Review: Heart Bones (Colleen Hoover)

Heart Bones
Author: Colleen Hoover
Publication Date: August 19, 2020
Publisher: Hoover Ink, Inc.
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance, Fiction

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ½


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.

I’m going to make this short and to the point. Heart Bones was a great read. It had everything I have come to love from books written by Colleen Hoover. It was emotional, insightful, heart-wrenching, quote worthy… I have so many thoughts and feelings. It’s overwhelming because I want to share them all with you, but I’m not going to. I went into this one blind. I’m not even sure I read the blurb. I loved the experience of discovering life through Beyah’s eyes, and I would recommend for everyone to do the same. There’s so much to experience. I will even admit that I didn’t see many of the twists that came my way, and that doesn’t happen often anymore. This book felt like a return to Hoover’s NA roots, and I loved that.

25 thoughts on “Review: Heart Bones (Colleen Hoover)”

  1. Finished it yesterday 💕 it’s a 4.5 stars for me too!! I just love it that she gave us a YA/NA romance, especially since I loved the YA part in Regretting You

    1. Yay! I love hearing that. I felt the same way. That was the part of Regretting You that I was most interested in. I hope things means that she will write more like this. She’s been all over the board lately, which I haven’t minded, but I missed this.

      1. Authors who write in different genres are great for keeping it interesting and fresh, but if a reader prefers one specific genre, then the books will be more misses than hits. One of the reasons why I’m a bit nervous about her paranormal novel later this year 😬

        1. Yeah, I’m not a paranormal reader. I’ll read it because it’s hers, but we’ll see… Although, I didn’t think I would see her write a thriller and I thought she did it well.

  2. I haven’t read most of CoHo’s latest because I miss her earlier NA. It’s great to hear that this feel likes a return to her NA roots! I’ll go ahead and go into this blind too, and I hope I love it as much as you do!

    1. I hope you do, too! I really felt like it took me back to the writing I enjoyed from her and that pulled me in.

    1. Yes! That’s actually what I said! Go in blind! I am excited to hear what you think about it.

  3. A return to her roots! I don’t think there’s a comment that could make me want to read this more. LOL! I picked it up from KU this week, but I haven’t been able to get to it yet.

    1. I can’t wait to hear your thoughts. I hope you feel the same. I’ve been seeing a lot of people say similar things.

    1. I can’t decide if it would be one you liked or not. Might be worth a try if it’s on KU.

  4. Short and Sweet and utterly convincing. I wasn’t too keen on this one but now I absolutely have to read it. Lovely review.

    1. Thanks! Oh, my favorites are Ugly Love and Maybe Someday. Slammed is good, too. And this one. Most of hers are good.

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