and player are just not what he is about. But he's never more aware of that struggle as much as he is when he's around Aimee. For her, he wants to be the romantic, the down to earth guy she would want to date. And he will do anything to prove it to her. Of course a teen romance wouldn't be a teen romance without some misunderstanding and drama. What I really loved about how London chose to do this is that she didn't drag it out. Sure, we get a bit where the two have their own thoughts about what happened between them. But it is closer to the end of the book, and lasts a very short time. This really made the book more endearing to me. I will say that I got a bit annoyed in the first 25% of the book as Aimee totally and completely swooned over Miles, while trying her hardest not to do so. She kept mentioning how she definitely wasn't crushing on him, and how he couldn't possibly like her. And even after he admits to her that he enjoys spending time with her and basically tells her he wants to be with her, she doesn't seem to see it. It was like she had these blinders on, which I couldn't understand because it's not like Miles was keeping it from her! Overall, I really enjoyed the writing in this book. I will say the first half was a bit slow for me, but then it picked up and I couldn't put it down (didn't want to, really). All I wanted to do was see how things would work out between these two star struck lovers in the end. And London did not disappoint. I'm not good with books that leave open endings, especially with love stories. Thankfully, London tied it up nicely, with just the right amount of understanding between the two characters at the end. If you're looking for something to read along the lines of Jennifer E. Smith or Kasie West, this ones for you!
ETrupkiewicz More than 1 year ago
What could possibly be better than having grown up tagging along after a boy who is now a member of the hottest boy band (Seconds to Juliet) in the country? What about joining him (vicariously, perhaps) on tour? Aimee Bingham is tired of being known only as her brother Nick's little sister, especially to Miles Carlisle, on whom she's always had a tremendous crush. Now that Miles is super-famous, Nick (as his best friend) is working on the tour, and Aimee's parents send her along for a two-week stint. She's determined that her crush on Miles is absolutely over. Until she runs into him in person and he takes notice of her. He's still as hot and attractive as ever, and try as she might, her crush reawakens. Miles would never have picked little Aimee Bingham out of a crowd or a lineup as his best friend's annoying little sister, the one who followed the boys around as they were growing up. Now, she's turned into a beauty ... one that Nick forbids Miles to get involved with. How long will Miles be able to conceal his growing attraction for his best friend's little sister? Entangled Publishing's Teen Crush imprint presents just-published AIMEE AND THE HEARTTHROB, a sweet, sexy teen romance story by Ophelia London. Aimee is a wholly believable teen girl, both exhilarated by her crush on Miles and mortified by its intensity. Her relationship with her brother Nick, her protector and defender (even when she hasn't asked for his interference ... er ... help), is refreshingly close and endearing, making the importance of family one of the more powerful themes in the book. Other themes organic to the story line include peer pressure, attraction, love, romance, misunderstanding, betrayal, coming-of-age, and innocence, all neatly intertwined among the respective characters and their interests, personalities, motives, dreams, and desires. Miles is a fascinating character whose presence in the story provides an intriguing glimpse into the chaotic, stressful, exciting life that a rising young star experiences on his (or her) way to the top. His camaraderie with his band mates and his best friend Nick rounds him out where he might otherwise have come across as a distant, talented musician with nothing but the tour to live for. The heat level on this teen romance is appropriately sweet rather than scintillating. Readers will certainly feel the attraction between Miles and Aimee, but there is nothing graphic or lewd about what amounts to a charming young-love romance. # # # Author: Ophelia London Title: AIMEE AND THE HEARTTHROB ISBN: 978-1-63375-255-9 Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this work from the publisher via Net Galley in exchange for an honest, though not necessarily positive, review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
megpie93 More than 1 year ago
Aimee and the Heartthrob was a cute book. I think that I would have enjoyed this more if the characters were a bit older, but I think that young Teenage girls will totally fall in love with Seconds to Juliet. Seconds to Juliet totally remind me of One Direction. The characters… I liked Aimee. There was nothing really special about here or anything, but I still enjoyed her character. I also liked Miles, but he really wasn’t what I was expecting. I figured he would actually act like a teen ya know, making sex jocks and all that jazz, but he didn’t. That’s how I would expect a boy in a boy band to act. And he seemed more like a little kid. As for the rest of the character I enjoyed them. I hope all of the guys from the band get a book. I also wish there was more of Miles mom in the book. She seemed cool. I just wish we would have got to know her. And as for Aimee’s brother. I also wish there was more of him in the book. The Plot… Well, I liked it and enjoyed the boy band and the main guy gets his best friends sister aspect. So I think that if that is something you would want to read then this book would be for you. Or at least that is what grabbed my attention anyways. I am a sucker for the best friend gets the guys younger sister. Overall thoughts… I enjoyed this book. It wasn’t something that wowed me or anything. The book doesn’t have any major plot twist or anything like that. Recommended: yes! If you like cute books about a guy who falls in love with his best friends little sister that he was mean to when they were younger, then this would be a perfect book for you.
