Series: Backstage Pass #5
Published by Entangled Teen on November 16, 2015
He's cute. He's famous. And he could ruin everything...
Every member of Seconds to Juliet has a girlfriend-except for Nathan Strong. Now the band's manager is leaning hard on "The Cute One" to play the role of the band's heartthrob. With the band's sales in decline, it's up to Nathan to keep the fans' fantasy alive.
The plan is to stage a fake relationship and a fake breakup, and then let the fans fight to be the one to mend Nathan's broken heart. Just one problem. There's another girl in the picture-one Nathan can't stay away from. In private, Nathan's stealing kisses with the band's new opening act, Abby Curtis.
If they're caught, no one wins. Abby will be fired, and the band might not recover the success they need to survive. But even with the pressure mounting, Nathan and Abby can't stop themselves from stealing one more touch, one more kiss. And it's only a matter of time before it all falls apart.
This Entangled Teen Crush book is as forbidden as the secret romance it contains! It has hot kisses, graphic language, and extreme misbehaving. DO NOT GET CAUGHT WITH THIS BOOK…unless you want everyone to know you believe in true love.
Abby Curtis is living the dream. As Second to Juliet’s new opening act, she is surrounded by her favorite band while making a name for herself. On the night before tryouts, she meets Nathan Strong, the only eligible bachelor left in S2J. Nathan is being pressured to do whatever his manager says, who thinks he knows what’s best. The two singers try to deny their mutual attraction but continue to find themselves drawn together.
This cannot be the last one!? Please, tell me this isn’t the last one in the Backstage Pass series! After having a small funeral for this series, I cracked open my Kindle and began reading my copy, which I received via NetGalley from Entangled Teen. I started this series out with NetGalley, so it’s almost perfect that I finished it the same way. Abby and the Cute One put up a valiant fight for my favorite one in the series, but each guy’s story is so different that I don’t think I could pick my favorite. However, there is something about Nathan Strong, also known as the Cute One in S2J, that can’t be denied.
For those who have already become fans of this series, of this fictitious band, you know how it works. Each book was written by a different author and focused on a different member of the band. I’ve loved my journey with all of the boys and enjoyed watching them fall in love and sing their way to the top.
Abby was a little different than the other girls because she was part of the show. As their newest opening act, she was literally front and center for all of the S2J action. Since the catastrophe with Miles and the old opening act’s lead singer, their manager, LJ, had made a rule: the boys weren’t allowed to date the other acts. Abby was spunky and talented, and everything that Nathan could have possibly wanted and everything that he couldn’t have. The fact that their relationship could have ended the band added more stress to the novel. There wasn’t a misunderstanding that kept them apart—that belonged to everything that brought them together. They had so many wonderful stolen moments, and each one will make you fall for the youngest band member in the group.
Nathan finally got his own book! He was the one that slowly came into his own throughout the series, the one that we learned something new about in the background of it all. By the time I reached his book, I felt like I already knew so much about him that it came naturally that I would fall in love with him. To be the youngest member of the band, he sure did a lot of growing up in this installment. He started to get a mind of his own and become a new band member that I could only swoon over.
The only problem that I had with the book is that I didn’t get to see as much of the other girls. Their presence was discussed a few times, but they were never there. Throughout this series, that is a common thing. Aimee, Mia, and Daisy (Anya didn’t actually fall for the Shy Guy, but that’s another book (another review)) were mentioned when they joined the band on tour, but they weren’t a large part. After reading each of their stories, I would have loved to have a few sentences here and there, but the authors of every book in this series did a good job of keeping it restricted to each guy’s girl.
This is the last leg of the journey on Second to Juliet’s American Tour (does that give us hope for more?). Unfortunately, I think this is the last happy ending that we might get, but not without a little tension along the way. Abby and the Cute One is a wonderful conclusion that will leave your heart pumping with excitement—you’ll be wishing to be on tour!