Review: This Beats Perfect by Rebecca Denton

Title: This Beats Perfect

Author: Rebecca Denton

Pages: 288 Pages

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group

The Blurb

Amelie Ayres has impeccable taste in music. Bowie. Bush. Bob. So when she finds herself backstage at The Keep’s only UK gig she expects to hate it; after all they are the world’s most tragic band. In fact she feels a grudging respect – not (obviously) for their music, but for the work that goes in to making them megastars. And when lead singer, ‘Maxx’, is not dressed up as a cross between Elvis and a My Little Pony, he is actually rather normal, talented and has creative struggles not too dissimilar to her own. 

But the next morning she wakes up and rolls over to discover a million new @’s on social media. Overnight, a photo of her at the gig has made her a subject of global speculation. Suddenly the world needs to know #Who’sThatGirl? – but for all the wrong reasons.

All Amelie wants is to play her music. She’s got the guitar, the songs, the soul and, in the safety of her bedroom, she’s got the voice. But when it comes to getting up on stage, she struggles with self-doubt.

Immaculate’s a concept. Flawless is fake. But just sometimes music – and hearts – can rock a perfect beat.

The Review

Well, damn you Rebecca Denton. I wanted a nice easy read that I could forget about but nooooooo. Rebecca Denton had to write a book that a) made me want to be the main character and b) is part of a series so now I have to read the rest. I repeat, damn you Rebecca Denton (shakes fist).

The story follows Amelie who has dreams of being a musician and whilst she has opportunity to receive support from family, she wants to do it by herself. When she meets mega pop star Max from The Keep her world turns upside down.

This is like the dream. Make this real life and change the name to Lisa and the band to Busted and this is all younger me wanted…and it is for this reason I need to read the full series.

This Beats Perfect by Rebecca Denton is available now.

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