24. stu 2014.

(ARC Review) The Shape of My Heart by Ann Aguirre

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Publication date: November 25th, 2014
My rating: 3 stars

Book summary:
"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."


      Third and final book new adult series, 2B Trilogy by Ann Aguirre, was a pleasant enough read and I believe that fans of this kind of books will be satisfied with story about Max and Courtney. One thing I have to admit is that I expected much more from this story.

      Max. I was looking forward to reading his  story because he was such a strange guy in previous two books. Mix of two completely opposed images - he is emotional and vulnerable young man, cuddly and sweet, but only in front of his roommates. For everyone else, he turns into player and womanizer, friendly guy who seems to get along with everyone. I knew that there would be a darker story about his past compared with other characters and that was completely fine by me. Unfortunately, it took turn into overly melodramatic and not so dark after all. More like "Cinderella and evil stepmother" or similar black and white reasoning. 

      Courtney. Probably one of the most original female characters -  because of the fact that she is bisexual. I have never so far read new adult (or young adult) with bisexual character. So many wasted possibilities! Don't get me wrong, I did like her, but I felt as if that part of her portraying was thrown into the mix just to make her look more interesting. Whole part about Courtney liking girls and interacting with her ex was unbelievable. Story quickly turns into regular new adult boy/girl romance.

    Final judgement? The Shape of My Heart is satisfying conclusion to the trilogy with few original ideas and even more typical new adult premises.

Happy reading,
*Copy of the book was provided by publisher, Harlequin HQN, in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!*

Broj komentara: 9:

  1. Sorry this was full of cliches but at least you were happy with the final product.

  2. Maybe one day I'll try but I have so many books by the author at home. I need to try them at first. I don't know but this one doesn't really attract me for now.

  3. The sound of Courtney's uniqueness in character type makes this sound great to me

  4. Hmmm... seems like this was a rather average conclusion to this series which is not at all what you want from a finale. How disappointing! The story itself obviously wasn't very groundbreaking, and did little to stand out among the sea of NA. Too bad.

    Carmel @ Rabid Reads.

  5. I have an earc of this one too that I haven't started reading yet but it kind of sucks that this one wasn't anything special. If anything i'm mostly tempted to read this one because it has a bisexual character and like you I don't think I've ever read a book about a character who is bisexual but it feels like that wasn't even explored all that much in this one. Shame.

  6. Melodramatic characters? I'm out! I'm a little sick of this overly dramatic past storyline of the characters in NA tbh. Also, what a shame that the MC's bisexuality was not explored and that she was only bisexual to make her original. That's why I'm looking forward to Leah Reader's new book. It seems like she explores bisexuality well in it. I'm glad I never got interested in this series.
    Great review, Glass!

  7. This was my least favorite of the three. I struggled with Courtney as well but I loved Max.

  8. Ooh I haven't yet read about a bisexual character in new adult yet. I have wanted to read this series for some time now. The books do look a little typical but I like NA so might give them a try. Amazing review Glass! :)

    Janhvi @ The Readdicts

  9. Yeah I am going to pass on these despite loving the author. Fantastic breakdown my friend :)



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