Early Review: Jesse’s Girl by Miranda Kenneally (Blog Tour & Giveaway)

Posted July 6th, 2015 in Blog Tour, book review / 24 comments

Early Review: Jesse's Girl by Miranda Kenneally (Blog Tour & Giveaway)

Early Review: Jesse’s Girl by Miranda Kenneally (Blog Tour & Giveaway)Jesse's Girl by Miranda Kenneally
Series: Hundred Oaks #6
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire on July 7, 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 304
Format: eARC
Source: Blog Tour
Purchase: Amazon
Add to: Goodreads
Rating: 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?

At A Glance

A very sweet romance.

The Good

The overall thing I am taking away from Jesse’s Girl is that it made me feel good. It has that whole opposite’s attract vibe. The country boy and rocker girl. An oldie but goodie.

I really liked Maya. She is so dedicated to music in every way. She isn’t the most amazing singer ever, which was a nice change up. I hate when characters are sooooo perfect. No, Maya has work to do if she wants to be a musician and singer. Being mentored by famous country singer Jesse is bound to help her along. Excerpt Jesse is kind of an a-hole.

Jesse is dealing with some issues so he’s not super excited to be a mentor. Especially when Maya comes at him with some attitude which he throws right back at her. Once we get past Jeese’s prickly attitude, he really is a down to earth guy who loves his family. He is tired of being used, and he wants real relationships.

Jesse and Maya build a relationship slowly but surly. They had this whole Ferris Bueller’s Day Off thing going on for a good portion of the book. It was super fun to read about all their adventures and how their romance progressed. There were some obstacles they both faced but I liked how it all wrapped up.

The Bad

I wish more had happened in this story. Everything was pretty laid out, not many surprises or big drama.

Jesse was an ass in the beginning, so it took time for me to warm up to him.

The Snuggly

There is some sex and it was handled well for a YA audience. I really like how Miranda deals with sex. Feels realistic.

Final Thoughts

Grab Jesse’s Girl if you are looking for a sweet romance with interesting characters. I was really happy with it overall. Very recommended.

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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24 Responses to “Early Review: Jesse’s Girl by Miranda Kenneally (Blog Tour & Giveaway)”

  1. Melliane

    Even if nothing happen more it sounds like a good romance. I saw another nice review about this one. I’m curious.

  2. kindlemom1

    I totally agree with you about the more adult themes in the book, handled so well! I love this series and am so excited you liked this as much as I did!

  3. Giselle

    I love how her characters are flawed and so realistic. I can’t wait to give this on a try and meet Maya! Glad you liked it, Jennifer! Great review! 🙂

  4. Suzi Q, The Book Dame

    I rarely read YA contemporary romance, but I have been contemplating the Miranda Kenneally books. I have heard so many wonderful things and have been hearing that they have more substance than the norm.

    • Jennifer Bielman

      They do have substance, that’s for sure. I would say go get them now!!! 🙂

    • Jennifer Bielman

      LOL, I can do with or without drama, just depends on my mood.

  5. Christy

    So many people say they had to warm up to Jesse, but I loved him and found him amusing from the first moment. I loved this, but the first three books are still my favorites.

    • Jennifer Bielman

      I still need to read books two, but I love Catching Jordan the most so far.
      I don’t know, I liked his humor but he just really let down Maya in the beginning and it made me sad.

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