Saturday, April 18, 2015

Idolizing In: Backstage Pass Series, Book 2

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Kindle Edition - File Size: ??? KB | Expected Release Date: May 19, 2015 | Publisher: Entangled Publishing : Teen : Crush | Obtained: NetGalley

"Mia and the Bad Boy" [Backstage Pass Series, Book 2] by Lisa Burstein

Authors' Book Description : This good girl’s about to meet her match…

Ryder Brooks is living the dream—he’s famous, loved by millions of girls, and miserable. All he really wants is to write his own music, not Seconds to Juliet’s sugary sweet pop. In order to do that, though, the “bad boy” of the band will have to play by the rules. And that includes behaving with his new—and super cute—├╝ber-good-girl tutor.

Mia Reyes is in fangirl heaven. Tutoring her favorite member of her favorite band? It’s a dream come true…until it turns into a complete nightmare. Ryder is nothing like she thought. He’s crude, arrogant, and pretty much a total jerk. And the worst part? She’s roped into pretending to be his girlfriend so that no one finds out he’s being tutored. Fake kisses, plenty of PDA, and even sharing his hotel room…

But sometimes even the baddest of bad boys needs a little redemption.

My Book Review : 5 out of 5 stars!! When Mia gets the chance of a lifetime to associate with her all-time crush--Ryder--for a month, she leaps at the opportunity. However, as soon as she arrives all her hopes of it being a "fun" experience disappears in the wake Ryder's personality. Yet, as their "relationship" progresses they find that they have more in common than they thought. Though will their differences be too much for them to overcome or will they be able to work through whatever comes their way?

This was one sweet novel that pleasantly surprised me!! I was prepared for a good girl/bad boy singer romance but what surprised me was how these two seemly different people find common ground. Their common ground being how they are both being pushed into lives/careers that don’t make them happy. In addition, with this novel being a "teenage drama" about a bad boy singer I appreciated how tame it was. What I mean is that Ryder doesn't try to turn Mia into someone she wasn't while he also tries to be a decent man for her compared to what his reputation leads everyone to believe.

Together they are a powerful duo who seem to help each other turn into who they want and are meant to be. I thoroughly enjoyed Ryder and Mia's banter; it livens up every scene and is very entertaining. Also, I enjoyed reading about Mia's personal struggle between being the "good girl" she has always been forced to be, because of her mother's domineering ways, to being the girl she wants to be by seeing her come out of her shell and becoming more free in her personal rules while being less prudish. Overall, I loved this novel and cannot wait to see where this series will lead us next!

I recommend this novel to anyone looking for a fun YA singer romance!

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My Previous Guest Post(s) by this Author : A Day in the Life of Lisa Burstein - March 2013

My Previous Review(s) for this Author : Dear Cassie

My Previous Mention(s) of this Author's Books/Characters : Best Book Couples -- Happy Valentine's Day 2014

Author's Novel Extras : #TeaserTuesday Mia & The Bad Boy

It's Miles today but in a month you'll meet Ryder <3 LB
Posted by The Backstage Pass series on Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Author's Series Extras : NEW SERIES- NEW COVERS!

Book Teaser(s) :
"What does being a good boy mean to the Bad Boy?" ~ within Chapter 1
"So, I guess that means we have an open notebook policy now?"
"I have no secrets," Ryder said. He really meant it, mostly because the media knew everything, or at least almost everything.
"Okay," Mia said, "but if I find your plans to kill the other members of the band in your notebook, you can't get mad." ~ within Chapter 10

MIA AND THE BAD BOY by Lisa Burstein
Posted by From Me to You - Video, Photography, & Book Reviews on Saturday, April 18, 2015
For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Lisa, then please check out her website. For more information about this series check out the The Backstage Pass Series Facebook Page.

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