by Laura Roppe
Release date: May 2014
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“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.
Review: Where to start? I really really liked this book, it was heartbreaking and beautifully written and I just really liked it. As always anything contemporary that has a musical theme, you can count me in and this one didn't disappoint. I loved the role that music played in this book, I loved the snippets of lyrics and I really really loved listening to the songs after I finished the book.
A few of my favorite things -
-Dean - Two words...Swoon Worthy. I mean he rides a motorcycle and plays in a band and is really sweet and kind...need I say more?
-Tiffany - I just thought she was a fun character and I loved her. She's one of the best best friend characters I've seen in contemporary.
-Shaynee - I admit at a few parts she annoyed me but I still really enjoyed her character and seeing her relationship with her dad and brother and seeing her fall for Dean and I especially loved her friendship with Tiffany. It was really heart breaking to see her reaction to her moms death but it was done so beautifully and yeah...feels. The thing is at first her relationship with Dead seemed a little insta lovey and the way she kinda started obsessing with him as soon as he came into the book almost made me put it down because I didn't feel like reading that kind of thing, but I stuck it out and it got better again and I ended up really enjoying this book.
Overall - You know me I can't help but fall for a book that not only has music as one of it's main themes but it heart-wrenching and gives me all the feels and that sentence pretty much sums up this book. =)
Would I Recommend This? Yes!
Who To? People who want to read it?
Will I read more from this author(or series)? Yes.
Hear the original music performed in Heart Shaped Rock at www.LauraRoppe.com. All music available on iTunes.
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About the Author -
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.
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