Review // Aimee and the Heartthrob by Ophelia London

Title // Aimee and the Heartthrob
Author // Ophelia London
Pages // 223 pages
Publisher // Entangled: Crush
Series // Backstage Pass, #1
Release Date // April 2015
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He never noticed her before, but now she’s all he can see…

Miles Carlisle is every teen girl’s fantasy. His rugged good looks and exotic British accent have helped catapult his boy band, Seconds to Juliet, to super-stardom. But after two disastrous and very public breakups, Miles isn’t interested in dating just any girl; he wants The One. And the only girl he’s interested in is not only his best friend’s little sister – and off-limits – but won’t even give him the time of day…

As a kid, Aimee Bingham had a huge thing for Miles…until he made fun of her for always tagging along. Now that she’s outgrown both him and her pigtails, the prospect of spending two weeks on tour with the childhood crush who broke her heart isn’t exactly enticing. Except now Miles seems interested. Very interested. And no matter how hard Aimee tries to resist him, her crush is definitely making a comeback. But everyone knows that falling for a heartthrob is a backstage pass to heartbreak…


If you are looking for a simple romance that’ll tug at your heart and warm you right up, then you should completely check out Aimee and the Heartthrob. Easy to read and quick too, the book is a nice little filler to show that romance isn’t dead, and that sometimes childhood crushes blossom into something more.

Aimee had just finished her growth spurt, trading in her colored jeans and kitty sweaters for Taylor Swift-like dresses that made her feel sexy and grown-up. Apparently too grown up for her big brother.

The story of a girl falling in love with her brothers best friend is an old, tired cliche. While Aimee and the Heartthrob is one of those cliche books, it still manages to stay interesting and relevant. Throw in the modern idea of said crush being lead in a boy band, and you have your novel. The plot wasn’t anything extraordinary, but if you’re looking for something familiar then this book is perfect. Sometimes I just need a cute little book to pull my head back into the clouds and to restore my faith in reading. I would completely argue that Aimee and the Heartthrob is a book you should read to spark your love of reading again.

“I don’t know if I’d call it a crush,” he finally said. “It’s more like, I haven’t been able to stop thinking about you for the past five days. When I’m in a band meeting…” He kissed her eyebrow. “When I’m onstage.” He kissed the bridge of her nose. “When I’m trying to bloody fall asleep at night, that’s the worst. And the best.”

Characters in the book are, although I hate to admit it, fairly basic. I’d describe them as 2D, with little depth. But while that might not appeal to many, it suits the book quite nicely. Aimee has always liked Miles and that fact will draw in a lot of readers. I cant speak for every teenage girl, but I know I sure have had times where I’ve has a crush on someone. Sure, they’ve never become famous, but still. Aimee is also living a very cute relationship with Miles, and the chemistry they share is adorable. Because the pace of the book is very quick and upbeat, you manage to fly through the book – something that is refreshing after reading a book for two days, when they usually only take a few hours.

If he couldn’t think of anything on his own, he could quote lines from his favorite Prince song, tell her how his stomach trembled, that she had his butterflies all tied up.

But he just kissed her.

To conclude, Aimee and the Heartthrob is a cute little read to get through fairly quickly. It only earns a 3 out of 5, because while I enjoyed the story, it didn’t really have much depth to it. But the story speed, the gorgeous cover and the series is something I absolutely adore.

3 starsboreder

Still unsure on whether this book is the one for you? Have a look at what other bloggers have to say.

Felicia @ Felicia Sue Lynn Reviews says “I really enjoyed the first 100 pages or so.”

Jennifer @ Fictitious Delicious says “This was the sweetest book I’ve read in a long time!”

Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian says “The romance between Miles and Aimee was great.”

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