Friday, August 5, 2016

Worldwide by Jacqueline E. Smith

-Goodreads Synopsis-
Melissa Parker’s secret is out.

Now that the entire world knows she’s dating Sam Morneau, Mel suddenly finds herself and her relationship under the intense scrutiny of celebrity gossip bloggers, curious fans, and appropriately concerned family members.

But then, that’s nothing compared to the other secrets and scandals that plague The Kind of September. In the midst of their long-anticipated world tour, a toxic combination of infidelity and betrayal has left the band and its fan base angry, confused, and ultimately broken.

No one ever said that life with the world’s most popular boy band was easy, but in spite of everything she's seen, Mel is still willing to believe that it’s worth it.

"There have been moments when I've questioned everything. What we're doing, why we're doing it, why everything happened he way that it did. But then I look at you, and when I do, that's when everything makes sense. Life is beautiful and simple and as long as you're here... I know everything will be okay."

I have no idea where to even start with this book! After reading the first books in this series, it was extremely hard waiting for this book to release. Worldwide is such a fun, exciting, drama filled book! That might be why I love it so much? Who doesn't love drama?

It was so awesome to jump back into the world of The Kind of September! The second book left ended in a horrible spot! We found out a dirty secret, that I wont speak of just in case some of you have not read the second book yet, and the group was left a mess. It felt good to see that Sam's and Mel's relationship was not hurt over the secret, but will it survive when their relationship goes public? The band might be falling a part, friendships are dying, and fans are a huge pain! Us as fans, do not really realize how annoying we can be sometimes. I always assume that celebrities do not bother with what they read on twitter or face book, but Jacqueline has showed me that many of them probably do read the things that fans say, good or bad. Just because they do not respond doesn't mean they do not see what you say. This is something that I have always enjoyed about this series. This series is REAL. Jacqueline doesn't sugar coat being famous. She also doesn't sugar coat relationships. Jacqueline shows her readers the beautiful and fun sides of being in the biggest boy band around, and also the dark, evil side.

I have adored Jacqueline's characters from the start so it was nice getting to experience a little more with them. I said it once and I will say it again, The Kind of Summer and their friends feel like my friends. The characters are portrayed so friendly and real that it is hard not to have emotional connections to them and with them. I cry when they cry and I am happy when they are happy. I also hate certain characters when they hate certain characters, I wont name any names here! haha.

 I will always and forever love Jacqueline's writing. Her writing is so creative and vivid that it paints the perfect scenes in my mind. I am patiently waiting until the day that Boy Band becomes a movie! How awesome would that be?!

Worldwide focuses a lot on the secret that is destroying the band and Sam and Mel's relationship. We see a lot of tension between the group of friends. The whole time I just wanted everyone to make up and be happy because I love all these characters. Near the end, Jacqueline hits us with another twist and then ends book three there. Why do bad things always have to happen at the end of books?  I can not handle it! lol.. I am now patiently waiting for a book 4! I need this story and these characters back in my life as soon as possible!

If this is your first time hearing about The Boy Band series, I highly recommend you look it up on Goodreads and add it to your TBR. This is a series you need in your life. Especially if boy bands, love, drama, and fame is your thing.

Fun fact: Jacqueline E. Smith and I have a lot in common and I was super excited when she mentioned Criminal Minds in Worldwide. Spencer may have been an inspiration for one of the characters in her book! can you guys guess who? I am also trying to get an interview with her up on my blog soon! Jacqueline is really one of the sweetest authors!

Thanks for reading!


  1. Love you, girlie! Thank you so much for this wonderful review and for your friendship!

  2. And for the record… Yes, I am going to marry Matthew Gray Gubler. <3