Anya and the Shy Guy

Anya and the Shy Guy

by Suze Winegardner


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ISBN-13: 9781943336623
Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 07/02/2015
Series: Backstage Pass , #4
Pages: 230
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.48(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

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Anya and the Shy Guy (Entangled Crush) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
COBauer More than 1 year ago
ANYA AND THE SHY GUY is a sweet, quick, feel-good read. I love books like these–totally predictable, but you finish with a smile on your face. The characters were interesting and the writing was solid. Perfect vacay read!
onlyminordetails More than 1 year ago
My Thoughts: I freaking love this series! I love how this story continued with the main character not even being in the band Seconds to Juliet. I thought it was a great little twist to add to the awesomeness that is the Backstage Pass series. Anya is hanging around on the tour so that she can interview Will and write blog posts about being on the tour. But Will is actually Matt, his twin brother, taking over temporarily while he's away. When Anya meets Matt, she's surprised at how talkative he is. I mean, he's supposed to be the shy one, right? They spend time together, talking interview questions and other things. The close quarters leads them to a kiss, then another kiss, and yet another. It's all extremely romantic and made me feel all giddy. But the secrets they each keep are about to come out. Can this budding romance go the distance or will the truth tear them apart? Anya and the Shy Guy was adorable from the start! I absolutely fell for Matt--he was totally a swoonworthy book boyfriend. And my heart went out for Anya and what she was dealing with in her life. Then add in all my favorite boys always around throughout the book... it just can't get any better! Great installment by Suze Winegardner, and can't wait for the last book. My Rating: Very good
Brooke-The-Cover-Contessa More than 1 year ago
I want to thank Entangled Teen 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 was really excited to receive a copy of this book. I love this series and have especially wanted to figure out the enigma that has been Will. Add the twist that it's not Will at all, but his twin brother Matt, and you've got a mix that will certainly satisfy. I really love Anya's character. As a matter of fact, she is my favorite female character of this series so far. She's street smart, on account of her homelessness. I love that she's a journalist and has been hired to shadow the band. Seeing them through her eyes was fun. Anya has a great way about her. She's curious, but not to a fault. At the same time, she shies away from revealing too much about herself. She's certainly a strong character. And Matt. I will say I was surprised not to get Will's story. And maybe a bit disappointed because I'd really like to know a bit more about him. But I really did love Matt. The fact that he's willing to sacrifice so much for his family made me like him all the more. For him holding in his secret is of the utmost importance. This story is fast paced and fun. I still love the second book most, but this runs a close second to it. The story moves and I was never bored. Of course it's got some teen angst in it, would it be YA if it didn't? But it's not overdone at all. And there is some great humor sewn throughout. If you like reads that are fun and easy with a HEA that is heart warming, then this one is certainly a good pick to add to your TBR. Actually, any of the books in this series are!
Best-of-YA More than 1 year ago
For more reviews go to: Anya Anderson has been on her own and homeless since she was just 15 years old. She has been trying to figure out a way to make enough money so that she can get off the streets and can get her friend Jude the help he needs. She somehow convinces an online music blog to hire her as a freelance writer, and so for the next two weeks it is her job to shadow Will Fray—the bonafide “shy guy” of the hottest boyband around, Seconds to Juliet—and try to dig up as much dirt about him and the band as possible. What she doesn't expect is that Will is actually Matt, his twin brother, who has been reluctantly filling in for him while he is in rehab. (Although this is the fourth book in the Backstage Pass series, they are all written by different authors and do not need to be read in order). Anya is a 17 year old girl who has worries and problems no one her age should have to face. Her time on the streets has made her guarded, anxious, and she has a difficult time trusting people, yet none of this has made her angry or bitter. She is primarily trying to make this job work for the sake of her friend Jude—who helped her and kept her safe when she first arrived on the streets—which made me like her that much more (it’s never explicitly said, but I am assuming she’s trying to save enough so she can help him go to rehab). Matt is really sweet and self-less. He fills in for his twin while he is away in rehab because he wants to see him get better and also because he does not want either Will or his mom to face a 20 million dollar lawsuit. Stepping into the shoes of a world famous boy band member can not be easy for someone who has no experience or desire to be in one. This is the second Backstage Pass book I have read (the first being Daisy and the Front Man). I genuinely enjoyed it; it is well-written and easy to get into. This is told in alternating view points which isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but it worked for me because Anya and Matt both have strong voices and it was easy to distinguish between them. I also thought that the conflicts and drama throughout the book were well-thought-out and believable which was something that I did not like about the third book. Anya and Matt have great chemistry from the beginning and I loved seeing their relationship progress. The ending is seriously so cute; my favorite part by far!
