Series: Hundred Oaks
Published by Sourcebooks Fire on July 7th 2015
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Source: Netgalley, Publisher
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Practice Makes Perfect.
Everyone at Hundred Oaks High knows that career mentoring day is a joke. So when Maya Henry said she wanted to be a rock star, she never imagined she’d get to shadow *the* Jesse Scott, Nashville’s teen idol.
But spending the day with Jesse is far from a dream come true. He’s as gorgeous as his music, but seeing all that he’s accomplished is just a reminder of everything Maya’s lost: her trust, her boyfriend, their band, and any chance to play the music she craves. Not to mention that Jesse’s pushy and opinionated. He made it on his own, and he thinks Maya’s playing back up to other people’s dreams. Does she have what it takes to follow her heart—and go solo?
Before I can answer, the horde descends on him. It’s scarier than a zombie apocalypse. “Shit,” he mutters. “Oh my God, I love ketchup too!” a girl squeals at the bottle in his hand. “We have so much in common!”
He was one of People magazine’s “50 Most Beautiful People,” and it is a truth universally acknowledged that you should stare at people who’ve made that list.
I used to think trust means “never let you down,” but really, it’s about love.
First things first. This is the first Hundred Oaks book I have read. The others are on my TBR list, but you don’t have to read this series in order. They’re companion novels. Secondly, I loved this! It was a one-sitting kind of book. I read it on my breaks from work and then finished when I got home. It was adorable. I loved the romance and I loved the heart that this book has. I will definitely be picking up the rest of Miranda Kenneally’s books for sure!
Maya, I loved her! She is from Tennessee, but she is totally not this southern belle. She is punky and spunky and a rocker chick; she’ not into the country style or music a whole lot. She likes some of it, but not all. Maya gets dealt a few bad hands but she takes those experiences and learns from them. I loved that about her.
Then we have Jesse, which is hard not to fall in love with because, well, he’s a freaking musician. And a country artist at that. My heart beats for country artists. I really liked both of these characters and Miranda made me feel for them as well.
The relationship between Maya and Jesse is just spectacular. I had so much fun reading about their relationship. I loved watching their love grow. It just gives me the happy feels! I loved watching them hang out and I hated when they were apart.
If you haven’t read this Hundred Oaks book, you should! I plan on picking up the rest of the books in the near future! And don’t worry if you read them out of order, because this is a COMPANION series. 🙂