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Jesse's Girl (Hundred Oaks)
Practice Makes Perfect.
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?

I've been a huge fan of the Hundred Oaks series since the beginning. If I had to pick a favorite couple, I’d have to say Sam and Jordan (although Jeremiah and Annie are a very close second), so I was extremely excited to read a book featuring Sam’s younger sister, Maya! I loved the music elements of Jesse’s Girl and it cemented its place as one of my top two favorites from the Hundred Oaks series.

Maya wants to be an artist and through her school, she gets the chance to shadow Jesse, a teen country artist. Jesse didn’t exactly have the best first impression on Maya and I loved their dynamic. Jesse isn’t made out to be a perfect person, and Maya isn’t entirely starstruck by his presence either. I’ve always loved musical elements in books, and the way music played a role in Jesse’s Girl was great! Maya is dealing with no longer having a place in her band, and therefore attempting to do it on her own. I found Maya to be a pretty awesome character.

I thought this novel did such a great job at depicting someone who had to spend his teenage years being under the public eye and how it shaped him. Maya wasn’t exactly impressed with Jesse and yet she respected him, and grew to like him (and then possibly more ;). This book was told over a shorter period of time than I thought it would be, but I still enjoyed it! Jesse and Maya’s relationship was cute, and although I thought certain conflicts in their relationship were kind of dumb, I could understand where they were coming from.

As previously mentioned, Sam and Jordan are my favorite couple in the Hundred Oaks series. Therefore, I loved all of the appearances they made in this one! Sam and Jordan are as hilarious as ever and I was so happy to get a glimpse of them :) 

Jesse’s Girl is such an amazing novel and I’d give it 4.5 out of 5 flowers. If you haven’t yet started this series, you definitely should! :) 

*Also, the Breathe, Annie, Breathe hardcover is currently only $7.21 on Amazon. It’s an incredible story (tied with Jesse’s Girl in my opinion)! 


  1. I'm glad to see you liked this one! I was part of the blog tour for this one too and I loved it. I have yet to read the Hundred Oaks other books, so I'll have to check out Breathe Annie Breathe since it's so cheap right now!
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  2. Catching Jordan is my favorite of the series and I loved all their cameos in this and of course, Maya and Jesse's story as well
    Wonderful review and I'm glad you liked this!

  3. Great review! This one was definitely my least favorite in this series but the series is so good that it was still a great book! It was definitely fun to catch up with Sam and Jordan!


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