Saturday, April 11, 2015

Aimee and the Heartthrob by Ophelia London
Title: Aimee and the Heartthrob 
Author: Ophelia London
Publisher: Entangled Crush
Publication date: April 14, 2015
Pages: 223
Rating: 2/5 stars  
Received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.  

He never noticed her before, but now she's all he can see…
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 mak & ing a comeback.

But everyone knows that falling for a heartthrob is a backstage pass to heartbreak… 

Lemme be honest. I was not going to read this because I've read too many books with the same plot. Girl gets to hang out with a boyband, and that boyband has a member whom she's loved for so long? Anyone can tell where this is going. Clearly they're going to hook up and something's going to destroy their fairytale relationship, that "something" being related to suspicions that the girl was just using Mr. Heartthrob for fame.
But you know what? I gave it the benefit of the doubt. Maybe this book had something different. I mean, it did give a warning about mild sexual themes that you rarely see on most YA romance books. I hoped that was enough to turn this into something different.
In the end? I was disappointed.

From the moment I started reading, I could tell where things were going. Maybe it was because I'd read too many books of the same plot, but I think it was just sprinkled with too many cliches. Each page made me feel like I was swimming across a river of thick teenage cheesiness. It was too predictable, and the way Aimee and Miles kept saying to themselves that they would just be friends was so annoying. You ain't fooling anyone, Aimee and Miles. It's bound to happen.

Aimee was not appealing to me. I didn't feel any connection to her at all. I wanted to get to know Aimee and feel like we were friends in real life. Instead, I just felt like I was reading something about this person whom I didn't even find interesting. Miles also claimed the title of Cliche Band Member Who is Actually Still Humble and Down-to-Earth. Aw, how cute. If only the plot was as great as you, Miles.

I found myself quickly bored with the story. I could literally tell what was going to happen next. And when (SPOILER) Miles found that blog of Aimee's, thus starting the downhill slide of their relationship? Eh.

At that point, I was just waiting for it to be over. 

Sorry. Maybe I've just run out of tolerance for this kind of story. Aimee and the Heartthrob is the kind of book I'd recommend for teenage girls and those who absolutely adore YA Romance. It's a cute read and its writing is pretty great; hence the 2 stars. I wouldn't call it really bad because some people might enjoy it. 

So if you haven't read too many books of the same plot, go ahead. You might enjoy it.


  1. Lol!! I will probably skip this one because I have read many books like this before. Lol! Sorry you didn't like it, Gail!

    Pearl @ AsteriskPearl's Book Blog

    1. Haha, I guess not all books are for everyone!