Tuesday, June 16, 2015

ARC REVIEW: Daisy and the Front Man (Backstage Pass #3) by Rebekah L. Purdy

Title: Daisy and the Front Man
Series: Backstage Pass #3
Author: Rebekah L. Purdy
Publisher: Entangled Crush
Published: June 16th 2015
Format: eARC | Pages: 323
Genres: YA, Contemporary, Romance
Source: Publisher
★★★ (3/5) Stars!

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Hell hath no fury like a fangirl scorned…

When Daisy Morris finds out she’s spending the summer with her dad, bodyguard for Seconds to Juliet—the hottest boy band around—she knows it couldn't be more perfect. But not because she’s a fan. Oh, no. Because ever since front man Trevin Jacobs completely humiliated her by standing her up for homecoming, Daisy is out for a little revenge. Yup, Trevin Jacobs is goin' down...

When one of his bandmates bets Trevin he can't make Daisy—the gorgeous but surprisingly ice-cold daughter of their bodyguard—fall in love with him, it’s a bet he can’t resist. Sure, Daisy won’t give him the time of day for reasons he can't understand, and her dad’s hell-bent against his little girl spending time with a superstar. But the terms are set, and Trevin is determined to make Daisy fall…hard.

But every front man should know never to trust a girl with a pretty face…

This Entangled Teen Crush book contains adult language, sexual situations, and seriously hot boys. It may cause swoony daydreams involving a certain super-cute front man.

I received a copy of this book, from the publisher, in exchange for an honest review. In no way did this sway either my review or my rating!

I've had a very love/hate type of experience with this book and I'm pretty conflicted on how I feel about it now that I've finished. On one hand it made me laugh, swoon and even tear up a bit. Yet on the other hand, well if I'm being honest, I wasn't feeling it and had moments that I wasn't sure I wanted to go on. I fell head over heels in love with the first two books in this series. But that's the problem when you have multiple authors contributing to a single series. Sometimes it works very well and others it kind of doesn't. Everyone has their own style and so there's that chance of a lack of consistency. So while the first two books were seamless and perfect and they flowed together as if they were coming from the same person, this one was more like a loose annoying thread that you tug and tug on until you realize it's come free and started to unravel and come apart from the rest.

I took major issue with two events in the very beginning of this book and it really set this negative tone over the rest of my reading experience that I just couldn't shake. First of all for all people concerned in this story, Trevin Jacobs basically humiliates Daisy in the prologue by standing her up for homecoming. It's very public. We're talking news and everything. And yet as the actual chapters start her mother tells her she's taking off to Italy with her boyfriend for a few months and she was going to be spending the summer with her dad. Which ties into my second issue with the book...

Conveniently, Daisy's dad just so happens to be the bodyguard for Seconds to Juliet. Really? First, what mother in their right mind would send their teenage daughter off to tour with a band after one of it's members broke her heart basically for the entire world to see? I just do not buy into that at all. But even more perplexing was the fact that her bodyguard absentee father would not only be okay with it but he actually says the line, "You'll be living every girl's dream this summer." As he's leading her over to the tour buses to meet the guys. *Crickets* It was all just way too convenient. Way too easily fit into place. Girl gets humiliated wants revenge and the opportunity is just handed to her to have access to seeking it.

Rough start? Yeah. You could say that.

Like I said though it wasn't all bad. There were moments when I was cracking up from all the banter. Not just between Daisy and Trevin but with the rest of the guys too. So it had its moments that had me really pulled in.

So what kept me reading?

I think what I actually liked most about this book was the fact that we finally get more of Will and Nathan. The two guys who up until now haven't really made appearances in the books. In Daisy and the Front Man though, both Will and Nathan seem to form a real bond with Daisy and so you get to actually see them really interact with not only Daisy but the rest of the guys from S2J as well. Now my thoughts are more like I'm looking forward to Will and Nathan's books as opposed to what I had been thinking which was to refer to them as those other two guys in the band. Sorry Will and Nathan!

And when I gave it a chance the relationship between Daisy and Trevin was pretty sweet, when it wasn't frustrating and way too easy and convenient.

In the end I'm glad I made it all the way through because it did have it's moments. I think I've just been so excited for Trevin's book because I've really liked him up to this point. So when it started off so rough for me it was hard to shake that disappointing feeling. I wanted so much more for him because he's like the S2J glue and a really great character. This just wasn't that more that I wanted. Hopefully I'll have better luck with the last 2 guys books.

Thanks to Entangled Publishing for the opportunity to read and review this book!!

1 comment:

  1. I have to say that I had a rough start with the first to begin with... :/ so that's too bad that those events happened in the beginning! I agree -- way too convenient! but it does sound cute. I just don't think I'll be continuing the series :/