Anya and the Shy Guy by Suze Winegardner (ARC)

anya and the shy guy

Title: Anya and the Shy Guy (Backstage Pass, #4)
Author: Suze Winegardner
Publication Date: July 14th 2015 by Entangled Crush
Rating: ★★★
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It’s always the quiet ones…

Anya Anderson doesn’t just need a big break, she needs any break. Living on the streets doesn’t leave a girl many options, so when she scores a gig reporting on the Seconds to Juliet tour, she jumps at the chance to earn enough money to sleep somewhere safe. And the paycheck will get bigger—and keep her off the streets for good—if she can dig up dirt on Will Fray, the irritatingly hot “shy guy” of the band.

Problem is, Will Fray isn’t who everyone thinks he is. In fact, he’s not Will at all. Matt, Will’s identical twin, is actually the guy onstage, reluctantly covering for his brother while he’s in rehab. To make matters worse, Matt’s being shadowed by a cute reporter with troubled eyes determined to get the scoop. On him. And he’s having trouble finding the willpower to keep his distance…

But if the secret gets out, it won’t just be his head on a platter—it’ll be the whole band’s.

This Entangled Teen Crush book contains steamy make out scenes, graphic language, and a love story so hot your copy may spontaneously burst into flames. You’ve been warned.

Anya and the Shy Guy was such an interesting and fun read! The synopsis was really catchy so I grabbed the opportunity to read it. I kind of love this Twin-Switch Trope, it’s really entertaining for me!

This book was all sorts of fun. I have to admit that I don’t usually listen to pop and I hate overrated boybands so I sort of didn’t like the general feel of Seconds To Juliet, even though I don’t really know if they’re a legit band or a boyband. They have this One Direction feel to me, and I don’t like One Direction. The thing though, I haven’t read the first three books. I had no idea that this book was part of a series!!! I have to work my way backwards haha!

Which brings me to the characters. Anya is a journalist and she got a big scoop when she got the chance to spend sometime with Seconds to Juliet on tour, especially with Will Fray, the shy member of the band. Anya’s character is pretty awesome. I like her vibe and her personality, how strong it is. Will is really adorable and a bit quirky. I had no problem with these two, but the other characters, that’s a different story.

“Her eyes fluttered closed, and he kissed her. Because he could. Because there was no way he couldn’t.”

I felt like the other characters were deprived of exposure, like they’re pretty much extras and were only given some share of the spotlight towards the resolution of the conflict. I love books that have a great balance between character interactions. Sadly, this book isn’t one of those. Anyway, I’m hoping to get more insight about the other characters and their personality by checking out the other books from this series.

The story was fast-paced. I got a little confused with the voices in the story though, sometimes I couldn’t quite distinguish the character’s thoughts. I was looking forward to the reveal, you know when Anya learns that Will is really Matt, and I was very surprised because I love the way the conflict was presented. It was a bit heartwrenching, and I loved it.

Overall, this book is a light, heartfelt, fun and a swoony read. I’m definitely going to be on the lookout if there’s going to be a next one. For now, I have to go read the first ones from this series.


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A 22 year old bibliophile from the outskirts of Manila, who loves reading books for passion.

4 comments / Add your comment below

    1. I would totally suggest that! If I’d only known that this was acpart of a series, I would’ve read the first ones before this one!

      Hope you enjoy them Kelly! And thanks for dropping by!

    1. I’ve read positive reviews for the other books, so I’m definitely going to look out for them. Thanks, Tiffany!

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