JeriTRyan More than 1 year ago
I had the pleasure of reading Anya and the Shy Guy by Suze Winegardner the 4th novel in the series around the Band s2J (seconds to Juliet). Each book is written by a different author and could be read as a standalone. The fact that each book is written by a different author is the plus as well as the minus for this series. While I did not read the first two – I read the third one and I must say that “Anya and the Shy Guy” is written totally different from “Daisy and the Front Man”. Which is a plus for me as I was missing out on some things in the last book. This book felt much more complete in its story. On the other side – the minus one – I feel that those books are too independent from each other. As I said – without reading the first two – I cannot speak for the whole series – but those two I read have barley a connection with each other. They are only connected with a few basic facts and the names of the characters. Which is actually a shame as there could be much more inside these books if they were more connected with each other. Do not get me wrong – I like series books that are still readable on their own but I still need to feel that there actually were other books and I need to feel that I was missing out NOT reading them. But in this series the complete feeling for the characters you developed in the last book was wiped clean and the guys I got to know in “Daisy and the Front Man” were barely the same persons I met here. Honestly I liked the plot and the writing around Will, and the story was actually better developed than book 3. In fact the writing style was fluent and the development within the story was great…but still … without the authors getting the story closer together this series will never be a 5 star read for me – which it could accomplish IF the books became more close to each other. I understand how difficult it is to write such novels with several authors – really – but still it is possible to transfer more of each characters behavior and story from one book to the next. Still – I am intrigued enough to find myself wanting to read the next one and I believe Suze Winegardner is an author to keep an eye on as her writing is really good and should not be judged alone on the fact of this series …
Splashesintobooks1 More than 1 year ago
This is the third book in the Teen and YA Backstage Pass series that I’ve read. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed them all! They all involve members of the hottest boy band around - Seconds to Juliet - who are on tour and tell of how they each, in turn, meet their own Juliet. In this story, front man Trevin Jacobs is the band member who failed to turn up to escort Daisy Morris to her homecoming, despite her winning the date and it being televised. She was ridiculed to just receive an autographed photo of him instead of him actually turning up on the night. She’s had a year of ridicule after the debacle and now her Dad is taking her on their tour. He’s a bodyguard for them and is unaware of the heartache they caused his daughter, so doesn’t understand her attitude to the band members when she arrives. Nor does Trevin. When Ryley challenges him to make her fall in l love with him over the summer, Trevin agrees but the best laid plans often go wrong and she’s out for revenge. Not a recipe for love is it? However things are about to get interesting on the tour . . . . Really enjoyed this latest addition to the series. There are lots of misunderstandings around to keep life at times very interesting and at others totally tumultuous! Great characters, wonderful writing and a star studded story make this a riveting read. Thanks to the author, publishers and NetGalley, too, for letting me read an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
beckymmoe More than 1 year ago
Such a cute story! Heartbreaking too, at parts--I wouldn't have thought it'd be possible to do both in one relatively short novel, but apparently you can :) God only knew how he'd have been able to control himself if he'd actually kissed her. He'd been so ready to seal the deal, but it'd been so dark, he hadn't wanted to risk passionately kissing her chin or nose. There really wasn't any walking it back from French kissing a nose. He was proud of his restraint. LOL--wise words indeed, Matt! I'm behind in the Backstage Pass series, but it seems this series is one that you can pick up at any point and still do okay. Though naturally you're going to want to read all the rest of them...I'm just sayin'... Technically, this isn't so much the "Shy Guy"'s story as his twin brother's. Will does more or less get an HEA too, but he's pretty much cheated out of a story of his own (maybe he could have a novella? I'm just sayin'). Matt's playing the part of the Shy Guy for the bulk of this book, so that's gotta count...even if, as Anya figures out pretty early on, Matt's definitely not the shy one of the group. So...he's got a big secret. And she's got one almost as big--she *might* have slightly misrepresented herself to her new boss to get the gig reporting on the band (aka to get her own "backstage pass"), because she's only seventeen. And she's neither married nor a mother...Anya doesn't even have a place to call home or a reliable way to support herself. She desperately needs this job--and a huge scoop. Or...can she find another way...? Naturally Anya and Matt(/Will?) are attracted to each other, and of course their secrets are going to be in the way. In a BIG way. The conflict here was very believable, and resolved nicely with Anya and Matt getting their much-deserved HEA in the end. Ms. Winegardener's writing was fun, and I'm definitely looking forward to more in this series and from this author in the future. Rating: 4 stars / A- I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.
