Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Blog Tour: Jesse's Girl by Miranda Kenneally


Hi all, today as part of the Jesse's Girl Blog Tour by Miranda Kenneally hosted by Xpresso Book Tours, I get to share my wonderful review with you of this great book. But first here's a bit about the book. 


Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Publication Date: July 7th 2015 
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?
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I adore how Kenneally is always able to make me change my opinion about a character she creates. I of course went in to Jesse’s Girl expecting to be wooed off my feet by Jesse in this book, but instead I found myself really miffed by his behaviour. I couldn’t understand that being in the spot light 24/7 and as famous as Jesse at such a young age makes you a vulnerable person that you have to keep your guard up. But when a person like Maya comes along and is given the chance to shadow you at least try and be polite. I was glad that Maya wasn’t one of those push over girls, but took Jesse’s mood swings in her stride. Even though Maya wasn’t a fan of Jesse, if a famous person had spoken to me in that way on our first meeting, I probably would have fled in tears. Jesse’s first appearance aside, I liked the concept that Kenneally gives us in Jesse’s Girl, Jesse and Maya are two very opposite sort of people and so having to work with one another for the day made them both see things a whole lot differently, (especially me! Where did this new Jesse come from?).

On the day Maya was set up to shadow Jesse was the highlight of this book for me. There was so much that Jesse and Maya were able to try out that neither of them had done before, that it made me wish that I could have one of these days full with laughter and fun for myself. And because this day was so ram packed with so much going on, and because of the relationship that was formed because of it made me feel as if this adventurous day took place over a few days instead. It was good seeing Jesse open up a bit more and let down his hair and although he didn’t feel he could fully trust Maya completely (which I understood after what he had been through) I liked that he went out all there to make the most of this day and give Maya a day she wouldn’t forget.

I really enjoyed seeing Maya and Jesse’s relationship unfold, with a lot of barriers along the way you never really knew which way things would go. But I appreciated this cute story that Kenneally gave us. What I think I was happier about was the appearance of one of my all time favourite characters. I always love going back to characters and finding out what’s going on with their lives again. This character had not changed one bit, but I loved him for his over protectiveness, his nature to want to achieve things by himself and not rely on others and for being the loveable character he always is.

Jesse’s Girl was a really unexpected sort of read for me, but one I still thoroughly enjoyed nevertheless. Kenneally was once again able to easily lure you into her stories with her gorgeous writing that you never want to leave her stories or characters! I can’t wait to meet more wonderful characters along the way!.



AUTHOR BIO: Growing up in Tennessee, Miranda Kenneally dreamed of becoming an Atlanta Brave, a country singer (cliché!), or a UN interpreter. Instead she writes, and works for the State Department in Washington, D.C., where George W. Bush once used her shoulder as an armrest. Miranda loves Twitter, Star Trek and her husband.





15 comments:

  1. I love it when knowing someone's history of motive etc can really change your opinion of their whole character. This one sounds like another winner in this series - I've loved every book so far! Great review, Jasprit! :)

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  2. Aww! I'm sad that you didn't love this one a bit more, but I can see where you're coming from. I wasn't as bothered with Jesse's behavior at first because he did eventually grow on me and on Maya, but I can see how that miffed you. I loved the day they spent together too and wish I could spend a fun sounding day like that! :)
    Lovely review, Jasprit!

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  3. "I was glad that Maya wasn’t one of those push over girls, but took Jesse’s mood swings in her stride."

    I like her already Jasprit! I think Jesse's hot and cold act will be a little frustrating in the beginning, but I can deal with it if Maya handles it well. So looking forward to reading this, I've read nothing but amazing things!

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  4. Seeing their relationship unfold does sound great

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  5. I totally agree with your thoughts, Jasprit! It was surprising for me too, in a good way. :) The romance (while maybe a bit too quick for me) was genuine, and I could really feel the chemistry between the two. Maya's strength definitely earned her some fab-heroine bonus points!

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  6. Jesse's Girl is quite popular! I can't wait to delve into it myself :)

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  7. First time hearing about this book. But it sounds really good. So glad that Maya isn't a girl who is a pushover. This definitely sounds like a book I'd like. Great review and thanks for sharing! :)

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  8. I liked this one, but I thought it was the weakest of the series. I didn't really tackle any tough topics that I am used to with this author.

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  9. Lovely review, lady! This book was such a JOY to read. It seriously made me so, so happy. And I agree - I wish I could have a day just like that too, especially if it included a cute country singer. :)
    I can't wait to see what characters Miranda comes up with next!

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  10. I sang that Rick Springfield song the whole time I was reading it, though. Adored it but...dreadful earworm after a couple of hours.

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  11. Nick sent me here :)
    I read this one last week and it wasn't my favorite (that honor still goes to Catching Jordan) I still really liked it. It was just very cute.

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  12. It must be awesome to see a favorite character do a cameo appearance in another book :D I totally get that ecstatic feeling of knowing they are alive and well and happy and their lives are still ongoing even if it's not the focus anymore. I only read this author's CATCHING JORDAN, but I loved what I read so I am definitely going to read more from her. I'm pretty sure the male love interest here will piss me off at first, but here's to hoping he grows on me!

    Faye at The Social Potato

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  13. Stunning post Jasprit :D I'm glad you liked this one. <3 I think it seems cute, but not for me, hih :) Thank you for sharing your thoughts about it sweetie. <3

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  14. I think you might have liked this one much more then me, Maya annoyed me sometimes but the romance was cutesy overall. I liked the author's other books better especially Breathe, Annie, Breathe. I'm glad you could enjoy this one as well :) <3 Benish | Feminist Reflections

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  15. Wonderful review, Jasprit! I need to start this series, looks like it’s my chance since romance with celebrity is one of my favorite tropes.

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