16 June 2015

Review #247: Daisy and the Front Man (Backstage Pass #3) by Rebekah L. Purdy



My rating: 3 of 5 stars


“If you spend your time hoping someone will suffer the consequences for what they did to your heart, then you're allowing them to hurt you a second time in your mind.” 


---- Shannon L. Alder



Rebekah L. Purdy, an American author, pens her third book in the Backstage Pass series which follows a boy band and their love conquests. Daisy and the Front Man, the third book, centers around a teenage girl who was stood up and left humiliated by the front man of the famous boy band, but now it is summer and the teenager is heel bound to get a revenge on this hot-to-handle front man, who is equally chalking up a plan to make her fall for him fast and hard.




Synopsis:

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 band-mates 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…



Since this is the third part in the Backstage Pass series, it doesn't necessarily require to read the first two books in this series to understand the plot hence, it can be read as a pure standalone, and if you're a die-hard YA fan and love to read about cheesy young love stories, then this book perfectly fits the bill for you. Unfortunately, I'm pass that age to enjoy these young cheesy no fuss love affairs, still, I enjoyed reading this quick and easy story.

Trevin Jacobs, the front man of the popular and hottest boy-band, Seconds 2 Juliet and each book features the love story of the each member's conquest to finding their own Juliet. This time, the leading man, Trevin is pitching for their fearless body-guard's hottest and prettiest daughter, Daisy. Little did he knew that he was the one who stood her up in her homecoming dance in front of her whole school and media, but the worst part of the humiliation was that she was left disgraced right in the begining of the high school year. But now it is summer and her father wants her to tag along with him to the Second 2 Juliet's tour, Daisy makes up her mind to take a sweet revenge on Trevin, whereas Trevin is trying to make Daisy fall for him.


The writing style is good but I believe the author had lot of opportunity to develop her plot with a strong foundation instead of making it circle like a bad karma. The narrative style is kept very realistic and that is the one thing which captured by attention, since the author have successfully arrested the voices of young teenagers whose love is in peril, especially of Daisy's, who doesn't feel the need to tell Trevin, why she hates him so much.

The pace is really fast and like I already told you, the book had lot of moments to grow out of the same thing which could have made the book even more interesting. There was very little character development only in case of Daisy who gradually learns to trust Trevin with all his flaws and shortcomings. The rest of the characters are all very fun to read about, which are I guess pretty realistic enough to make us believe that these kind of hot and perfect characters actually exist in real world.

The chemistry between Daisy and Trevin is sweet and cute which then embarks a road to become lusty and passionate, but the journey depicted in the book by the author is very striking with lots of compassion and emotions. Although this book doesn't necessarily revolve around Daisy and Trevin's love affair, but it also addresses quite a lot of teenage issues like divorced parents, spending time with one parent, humiliation, bullying etc, which the author have vividly and sensitively portrayed.

Verdict: YA realistic and contemporary fiction lovers will love to read this story.

Courtesy: I received this book for a blog tour. 
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Author Info:

Rebekah was born and raised in Michigan where she spent many late nights armed with a good book and a flashlight. She’s lived in Michigan most of her life other than the few years she spent in the U.S. Army. At which time she got a chance to experience Missouri, Kansas, South Carolina, and California. Rebekah has a business degree from University of Phoenix and currently works full time for the court system. In her free time she writes YA stories, anything from YA Fantasy to YA Contemporary Romance. Rebekah also has a big family (6 kids) she likes to consider her family as the modern day Brady Bunch complete with crazy road trips and game nights. When not hiding at her computer, Rebekah enjoys reading, singing, soccer, swimming, football, camping, playing video games, traveling, and hanging out with her family and gazillion pets.

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5 comments:

  1. This sounds a really fun read. I'm glad that it can be read as a standalone. Great review :)

    Aeriko @ http://thereadingarmchair.blogspot.com

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  2. I have heard of this author before! I am glad you enjoyed her book fairly well, although this doesn't seem like one of the best. I think I might pass here, but good review nonetheless!

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