Merch Girl by Rebecca Lewis

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Seventeen-year-old Lacey Kind doesn’t have the guts to talk to cute boys, isn’t a size two, and would rather stay home and listen to music than go to a party. But in the summer before her first year of college, she ends up thousands of miles away from home, in the back of a tour bus, underneath the half-naked body of the hottest teen rock star in the country.

When Lacey and her best friend Trina sneak into a Boston nightclub to see their favorite band, they not only get to watch their rock gods perform for the first time, but score a chance to meet the band too. Lacey’s heart races as she comes face-to-face with her idol, nineteen-year-old lead singer, Logan Shire.

The girls charm their way into being hired to sell merchandise on Lansdowne’s first summer tour. As “merch girls” Lacey and Trina quickly find themselves transported from their ordinary, suburban life to an exhilarating few months on the road. But they soon realize that life on the road isn’t always a smooth ride…


Lacey and her best friend Trina are huge fans of a new, young rock group called Lansdowne. They are such big fans that they travel into the city (Boston) to sneak into a nightclub to see them at a private concert. Little did the girls know that a chance encounter with the group would lead to them being offered a job as their “merch girls” during their summer tour.

Trina immediately begins a very flirtatious relationship with band member, Griffin. I did think that the relationship between these two was a little fast paced especially because they are teenagers. Meanwhile, Lacey has a crush on lead singer, Logan. Combined with her low sense of self and his determination to succeed as a rock star it does not seem as if a relationship beyond friendship will blossom between the two.

Overall, Merch Girls was an enjoyable read and Lacey is a character that I am sure most young women can relate to. Trina on the other hand was a tad too immature and jealous for my liking but once again, she is character that is believable. Rebecca Lewis packs a complete story in Merch Girls and it makes for a fun read on a summer afternoon!

DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of Merch Girls in exchange for an honest review.




Rebecca Lewis is the author of the Young Adult novel, Merch Girl, and a lover of all things music! She’s been writing stories since middle school and penned her first fanfic about a semi-popular boyband in 1997. Her passion for music and writing brought her to Boston University, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the College of Communication. During her college career, she interned for various record labels in Boston and New York City, sold merch for local bands, worked at record stores, and did a whole lot of grassroots marketing. She currently resides in Florida with her husband and puppy.



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