Author: Rebecca Lewis
Date of Publication: May 1, 2013
Genre: contemporary YA romance; music
Seventeen-year-old Lacey Kind doesn’t have the guts to talk to cute boys, isn’t a size two, and would rather stay home and listen to music than go to a party. But in the summer before her first year of college, she ends up thousands of miles away from home, in the back of a tour bus, underneath the half-naked body of the hottest teen rock star in the country.
When Lacey and her best friend Trina sneak into a Boston nightclub to see their favorite band, they not only get to watch their rock gods perform for the first time, but score a chance to meet the band too. Lacey’s heart races as she comes face-to-face with her idol, nineteen-year-old lead singer, Logan Shire.
The girls charm their way into being hired to sell merchandise on Lansdowne’s first summer tour. As “merch girls” Lacey and Trina quickly find themselves transported from their ordinary, suburban life to an exhilarating few months on the road. But they soon realize that life on the road isn’t always a smooth ride...
I turned my head to find who the voice belonged to and my body instantly froze. It was Logan Shire, and he was walking straight towards us. Even though I’d just seen him on stage, it was entirely different to see him up close. He looked too perfect; like there was absolutely no way he was part of the same species all the other males on this planet were part of. His long, shiny, dirty blonde hair was impeccably tousled, and his eyes were so bright blue that I could see them glisten, even in the dark. He wore tight, deep blue jeans and a snug black t-shirt. He was thin, but I could see the outlines of defined muscles on his chest and upper arms. He’d appeared in the majority of my dreams during the past few months, and now I was finally seeing him in the flesh.
My Review: ***** 5 stars
First off, I read this book in less than a day. It literally took me two hours to read it. Merch Girl pulled me in and I fell in love with Logan Shire. Lacey is so lucky that she got to meet her favorite band and Logan, but then to be able to tour with them, is awesome. But of course, Trina can't act like the super fan she is. As much as she wants to, she has to act normal. And that is how she gets close to Logan. But then it is spilled about her being a fan. I wanted to yell at Logan and Griffin for being so stupid at this point. Lacey and Trina get blamed for not telling them and almost get fired from their job selling merchandise for the band. But the ending is awesome. I won't say anything more, so I don't ruin it for those who haven't read it. :)
Goodreads link: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17703969-merch-girl
About Rebecca Lewis
Rebecca Lewis is the author of the Young Adult novel, Merch Girl, and a lover of all things music! She's been writing stories since middle school and penned her first fanfic about a semi-popular boyband in 1997. Her passion for music and writing brought her to Boston University, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the College of Communication. During her college career, she interned for various record labels in Boston and New York City, sold merch for local bands, worked at record stores, and did a whole lot of grassroots marketing. She currently resides in Florida with her husband and puppy.
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