Thursday, April 16, 2015

Book Review: "Aimee and the Heartthrob" (Ophelia London)

What could possibly be better than having grown up tagging along after a boy who is now a member of the hottest boy band (Seconds to Juliet) in the country?

What about joining him (vicariously, perhaps) on tour?

Aimee Bingham is tired of being known only as her brother Nick's little sister, especially to Miles Carlisle, on whom she's always had a tremendous crush. Now that Miles is super-famous, Nick (as his best friend) is working on the tour, and Aimee's parents send her along for a two-week stint. She's determined that her crush on Miles is absolutely over.

Until she runs into him in person and he takes notice of her. He's still as hot and attractive as ever, and try as she might, her crush reawakens.

Miles would never have picked little Aimee Bingham out of a crowd or a lineup as his best friend's annoying little sister, the one who followed the boys around as they were growing up. Now, she's turned into a beauty ... one that Nick forbids Miles to get involved with.

How long will Miles be able to conceal his growing attraction for his best friend's little sister?

Entangled Publishing's Teen Crush imprint presents just-published Aimee and the Heartthrob, a sweet, sexy teen romance story by Ophelia London.

Aimee is a wholly believable teen girl, both exhilarated by her crush on Miles and mortified by its intensity. Her relationship with her brother Nick, her protector and defender (even when she hasn't asked for his interference ... er ... help), is refreshingly close and endearing, making the importance of family one of the more powerful themes in the book.

Other themes organic to the story line include peer pressure, attraction, love, romance, misunderstanding, betrayal, coming-of-age, and innocence, all neatly intertwined among the respective characters and their interests, personalities, motives, dreams, and desires.

Miles is a fascinating character whose presence in the story provides an intriguing glimpse into the chaotic, stressful, exciting life that a rising young star experiences on his (or her) way to the top. His camaraderie with his band mates and his best friend Nick rounds him out where he might otherwise have come across as a distant, talented musician with nothing but the tour to live for.

The heat level on this teen romance is appropriately sweet rather than scintillating. Readers will certainly feel the attraction between Miles and Aimee, but there is nothing graphic or lewd about what amounts to a charming young-love romance.

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Author: Ophelia London
Title: Aimee and the Heartthrob
ISBN: 978-1-63375-255-9
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Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this work from the publisher via Net Galley in exchange for an honest, though not necessarily positive, review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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