Monday, 24 November 2014

Review: The Shape of My Heart (2B Trilogy #3) by Ann Aguirre

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 and trying to move beyond the pain 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 because the more time he spends with Courtney, the harder it is to reconcile what he wants and what he thinks he deserves.

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.

Paperback, 352 pages

Expected publication: November 25th 2014 by Harlequin HQN
Terri's Thoughts

I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher Harlequin via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

This was the third instalment in the 2B trilogy and I had previously read the first book so I was excited to get my hands on this.  I unfortunately have not yet read the middle story however I will be eager to get my hands on that one as well.  The good news is that these can be read as stand alones however there are characters common to all the stories and references to the events that had happened in the previous books.

This was a truly a love story.  An achingly sweet one.  I love when two best friends fall in love as the foundation is already built and the attraction makes sense.  There is also so much more to lose which was evident within the pages of this story.  Both characters were so likeable that I was cheering them on the whole way

Courtney - She had the best sense of humor that I have read in a long time.  Quick witted and funny.  I also really liked that she wasn't the typical drop dead gorgeous girl you are used to reading about in these stories.  She was an ordinary girl, with ordinary flaws that women will be able to identify with.  Who hasn't worried if their butt was too big or their nose a little too long or they were packing an extra ten pounds.  This made her relatable.  The way she cared about Max and his well being was really heartwarming.

Max - Now he was the typical hot guy.  Tall dark and slightly edgy looks.  What made his character was that although he had a confident exterior he was deeply wounded and vulnerable on the inside.  His attraction to Courtney as a result of her being there for him was for lack of a better word beautiful.  I think every girl dreams of a man looking at her the way Max looked at Courtney.

Add to the story some pretty steamy scenes and you have a good story.  I would recommend this to anyone who likes the NA genre.  My only suggestion is why limit yourself with this one, start with the first in the series and end with this one.  You will not be disappointed.

About the Author

Ann Aguirre is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author with a degree in English Literature; before she began writing full time, she was a clown, a clerk, a voice actress, and a savior of stray kittens, not necessarily in that order. She grew up in a yellow house across from a cornfield, but now she lives in sunny Mexico with her husband, children, and various pets. She likes all kinds of books, emo music, action movies and Doctor Who. She writes all kind of fiction in multiple genres, both YA and for adults.


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