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The Heartbreakers – Book Review

The Heartbreakers - Book Review


“When I met Oliver Perry, I had no clue he was the lead singer for The Heartbreakers. And he had no idea that I was the only girl in the world who hated his music.”

Stella will do anything for her sick sister, Cara—even stand in line for an autographed Heartbreakers CD…for four hours. She’s totally winning best birthday gift this year. At least she met a cute boy with soft brown hair and gorgeous blue eyes while getting her caffeine fix. Too bad she’ll never see him again.

Except, Stella’s life has suddenly turned into a cheesy love song. Because Starbucks Boy is Oliver Perry—lead singer for the Heartbreakers. And even after she calls his music crap, Oliver still gives Stella his phone number. And whispers quotes from her favorite Disney movie in her ear. OMG, what is her life?

But how can Stella even think about being with Oliver—dating and laughing and pulling pranks with the band—when her sister could be dying of cancer?


The Heartbreakers was one of those books where when I was reading it, I was constantly smiling at how cute the story was. Not only did I enjoy it, but I actually wanted the book to have the stereotypical happy ending, which isn’t often the case with me, I tend to want more out of the box, unexpected endings.

Throughout the book, Stella, the main character, really develops from a girl who is afraid to try anything new than what she already knows to a girl who is willing to take risks even though she might get hurt in the end. With the help of her brother and sister, she realizes that things are not always going to be exactly the same, that the three of them aren’t always going to be living at home together and that eventually Stella needs to spread her wings and try to fly.

Stella meets the lead singer of The Heartbreakers—basically this book’s version of One Direction—at a Starbucks. If only things like this could actually happen in real life, am I right? But Stella, who hates the band solely on principle, has no clue who he is, and flirts with him because she finds him attractive. Later on, she discovers that the boy she is crushing on is Oliver Perry, the same boy who fronts the band she despises.

As fate would have it, through an interesting series of events, Stella begins working for the band as their photographer and blogger. As time passes, Stella not only becomes more confident in her photography, but she starts to become friends with the guys of the band and realizes that just because they sing “bubblegummy” music doesn’t necessarily mean that that is who they actually are.

I thought that this book was a really entertaining read, and it had me rushing to get through it to see how it was going to end. I love to guess how books are going to end, and while I wasn’t completely right, I did get a lot of the main things down. I was really excited when I discovered that this book is part one of a series, wherein each of the four books will chronicle the story of one of the four guys who make up The Heartbreakers. Needless to say, I am looking forward to reading the rest of them.

I give this book 5/5 stars for being cute and making me not want to put it down.

The Heartbreakers goes on sale August 4. You can preorder it by clicking on the book’s cover image above.

I received this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

By Bailey Riddle

Bailey Riddle is a 22-year-old college student studying Broadcast Electronic Communication Arts at San Francisco State University. She loves all things fandom, and can often be found with her nose in a book. When she isn’t busy with school and being a professional fangirl, she likes to cook food, read, and work on catching up on many hours of sleep.

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