Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Blog Tour Review feat Giveaway: Heart Shaped Rock by Laura Roppe


                                                   Heart Shaped Rock
                                                     by Laura Roppe
                                               Release Date: May 2014

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 RoppĂ© 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.

My Review:
Can a book make you fall even more in love? I don't think so. Heart Shaped Rock is a poignant story about one girl's journey through the most terrible heart ache ever and finding love in this fabulous, messed up world. I could tell from the very beginning that this story would break my heart in two but I was going to read it no matter what.

We follow the Shaynee as she deals with the grief and loss of losing her mother to cancer. Her mother was that woman you see on the sidewalk that has a smile on her face and makes everyone just feel good about themselves. I felt the loss through the pages. An author will have a fan for life just by making me feel something; even if that something hurts me.

The romance is really what did me in. Especially, Dean! I mean come on, how can you not love him? He is a musician, he's kind and understanding. Oh, and not to mention he's hot. Jared, the other love interest is also hot but... he just didn't do it for me. You can clearly tell who it is that Shaynee wants.

The story as a whole is simply amazing. You'll swoon, cry, fall in love, get mad, and just appreciate life in general. The music that goes along with the story is original and awesome songs that you listen to while reading. 

You won't find a more heart-shattering, beautiful book. Coming of age stories are some of my favorites and Heart Shaped Rock was no different!!

4.5 stars

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                                                                         About the Author:
Laura RoppĂ© 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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