DownrightDystopian More than 1 year ago
**Thank you to EntangledTeen for allowing me to read this in exchange for an honest review!** First off, I have to say that this is my favorite book of the Backstage Pass series so far. I found the characters to have so much more depth than the others, which made me feel way more involved in their story. Plus, there were so many secrets and lies hidden throughout this book which made my heart race, because I was so worried that either one of the characters were going to be figured out. Anya is working for wowsounds as a reporter, though the website things that she is married with kids. They have no idea that she's actually seventeen years old. She grew up on the streets, moving from shelter to shelter just to get by. She published two articles on wowsounds so far about loneliness and being homeless, which is why they asked her to go and follow around Will Fray in order to write an article about him and the other boys of Seconds to Juliet. Will Fray in this case isn't actually Will Fray. He's actually Matt Fray, Will's twin brother. A few weeks back, Will slipped and fell, hurting his left knee, which later landed him in rehab. Nobody in the band knew how bad Will hurt himself, which is why Matt took Will's place for a few weeks. He has to try to be just like Will all the time, which is hard because there's so many little facts that he has to remember. He even slips up every once in a while, which is why he has to have clever cover-ups. As soon as Anya and Matt met, they really hit it off. I like how neither of the characters really held back their feelings in this book, compared to the couples in the other Backstage Pass books. They knew that they liked each other and Matt made it extremely clear that he did. I also loved the lying and deceit in this novel. I know that lying isn't good, but in a book it adds so much suspense! I can't wait for book five!
TangledUpInBooks 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! I'll start this off by saying that when I first started Anya and the Shy Guy I felt pretty disappointed. While Anya and Matt's story was great and I did end up enjoying it...that was actually the problem. It was Anya and Matt . If I'm reading a series I tend to avoid blurbs of subsequent books in the series because I always like to be surprised with what's going to happen next. I went in expecting to read the story of an adorably shy boy band member coming out of his shell. Or even get inside his head and see how he coped with being in the spotlight and being so shy. Instead I ended up with a not-so-shy twin trying to pretend he was so. Even now that I've finished and enjoyed it as much as I did, there is still some lingering twinges of disappointment. I think what I loved the most about this book was Anya's character. She really tugs at your heart. Abandoned and homeless since she was fifteen it was hard to not fall under her spell. She's spunky, sweet and strong and has a huge heart. The girl even made a few tears escape me at the end of the book. She had such a heartwarming and inspiring story. I feel kind of bad saying that I was disappointed because, truly, Matt was a really fun character. It was never anything on him, he just wasn't what I was expecting. I liked how he couldn't help but be himself, Matt, whenever he was around Anya. How this guy who seems very confident and bold would end up being tongue tied almost and a bit cheesy when he was trying to be smooth and charming with her. It left me cracking up on occasion the things that'd come out of his mouth that would...not....go over well with her. As always, it was also very awesome to see the rest of the guys from Seconds to Juliet again. See them at their worst and at each others throats and yet in the end they still all come together and you see that bond that's as strong as any real family. See them support and look out for one another. Overall, once I really got into it, this addition to the Backstage Pass series was a lot of fun. It was sweet, the romance was beyond swoony and it was a quick read that was hard to put down. I can't wait to get to Nathan's story and watch the final member of the band fall in love.