LovinLosLibros More than 1 year ago
When I first heard Entangled was doing a series like this one, I was so onboard. I absolutely love all things music and boybands. I could relate to Aimee on so many levels, but the main one being that I ALSO wrote fanfiction when I was in high school. And I totally put it out there on a website. (No, don't ask I will NOT share. Rofl.) I was obsessed with all things Backstreet Boys and then Nsync, so reading about Seconds to Juliet was so much fun and reminded me of when I was younger. I read a lot of fanfiction as well, so following Aimee on tour with S2J was right up my alley! This was just such a fun book. London does a great job employing teen voice and even had me chuckling several times at their vernacular. My favorite part of this book besides the touring setting? The romance. Miles and Aimee are adorable and I love the whole fighting their feelings they have going on in the beginning. Aimee hates feeling like the annoying little sister in Miles' eyes and Miles can't believe how much Aimee has grown up since he last saw her. He knows he can't violate the guy code of honor though, so his less than appropriate thoughts about Aimee are going to have to go on lockdown. Aimee doesn't know many people on the tour though, so she ends up spending quite a bit of time hanging with Miles and once he clears up a previous misunderstanding, they're on their way to becoming friends. Thankfully, Miles doesn't keep them in the friend zone very long! There is so much kissing in this book that my heart was ready to burst. I always feel like there's not ENOUGH kissing in books! There was plenty here and even a few scenes that had me fanning myself. (YOU GO GIRL FOR PUTTING THOSE IN THERE!) Whew. Sure, their romance progressed pretty fast and some may call it insta-love, but let's not forget they are teenagers and it doesn't take much for a teen to fall in love. Miles and Aimee enjoy being together as well as the feelings they evoke in one another. They are just too precious and I loved them. We do have a wee bit of drama where things are miscommunicated and conclusions are jumped, but I felt it was enough of a conflict without going overboard. I also enjoyed getting to meet the other band members, as each book of the series will highlight a different one. Next up is Mia and the Bad Boy! (RYDER!) His book should prove to be quite amusing, as he's the quintessential bad boy of the group and doesn't have much of a filter. We also get to see quite a bit of Trevin in this book, as he seems to be the closest bandmate to Miles. Mia's older brother Nick was also an important character, as Nick ends up being one of the roadblocks in the Aimee-Miles love connection. Miles doesn't want to betray his friend's trust as Nick has warned Miles to steer clear of his sister. Miles met Nick during a really low point in his life, and Nick's friendship ended up being a real positive influence for him. It's understandable he doesn't want to ruin that, but he also isn't going to deny he feels something real for Aimee. Go Miles! Thank you Entangled for allowing me to relive my boyband obsessive years through this series. I now have the urge to go make myself a boyband playlist on Spotify and hunt down some of my favorite boyband fanfiction. Don't judge me.
Amers86 More than 1 year ago
Independent Reviewer for Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books! *Disclaimer* - I received this book from Xpresso Book Tours in return for a fair and honest review. Aimee had the ultimate crush on Miles until Nick crushed her hopes and dreams. In her free time with her best friend, she designed an elaborate blog with stories of her future life with Miles, the lead singer of Seconds To Juliet. Once Nick dealt her the crushing blow of the truth of how Miles felt about her, she asked Becky to delete the blog completely and was on her way to forgetting Miles. Becky said she would delete the blog, but did she? How could Aimee spend two entire weeks traveling with STJ while her parents were overseas with Doctors without Borders until her grandma was free to babysit at home? She had a plan, she would just ignore Miles and keep away from the band. Would that plan really work? This book was the ultimate fan girl book. It was fun, silly, serious, romantic, sad, and a happily ever after. I enjoyed the book very much. It was fun to hear the story of a girl who knew the lead singer of the band before they came to fame. The way Nick treated his sister and the story he told Aimee was completely believable, brothers are protective and jerks like that sometimes. I couldn’t put this book down and thought the story line flowed very well. I think it definitely channeled a little fan girl in myself and took me back to my younger days. It’s always great to read a story that is able to channel those memories as a young adult! This was my first introduction to this author, and boy am I glad! If you have some inner fan girl in yourself, whether it’s a band, singer, actor, actress, or author, you will enjoy this book!
