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YOU'D BE MINE

coming April 2, 2019 from Wednesday Books/Macmillan

LOVE ON THE LINE. LIFE ON THE OPEN ROAD.

Seventeen-year-old Annie Mathers is the folksy heiress to a country music dynasty that ended in her parents' tragic deaths five years ago. Since then, she's been hiding on her grandparents' farm where she intends to stay. Indefinitely. That is, until superstar Clay Coolidge shows up on her porch and convinces her to join his summer tour.

At just eighteen, Clay's already made a career out of singing songs about booze and hookups and at this point, it's hard to tell whether life's imitating art or vice versa. Despite filling stadiums, his record label worries country music's most affable bad boy has become a liability. To them, there's a chance sweet Annie could be his salvation, with her wholesome hills music and guileless persona. To salvage his tour, Clay's more than happy to share his stage with her famous last name. 

Soon enough it's clear Annie is a rising star in her own right. Her easy charisma charms every audience along with her frank lyrics and smoky vocals. Meanwhile, Clay is in a spiral of self-destruction after the death of his brother. Over a year of soothing his grief with alcohol and nameless girls has taken it's toll and suddenly he's not sure if a career in country music is what he wants. Maybe all he wants is Annie, who despite everything, has found a way past his careful barriers.

If there's one part of fame Annie wants nothing to do with, however, it's a high-profile relationship. She had a front row seat to the volatile marriage and deaths of her celebrity parents and isn't interested in repeating history. If only she could convince her heart that Clay, with his whiskey tenor and painful past isn't worth the risk. 

Preorder YOU'D BE MINE https://read.macmillan.com/lp/youd-be-mine/