You'd Be Mine: A Novel

You'd Be Mine: A Novel

by Erin Hahn


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ISBN-13: 9781250192882
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 04/02/2019
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 45,299
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 14 - 18 Years

About the Author

ERIN HAHN started writing her own books when her little sister gave her shade about a country music-themed Twilight fanfic. By day, she likes to help kindergarteners make snakes out of playdoh. By night, she writes swoons. She married her own YA love interest who she met on her first day of college and has two kids who are much, much cooler than she ever was at their age. She lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan, aka the greenest place on earth and has a cat, Gus, who plays fetch. You'd Be Mine is her first novel.

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You'd Be Mine: A Novel 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
Karenag 22 days ago
This was a really good read. It had all the elements needed to make a story that sticks with you after you have finished it. Full of himself bad boy? Check. Young girl overcoming tragedy? Check. Coming together and finding love…well, in the end, check. The beginning, the middle and the end are all believable, which to me makes for a good recipe for a great story. Do I recommend this book? Absolutely. Thanks to netgalley and the publisher for an arc of this book for an honest opinion.
Anonymous 3 days ago
I received a E-ARC for my honest review from Netgalley. I want to say thank you Netgally and Wednesday books for letting me read and review this book. This book is about Annie and Clay. Clay is a popular artist in country music and Annie is a daughter of two country music legends. Clay is a young adult that is struggling with the loss of his big brother and dealing with being famous. I can't honestly imagine. Annie is just finishing high school when "trouble" knock on her grans door to join his summer tour. Clay has not been on his record labels good side so he needs some help. Annie wants to stay out on the spotlight because of what happened to her parents but music is in her blood. Annie and her hand agree to your with Clay. Will clay save his career with the help of Annie? Will Annie be able to figure out her feelings for Clay? Please read this amazing and cute story. It had me laughing and blushing with every page!! Annie is by far my favorite. She has this sweet charm but fire to her. This is definitely a book I will read again.
Lyn09_NomadicWorlds 3 days ago
I enjoy country music a lot and I’m a big fan of Faith Hill, Rascall Flatts, Lady Antebellum so when I saw this YA Contemporary story centered on country music, I was quite intrigued. I’ve read YA stories featuring rock stars but this is my first time reading a YA story centering on country music. Clay was your typical bad boy, dragging a painful past behind him, hell-bent on a path of self-destruction. One of his latest transgressions led him into meeting Annie, a seemingly good girl. Their paths collided and only time would tell whether they’d complement each other or destroy one another. Annie was the daughter of a famous singer and she grew up in the limelight. She got out and tried a different path but the lure of music was too hard to resist. When Clay came to convince her to come back and sing, she already wanted to and so started their tour together. They both had their pasts and issues to work through. This story emphasized the beauty of music, the art of it, how it affected people. But also showed the darker side of the music world—the stress and pressure, the depression and the temptation to take the easy way. I appreciated that the author showed the gritty side of the show business but there was a certain depth lacking in the words that would have given the story more impact. The writing style made the issues feel less dark instead of intensifying the impact. That said, “You’d Be Mine” was a pretty good story, dealing with serious issues that impact teens and musicians. Also, throughout the book, one part of my mind kept trying to work out the significance of the title before I finally got it.