IreneC More than 1 year ago
Read in April, 2015 4 heartwarming stars Aimee and the Heartthrob was such a sweet, fun and romantic read, loved it. Both Aimee and Miles are likable characters, they have great chemistry and I enjoyed reading their love story. Aimee and the Heartthrob is the first book from the Backstage Pass series. Great start, looking forward to reading the next book Mia and the Bad Boy.
DownrightDystopian More than 1 year ago
**Thank you to Entangled Crush for allowing me to read a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!** The second that I saw an email about a new imprint from Entangled Teen called Entangled Crush, I squealed with glee! A whole imprint just for contemporary teen novels? Yes please! So, of course I had to request a copy of Aimee and the Heartthrob. Aimee grew up with her older brother Nick who was hanging out with Miles Carlisle a lot in their younger years. Miles and Nick were the best of friends, but Aimee would always tag along with them. The thing is, she had the biggest crush on Miles to the point where she ended up creating a super secret online blog where she wrote about all of her fantasies with him to help express her feelings. After Miles becomes part of a boy band called Seconds to Juliet, Aimee's brother tells her that Miles always found her to be annoying and that he never liked her like that. She becomes completely devastated. Flash forward a few years and Aimee is about to spend the summer with her best friend, Becky. A few days before she goes, Becky ends up getting mono so Aimee is shipped off with Nick where he's interning with Seconds to Juliet. Aimee can't believe it. She secretly has this huge crush on Miles still, even though he hurt her. What could happen with the two of them in three weeks? I ABSOLUTELY DEVOURED THIS BOOK. It was so captivating and I was swept up with the characters and the luscious love story! I instantly related to Aimee who happens to run a review blog with her best friend Becky. It was mentioned a lot that she had to go and read a bit because she had to post reviews, and every time that something like that was mentioned, I loved her even more. She's definitely a new favorite protagonist of mine! I also loved how she wrote fanfiction. I've never actually wrote or really read any fanfiction, but it's super cool that she does. It made her seem normal, which I liked! Miles was so totally awesome. I mean, the guy has a British accent and he plays guitar as part of a boy band. What girl wouldn't like him as a character? He's known for his track record of romancing a lot of ladies, though we come to find throughout the book that maybe his image isn't actually him after all. I love how sweet he was of Aimee and how protective he was of her. I could definitely tell how strongly he felt towards her and it was just the nicest thing! Also, he wrote Aimee a total of three songs! What girl wouldn't want that many songs to be written about her? He was just the best! The romance between Miles and Aimee was great. I love how in the beginning they totally decided they'd just be friends but it turned out to be something more in the end. I'd definitely suggest giving this book a read because it's worth it! You too will be swept up into this seriously sweet romance! I can't wait to read more by Ophelia London in the future.
