Heart Bones – Published 2020
“Life and a dismal last name are the only two things Beyah’s parents ever gave her. Forced to carve her own path alone, Beyah is well on her way to bigger and better things, thanks to no one but herself.
With only two short months separating her from the future she’s built for herself and the past she desperately wants to leave behind, an unexpected death leaves Beyah with no place to go during the interim.
Forced to call her last resort, Beyah has no other option than to spend the remainder of her summer on a peninsula in Texas with a father she barely knows.
Beyah’s plan is to keep her head down and let the summer slip by seamlessly, but her new neighbor Samson throws a wrench in that plan.
Samson and Beyah have nothing in common on the surface. She comes from a life of poverty and neglect; he comes from a family of wealth and privilege.
But one thing they do have in common is that they’re both drawn to sad things.
Which means they’re drawn to each other.
With an almost immediate connection too intense for them to continue denying, Beyah and Samson agree to stay in the shallow end of a summer fling. What Beyah doesn’t realize is that a rip current is coming, and it’s about to drag her heart out to sea.” – Goodreads
Colleen Hoover is easily my favorite author. I’ve read and loved every one of her books, and this is no exception. Heart Bones will have you feeling a full range of emotions. It’s got the elements of a summer romance on the beach, but it also has heartache, loss, loneliness and grief.
It’s a book you can devour in one sitting, but be warned – a serious book hangover is coming when you do.
I don’t have a lot to say other than to read this book. You’ll cry, you’ll swoon, and you’ll smile. It’s exceptional.