Anonymous 14 days ago
You’d Be Mine by Erin Hahn Publication Date: April 2nd, 2019 TW: drug abuse, suicide mentions, & alcoholism Initially, I was a little unsure of this book. I had heard some so-so reviews and didn’t want to get my hopes up. I ended up reading it anyways, and wow, am I glad I picked it up. This book follows Annie Mathers, a humble country western star on the rise with a tragic past, and Clay Coolidge, the bad boy of the country music scene, as they go on tour all over the US together for the summer. As the tour goes on, Annie wins over the crowds and supercharges her fanbase becoming the next Country Mega-Star. This book has some highs and some lows and basically everything in between too. What I Did Like: - I loved the setting of this book. Maybe it’s just me, but I really enjoy books with touring plots. The constant change in setting keeps you on your toes and keeps you entertained. - Also, I really enjoy all the country-ness of it all. It was just the right amount, without being too much. - I really like when books centered around music include the lyrics to some of the songs “written” by the character. It adds an extra layer of detail that I appreciate. - I hope on the audiobook that the lyrics are actually sung. That would be really cool. - Annie’s backstory is revealed in bits and pieces, which adds a little mystery/puzzle to the plot, which I enjoyed. - Okay, the bandmates are seriously my favorite part of this book. They are just the right amount of silly, sarcastic, and weird. The fill out the secondary cast quite well. What I Didn’t Like: - The flirtation-ship between Annie and Clay is cute, but in reality, Clay is a giant douche and Annie is unrealistically nice. It just rubs me the wrong way when then interact in their polar opposite states. - I would have like to see more interaction with Clay and Annie’s families. They set up some really good characters and just didn’t really flesh them out much. - Some things in this book are just a bit much for me. I’m going to leave it at that because I don’t do spoilers. Recap: Overall, You’d Be Mine is a quick, cheesy, country read. It’s a great YA version of the county-themed novels the romance genre is generally known for. Annie and Clay have great chemistry, except when they’re furious with the each other, and the friends/bandmates add a profound sense of camaraderie to the tour. You’d Be Mine is a great read as long as you don’t dwell on the details too much. 3.75/5 stars *Thank you NetGalley and Wednesday Books for providing me with an eARC in exchange for an honest review*
esosweet 17 days ago
I was drawn to this book by the concept: a modern day Johnny and June. My Nashville roots pulled me to it and I wasn’t disappointed. Country music bad boy Clay Coolidge has burned a lot of bridges due to his behavior and dependence on alcohol. He has one shot to save his summer tour. He has to convince Annie Mathers, daughter of country music royalty, to come out of hiding and open for him. Annie is interested in what it could do for the career of her band. She is not however too interested in intertwining her life with Clay’s. Her own parent fought the demons he does and she saw just how tragic a life it can be. As they tour the country pressure mounts to be America’s sweethearts. Can they put on the show or will they crumble under the effort? I enjoyed this YA book. The story was intriguing. I wanted to know what happened next and have already toyed with the idea of reading it again. The characters were real in their reactions, their thoughts, and their lives. Also, my Nashville-self wasn’t offended by the country music theme. It was apparent that the author has great respect for country music and had done her homework. (No, according to her blog, she doesn’t live here.) There was some content that was a bit on the racy edge, but as you can surmise from the description, Clay is a pretty gritty character. In the end, though I realized that the content was purposeful and made the story real. Overall I give this book all the stars. A copy of this book was given to me in exchange for this honest review.
Rantings 18 days ago
There is absolutely no reason I should have liked this book but I absolutely did. I am not the biggest fan of country music and a romance set around it was really the last thing I should have wanted but You'd Be Mine by Erin Hahn is a wonderful, heartfelt romance that I really enjoyed reading. I think it was the backstories of the two main characters that really drew me in. But before I get too deep into the story, let's get to the review! Clay Coolidge is a mess. He drinks too much. Sleeps around too much. Fights too much And is just a bit out of it. He's been doing the country music thing for a while and is wildly famous. But he's gotten a little sick of the same old he's sung over and over again. They don't mean much to him anymore or at least not as much as the songs he's been currently writing do. But he has one too many late nights and his record label is fed up. If he wants to keep making music, he needs to get Annie Mathers, a legacy to country music, to agree to be his opening act on tour. And that's how we meet Annie. Annie is not a mess. Well...we'll get to that in a minute. But compared to Clay, Annie doesn't drink, doesn't sleep around, and has a pretty great life set up for herself. She records videos of herself singing and performs at festivals with her band every now and then. She is also the daughter of one of the most famous country music couples in history. But when Clay comes to her grandma's house in Michigan (I love when Michigan is in any book lol), she does not know what to say. Sure, she loves music and loves to perform, but she doesn't want to end up like her parents. And that is a perfect lead into Annie and Clay's demons. To say they have a lot of them would be an understatement. Annie is still dealing with her parents' deaths. Her mother died from an overdose and her father, after finding her mother dead, died by suicide, leaving her alone. While she certainly can't escape being associated with them, she wants as little to do with them and their way of life as possible.  Clay's demons involve his grandfather dying but mainly revolve around his brother dying on the battlefield. He was a soldier and pretty much Clay's biggest role model, and his death is what caused Clay to spiral out of control. You can see how putting these two together might cause sparks and not necessarily the good kind. But, after much cajoling, Annie signs the contract and agrees to go on Clay's tour with her band. And that sets them on a path neither of them thought possible. It's clear from the beginning that Clay and Annie are attracted to each other but he finds her to be too good for him and she is not messing with a guy that reminds her of everything that was wrong with her parents. But, this wouldn't be a romance if they didn't fall in love. So, as they go from city to city together and get to know one another better, their bond begins to grow. And then THE KISSING HAPPENS! Unfortunately, those demons we talked about get in the way. (Don't they always??) There is also a little bit of jealousy in the way as well. As they go from festival to festival, it's clear that Annie is a star and everyone almost immediately falls in love with her. Clay has been used to having the crowds screaming just for him, so to have to share that makes an already self-conscious Clay feel worse. I am giving it 4 out of 5 stars. Thank you to NetGalley and St. Martins Press/Wednesday Books for the free ARC in exchange for my honest review.