AshleyBodette More than 1 year ago
I have been waiting for what feels like FOREVER to read this book!  When I first heard about this series, it sounded fantastic, and when I heard Ophelia London was writing one of them, I may have squeeled...and jumped up and get the picture. I don't care what the tabloids say...Miles Carlisle is an upstanding young man, especially for a teenage rockstar.  Yes, he's had some rough times in the past, and he's nowhere near perfect.  But I am definitely a card-carrying member of the Miles High Club.  ;) Aimee is crazy relatable.  I may be 27, but I teach 12-15 year olds, and I'm not so old that I can't remember what it felt like.  :)  I would feel exactly the same way she does about most of the things going on in her life.  Especially the overbearing brother.  I never had an older brother, but I can definitely imagine it. And OMG!  The song about 45% in?!  I couldn't stop laughing.  It was hilarious, and perfect, and...sigh.  It's no wonder girls all over the world are falling in love with Miles. And now I probably sound like a 12-year-old fangirl of 1D.  But I refuse to apologize.  Seriously, for every girl who's ever been in love with a member of a boy band, this one's for you. :)
Splashesintobooks1 More than 1 year ago
Great teen + backstage story! As a pre-teen, Aimee Bingham had a real crush on her brother’s best friend, Miles Carlisle. His great looks and British accent as well as his kindness and shared activities together all helped this crush grow until her brother revealed what Miles really thought of her, making fun of her and resenting her tagging along with them. Heartbroken, that was it as far as Aimee was concerned. Now, years later, with her parents going away earlier than initially planned, Aimee is going to have to go stay with her brother. The problem with that is he’s going on tour with Miles who is now a superstar and heartthrob along with his boy band, Seconds to Juliet. Instead of being the dream come true that it would have been for most sixteen year olds, she’s not exactly looking forward to spending weeks with the boy who broke her heart . . . . Miles rocketed to stardom but has his Mum with him on tour to try to help keep him grounded. He’s had two very public and disastrous relationships where the girls involved kissed and told so now he’s not interested in dating  - until he meets his best friend’s little sister again and now she’s sixteen and not so little but still totally off limits. Anyway she doesn’t seem to want to even speak to him now but he wants to be friends . . . . A great teen story with all the teenage angst and turmoil set against the backdrop of a boy band’s tour and the backstage shenanigans involved in all of that. This is fun, relaxing read and how the two try to outwit the ‘adults’ and her brother make it hilarious at times. The chemistry between them is hot but very appropriate to their ages. It is a great story about how trust and faith in each other are key to making any relationship work and, although no longer a teenager by a long way, I still really enjoyed it. It will be interesting to see what happens in the next volume, too! I’ve read other books by this author and really enjoyed them, I’m very glad to say this is another winner as far as I’m concerned. Thanks to the author, publishers and NetGalley, too for letting me read an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.
JackiesBookWorld More than 1 year ago
Aside from loving the cover, the book is definitely a must-read!  Not having read any other books by Ophelia London before, I was impressed with the story line of this book, and the well-thought out characters. In Aimee and the Heartthrob, Ophelia London explores the possibilities of a girl's dream coming true when her childhood friend/crush finally notices her after been apart for years.  Aimee Bingham is a self proclaimed fan of S2J (Seconds to Juliet), although she had to pretty much hide her fanthom after having her heart crushed by Miles Carlisle when they were kids. Now after not been in contact with Miles, it's her summer break, and to her surprise her parents have have decided to send her on tour with Mile's band. Not only will she be in close proximity of Miles, but she is also going to be accompanied by her older brother, Nick (Mile's best friend). Amiee has made a promise to herself that she is going to forget Miles, and move on. But the minute he starts to show interest in her, Aimme can no longer deny the feelings that she has for him anymore, and that's when their story truly begins.  Miles Carlisle wasn't always called a heartthrob, or imagined he would be famous one day. Nope, his old life was anything but perfect. After his father left him and his mom, Miles' life turned upside down. Moving to the U.S. seemed like a good idea when he was young, but he didn't imagined that his life was about to change forever after forming his now super famous boy band, Seconds to Juliet. But everyone holds secrets, and Miles' past isn't as pretty as anyone would have thought. Now he is determined to give it his everything to the band's summer tour, but that soon changes after seeing his old friend, Aimee, and soon he discovers that his number one fan and love was in front of him even before he became a heartthrob in front of the world.  I absolutely loved this book, it was a light read that I couldn't put down. Miles is by far one of my all time favorite male characters, he is charming, and he just knows what to say to girl to make her blush! I love the chemistry that he had with Aimee, and how easy their friendship turned into something more. It was pretty obvious that they both had crushes on each other for a while, but since Miles is touring the world with his band, it was hard for them to develop an actual relationship. Nick is an overprotective brother, and also Miles' best friend. He is the only one that knows Miles' past, and he is aware of Miles' status as a heartthrob, so he lets Miles know that his sister is off-limits. Which makes things harder for both Miles and Aimee to be in actual relationship. On the other hand, Aimee is a free spirit, who loves to read and write reviews on just about anything on her blog. That's one of the things that I liked about her, she is a girl that anyone can relate to. The story starts off with Aimee learning about her summer plans, then as she and Miles start to grow closer things slowly start to fall apart for the two of them. The conflict revolves around a misunderstanding that didn't quite made a huge impact in the characters' lives or personalities. That's what I didn't like as much of the story, although I loved the overall romance in the book, the conflict was small and solved too quickly. But the very end was one of my favorite scenes, it fit really well with the story, and I enjoyed it. Overall, the writing was on point in the book, from the characters to the story line, everything really worked out. I highly recommend the book, I will certainly be reading more of Ophelia London in the future. :) *ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago