Stella will do anything for her sick sister, Cara—even stand in line for an autographed Heartbreakers CD…for four hours. She’s totally winning best birthday gift this year. At least she met a cute boy with soft brown hair and gorgeous blue eyes while getting her caffeine fix. Too bad she’ll never see him again.
Except, Stella’s life has suddenly turned into a cheesy love song. Because Starbucks Boy is Oliver Perry – lead singer for the Heartbreakers. And even after she calls his music crap, Oliver still gives Stella his phone number. And whispers quotes from her favorite Disney movie in her ear. OMG, what is her life?
But how can Stella even think about being with Oliver – dating and laughing and pulling pranks with the band – when her sister could be dying of cancer?
Ali Novak wrote her debut novel My Life with the Walter Boys when she was just 15 years old, and has since penned her next book, The Heartbreakers. First a hit on the online community Wattpad, her second novel has over 38 million reads and is loved by readers around the world.
The Heartbreakers is a coming of age story. It's about tackling difficult problems and overcoming your own insecurities. The book focuses on Stella and her trip with the band, but also on her relationships with Drew and Cara. I really liked Alec, Xander and JJ (the other guys in the band), and would happily read more about them. I did keep expecting Cara to end up with one of them.
The story is sweet but it's also really sad in places (have a few tissues at the ready). The relationship between Stella, Cara and Drew was really sweet and I liked how the other two challenged Stella to branch out.
Oliver and Stella were extremely sweet together and as much as I don't like insta-love relationships I don't mind it so much in YA stories. Their relationship reminded me of the kid's movie Starstruck (yes I have seen it). I did have a few issues with their age because they seemed to alter between behaving like much younger and more immature teens, to having adult problems. As much as I enjoyed the sweet relationship between Stella and Oliver I wasn't entirely convinced by the reality of their romance, but this didn't lessen my enjoyment of the story. My teenage self would have loved the idea of ending up with my favourite singer - there's no chance I'm telling you who that was.