He’s cute. He’s famous. And he could ruin everything…
Every member of Seconds to Juliet has a girlfriend-except for Nathan Strong. Now the band’s manager is leaning hard on “The Cute One” to play the role of the band’s heartthrob. With the band’s sales in decline, it’s up to Nathan to keep the fans’ fantasy alive.
The plan is to stage a fake relationship and a fake breakup, and then let the fans fight to be the one to mend Nathan’s broken heart. Just one problem. There’s another girl in the picture-one Nathan can’t stay away from. In private, Nathan’s stealing kisses with the band’s new opening act, Abby Curtis.
If they’re caught, no one wins. Abby will be fired, and the band might not recover the success they need to survive. But even with the pressure mounting, Nathan and Abby can’t stop themselves from stealing one more touch, one more kiss. And it’s only a matter of time before it all falls apart.
Publishing Date: November 16, 2015
I was provided with an eArc from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review!
First off, I should probably mention that Abby and the Cute One is Book 5 in the Backstage Pass Series and that I have not read any of the other books. However, it’s not rocket science and I easily understood the premise and that the previous books were about the other band members of Seconds to Juliet. But on to the actual book review now!
Abby and the Cute One was an extremely fast but super sweet read. While Nathan and Abby definitely have a bad case of insta-love, their undeniable attraction makes sense. They do have a lot in common and that’s what makes their relationship believable. Also, forbidden love is just always thrilling! I often wanted even more secret conversations and the possibility of them getting caught. They were so cute but also reckless most of the time, no wonder the press thought that something was going on. But I also felt sorry for Nathan and the heavy weight that was put on his shoulders. I kept wondering why he didn’t just talk to the other guys, because that would have made everything a lot easier, but then again, maybe guys just don’t talk about that sort of stuff? Is that me stereotyping guys? Probably … I guess in the end it was just Nathan and his sense of duty for the band and not wanting to burden them.
Speaking of the band! Seconds to Juliet (often just abbreviated as S2J) is one of the coolest bookish bands out there! They very much have a One Direction or 5 Seconds of Summer vibe going on in my opinion and I am most definitely sure that fans of the bands would love S2J as well. Each member has their own role to play and I am curious to read about them in more detail in the other books. Because ultimately that’s what this book came down to – it’s the final part of a series, but I want more! More of the guys, more cute love stories and a backstage pass to the life of a cool boy band.
Fazit: 3.8/5 stars! It’s one of those really cutesy stories for all the romantics out there and if you are interested in boy bands, you should really check it out!