Early Review: Aimee and the Heartthrob by Ophelia London (Blog Tour & Giveaway)

Posted April 13th, 2015 in Blog Tour, book review / 22 comments

Early Review: Aimee and the Heartthrob by Ophelia London (Blog Tour & Giveaway)

Early Review: Aimee and the Heartthrob by Ophelia London (Blog Tour & Giveaway)Aimee and the Heartthrob by Ophelia London
Series: Backstage Pass #1
Publisher: Entangled Crush on April 14, 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Young Adult
Pages: Novel Length
Format: eARC
Source: Blog Tour
Purchase: Amazon
Add to: Goodreads
Rating: three-stars

He never noticed her before, but now she’s all he can see…

Miles Carlisle is every teen girl’s fantasy. His rugged good looks and exotic British accent have helped catapult his boy band, Seconds to Juliet, to super-stardom. But after two disastrous and very public breakups, Miles isn’t interested in dating just any girl; he wants The One. And the only girl he’s interested in is not only his best friend’s little sister―and off-limits―but won’t even give him the time of day…

As a kid, Aimee Bingham had a huge thing for Miles…until he made fun of her for always tagging along. Now that she’s outgrown both him and her pigtails. the prospect of spending two weeks on tour with the childhood crush who broke her heart isn’t exactly enticing. Except now Miles seems interested. Very interested. And no matter how hard Aimee tries to resist him, her crush is definitely making a comeback.

But everyone knows that falling for a heartthrob is a backstage pass to heartbreak…

At A Glance

A cute, light read.

The Good

If you are looking for an adorable read, you have found it. Miles and Aimee knew each other when they were young, which I think helped their relationship in the present grow deeper. Miles being in a hot boy band made things more interesting. I really enjoyed getting an inside look at a boy band. Who knows how accurate it was, but still, pretty cool.

Aimee felt a bit too young sometimes but I loved how passionate and emotional she was. She saw so much talent and fire in Miles that he couldn’t even see. She brought out the best in him with her light spirit and positivity.

Miles seems like a player at first, but we see much more to him as the story goes on. He has been betrayed many times from the ones who were suppose to care about him, but it was a long time friend who made him feel safe in the end. Someone he saw as a child until she showed up all woman. Aimee fast becomes Miles muse, and someone he can’t live without.

The Bad

Nothing really pulled me into this story. It was good but plain.

The characters felt and acted juvenile. Some of their dialogue had me rolling my eyes. “Nut-burger.” <—Seriously? Just not sure if teenagers really talk this way.

The Snuggly

Aimee and Miles were adorable together. I like how they took their time, didn’t rush into sex, but still played around. It felt real.

Final Thoughts

Nothing deep here, but a fun, light read is nice from time to time. I liked the boy band aspect, and there was a good amount of drama. Recommended.


“I don’t know if I’d call it a crush,” he finally said. “It’s more like, I haven’t been able to stop thinking about you for the past five days. When I’m in a band meeting…” He kissed her eyebrow. “When I’m onstage.” He kissed the bridge of her nose. “When I’m trying to bloody fall asleep at night, that’s the worst. And the best.”


“Did you call me an assjacket again? I gotta say, it sounds like a compliment coming from you.”

About Ophelia London

USA Today bestselling author Ophelia London was born and raised among the redwood trees in beautiful northern California. Once she was fully educated, she decided to settle in Florida, but her car broke down in Texas and she’s lived in Dallas ever since. A cupcake and treadmill aficionado (obviously those things are connected), she spends her time watching arthouse movies and impossibly trashy TV, while living vicariously through the characters in the books she writes. Ophelia is the author of SOMEDAY MAYBE; DEFINITELY, MAYBE IN LOVE; ABBY ROAD and CROSSING ABBY ROAD; the Perfect Kisses series including: FALLING FOR HER SOLDIER, PLAYING AT LOVE, SPEAKING OF LOVE, and MAKING WAVES; the upcoming AIMEE AND THE HEARTTHROB for Entangled’s Teen Crush line, and the upcoming Sugar City series for Entangled’s Bliss line. Visit her at ophelialondon.com. But don’t call when The Vampire Diaries (or Dawson’s Creek) is on.


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22 Responses to “Early Review: Aimee and the Heartthrob by Ophelia London (Blog Tour & Giveaway)”

  1. Giselle

    Great review, Jennifer! It sounds like a really adorable read and I love getting a story that’s based off like a famous person or musician etc, it’s fascinating to get a look at their lifestyle.

  2. Braine Talk Supe

    The girl on the cover looks like Miley Cyrus! LOL

    I like cute but I don’t really like plain reads. I want to feel something, even if it’s just a bit. Otherwise I’ll just talk to my girlfriends about their lovelives

    • Jennifer Bielman

      I didn’t see it before but now that you mention it, she does. She actually looks like my maybe one day sister in law.

  3. victoria

    Thanks for sharing your honest review.. this sounds like something I would enjoy so I’ll be checking it out! Thanks again for sharing 🙂

  4. Lily

    With the weather heating up I love picking up books that are on the lighter side and just all around fun. I may be adding this one to my summer reads list. Great review 🙂

    • Jennifer Bielman

      Yeah, I felt that way for some of the book. Just too old to connect with that young of characters.

  5. Jaclyn Canada

    The boy band aspect would definitely be interesting. Nut-burger? Not sure if teens nowadays so something like that, but I can picture my group of strange friends muttering something of the sort when I was in high school. I’m glad you liked it.

    • Jennifer Bielman

      LOL, I totally use odd terms like that now, but back as a teen, I was too “cool” to say things like that. lol.

  6. Christy

    I enjoyed the other books by Ophelia. This sounds cute, but a little young. Haha … I guess a certain demographic of teens would used nut-burger. Unless they were trying to be corny. 😀

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