{Release Day Review+Giveaway} Jesse’s Girl by @MirandaKennealy @SourcebooksFire

July 7, 2015 Blog Tours, Giveaways, Reviews, Young Adult 2 ★★★★

{Release Day Review+Giveaway} Jesse’s Girl by @MirandaKennealy @SourcebooksFireJesse's Girl by Miranda Kenneally
Pages: 304
Published by Sourcebooks Fire on July 7, 2015
Genres: Young Adult, Romance, contemporary
Source: eARC from Publisher
four-stars

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?

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YA Review My Thoughts

Jesse’s Girl is the 6th standalone book in the hundred oaks series. The hundred Oaks series are each young adult contemporary feel good romances. In Jesse’s Girl we meet Maya, who is the younger brother of Sam (from Catching Jordan.) Sam and Jordan show up throughout the book, which I am sure will be a fan favorite, but I haven’t read catching Jordan yet. Please don’t stone me. I have read Breathe, Annie, Breathe and I plan to read all of the rest of the books in the series. Someday. I liked Jesse’s Girl even more than I liked Breathe Annie Breathe. Miranda Kenneally does such a wonderful job with contemporary romances. Her books just make me feel good.

Maya is a tough cookie, but also one of the sweetest people ever. She wants to be a musician, but she has a little issue with stage fright when she sings solo. I liked that she wasn’t this super talented, super amazing- no faults kind of girl. I really liked that she had some talent issues to work through. It made her seem more real. And I loved her with Jesse.

Maya and Jesse each have their own trust issues, for their own reasons. But watching them bicker until they couldn’t help but get along was just way too cute for me. Yes, even though they had a hard time initially trusting one another, once they moved past it, they were both so supportive of the other. And that was heartwarming for me to read about. Each one of them had multiple times where they could have reverted, but Miranda handled every road block wonderfully, in my opinion.

Jesse’s Girl is a great feel good read. This is the kind of read that I want to come home to after a long day of work, or a read that I want to pull out poolside. I really do need to read the rest of the series because I know that I will love them all. If you are looking for a well done young adult contemporary romance, try one of Miranda’s books.

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About Miranda Kenneally

Growing up in Tennessee, Miranda Kenneally dreamed of becoming an Atlanta Brave, a country singer (cliché!), or a UN interpreter. Instead she writes, and works for the State Department in Washington, D.C., where George W. Bush once used her shoulder as an armrest. Miranda loves Twitter, Star Trek and her husband.

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2 Responses to “{Release Day Review+Giveaway} Jesse’s Girl by @MirandaKennealy @SourcebooksFire”

  1. kindlemom1

    Yay! So glad you read and liked this. I just adore this series, it is so well done and all the characters are so memorable.

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