Sometimes you are just up for a little escape read, and Jesse’s Girl will do the trick. This is a fantasy read where the average girl with a dream meets the superstar guy and somehow, someway, she is the most intriguing thing he has ever met. Well, sort of, anyway. This book is set to publish on July 7, 2015.
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 is 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?
This book is just too cute. Maya expects to be set up at the music store in the mall for career day. Instead she finds herself shadowing Jesse Scott, one of the biggest stars in young Nashville. He might be a big deal, but all Maya sees is a jerk. Determined to get some useful advice about a musical career, Maya sticks it out, even when Jesse decides to toss the agenda and go a la Ferris Bueller. This was a fun and fast read. Maya is a little too much of a guy’s dream girl (she likes cars, fixes motorcycles, plays metal guitar, and is just slightly quirky) but she was quite likeable. She had a determination and independence that played well with the theme of going after your dreams. Jesse, too, was a pretty well developed character who had character growth and conflict of his own. The book is paced to develop a believable relationship. There are some sexual situations, but they are handled well, and there is nothing graphic or vulgar about them. I don’t imagine you are expecting great literature, and you shouldn’t, but escape reading is too highly underrated in my opinion.
I received an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.