Review: Jesse’s Girl by Miranda Kenneally

Jesse's GirlJesse's Girl by Miranda Kenneally
Published by: Sourcebooks Fire on July 7, 2015
Genre: Contemporary, Music, Romance
Pages: 304
Source: NetGalley
Book Details
Rating: ★★★★½

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?

Jesse’s Girl was EXACTLY what I hoped it would be. If you’ve read Miranda Kenneally’s other books then you probably know exactly what I mean. She has a style, and I wanted that same, sweet, heart-melting romance that her other books have… and that’s exactly what I got from Jesse’s Girl!

The best things about Jesse’s Girl

  • Sweet celebrity romance (I can’t resist them!).
  • Opposites attract.
  • That whole “I hate you at first” thing that turns into loooove!
  • Family (both good and bad).
  • Passion for music.

I like how all things considered, Jesse’s Girl was relatively drama free. No crazy groupie jealousy or emotionally draining love triangles.. just cute, sweet, and fun. Just my style!

This kind of simple swoon makes Jesse’s Girl a breeze to get through. I flipped through those pages like they were on fire!

I’m totes ready for Miranda’s next book! Bring it on!

The Verdict


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  1. Ahh I’m dying to start on Miranda’s books! WHY HAVEN’T I READ HER BOOKS YET WHY. Jesse’s Girl sounds oh so adorable. I like having a little drama in my romance contemps, but not too much, and it seems like this story balances that really well. So glad you got what you were looking for, Ashley! Wonderful, succinct review!

  2. Gahhh I know what you mean with the romance — I’ve only read Catching Jordan but it totally took me by surprise who she ended up with. I’m hoping to read the rest of the series this year. Jesse’s Girl sounds different because it isn’t about sports but I’m glad that it lived up to your expectations, Ashley! <33

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