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Blog Tour: Aimee and the Heartthrob by Ophelia London {Review+Giveaway}

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Welcome to my stop on the Aimee and the Heartthrob tour hosted by Xpresso Book Tours!
Today I am excited to share my review, as well as a giveaway with you all!
To see the full tour schedule click HERE.

Aimee and the Heartthrob (Backstage Pass #1)
   by: Ophelia London

Publication Date: Apr. 14, 2015
Publisher: Entangled Crush
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age Group: Young Adult
Source: e-ARC received from Xpresso Tours in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Page Count: 223 pages
Order Links: Amazon | B&N
My Rating: 4/5 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…

When I first heard Entangled was doing a series like this one, I was so onboard. I absolutely love all things music and boybands. I could relate to Aimee on so many levels, but the main one being that I ALSO wrote fanfiction when I was in high school. And I totally put it out there on a website. (No, don't ask I will NOT share. Rofl.) I was obsessed with all things Backstreet Boys and then Nsync, so reading about Seconds to Juliet was so much fun and reminded me of when I was younger. I read a lot of fanfiction as well, so following Aimee on tour with S2J was right up my alley!
This was just such a fun book. London does a great job employing teen voice and even had me chuckling several times at their vernacular. My favorite part of this book besides the touring setting? The romance. Miles and Aimee are adorable and I love the whole fighting their feelings they have going on in the beginning. Aimee hates feeling like the annoying little sister in Miles' eyes and Miles can't believe how much Aimee has grown up since he last saw her. He knows he can't violate the guy code of honor though, so his less than appropriate thoughts about Aimee are going to have to go on lockdown. Aimee doesn't know many people on the tour though, so she ends up spending quite a bit of time hanging with Miles and once he clears up a previous misunderstanding, they're on their way to becoming friends. Thankfully, Miles doesn't keep them in the friend zone very long! There is so much kissing in this book that my heart was ready to burst. I always feel like there's not ENOUGH kissing in books! There was plenty here and even a few scenes that had me fanning myself. (YOU GO GIRL FOR PUTTING THOSE IN THERE!) Whew.
Sure, their romance progressed pretty fast and some may call it insta-love, but let's not forget they are teenagers and it doesn't take much for a teen to fall in love. Miles and Aimee enjoy being together as well as the feelings they evoke in one another. They are just too precious and I loved them. We do have a wee bit of drama where things are miscommunicated and conclusions are jumped, but I felt it was enough of a conflict without going overboard.
I also enjoyed getting to meet the other band members, as each book of the series will highlight a different one. Next up is Mia and the Bad Boy! (RYDER!) His book should prove to be quite amusing, as he's the quintessential bad boy of the group and doesn't have much of a filter. We also get to see quite a bit of Trevin in this book, as he seems to be the closest bandmate to Miles. Mia's older brother Nick was also an important character, as Nick ends up being one of the roadblocks in the Aimee-Miles love connection. Miles doesn't want to betray his friend's trust as Nick has warned Miles to steer clear of his sister. Miles met Nick during a really low point in his life, and Nick's friendship ended up being a real positive influence for him. It's understandable he doesn't want to ruin that, but he also isn't going to deny he feels something real for Aimee. Go Miles!
Thank you Entangled for allowing me to relive my boyband obsessive years through this series. I now have the urge to go make myself a boyband playlist on Spotify and hunt down some of my favorite boyband fanfiction. Don't judge me.

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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  1. This sounds like such a fun read! And I'm the same when it comes to books involving music and musicians or even seeing the lifestyles of rich and famous. I find it interesting! Great review! :)

  2. This series sounds adorable and I am so on board now! This one sounds so fun! Great review!

  3. So wait, you were both a Backstreet Boys and Nsync fan?! I didn't think that was possible. LOOL.
    This sounds like a totally adorable book though and something that I would really enjoy. And you mentioned the magic word, Jess - KISSING! Lots of kissing at that!
    I can't wait to try this one. Hopefully the drama won't bug me as much now that I know the book has some.
    Lovely review!


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