TITLE: The Shape Of My Heart
AUTHOR: Ann Aguirre
SERIES: 2B Trilogy Book 3 (CAN READ AS STANDALONE)
PUBLICATION DATE: November 25 2014
PUBLISHER: Halequin HQN
SOURCE: free copy from author
RATING: 5 STARS!!!
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.
Courtney lost her boyfriend in high school and this has left a void inside of her that has never been filled. She is constantly reminded of his loss and is not ready to let him go yet. She's a i'll-have-you-laughing-in-a-sec protagonist. She's snarky, spunky and hilarious but has an amazing heart. She's fiercely loyal and protective and in the end you can't help but love her. At first i thought it was totally inappropriate when she was being funny in serious situations but the deeper we got into the story, the more we realize that despite her tough attitude, Courtney is actually empty on the inside and her jokes and snark protect her from pain. After her boyfriend died, she struggled through drugs and depression. Anyways her humor really lightened the tense atmospheres and added to this bittersweet love story.