Wednesday 9 September 2020

✪ HEART BONES ✪ Colleen Hoover ✪ #BlogTour #Excerpt ✪

© Bianca Janeane ✰ 

• 19 August 2020
• standalone New Adult Love Story

4.745 Stars

From #1 New York Times bestselling author of Verity and Regretting You.

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.

This book starts in 2015. Beyah is 19. She's living in a trailer park in Kentucky with her mom.
Her dad pays the rent and she visits him once a year. He doesn't know how bad it is.
He probably doesn't want to know. And it's really bad.
Beyah is about to start college in the fall and what better way to spend her last summer as a 'kid' than joining her dad and his new wife and step daughter in their Texas beach house?
A beach house complete with a mysterious and very hot neighbor.


Every Colleen Hoover book that arrives on my kindle scares me a little at first. You never know what you're gonna get. But you kinda also know that it will be amazing and horribly emotional and sad and heartbreaking and beautiful.
And Heart Bones was just that.
I loved reading this book!
In the first few chapters we feel very sorry for Beyah, but we also hate her a tiny bit. She's very ... hm ... negative, bitter. She never had anything nice or good in her life, so I get why she doesn't trust any kind of good thing that comes her way. But she's getting used to her new summer life.
Her dad and his wife are really nice and her step sister is pretty great. And of course our hot neighbor Samson is very interesting. And he's a bit sad and mysterious too. We don't yet know what his story is...but we want to find out.
But we're also afraid of those four/five years that will probably go by until they'll see each other again after that summer. Because...remember? We're in 2015! But don't worry, that won't happen until the last quarter of the book. Let's first enjoy our summer!
Ugh. I want that happily ever after right the eff now!
But we enjoy every teary second of their journey to that happy end - which I reallly hope will happen ...☺

And I so want to see this on Netflix please!!!

HEART BONES was such a beautiful and heartbreaking New Adult life & love story.
Run to your nearest amazon for your own Samson - this one is mine!

ARC received for an honest review

You could have heard me squee if you were on Mars when I found an early copy of Heart Bones sitting on my Kindle.

Colleen Hoover is an author who has never, ever let me down with her books.  It has been a while since I read one of her books (I know, I know, you don't have to tell me), but what a book to come back to the fold with.

This book starts off with terrible events, and I was waiting for the other shoe to drop the whole time I was reading. I just know that at some time (if not the entire time I am reading) that I am going to have my heart ripped out.

Beyah and Samson's tale had me on the edge the whole time. We know Beyah's story, but there is something Samson is not revealing to us, and as much as you might think you know what is going on, I bet you you don't.

And I need to know what it is.

The last 25% of Heart Bones really ramps things up. This last part was very emotional.  I could feel myself tearing up as events unfolded.  I knew it was coming, it always is with a CoHo.

Well played Ms Hoover. Well played.

Buy this book and devour it, you won't be disappointed.


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.

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