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I think that almost every girl’s dream is to have a famous, sweet, sexy singer fall madly and deeply in love with them. I know I do…did…ummmm….
Jesse’s Girl by Miranda Kenneally pretty much channels that dream in this book. The initial meeting, the buildup in the relationship, the ups and downs, the drama. I couldn’t help but smile at the various sweet moments between Maya and Jesse, and feel the emotional pull when they started sharing their private stories with each other.
Maya Henry is offered a chance of a lifetime! To shadow Nashville teen heart throb Jesse Scott. But what was supposed to be a day of tours and learning the behind the scenes of the business, Maya goes on an adventure of a lifetime.
Jesse Scott has been famous for most of his life! But after so many years of dodging the paparazzi, he knows that to try and live a “normal” life is next to impossible. Not only does he find it difficult to find anything that even resembles a true friendship, his relationship with his parents is not exactly what he’d hoped it would be. After spending a day with Maya Henry, Jesse gets a taste of what freedom and living really is. Is he ready to give up his passion for music to try and rekindle a relationship with his parents, or is Maya actually teaching him a thing or two during her shadowing day…
I adore the Hundred Oaks books by Miranda Kenneally. Each book introduces new characters that readers can’t help but love and connect with somehow. Of course, my favorite part is when characters from past books make guest appearances, and in this case, it’s Sam and Jordan (my fav couple!).
I thought the author did an amazing job capturing the craziness that would ensue if you spent time with a “big time” celebrity. The non-stop paparazzi, the inability to do anything like go to the movies without making a scene. She also does a great job of getting the reader in the head of Jesse, and seeing things from his point of view. How difficult it is for him to trust pretty much anyone due to past experiences, how tiring it can be to be constantly recognized. She also does a great job of describing the difficulty in diving into a relationship again, from the POV of both characters.
The relationship that we watch unfold in Jesse’s Girl is one that is so tender and sweet. I adored every minute of it. All the feels I had during that window scene…! Read the book and you’ll see what I mean. I also really loved how the chapters were named after a song. A perfect touch!
I’d recommend Jesse’s Girl by Miranda Kenneally to fans of the Hundred Oaks books already! I’d also recommend it to those who wonder what it would be like to have a famous someone notice you for who you are. If you’re looking for a cute read that will leave you smiling in the end, don’t hesitate in grabbing a copy for yourself!