Everyone at Hundred Oaks High knows that career mentoring day is a joke. So when Maya Henry said she wanted to be a rock star, she never imagined she’d get to shadow *the* Jesse Scott, Nashville’s teen idol.
But spending the day with Jesse is far from a dream come true. He’s as gorgeous as his music, but seeing all that he’s accomplished is just a reminder of everything Maya’s lost: her trust, her boyfriend, their band, and any chance to play the music she craves. Not to mention that Jesse’s pushy and opinionated. He made it on his own, and he thinks Maya’s playing back up to other people’s dreams. Does she have what it takes to follow her heart—and go solo?
This book starts out with Maya, a senior in high school who’s dream is to play music professionally. When her school arranges a career day, she’s surprised to find herself shadowing Jesse Scott, a beloved and talented country star. After a rocky start, since Jesse didn’t want her shadowing him, they learn to get along.
The day Maya actually shadows Jesse is when, in my opinion, the book gets really good. Honestly their relationship is cute as fuck. Maya is such a sweetheart who dresses like people from the eighties. I admired her passion for music and the way she didn’t want to use Jesse to further her music career.
Maya’s family is anoher thing I loved about this book, especially Sam (yes, the Sam from Catching Jordan!!) Maya’s family plays a huge role in this book and I loved it. Her family is so supportive, and Sam’s over protectiveness was absolutely adorable.
One last thing I loved was how the author handled sex in Jesse’s Girl. I thought it was handled so well, just like her other books.
While this book is a part of the Hundred Oaks series, it can be read as a standalone. If you haven’t read any of the authors books I highly recommend you give them a try and if you have read any of Kenneally’s books you will not be disappointed by Jesse’s Girl.