Anonymous 18 days ago
You'd Be Mine is the perfect summer read for fans of A Star is Born, country music, and young adult. Annie and Clay have great chemistry but they also have wonderfully complex stories individually. While this is a swoon-worthy romance there's plenty of angst and tragic backstories that fleshes out Annie and Clay that felt very real. There's also a dive into the country music industry and touring which was interesting to see. Alongside Annie and Clay the other members of the cast are well-developed enough to be likable while not overshadowing the main characters. Like all the good country songs, You'd Be Mine has crooning lovers, tragic tales, southern sass, and everyone having a good time.
JackieBCentralTexasJB 20 days ago
My Thoughts As her past and her present collide can Annie Mathers keep her heart intact or will Clay Coolidge be the one to shatter it’s pieces beyond repair? That is the burning question she has to keep uppermost in her mind every time his dazzling smile turns her way, and it is much harder to stay detached the more the pair spend time together on and off the stage. At a very young age, almost from the time they were born in fact, both Clay Coolidge and Annie Mathers loved performing. Singing was an effortless way in which these two found a way to block out/escape the harsher realities of life that caused them to relive painful memories that threatened to overcome every bit of hard won peace in their day to day lives. As Annie and Clay grow closer those same memories also threaten to tear apart any kind of personal relationship before it ever came to be one. Hanging over Clay’s head is the knowledge that his bad boy persona/lifestyle was not an acceptable fit for the good girl/sweetheart image that Annie Mathers was known for throughout the industry. Nor did he feel worthy of her due to recent mistakes while they were on tour together. Funny thing is that Annie has her own personal hangups causing the thinking that she is not the right one for Clay either thanks to past experiences growing up with her volatile parents as examples. Sometimes listening to the heart not the head works out better, sometimes not so much. In the case of Annie and Clay it takes a little of both methods to gain clarity and make a correct decision. What I took away from this story is the truth that ones past does not have to dictate ones future, a truth finally accepted by both Annie and Clay leading them to a place in their heads that led to healing long held inner wounds. Country music was at the forefront of this story and was represented very well for me as in my own youth grew up on Cash, Parton, Rogers and the rest that these characters loved as well. I enjoyed the original songs that held so much emotion in them for both Annie and Clay. The emotions rang true as did their road to finding each other outside the bounds of fame and fortune. Both of which fade but a lasting, loving partnership through life outweighs the loss of each of them in the long run. [EArc from Netgalley]
etoile1996 22 days ago
bad boy of country music clay coolidge needs annie mathers on his side in you'd be mine. partly because the label wants her on their payroll. she's the daughter of country music royalty. but that's a legacy she's not interested in harnessing. finding your parents dead of a drug overdose and suicide is something that will stay with you. in a bad way. and clay whose grief is eating away at him, just like the never-ending schedule of tours and music he doesn't feel and groupies who just want a piece of him without actually wanting him is heading down a similar road. annie shouldn't like clay. clay should definitely not like annie. but they spark something in each other. and maybe, if that spark catches flame there will be redemption for the both of them. or maybe they'll burn each other out. and reading this swoony romance is just an enjoyable journey. there's the right amount of angst and romance in this. **you'd be mine will publish on april 2, 2019. i received an advance reader copy courtesy of netgalley/st. martin's press (wednesday books) in exchange for my honest review.
