Meeting pop sensation Jude Santiago might be the best thing for my singing career. And the worst thing for my heart.
Singing is my life, but no agency will sign me because of my size. They want me to lose weight. Dress differently. Be someone other than my size twenty self.
They want me to be like Jude Santiago with his perfectly fitted jeans and tight t-shirts and completely sell out. There’s no way I’m going down that path, and I tell him so, publicly, on my Youtube channel.
But when it gets back to him, he has an agreement: go on tour with him and see for myself that he’s authentic. If I can’t, he won’t make another album.
This will be the sweetest bet I’ve ever won… Or the biggest, most public heartbreak of the century.
Title: Curvy Girls Can’t Date Rock Stars (The Curvy Girl Club, 2.0, #10)
Author: Kelsie Stelting
Publication Date: February 19, 2022
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
I love a good story with a rockstar! Especially one filled with body positivity and a dramaaaaaaaa.
Here’s a little list of some things I really liked about this book (some of which I will expound upon below):
- Des’ confidence
- concert vibes!!
- both main characters were working through things and bettering themselves
- Mama Santiago
Des is an amazing character! She is confident, strong, and an incredible activist. The whole book I was cheering her on while simultaneously trying to figure out how to channel my inner Des to conquer the world. I’ll forever be sad that she’s not a real person and I will never be able to hear her sing!
I’m sad to report there was a big missed opportunity in this book. There was almost no tension in the relationship between Des and Jude. They were already half in love when the book started and then started dating so quickly that what little tension there was, was all kinda lost. There was never any question as to whether one of them liked the other one romantically and I think that’s a crying shame. I need the tension!
Jude was sweet but almost overly so. He constantly gave Des compliments and whispered sweet nothings and honestly, I needed more. Also, *SPOILERS* Jude was so upset when Des didn’t tell him about Natalie’s threat and it was weird. Almost like he cared more about his career than her. Then again, it would have been weird if he would have been like ‘oh it’s cool that you nearly trashed my career because I want to be with you forever after knowing you for a month.’ Something was just off with the whole issue. I also didn’t love how Des told all these people except him, despite having an NDA. Then when he asked why she didn’t say anything to him but did to everyone else, she said trust…I don’t know. Something was off.
Overall, this was a delightful book that, while missing some things, was a great release by Stelting.
Disclaimer: I voluntarily read and reviewed a gifted and advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.