The Nashville fangirl in me had a blast reading this book. I've become quite hooked on country music since I started watching and a YA book with a country music theme became a must have.
A most enjoyable light read. With some angsty drama stuff. Self proclaimed party girl Reagan is trying to pull herself together after an incident which left her arm in a cast, so road tripping with her BFF squeaky clean teen country music star Lilah Montgomery on her cross country tour sounds like a perfect way to spend the sum me.
I loved Reagan and Lilah (Dee to her closest friends). Their relationship was wonderful (though not without little drama sparks). There's a few paparazzi scandles popping up whilst on the tour, people trying to tear dowwn squeaky clean Dee. I loved how Reagan stood by her friend and did her best to help with diffusing the situations.
Then hottie friend of Dee's another country star (formally boy band, in a kind of Jonas brothers type act, now the brothers have grown up and moved on trying to reinvent himself) the charming Matt joins the tour as Dee's support act. He and Reagan have to try and deal with each other and their growing attractions to each other. I loved Matt. Matt was a charmer from the start, and a totally swoon worth book boyfriend (at least for me).
Usually song lyrics working their way into books, even original ones, irritate me, but the song lyrics worked into this particular story worked exceptionally well (could just be the budding country fan in me) but I felt they did a great job of managing to portray things the characters couldn't quite bring themselves to say out loud in some case.
It was fun to read, though there were certain aspects of Reagan's personality that did grate on my nerves quite a bit. She makes no secret of her wild past. Yet when any other girl (who isn't her squeaky clean BFF) comes into the picture (girls in clubs, bars, other girls at school) they're all described as obvious in dressing in tight clothes, attention seeking and basic slut shaming. Yet Reagan herself wears tight fitting clothes and does the similar things. Okay, she's trying to calm down and nicely flawed, but the slut shaming and unnecessary girl dislike was what really knocked it down from a five star read for me.
It wrapped up well. It did get kind of over dramatic and angsty towards the end, but concluded in a good believable way. While there were something things about it that annoyed me, it was still a very enjoyable, entertaining read.
Crosses off a square for my Summer Bingo challenge - Road Trip!