kiki85 22 days ago
I loved this book so much. It felt like my face was melting from smiling so much while reading it. I teared up a few times too (sometimes I teared up *while* smiling). This book is just amazing. Annie is such an amazing character. Smart, opinionated, talented, loyal to her friends and herself, and genuine. I loved her immediately and rooted for her till the very end. She's amazing. Clay is so layered (Shrek and Donkey would say he's like an onion) and well-written you can't help but want to know everything about him. The side characters are perfectly written, the story is perfection, and the references to music will make you want to put on your boots and your best summer dress and go find some good music.
Anonymous 22 days ago
I am desperate for more fun but emotionally complex YA romances and this fits the bill perfectly! Annie and Clay immediately sparked for me. Their chemistry was great and I rooted from them from their first on the page meeting! There is also a great secondary cast of characters who I fell for immediately and want to spend more time with. Absolutely fantastic!
Caroles_Random_Life 22 days ago
This was a wonderful romance! I went into this book without a whole lot of expectations. I picked this book up largely because it sounded somewhat original. I don't remember ever seeing another book about a pair of young adult country music stars so I decided to give it a chance. That risk worked out pretty well. This was one of those books that sucked you in and didn't let go. I just had a great time with this book. Annie is the daughter of country music superstars. Her parents are gone so her grandparents are her closest family. She is leary of walking in her famous parent's footsteps but she has a gift. When Clay knocks on her door to recruit her for the opening act on his tour, she decides to go along with the rest of the trio, which includes her cousin and close friend. Clay is headlining the tour and has been on the music scene just a little longer. Even though he is underage, he has spent a lot of time on the road drinking or hanging out with girls. He has some things in his past that he is also trying to deal with and he isn't always dealing with them all that well. I loved Annie and Clay together. From the very start, I thought that the scenes between them were the times when they were completely real. Clay wasn't always such a nice guy when other people were around but Annie seemed to bring out the best in him. I loved their chemistry both on the stage and off. I really thought that these two were good for each other and it was a ton of fun watching them find their way. I would recommend this book to others. It was a very well done story about two people working to get over their pasts while they fell for each other. I look forward to reading more from this new author. I received a digital review copy of this book from St. Martin's Press - Wednesday Books via NetGalley.
BeckyRendon 22 days ago
I just read a beautiful story. It's a lot country, a little star, and a lot of down home too. You'd Be Mine is not only a wonderful story but it's a haunting love song. I finished this book with happy tears welling up in my eyes. Annie and Clay aren't your typical "rocker romance". Country music fan or not, these two will have you standing on your feet at the final curtain call. It's a choice really and [they'd] be mine! Heartfelt and full of treacherous traps, You'd Be Mine is a young adult story that shouldn't be limited by that title. It's about personal growth, loss, and being survivor. There's love, loss, and fear. It's the happy, or the light in your smile.
MeganLeprich 22 days ago
Thank you so much to St. Martins Press and NetGalley for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. Me being a huge fan of country music I knew I would enjoy this book. Add in the fact that I love contemporary YA I was immediately sold on this book. After Annie's country super star parents die she's at a loss until Clay Coolidge shows up at her door. He needs her and her bandmates to be his opener for his summer tour or his label is going to drop him. Annie gets swayed into it and as they start their tour together fans start speculating if there's more going on between them than just playing shows together. They both start to wonder if the fans and their friends are right but if there's one thing Annie doesn't want is a high-profile relationship like her parents had and Clay has his own demons he needs to figure out. I heard great things about this book and the author before I read it and I feel like this book definitely lives up to its hype. The author had such a great writing style and I loved the plot behind the story. I loved both characters Annie and Clay individually and I loved the fact that they both had to deal with their own personal issues before they could come together. I also loved all of the emotions in this book and how it wasn't just a sappy happily ever after story. There was plenty of drama and hurt thrown in to make it a more grounded and relatable book. Me personally I'm not a huge fan of romance books but this was so much more than just a regular love story. I loved Erin Hahn and her debut novel and I can't wait to read more by her.
