Review: Daisy and the Front Man by Rebekah L Purdy

Daisy and the Front Man

Backstage Pass Series

Book Three

Rebekah L. Purdy

232 pages

Released: 6/16/2015


Publisher: Entangled Publishing | Imprint: Crush
Genre: Teen/YA | YA Contemporary | YA Romance
Series: Backstage Pass | Format: E-Book | Source: Purchase


Hell hath no fury like a fangirl scorned…

DaisyAndTheFrontMan_FC (1)When Daisy Morris finds out she’s spending the summer with her dad, bodyguard for Seconds to Juliet – the hottest boy band around – she knows it couldn’t be more perfect. But not because she’s a fan. Oh, no. Because ever since front man Trevin Jacobs completely humiliated her by standing her up for homecoming, Daisy is out for a little revenge. Yup, Trevin Jacobs is goin’ down…

When one of his bandmates bets Trevin he can’t make Daisy – the gorgeous but surprisingly ice-cold daughter of their bodyguard – fall in love with him, it’s a bet he can’t resist. Sure, Daisy won’t give him the time of day for reasons he can’t understand, and her dad’s hell-bent against his little girl spending time with a superstar. But the terms are set, and Trevin is determined to make Daisy fall…hard.

But every front man should know never to trust a girl with a pretty face…

This Entangled Teen Crush book contains adult language, sexual situations, and seriously hot boys. It may cause swoony daydreams involving a certain super-cute front man.


Keep on reading for my review and rating for Daisy and the Front Man.


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First Impression: Well-written. Great characterization. Love the storyline, but I feel so bad for Daisy in the opening scene. What an awful experience for her. The author does an excellent job describing Daisy’s various emotions during the first scene, taking her from such a high to such a low. 

Daisy and the Front Man is the third book in the Backstage Pass series for Entangled Publishing’s Crush imprint and the first book written by Rebekah L. Purdy. I’ve read the two previous books in this series (Aimee and the Heartthrob by Ophelia London and Mia and the Bad Boy by Lisa Burstein) and loved them both, so I was really looking forward to reading this book. Rebekah L. Purdy is another new to me author so  I’ve not read her work before, but I enjoyed her writing style a lot in this book. She captured the emotions of both lead characters really well, and as a result, she made me feel for both of them and relate to their plight. She did a great job of giving both characters a clear goal, and making those goals oppose each other, which is something I really loved and enjoyed about this book. It was definitely a book about conflict, and not just conflict with each other, but conflict with themselves and other people, too.

At first, Daisy Morris wants nothing to do with Trevin Jacobs and Seconds to Juliet, or with her father who can’t seem to take time out of his life to be a regular fixture in hers. Daisy is dealing with some serious abandonment issues, and Trevin humiliating her by standing her up only added to those issues, so it’s really no wonder she wants a little payback for what he did to her. A way to get back some of her missing control and finally make people realize they can’t continue to treat her as an afterthought and just expect her to be okay with that. That is a true, real human feeling, and an understandable reaction to the disappointment and hurt she’s been made to experience. It’s this feeling that makes Daisy so real and relatable to readers. They can understand her because the author does such a good job of letting us know her, and that’s a great thing considering the road of payback she travels in this book.

Trevin was a little hard for me to warm up to when I first started reading him in this book. He might be the oldest in the band, but I feel like he didn’t set a very good example for the other guys by agreeing to the bet. It’s a pretty juvenile thing to do, and that made it hard for me to like him at first. Of course, Trevin struggles with the decision he made in agreeing to the bet afterward, and even more so once he gets to know Daisy better. It’s Trevin’s struggle with his conscience that makes him both human and likable. He grows in this story because of Daisy, and she grows because of him, which, ultimately, made this a really great YA read.

Overall, I really liked Daisy and Trevin together, and I liked the journey they took in this story, too. There were some really sweet moments between the two characters, and a few cringe-worthy I-feel-your-pain moments, too. At one time or another, I felt sorry for one of the characters, and then directly afterward, I felt sorry for the other one. I kept switching off on who I felt most sorry for, and then couldn’t wait to get to the fallout and see how both Daisy and Trevin would deal with things–and each other–after everything was revealed and out in the open.

If you love a good revenge, falling in love story with two characters who have a lot of differences and a lot of growing up to do, Daisy and the Front Man is a must read. It’s fun, entertaining, and another great addition to the Backstage Pass series.

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813X4YUioZo_I_D7Ae-o9cIFpSPrahq2qpc8eoZoOcoRebekah was born and raised in Michigan where she spent many late nights armed with a good book and a flashlight. She’s lived in Michigan most of her life other than the few years she spent in the U.S. Army. At which time she got a chance to experience Missouri, Kansas, South Carolina, and California. Rebekah has a business degree from University of Phoenix and currently works full time for the court system. In her free time she writes YA stories, anything from YA Fantasy to YA Contemporary Romance. Rebekah also has a big family (6 kids) she likes to consider her family as the modern day Brady Bunch complete with crazy road trips and game nights. When not hiding at her computer, Rebekah enjoys reading, singing, soccer, swimming, football, camping, playing video games, traveling, and hanging out with her family and gazillion pets.

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