Summary from Goodreads:
“If you liked the music collaboration of Maybe Someday, you’ve got to check out Heart Shaped Rock.” — New York Times best-selling author of Maybe Someday, Colleen Hoover
Laura Roppé has written a moving and emotional novel of first love, accurately capturing the voice and mind of a dramatic and emotional sixteen year old girl caught in a maelstrom of grief and loss, love and heartbreak. And then there’s Dean…you’ll just have to read the book, ‘cause I can’t do him justice in a few short sentences.” –Jasinda Wilder, New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of Falling into You
Sometimes a shattered heart needs to sing to love again . . . Sixteen year old singer-songwriter Shaynee Sullivan hasn’t so much as touched her guitar since her mom died six months ago. In fact, Shaynee hasn’t felt like doing much of anything lately, except maybe playing Whack-a-Mole on her “emotionally intelligent” brother’s head. But when she meets a gorgeous and surprising rocker named Dean, her shattered heart begins to mend . . . and then burst at the seams. Heart-wrenching, heart-warming, and sometimes even heart-racing, Heart Shaped Rock will leave you laughing through tears and rooting for love in all its forms.
Hear the original music performed in Heart Shaped Rock at www.LauraRoppe.com. All music available on iTunes.
Laura Roppé is an award-winning singer/songwriter, author, audio book narrator, speaker, and former attorney from San Diego, California. In 2011, Billboard Magazine ranked her as Number Three on its chart of the Top 50 “uncharted” artists in the world. In May 2013, Laura began hosting Amazon’s weekly podcast, “Kindle Love Stories,” for people who love hearing about love stories, romance, and happily ever afters.
Her first book is the non-fiction memoir, Rocking the Pink. Her latest is a YA-teen romance novel entitled Heart Shaped Rock, featuring a soundtrack.
Heart Shaped Rock was a really cute story of teenage love. Our MC Shaynee is a sixteen year old girl who lost her mother to cancer. As a result of her grief, she believes she is broken beyond repair. She has isolated herself from most people at school (except for her best friend Tiffany and her boyfriend Kellan) because she doesn’t like being on the receiving end of people’s pity. She is tired of being viewed as the poor orphan girl whose mother died and it’s gotten to a point where she just craves to be “normal” and have a “normal” interaction with someone who doesn’t know her sob story. Shaynee is so consumed by her bereavement, her panic attacks and her sorrow, that she believes she is now without a heart and incapable of love. That is until she meets Dean, the motorcycle riding rocker who makes her realize that she can in fact fall in love.
Shaynee makes mistakes and sometimes handles things poorly but nobody’s perfect and I believe that in the end, she has learned the lessons that needed to be learned.
I thoroughly enjoyed the songwriting too and once I was finished with the book, I went straight to the author’s website. Listening to the actual songs was pretty awesome!
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*
3 out of 5 stars
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