Miles Carlisle is every teen girl’s fantasy. His rugged good looks and exotic British accent have helped catapult his boy band, Seconds to Juliet, to super-stardom. But after two disastrous and very public breakups, Miles isn’t interested in dating just any girl; he wants The One. And the only girl he’s interested in is not only his best friend’s little sister – and off-limits – but won’t even give him the time of day…
As a kid, Aimee Bingham had a huge thing for Miles…until he made fun of her for always tagging along. Now that she’s outgrown both him and her pigtails, the prospect of spending two weeks on tour with the childhood crush who broke her heart isn’t exactly enticing. Except now Miles seems interested. Very interested. And no matter how hard Aimee tries to resist him, her crush is definitely making a comeback. But everyone knows that falling for a heartthrob is a backstage pass to heartbreak…
Miss Riki’s Review:
When I first head about this series- the Backstage Pass series from Entangled Publishing’s Crush Crave line, I got very excited. I’m not going to lie- I like me some boy bands, and having an entire book series dedicated to them makes me a very happy reader. This was the first book released in the series (each one written by a different author) and man, does it set the bar high! Ophelia London jumped right into the world of a touring boy band and brought us amazing teen characters who simply come to life on the page.
I loved Aimee. She wants anything but to be stuck on tour with this boy that she crushed on for years and ultimately was humiliated by. She’s tired of being the little sister who tags along and would rather be just about anywhere but ding it again for the summer. But- how can any girl resist the adorable Miles Carlisle? And when it becomes clear that Aimee’s all grown up and the dynamics between them are so, so different than they used to be, things get interesting.
I am entirely too old to be crushing on a seventeen-year-old lead singer in a boy band, but I’m not letting that stop me. There’s more to Miles than brooding good looks and a sexy British accent. (Yeah- a British accent. SWOON.) He’s got a backstory that will break your heart and he’s trying everything he can to be a better man. The touring life is hard, and I loved seeing him fall into something more relaxed when he’s with Aimee. They are absolutely adorable together.
Readers will fall in love with this couple and every swoon-worthy moment between them. The book is fast paced and fraught with conflict that kept me turning pages right up until the adorable final pages.
I’ll definitely be reading the rest of this series as it comes out. There’s even a Facebook page for the Backstage Pass series, if you’re interested in catching up on all of the news and bonus content from the authors. Check it out!