Review: Anya and the Shy Guy by Suze Weingardner (Blog Tour & Giveaway)

Posted July 20th, 2015 in Blog Tour, book review / 24 comments

Review: Anya and the Shy Guy by Suze Weingardner (Blog Tour & Giveaway)

Review: Anya and the Shy Guy by Suze Weingardner (Blog Tour & Giveaway)Anya and the Shy Guy by Suze Weingardner
Series: Backstage Pass #4
Publisher: Entangled Crush on July 14, 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Young Adult
Pages: Novel Length
Format: eARC
Source: Blog Tour
Purchase: Amazon
Add to: Goodreads
Rating: four-stars

Anya Anderson doesn’t just need a big break, she needs any break. Living on the streets doesn’t leave a girl many options, so when she scores a gig reporting on the Seconds to Juliet tour, she jumps at the chance to earn enough money to sleep somewhere safe. And the paycheck will get bigger—and keep her off the streets for good—if she can dig up dirt on Will Fray, the irritatingly hot “shy guy” of the band.

Problem is, Will Fray isn't who everyone thinks he is. In fact, he’s not Will at all. Matt, Will's identical twin, is actually the guy onstage, reluctantly covering for his brother while he’s in rehab. To make matters worse, Matt’s being shadowed by a cute reporter with troubled eyes determined to get the scoop. On him. And he's having trouble finding the willpower to keep his distance…

But if the secret gets out, it won't just be his head on a platter—it’ll be the whole band’s.

This Entangled Teen Crush book contains steamy make out scenes, graphic language, and a love story so hot your copy may spontaneously burst into flames. You’ve been warned.

At A Glance

My favorite book of the series so far.

The Good

I was completely absorbed by this story. Anya and Matt completely enchanted me the whole book. I could not put it down. I read Anya and the Shy Guy in one sitting.

Anya is my favorite character of the series. She was so strong and driven. Her story is heartbreaking and I really felt for her. She has been homeless for years but one well written article has set her on a path to money and safety. She has to find a juicy story while riding along with Seconds to Juliet. She get’s in close with Will, the shy guy of the band, but her feelings start to outweigh her need for the scoop and a way off the streets. Except, Will is keeping a big secret. He’s actually Matt, Will’s twin brother.

I don’t know much about Will yet, but I think I love Matt more. He so laid back and genuine. He has a big heart and the love for his family is huge, that’s why he is helping Will out by taking his place in the band while Will gets his crap together. He may have his doubts about Anya in the beginning, since she is a reporter, but he slowly lets his guard down and doesn’t regret it.

We get the same drama like the other books: misunderstandings and feelings of betrayal. But the ending was adorbale, dorky, and perfect. But this was all about the characters for me. Anya and Matt are perfect for each other.

The Bad

I felt a little deprived of the other characters. We are on book 4 so I am use to getting a lot of face-time with all the boys and some of their girlfriends. That didn’t really happen much in this book.

The Snuggly

No sex here and none needed. Just some kissing. Very YA.

Final Thoughts

This is not a perfect series, but you will not be disappointed if you try it out. Anya and the Shy Guy was a great addition. It was fun, flirty, and enjoyable. Very recommended.


“You’re so beautiful,” he said simply.
She looked away from him, unwilling to accept that he was being truthful. Fingers tipper her chin back up, and his lips slowly sunk into hers. She felt as if she were melting, from her legs, to her stomach, to her brain that no longer held a thought. For a few minutes, her whole world became Will, and his kiss.
He tightened his grasp on it, tugging her hair ever so lightly, pulling her head to one side. Her eyes fluttered closed, and he kissed her. Because he could. Because there was no way he couldn’t.”

“What was that? What the hell was that? You can’t just go around kissing random people without notice. It’s rude. You’re rude.”

About Suze Weingardner

Suze Winegardner is an ex-pat Brit who quells her homesickness with Cadbury Flakes and Fray Bentos pies. She thinks her life is chock full of hoot, just a little bit of nanny. And if you get that reference, well, she already considers you kin.
She is represented by Laura Bradford, of the Laura Bradford Literary Agency,and writes for Entangled Publishing‘s Crush imprint.
She’s lived in London, Paris and New York, and has settled, for the time being, in North Carolina.

When not writing, Suze loves to travel with her military husband, and take long walks with their Lab.


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24 Responses to “Review: Anya and the Shy Guy by Suze Weingardner (Blog Tour & Giveaway)”

  1. Lekeisha

    I’ve been seeing a lot of this book lately. Looks like I need to see what the hype is all about. Glad you enjoyed this installment. Great review!

  2. Christy

    This seems like a fun book. I love when a series revolves around a band or any type of group, and the characters overlap. Seeing the other characters is some of the best stuff, so that stinks they didn’t pop up more in this. It still sounds good though.

    • Jennifer Bielman

      I wonder if you would like these. Not sure if they are your reads but I would be interested.

      • Christy

        Each book in the series is wrote by a different author? I went to amazon, but only found this book by the author. Then looked on GR and saw different authors for each book. How interesting.

        • Jennifer Bielman

          I know! It’s so weird. I never looked up what’s the story with that. They read like the same author.

  3. Jaclyn Canada

    I love it when the characters pull you in so much. I really care that the characters are great more than any other part of the story. It stinks that you didn’t get much time with the other characters from the series though. Great review!

  4. Melliane

    Even if the lack of characters was a problem, it’s nice to see that you were taken like that by the story. I keep hearing nice things about the book.

  5. Braine Talk Supe

    This is MYA I’m guessing? I love well rounded characters too and strong secondary characters are always a great bonus! Sometimes I even like the supporting cast over the main ones lol. I hope the author reads this review and treats you in the next book, give you more facetime with them dudes!

    • Jennifer Bielman

      We do see the other character, but you know when you love them so much you just want more!

    • Jennifer Bielman

      True, I love when a series gets better. Those are the ones I keep reading, never letting them drift off.

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