Colleen Hoover Heart Bones

Published: 8/19/2020
Publisher: Hoover Ink.
Pages: 338
Genre: YA, Romance
Review: Paperback

Life and a dismal last name are the only two things Beyah Grim's parents ever gave her. After carving her path all on her own, Beyah is well on her way to bigger and better things, thanks to no one but herself.

With only two short months separating her from the future she's built and the past she desperately wants to leave behind, an unexpected death leaves Beyah with no place to go during the interim. Forced to reach out to her last resort, Beyah has to spend the remainder of her summer on a peninsula in Texas with a father she barely knows. Beyah's plan is to keep her head down and let the summer slip by seamlessly, but her new neighbor Samson throws a wrench in that plan.

Samson and Beyah have nothing in common on the surface.

She comes from a life of poverty and neglect; he comes from a family of wealth and privilege. But one thing they do have in common is that they're both drawn to sad things. Which means they're drawn to each other. With an almost immediate connection too intense for them to continue denying, Beyah and Samson agree to stay in the shallow end of a summer fling. What Beyah doesn't realize is that a rip current is coming, and it's about to drag her heart out to sea.

OMG, what the heck did my boss give me to read? I love the writing of Colleen Hoover, and Heart Bones did not disappoint. I had so many feelings about this book, from laughter to crying to wanting to take both Beyah and Samson and give them hugs. This book pulled me from the first two pages. For a book to do that is pretty damn impressive.
I loved the dynamics they both gave to the story and how they had secrets but did not want to spill them all out at once. I loved how everything was not rushed and how we both got to see how deep they are as people. Beyah has had a hard life growing up. She is getting out of town soon, but it seems to happen sooner than she plans. When she ends up staying with her father (which is a whole thing on its own), she gets a summer she won't forget. A sister she never knew she wanted or needed, and a love that she will fight and hold on to when the world is thinking otherwise. Samson, what can we say? He has grown up with a perfect life with money and beach houses, right? Well, that is what is believed, but it seems that Samson has his life secrets that he guards really, really well. As both Beyah and Samson spend a lot of time together, they break down each other's barriers like the waves of the ocean breaking the shores.  
If you haven't read this book, you need to! I mean, for real, get off ya butt and hit that buy now from amazon because this is one you will want on your shelf.
Y'all, when I say this is one of my top ten reads, it truly is.
"Damaged people recognize other damaged people. It's like a club you don't want a membership to."

International and #1 New York Times bestselling author of romance, YA, thriller, women's fiction and paranormal romance.

I don't like to be confined to one genre. If you put me in a box, I'll claw my way out.

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