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Jesse’s Girl by Miranda Kenneally

Jesse’s Girl by Miranda KenneallyJesse's Girl by Miranda Kenneally
Series: Hundred Oaks
Genre: Contemporary
Release Date: 1 July 2015
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Source: Publisher
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Rating: four-stars

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?

Jesse’s Girl has been one of the most unexpectedly fun books I’ve read this year. It’s such a cute summer read; it’s funny and sweet and just a really feel-good kind of novel. Although I’d already read another book by Kenneally previous to this one , Breathe, Annie, Breathe, which I thought was readable but could have been better, it was Jesse’s Girl that made me want to catch up with the rest of the Hundred Oaks series. I do plan on reading all of them now and I will do that…eventually. Continue reading

Breathe, Annie, Breathe by Miranda Kenneally

Breathe, Annie, Breathe by Miranda KenneallyBreathe, Annie, Breathe by Miranda Kenneally
Series: Hundred Oaks
Genre: Contemporary
Release Date: 7th April 2015
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Source: Publisher
Add it: Goodreads
Rating: three-stars

Annie hates running. No matter how far she jogs, she can’t escape the guilt that if she hadn’t broken up with Kyle, he might still be alive. So to honor his memory, she starts preparing for the marathon he intended to race.

But the training is even more grueling than Annie could have imagined. Despite her coaching, she’s at war with her body, her mind—and her heart. With every mile that athletic Jeremiah cheers her on, she grows more conflicted. She wants to run into his arms…and sprint in the opposite direction. For Annie, opening up to love again may be even more of a challenge than crossing the finish line.

Breathe, Annie, Breathe is the kind of cute teen romance that I probably would have liked when I was back in high school; it’s a light, fast read with a story that is interesting and fun.

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