When Daisy Morris finds out she’s spending the summer with her dad, bodyguard for Seconds to Juliet—the hottest boy band around—she knows it couldn't be more perfect. But not because she’s a fan. Oh, no. Because ever since front man Trevin Jacobs completely humiliated her by standing her up for homecoming, Daisy is out for a little revenge. Yup, Trevin Jacobs is goin' down...
When one of his bandmates bets Trevin he can't make Daisy—the gorgeous but surprisingly ice-cold daughter of their bodyguard—fall in love with him, it’s a bet he can’t resist. Sure, Daisy won’t give him the time of day for reasons he can't understand, and her dad’s hell-bent against his little girl spending time with a superstar. But the terms are set, and Trevin is determined to make Daisy fall…hard.
But every front man should know never to trust a girl with a pretty face…
This Entangled Teen Crush book contains adult language, sexual situations, and seriously hot boys. It may cause swoony daydreams involving a certain super-cute front man.
I want to thank Entangled Teen for supplying me with a copy of this book to read and give an honest review. Receiving this book for free has in no way altered my review or opinion.
I have been hooked on this series from the beginning. I love the theme of rock star and ordinary girl meet and romance blossoms. It's what many young girls' dreams are made of. So to watch it play out across the page is not only fun, but fulfills a girlhood fantasy of mine!
Daisy has a strained relationship with her dad, who happens to be a bodyguard for the one and only Seconds To Juliet. And, while Daisy has worshipped this band from a far for so long, her heart was also crushed by one of their members. So when Daisy's mother ships her off to hang with her dad for the summer, she has to face those demons. The reader starts out with a lot of sympathy for Daisy and a true understanding of her wanting to take revenge on those who have hurt her. She comes across the page as independent and fierce, and I love that. She's also nowhere near perfect, which I find totally endearing because so many of the girl characters written these day scream perfection (a trait I find it hard to connect with much of the time).
Trevin is the oldest member of Seconds to Juliet. He's the one they all look up to. The one who keeps them in line. It's a lot of pressure. And what his manager says goes, as long as he wants to keep his music career (because it's what he wants more than anything else in the world). While the title of the book would have you thinking he was forefront in the group, really he strikes me as more of the glue that holds the band together, and the one that everyone falls back on. You can feel his angst when it comes to making sure the guys in the band live up to the expectations of their fans. I love that Trevin is sweet and endearing.
When Trevin and Dasiy are thrown together, things change for Trevin. He feels a pull between her and the band, one that is not easy to balance. Little does he know he inadvertently hurt her before he even knew her. Its fun to watch the romance between these two blossom, but at the same time they are both so weary of the other's motives. You route for them throughout, even with the teen angst they throw from the pages of the book. The romance is sweet and unassuming.
I like Purdy's writing. All the books are told in third person, which often has me fighting to connect with the characters. And, in all honestly, I really do think these books would work better if you really had the first person point of view. I don't see a need for the third person as there is nothing we can't learn about the characters through doing dual POV in this way. But the third person works well enough with these books to keep me interested and wanting to continue reading. I can see how it also might make them more consistent, since author's voices can vary so much more in first person (and every book in this series is written by a different author).
Overall I truly enjoyed this story. Thought not my favorite of the series, I found it easy to get through and I really was routing for the happily ever after in the end. I like that these books don't disappoint in this respect. Anyone who grew up worshiping a band or band member will understand Daisy and her fascination with Trevin and Seconds to Juliet. Lovers of Jennifer E. Smith and Stephanie Perkins will find themselves enthralled with the Backstage Pass series!
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