Warning: This book may contain spoilers to all the previous books in the Hundred Oaks books. This part won't have spoilers to Jesse's girl but if you haven't read the previous books, read at your own risk.
The thing I was most excited about was Sam and Jordan. I heard they had a large part in this book. Okay, compared to the other books, yeah, they did. But I was hoping to see more of them. I feel like a spoiled child, asking for more even when I got plenty. But I would seriously enjoy a book about Sam and Jordan going grocery shopping. That's how much I love that couple. They will forever be my favorite pair in the Hundred Oaks books.
Like all of Miranda's books this one was a fun, cute, funny, romantic read. There were times you'd find yourself bursting out laughing because of the humor in the book. There were also times you'd find yourself cringing at the awkwardly real feeling moments. But there are times where you'll find yourself sighing, wishing you could find a romance like this. This book was the full package. Only a quarter of the way through I found myself already shipping Jesse and Maya.
Maya is a bit of a spit fire. Following in Sam's footsteps there. She has a lot of Sam's personality traits but she is her own person. Maya is particularly found of music. Like all of Miranda's books, the protagonist has a strong love for something. (i.e. football, baseball/softball, christianity, horses, running)
Jesse is a pretty cool guy. He's fun and a little rebellious. He also has trouble trusting people because of his fame but all in all he's a sweet guy.
"Can I cut in?"
"No, you may not."
God, I love Jesse.
"He's still holding his ICEE like he expects someone to steal it from him."
"I heard all the foul language and figured Sam and Jordan were here."
I absolutely loved seeing Jordan and Sam in this book. Whenever they came into the story my happiness level soared. A lot of their relationship is based on fighting, which I found rather entertaining. And it also had me shipping them even more (which I didn't even know was possible). The two of them are living together in these books and THE FEELS. Ah it's great.
Just a reminder of how great Sam is.
(While talking about Career Day) "And I said I wanted to be an exotic dancer but I got detention."
"You doubt my lawyer's ability to be annoying? That makes you one of a kind."
9/10 stars. This book was fantastic. I still like the characters from Catching Jordan better, but this book deserves it's extra star.
All in all, this book was a fantastic novel and if you've read the other Hundred Oaks books, why haven't you picked this one up yet? The only thing I miss from Miranda's books are the plot twist half way through.
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?
I don't really have any other spoilers I want to talk about other than the fact SAM AND JORDAN ARE ENGAGED. I thought they'd get engaged in this book and I wasn't wrong. YES! I really hope in the next book we'll see their wedding... I'm just saying that Jordan yelling at Sam for being protective is great. Jordan and Sam are just great. I love them. I want a Sam Henry in my life.