IreneC More than 1 year ago
4 heartwarming stars Anya and the Shy Guy was a sweet, fun and entertaining read. Loved both Will/Matt and Anya! They were sweet and so cute together, their love story was a good read, I read it on one seating. I really connected with Anya, she touched my heart with her circumstances. Highly recommend Anya and the Shy Guy, this is the fourth book in Backstage Pass series and I've enjoyed them all. Overall, this book is a light, heartfelt, fun and a swoony read.
Readergirl_Revus More than 1 year ago
3.5 I've really been enjoying the Backstage Pass series, and I love the fact that each story is written by a different author, because we get to see different writing styles, different views of the overall story of the boy band, but still maintaining the continuity of the big picture story. Anya and the Shy Guy was a great installment to this series. I felt there was some really genuine plot conflict in this one. We have a girl who is motivated to uncover one band member's deepest, darkest secret in order to get paid for a special article series she's writing... and because she's been homeless, that's a pretty good motivator to make money. So she's not just a heartless reporter out for a story. She's got some really important reasons for what and why she's doing this. Then you have Will Fray, or should I say Matt Fray. He's taking his brother's place in the band, secretly, because his brother is in rehab. This is a huge secret that could hurt his brother if it got out. So keeping that secret is vital. Boom, good conflict! I loved both of these characters. Anya is a sweet girl, although she could also be pretty strong. I loved how she struggled internally with her own motives and whether or not she could go through with this. I adored Matt too. He was so positive and exuberant at times, so much so that Anya kept referring to the fact that this was the shy guy who wasn't shy at all. The only issue I had might have had with the story was that Matt fell for her awfully quickly. Not quite, but almost insta-love. The conflict between the two carried it over, however, and I wasn't really disturbed by it. Suze Winegartner did a great job jumping into this series and giving the readers a great new perspective. I loved the conflict in this story, the characters were endearing, and the book read really quickly. I'm looking forward to future installments of this cute series!
JackiesBookWorld More than 1 year ago
Anya and the Shy Guy was such a page-turner! I've read the last four books in the Backstage Pass Series and they are all unique and refreshing to read. In this particular book, Suze Winegardner does a great job giving us twists and turns that just made the story that much more enjoyable to read. From the very start, we get to meet Anya Anderson, a teen who has been living in shelters and on the streets for a while. Now that she finally has gotten a job, she is willing to do anything to get her job done, including dig up dirt on any of the Seconds to Juliet band members. Yet when she arrives at one of their concerts things immediately start to change and go downhill once the band's manager tells her that she will be shadowing Will Fray, one of the members of the band who happens to be known as the “shy guys.” With nothing to lose, she is set to find anything that she can on him all to get a nice paycheck in the end. But that all soon changes when she starts to truly see Will for who he is and not just another member of a famous band. The more time they spend together, the more she is willing to risk to be with him. Will Fray or in this case, Matt Fray, has been pretending to be his famous twin brother for a while after his brother went into rehab. Everything was supposed to work perfectly, since they are after all twins so people won't be able to notice, but the more he is the band, the more he is starting to feel that his secret will come out and it will hurt his brother and family a lot. But just when things were starting to get a bit rocky between him and the band's manager, he is told that Anya is going to be following his every step all to write more about him and to get more publicity for his band. Now he has to find a way to distract her in order to protect his secret, but the more time he spends with her, the more he wants to tell her the truth before it's too late. I loved Matt's personality, he is funny and down to earth. When he is around his band mates, he wants to reveal the truth of his identity but he is afraid of them hating him after that. He not only has to protect himself while his is on tour, but his family as well and that is what keeps him in check at all times. When Anya arrives, she has a fun personality yet she is determined to get her job done at all costs that make him nervous. I very much enjoyed reading their scenes together. The story overall was entertaining to read, there were a lot of secrets revealed about what got Matt to pretend to be his brother in the first place as well as we get to find out what happens to Anya after everything gets revealed. I liked the paced of the story as well, the epilogue tied everything nicely. I highly recommend reading this series, each book has a great story to tell and this book did not disappoint. :) ***ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.***
