Monday, December 1, 2014

Book Review: The Shape of My Heart by Ann Aguirre

Media Type: Ebook 
Title: The Shape of My Heart
Series: 2B Trilogy- Book 3
Author: Ann Aguirre
Publisher: Harlequin HQN
Pages: ebook, 352
Release Date: November 25, 2014
Source: Netgalley
Content Screening: Intended for mature audiences 18+

Genre: Romance/New Adult

HDB Rating: 4 Keys to My Heart

Recommended to: Fans of characters that grow and learn

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Some people wait decades to meet their soul mate. Courtney Kaufman suspects she met hers in high school—only to lose him at seventeen. Since then, Courtney's social life has been a series of meaningless encounters, though she's made a few close friends along the way. Especially her roommate, Max Cooper, who oozes damaged bad-boy vibes from every pore.
Max knows about feeling lost—he's been on his own since he was sixteen. Now it's time to find out if he can ever go home again, and Courtney's the only one he trusts to go with him. But the trip to Providence could change everything….

It started out so simple. One misfit helping another. Now Max will do anything to show Courtney that for every heart that's ever been broken, there's another that can make it complete

Although I haven't read the first two books in the series, they are now on my list. The Shape of My Heart has everything I love in a new adult book. Smart, real characters with lessons to learn and some steamy romance scenes.

Courtney and Max are roommates and friends. When tragedy strikes Max needs support and turns to Courtney. Over the course of their trip they both realize they are more than friends but don't act on it. Friends falling for each other is one of my favorite tropes, mostly because I think it's a very natural progression in a lot of relationships. Who hasn't had a crush on a friend at some point?

Aguirre give us some unique backgrounds for both Courtney and Max which creates tension in some predictable ways. I like Courtney, but I didn't immediately love her.  I was happy to see her grow and take control of her life despite her overbearing family and tragic past. Max has his own demons to deal with and though the story is told from Courtney's point of view, you learn a lot about him.

If you have read the other books in the series, I recommend picking this one up as well. It was great as a standalone too!

FTC Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion.


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