Review: The Shape of My Heart by Ann Aguirre
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—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….
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.
I have tried, I have made a solid, concerted effort on this particularly series, this particular book and we have decided to amicably go our separate ways. I want so badly to like these books but they just don’t do it for me. Lets start off with this book, the first 50% was amazing, phenomenal, I was on the edge of my seat and swooning. However, the last 50% was borderline D.N.F. I was really struggling to read it because I thought the story should have been completed, it felt dragged out and completely unrealistic.
Allow me to further explain. The first half of the book was a dance between Max and Courtney, both developing/realizing they have feeling for the other and then trying to suppress them or use excuses. Its silly and sweet and cute; unfortunately, once they arrive back at school and things eventually come to a head the book hit a wall for me. Courtney was too much (I have never felt this way before, I’m so in love…its been like 2 days and its called the honeymoon phase of the relationship). I found myself getting further annoyed with Courtney and Max, mostly because even if you are friends who eventually date I don’t find those type of relationships going from 0 to 100 overnight and that’s what happened in the last half of this book. I wanted to love it but I couldn’t.
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