Anya And The Shy Guy By Suze Winegardner Review
What I Thought
This is the second book I have read in the series, (these books can be read as standalone) and I have to say, I enjoyed this so much more than the first one I read! (I still think Mia And The Bad Boy was a fun read by the way 😉 )
Anya Anderson is a teen, homeless since she was fifteen, who has landed a job as a reporter for two weeks folowing Seconds To Juliet on tour to interview/dig up dirt on Will Fray, the ‘shy guy’ of the band. Anya knows that the more jucier the dirt she digs up on Will, the more money she will receive. Anya wants to go to college and help Jude, a war veteran that helped her survive whilst on the streets. Anya’s problem…….The magazine that hired her, after publishing two previous articles she sent them, have assumed she is a married lady with children, not a seventeen year old teen without even a permanent address. She desperately needs this money from the job though, so can’t risk them finding out the truth.
Will Fray is currently in rehab after being injured during a performance. Due to the injury, his manager, LJ, plied him with pain pills to help him perform and he became addicted. In order to not breach his contract and cost his family millions, his identical twin brother, Matt, has stepped into his shoes. Even the band, minus Trevin, are oblivious to the swap. Slight problem for Matt…….he’s not really a ‘shy guy’. Matt has to learn all the bands songs and dance moves to keep everyone convinced.
“What I need is for you to stop singing ‘I’ll wash your back’ when it should be ‘I’ll watch your back’. You might not think anyone can hear you, but I can hear you, and you can bet your ass that LJ can hear you to. ” Matt leaned against the counter. HUH. “Well that certainly makes more sense given the rest of the lyrics.” He pulled open a drawer and dug out the song book Will had written for him. Bastard. “Sorry dude, the little bastard wrote ‘I’ll wash your back’ ” He always did love teasing me.
LJ the bands manager seems to be a little suspicious of Matt’s behaviour as Will, so when he finds out Anya has been assigned to follow him for two weeks, he starts to feel the pressure. He is advised to turn on the charm and get Anya to like him.
Anya didn’t expect the enormity of a tour. Within a few days she has enjoyed her first concert, made her first female friend in years, laughed again and had her first ever kiss.
So…….Will Matt and Anya each be able to keep their secrets, or will they discover each others truths? Could there be trouble ahead for Seconds To Juliet? Will Anya ever get off the streets? Who knows! Well yes, ok, I do, but I’m not telling 🙂
Anya And The Shy Guy is a fun, young adult read. I thought it had some comedy factor throughout, like with the quote above. That really had me in stitches. I did slightly feel the first half of the book was a slow build up to the second half, which then was finished in the blink of an eye. The book is written fluently in both Anya and Matt’s point of view. The writing style is descriptive and helps create imagery whilst reading. It stays within the young adult genre, just ha ha, 🙂 , due to some breathtaking kisses under the stars. The building romance between Anya and Matt is adorable and totally puts a smile on your face! Definitely a book that will lighten your mood, and the ending…….LOVED IT…….Totally had me happy crying.
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