Readaholic19 23 days ago
This was a lovely book and I am so happy I had the opportunity to get an ARC. This book is completely different than what I was expecting, but in a really great way. It took me a while to really get into it, but once I started feeling the great chemistry between Clay and Annie I couldn’t put it down! There’s so much more to this book than a YA novel about two young lovers. It’s complex and has so many layers. Not just about young love, but about depression, drinking, drugs and suicide. All of it was handled beautifully and I loved that nothing was over the top. It was hard to read at times because the characters are so real. You feel the way one does with a first love - infatuation and jealousy, but also the heartache and the meanness from a drunk and the left over aftermath from suicide and those it affects the most. All of these emotions are tied up meshed together, but Erin Hahn does a wonderful job showcasing them. I really, really loved Annie. She was such a good person and a great contrast to Clay and his sometimes selfish character. There’s so much growing up that these two have to do and I love the progression of it through the book. It doesn’t happen overnight and there’s no quick fix, just like in real life. Thank you Erin Hahn for writing such a lovely book. **ARC provided by NetGalley and the publisher. All opinions are my own"
marongm8 23 days ago
This was definitely an exciting YFiction story to read especially if you are a fan of southern romance with a little country twist. Our young readers have been asking about this book and I'm sure they will not be disappointed. You'd Be Mine tells the story of Clay and Anne both superstars in the Country Music genre and they come across one another when Clay's career is at stake if Anne and her band do not go on his tour. Anne has agreed to join his tour and they work so well together that their fans are wishing that they become a power couple. They start to fall for one another with Anne having some reservations due to an experience from her past. Clay does whatever it takes to win Anne's heart and be one forever. This I hope turns into a movie! This book was so entertaining and interesting to the point that you could not stop reading. You can't help but to fall in love with Clay and Anne and everything that they stand for. This will be a very refreshing treat for readers of the young teen and we can't wait to see how they will react to it. This will definitely have its place on our YFiction shelf and that is why we are giving this book 5 stars!
DJTP 23 days ago
You'd Be Mine by Erin Hahn A new to me author. As much as I enjoyed the storyline of the book. I only thought it was a okay book for me. Maybe it was just my mood.
BJMurray 23 days ago
You’d Be Mine is Erin Hahn debut release. It is a contemporary romance full of tons of angst and drama. I really can’t believe that this is this authors debut book, the writing and storyline is that of a seasoned author. Not often does a book just grab me with the storyline and the characters right away. I grew up on country music so when I pick this book up, I knew I was going to love it. Clay and Annie are thrown together and for the most part forced to tour together. Both of them are grieving and sadden by family that have passed away and really have never dealt with the loss. This all plays out during this summer that they are touring. All of the secondary characters are such an amazing addition to this story. Do yourself a favor and give this debut novel!!
Katie__B 23 days ago
2.5 stars I thought for sure when I read the synopsis this was going to be a great read for me. I normally love stories revolving around the entertainment field, in this case the country music industry, I like romances and well-developed characters with interesting backstories. And while this book had those elements, I found myself bored for so much of the story. There was only one brief moment towards the end I felt any type of emotional connection to the characters. Given so many of the early reviews for this book have been positive, I think this is much more of a case of a book just not being right for me rather than it being a bad book. Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an advance digital copy in exchange for an honest review!
KristyJewel 23 days ago
While browsing NetGalley "You'd Be Mine" came up. It sounded interesting and I'm a sucker for a good rockstar romance. This is a little different simply because it features a bunch of country music references which did throw me for a loop simply because I don't listen to country. This book was surprisingly good. The main characters are realistic & will definitely make you root for them to get their lives together. They both are damaged and I like that they struggled with issues. It was nice to see how Erin Hahn wrote them. I definitely enjoyed the storyline. My only issue with this book was how easily things were fixed. It seems like it was wrapped up a little too quickly. I wish that we would have seen more of the "getting our lives together" stuff and less of the "everything is perfect" stuff. I do appreciate that Erin was able to create solid characters and I will definitely look into reading more of her books. All in all, it's a good book that had solid characters.
