Author: Nicola Hudson
New Adult Contemporary
Companion Stand - Alone to CURVE
Released November 28, 2014
This title is suitable for readers over 15
Rating: 3/5 Stars
Sometimes it doesn’t end with happy ever after.
Neve believes Jake is the one. She is miles away from home, struggling to fit in at university and missing the people she loves. The only thing getting her through is the knowledge that Jake will be visiting for the weekend.
Jake believes he isn’t the one. His family and lifestyle mean he can’t give Neve what she deserves: so much more than him. He arrives for the weekend, knowing that he has to break her heart, along with his own.
Sometimes we make decisions and have to live with the consequences.
Each of them struggles to cope with the aftermath of the weekend. Each of them is unhappy. Each of them refuses to do something about it.
Sometimes it isn’t about a boy meeting a girl and falling in love; sometimes it is about what happens next.
Heart was an enjoyable story filled with romance and tragedy. Let's just say the ending left me utterly devastated. I had major waterworks with the ending. Anyway, I loved how I was able to read this story through both Jake's and Neve's POVs. I was able to understand each character better, and understand the why's in the decisions they made. I was also able to connect with them on a deeper level. Both characters also showed a lot of growth by the end of the story.
Neve goes to Uni and Jake believes that she can do better than him. Let's face it, no one is better than him. I would marry that man in a heartbeat!!! Since he believes that, he makes one of the worst decisions ever and leaves them both with broken hearts. I really wanted to jump in the story and slap one of them and tell them to get their acts together. Both were suffering and yet neither would do a darn thing about it. Neve was a character I was able to relate to easily. Money and all that doesn't matter. It is what is on the inside. Jake was flat out just sexy and compassionate. He was always protecting the ones he loved and cared about.
I only had a few issues with the story. I love stories that end with HEAs so of course, I didn't like how it ended. I mean Jake was honestly a good person. He gave up so much and had a rough life, but managed to see the beauty in everything. Since he had such a rough life, I was rooting for his happy ending. Rooting for the underdog who deserved it. Then bam. That all ended over a little accident. A mistake that wasn't even meaningful in anyway. It just felt off. The other issue I had with the story was I felt as if something was missing. I was waiting on something really important to happen, something big in the middle, but nothing happened. Nothing important. Maybe I should have read Curve first, I don't know. Other than that, I still enjoyed the story.
Heart was a fast-paced story that completely wrecked me with the ending. Wow, wow, wow. Didn't see that coming at all. I read some reviews and knew something horrible happened at the end, but I was hoping against all hope that THAT wouldn't happen. But it did. And destroyed me.
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About the Author
As well as being a writer, I love reading and reading about reading. My taste goes from Shakespeare to John Green...and much of what lies between! Dickens, check. Austen, check. Atwood, check.
Over Christmas 2012, I discovered the joy of new adult fiction and, inspired by Colleen Hoover and Tammara Webber, I decided to try my hand at writing my own NA novel.
I love the friendliness of the Indie writer community and have been overwhelmed by the support of followers interested in my journey. Please feel free to monitor my publishing progress via my Facebook page, Twitter or blog :-)
My first novel, Curve, was released in October 2013. My second novel, Heart, is a standalone companion to Curve and will be released in November 2014.
To celebrate the release of HEART, Nicola Hudson is hosting a giveaway on her Facebook Page!
(1) Signed Print Copy of HEART (International)
(1) eBook Copy of HEART
(1) Nicola Hudson Swag Pack
(1) $20 Donation to the charity of your choice OR a $10 Amazon Gift Card
(1) $20 Donation to the charity of your choice OR a $5 Amazon Gift Card