Their bond is too intense to ignore.
Heart Bones, the unforgettable contemporary romance that will pull on your heartstrings and show you the power of hope by #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover is available now!
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Beyah comes from a life of poverty and neglect; Samson from a family of wealth.
When the two find themselves spending the summer as neighbors, they soon realize money is one of the few things they don’t have in common.
Their bond is too intense to ignore, but with only ten weeks separating them from the start of their new lives on opposite ends of the country, Beyah and Samson decide to stay in the shallow end of a summer fling.
What they don’t realize is that a rip current is coming and it’s about to drag both their hearts out to sea.
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Samson’s knee brushes high up on my inner thigh and I’m glad he can’t see anything from my chin down, because my body is covered in chills right now.
“I didn’t think there were many people in the world like me,” he says.
“You think we’re alike?” I want to laugh at that comparison, but there’s not an ounce of humor in his expression.
“I believe we have a lot more in common than you think we do, Beyah.”
“You think you’re as alone in this world as I am?”
He folds his lips together and nods his head, and it’s the most honest thing I’ve ever seen. I never would have thought someone so well off could have a life as shitty as mine, but I can see it in the way he’s looking at me. Everything about him suddenly seems familiar to me.
He’s right. We are alike, but only in the saddest ways.
My voice comes out in a whisper when I say, “When I first met you on that ferry, I could tell you were damaged.”
There’s a flicker of something in his eyes as he tilts his head to the right. “You think I’m damaged?”
He moves even closer in the water, but there wasn’t much space left between us to begin with. It’s deliberate, and so much of me is touching so much of him now. “You’re right,” he says quietly, slipping a hand around the back of my left knee. “There’s nothing left of me but a fucking pile of debris.” He pulls me to him, wrapping both my legs around him. That’s all he does, though. He doesn’t try to kiss me. He just connects us together as if that’s enough while our arms keep us both afloat.
I’m swiftly succumbing to him. I don’t know in what way. All of them, maybe. Because right now, I need him to do something else. Anything else. Taste me. Touch me. Drag me under.
We watch each other for a moment and it’s almost like looking into a broken mirror. He leans in slowly, but not toward my mouth. He presses his lips against my shoulder, so gentle it feels like a graze.
I close my eyes and inhale.
I’ve never felt anything so sensual. So perfect.
About Colleen Hoover
Colleen Hoover is the #1 New York Times and International bestselling author of thirteen novels and multiple novellas. She lives in Texas with her husband and their three boys. She is the founder of The Bookworm Box, a non-profit book subscription service and bookstore in Sulphur Springs, Texas.
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My Review of Heart Bones
Heart Bones by Colleen Hoover
My rating: 5 of 5 stars. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Epic first love!
The following ratings are out of 5:
World building: 🌏🌎🌍🌎🌏
Character development: 👤👤👤👤👤
The setting: Kentucky & The Bolivar Peninsula, Texas (beach house).
The Hero: Samson – Rich kid with a lot of secrets, staying alone in one of his families 5 rental properties while he is in charge of taking care of them.
The heroine: Beyah – (Pronounced: Bay-ah), she grew up poor and almost always hungry with her addict Mom in Kentucky. Her Dad sent child support, which was used for drugs, but he never cared enough to check on her living conditions.
The love story: Samson and Beyah are interested in each other from the beginning when they see each other on a ferry. Both of them keep nearly everything to themselves and both have endured a lot. The romance is not insta-love and is very romantic.
This story was different than any I had read before. It’s funny how in romance there are so many plots and tropes that are used over and over again and we can still like them, because the minutia is different. The interactions between the characters is different in each one. In this book both Samson and Beyah had secrets about their pasts. Beyah started opening up to Samson right away because she saw him as a kindred spirit.
I was wondering what kind of secrets Samson could be holding onto and was close to getting frustrated because so many times in books we see people keeping secrets and there is this back and forth with one character trying to keep secrets and the other trying to find them. It often goes on so long that when the secret finally comes out, it is either anti-climactic or blown way out of proportion to what would happen in the real world. However, this one was different and after the secrets came out, I could definitely see the reason Samson kept them.
I’m not telling what the secrets were, but I will say that it made for quite a captivating story. I really enjoyed both characters and their stories and though the book did get a bit depressing at times, it was well worth it, The book held my interest the entire time and I was actually surprised a few times. I will definitely read it again sometime.
I voluntarily read & reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts & opinions are my own.
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