Anonymous 23 days ago
I was hesitant to read YOU'D BE MINE by Erin Hahn despite the hype around it and its beautiful cover. Country music is not my thing any more than rise-to-stardom stories are, but I gave it a chance because everyone spoke so highly of it. I was not disappointed. The story was engaging, well-written (in fact, it was written beautifully), and fun. I loved the dual POVs from main characters, Annie and Clay. They both had their own grief and hang-ups to get over and the side characters were equally complex. The romance is a bit of a slow burn (not at all bad, though) and worth the wait in the end, though, I had wished the serious topics of drug overdose and alcoholism were taken a bit more seriously and resolved in the appropriate manners.
Cat_Reader 23 days ago
" He's got heartache and grief and loneliness, and if I can't survive him, he sure as hell can't survive him." Clay is the typical badboy superstar, a boy of humble origin and raised by his father, brings a great pain in the chest that leads him to always get involved in trouble and confusion. The problem is that his record company is tired of putting out his fire and drowning his fights and now demands that he bring famous daughter'of Cora and Robbie, Annie Mathers, to his tour. Annie Mathers was raised by her grandmother after her parents passed away and despite loving a lot music and having a beautiful voice, she does not want to a life on stage. But Clay convinces her and this approach will bring many memories to Annie's mind about her parents' background. Annie with her golden voice and her sweetness conquers in each city of the tour a legion of fans and her presence and her posture on stage begin to mess a little more, as if this is possible, the famous superstar's mind. Clay makes a point of treating the girl with indifference and distance even realizing that he is enchanted by her every song sung because his demons are stronger than him and the reader is left to hope that both Annie and Clay do not succumb with them. I really enjoyed Annie, her band and Fitz, since Clay did not appeal to me very much and his rudeness annoyed me most of the book, but I found it interesting how the writer led the story. The cover does not attract to the book and does not pass the right message of it either, which for me is more a strong drama than for a story as lightly as this model seems.
book_junkee 23 days ago
I loved the synopsis of this one and had heard from a few friends that it was great. Sadly, it was not the cute and fluffy contemp I was expecting. I liked Annie and Clay well enough. They’re both stronger and more resilient than they think. There were qualifiers constantly used for the secondary characters and with a pretty small group, it felt unnecessary and clunky and no one really stood out. Plot wise, I was bored. The shows were repetitive and I skipped over all of the song lyrics. I did like the mention of older country stars and their songs. There’s a lot of amazing music in the world and I feel like some of it could be forgotten. Overall, Annie and Clay had a lot of potential, but I didn’t see the spark I was looking for. I couldn’t connect to them and that had me not caring about their story. FYI: talk of suicide, drug overdose, alcoholism, and religion **Huge thanks to Wednesday Books for providing the arc free of charge**
Bette313 23 days ago
I loved this story and discovering that this is the author's debut novel made me love it even more. There are a couple of areas throughout the book that I thought the writing could have been a bit tighter but overall I felt it was very well done with a nice pace and well developed characters. I thought Annie and Clay were amazing characters and adorable together. They are flawed, real, and honest. Clay is on a downward spiral and Annie going on tour with him is his last chance to keep his career afloat. Will the love they find on the road be enough to pull him back from the edge? Lovers of country music will really enjoy this book. It's one I highly recommend.
bayy245 23 days ago
I was floored by this debut. I was immediately sucked into Annie's story and I couldn't put it down. I loved the complexity of Annie's struggles and desperate need not to follow in her parents' footsteps. Grief was a big part of this book and we got to see one person thriving while grieving, while another was drowning in their grief. We saw struggles with substance abuse as well. I'm not much of a country music lover, but I sure would listen to either of the stars in this book. Watching their careers unfold and the choices they made were really comforting to me, especially as a college student trying to decide on her future. Annie is a strong character and an even stronger woman. I loved watching her blossom into the star that she was meant to be, gaining confidence in herself and her abilities. We had great friendships and strong relationships throughout, whether romantic or family. The love that blossoms between her and Clay is swoon-worthy and I don't think I've rooted harder for two characters in a while. Overall, it's a strong contemporary and debut. It tackles complex, real-world issues without losing the magic of a summer contemporary. *I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.*