Friday, July 19

Review: Heartless by Catou Martine

Title: Heartless
By: Catou Martine
My Copy: Ebook provided by Author
Book Whisperer's Rating: 

Heather Redmond spent three years hiding from the world, her innocence lost and faith shattered.

She’s mastered the art of forgetting the past. Now she’s ready to face the future. College is on the horizon, and she’s enjoying a quiet summer in LA.

The last thing she’s prepared for is a hot guy jumping into her convertible while she's stopped at a traffic light.

Josh Hansen is Heather's opposite. He's fearless and sexy, racing through life on his motorcycle. And he always takes a leap when Fate gives him a wink. He can't resist the wide-eyed, pretty blonde who seems afraid of the world.

Josh is determined to push Heather's boundaries, body and soul. She's afraid of her awakening feelings, and wants to take things one step at a time, but Josh isn’t used to driving in the slow lane, and soon they are speeding into passion and love.

When their darkest secrets come to light, Heather and Josh are forced to confront the painful past and either find forgiveness, or lose their love forever.

This book floored me!  Never did I expect the plot twists and turns that happened to happen.  I thought this was going to be a lovie-dovie kind of book that makes you sigh “ahhhh” and go to sleep with this happiness in your heart.  Take this as my warning; it is not one of those books. 

Heather has some hard-core secrets that plaques her every day thoughts.  As the reader, you slowly start to see them crawl up from the back of her mind and haunt her. At first, I had no idea what was going on.  I expected boy meets girl, they fall in love, something happens to pull them apart for a good minute but they eventually get back together.  While Heartless  follows this guideline, it pulls out all the dark stops that one can imagine.  These twist and turns are what kept me interested and put this book higher than all the other ‘fall in love’ stories. 

I felt so bad for Heather once her secrets starting coming into the light.  She had such a crappy childhood that I wanted her life to be happy at this moment but the world just wasn’t giving her that option.  So I ached with her when things got hard.  I thought Josh was this wonderful guy who could pull her out of this dark whole, but then you find out about Josh’s past and your heart no longer aches for only Heather but for Josh as well.  

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