What would you give up to be with your idol? Your reputation? Your best friend? Your sanity? Addie is a small-town high school senior with a best friend to take care of and college plans to figure out. Jude is a drop-dead-gorgeous British rock star turned actor and one-half of Hollywood's favorite "it" couple alongside his co-star, Lana Thatcher. When the two cross paths at a music festival in Addie's hometown and begin an undercover whirlwind romance, the press becomes vicious, his faux fiancé flames rumors, and Addie must decide if her "dream come true" is worth the nightmare it’s becoming. Fans of GEEKERELLA and IDOL will love this Young Adult Rockstar Romance.
The more time Addie spends with Jude, the more in love with him she falls. He soon becomes the center of her world and it scares her more than anything. Addie doesn't feel like she's good enough to stand at his side, but he believes otherwise. Throughout all of the drama his profession creates, Jude wants to keep Addie at his side and will do just about anything for her.
ADELINE'S ARIA is a sweet contemporary romance with a twist of rock. And Jude. Oh Jude. Let me just say that he will ruin you. He's so sweet that we know it isn't a realistic trait in most relationships, but I still couldn't help myself from swooning. Add in the twist of drama and you've got a pretty decent read. And there's Skylar, Jude's brother. I felt so bad for him yet love the role he played throughout the story. He truly felt like the perfect "brother" character.
Final Verdict: I would recommend this to fans of contemporary romance, rock bands, drama, the perfect boyfriend, sweet reads, and dating a celebrity. ADELINE'S ARIA felt like fanfiction crossed with a YA novel and I devoured it in one sitting.
Addie has an obsession with British rocker Jude, but it's just a fan thing. She's never supposed to actually meet him. When he shows up at a concert that isn't his in her small town, she catches his eye and can't look away. Soon, she's living every girl's fantasy, only fantasy isn't reality. From a co-star he's contractually obligated to fake an impending marriage with to the press who don't know what he sees in this small town nobody, she's in for a world of hurt. She must decide if loving the Jude she knows is worth the hassle of loving the man the world thinks they own.
What I loved:
Addie. Girl's got backbone. I cheered her on every time she stood up for herself and didn't let herself fall too hard. She knew she had to protect herself from the fallout no matter what happened. She also wanted to protect Tabby. Those girls are friendship goals and watching them support each other - even when it was hard - made this book. I also loved Addie's parents and how they treated her like an adult capable of making her own decisions. Plus... Jude's mom and brother. The best.
The story has a hopeful feel even when everything is falling apart because you get the feeling Addie will be okay no matter what happens.
What was just okay:
Jude. I couldn't root for the guy. He lied and went too far, unable to control his anger. There were points I wanted more from him, though we finally did get it near the end- which was brilliantly done by the way, even if it did break my heart.
A worthwhile read about a strong girl discovering that sometimes love isn't enough and finding herself along the way.