JReppy More than 1 year ago
Two can play the con game. Anya is a homeless seventeen-year-old who has convinced an online music website that she is older, married with kids, and an experienced journalist in the hopes of uncovering a juicy story that will get her a big payday so she can get off the streets and help Jude, a homeless veteran who taught her how to survive on the streets. To her dismay, she is not assigned to cover the whole boy band, but is only given access to Will Fray, the "shy one." However, Will is not who he seems. He is actually Matt, the twin brother, who is secretly taking Will's place while he is in rehab recovering from an injury, a fact that only one other band member knows and which the band manager, who is a jerk, cannot be allowed to discover. Not to worry, no real spoilers here; this information is revealed in the early chapters. Not surprisingly, Anya and Will/Matt begin to like each other and have to deal with their burgeoning feelings from each other while protecting their individual secrets. This leads to some rather amusing moments (which you will have to read the book to discover). As Anya gets to know Will/Matt better, will she be able to sell out the band and Will/Matt for a big payday? What will happen if Will returns to the band? If/when the truth comes out, can love prevail? For answers to these questions and more, check out Anya and the Shy Guy. Anya and the Shy Guy is a quick, enjoyable read. The target audience is of course teenage girls (which I am definitely not), but it will appeal to anyone who likes a contemporary romance with just the right mix of lightheartedness and drama. If you enjoyed the book, check out the other Entangled Teen books involving other band members. I received an advance copy of the eBook through Net Galleys in exchange for an honest review.
Lagalloway More than 1 year ago
You can already imagine what kind of trouble and antics will stir with a young girl trying to fool others in order to make some money just to survive and help someone very dear to her. And even though Anya is digging for dirt on Seconds to Juliet’s Will Fray, she is blinded by what is right in front of her: Not Will. Matt must convince Anya that he is Will and there is no big secret (like one that would cost him and his family their home and livelihood if anyone were to figure it out) while trying not to fall in love with her. Because we know that is how this story goes. As book four in the Backstage Pass series, we are pretty accustomed to the guys in the band falling in love when they are all supposed to be single. But that’s okay, because they deserve to be happy and in love, especially with girls that don’t go completely ga-ga over their celeb status. Anya is no different. To Anya, she sees Will as the guy that has the potential to get her off the street, but only if she can figure out “the story of the year” when it comes to the band’s Shy Guy. What Anya doesn’t expect is that her seventeen-year-old hormones start to make decisions for her and she has a hard time remembering why she needs to find out Will’s deep dark secrets. Matt can’t help who he is around Anya and struggles with keeping the cover of being his brother and as he spends more time with Anya, he doesn’t want to be Will anymore. He wants to be Matt and have Anya know who he really is, not someone she thinks he is. Anya and the Shy Guy is a simple love story placed in the chaos of secrets and trying to hold on to them. The inevitable, gut-wrenching truth will surface- it always does- but how will the reaction to these secrets affect not just them, but the rest of the band? A quick read that had me rooting for Anya and Matt to make it out in the end. Their antics were hilarious and enjoyed their ability to let their shield down when they were just by themselves. The Backstage Pass series can be read as standalones, but it is fun to get to know the other bandmates.
Bette313 More than 1 year ago
Loved this one and I think it may be my favorite of the series so far. The story is sweet and heartbreaking at times. Two young people doing whatever it takes. I mean Will, for his family and Anya for sheer survival. And can I say thank you for FINALLY giving LJ the smack down he deserves!! This is a great story and one I highly recommend!