Saturday, August 2, 2014

Review 'Heart Shaped Rock' by Laura Roppé

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. 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.

2014 Readers Favorite Award Finalist in three categories: Young Adult, Young Adult-Coming of Age and Young Adult-Romance!

My Review:


When I first lay eyes on the beautiful cover of ‘Heart Shaped Rock’ I was completely hooked. I love book covers that grabbed me and this one immediately did. When I received ‘Heart Shaped Rock’ in exchange for an honest review I was thrilled. Somehow I just knew this would be an amazing read. And boy it was..

In ‘Heart Shaped Rock’ we meet Shaynee, a sixteen year old girl who just lost her mother through cancer. Shaynee is devastated by the loss of her mother. She struggles to hold on and be there for her little brother Lennox, who’s twelve. But somehow, with help of her best friend Tiffany she survives the first six months of her mother’s death. But still there is a big whole in Shaynee’s heart and she doesn’t know how to go on. When Tiffany keeps telling Shaynee to come work with her in a coffee shop called ‘Sheila’s’, Shaynee decides it’s time to give it a try. Shaynee immediately loves working there and she immediately loves the owner of ‘Sheila’s’. Soon after Shaynee starts her new job she meets this mysterious motorcycle boy called Dean. Dean is seventeen years old, extremely handsome and best of all a singer in a band called ‘Red Card Riot’. Shaynee and Dean immediately hid it off and it seems they are mend to be. But when Shaynee finds out Deans secret, she is devasted beyond words. And soon Shaynee may lose more people than only her mom.

There are some books in which the beginning is a little slow and there is a lot of intro. And there are also books that don’t grab your attention until somewhere in the middle. ‘Heart Shaped Rock’ is nothing like those books. This book grabbed my attention from the moment I first started reading it. I really fell in love with this story. There were many heartbreaking and teary-eyed moments in this book, and I also shed some tears. This book was just that beautiful. I loved reading about Shaynee and Dean and I felled so sorry for the loss Shaynee had to go through.

The thing I loved most about this book was how descriptive everything was written. Laura Roppé definitely did an amazing job. Every feeling Shaynee had was described and it made this book really great.
The character I loved the most was definitely Lennox. Although his part wasn’t huge, I loved reading about the little goofy brother. I wish we could more about him and how he grew up. He was definitely the kind of kid I would be hanging out with when I was younger.

This book was definitely an emotional roller-coaster and I loved it all the way. What is also amazing about this book is that all the music that Shaynee and Dean wrote is really out there for us to hear. Just visit Laura Roppé's website. Loved that. A definite must read ‘Heart Shaped Rock’!!!

What others have to say about the book:

“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 Roppé 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

About the Author:

Laura Roppé 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.

For more information about 'Heart Shaped Rock' and Laura Roppe please visit her website, Goodreads, Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Or look for Laura on Facebook and Twitter

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