It took me a long time to get into Heart Bones. I’m not a big romance reader, so I’m not even sure why I picked this one up. I guess because I enjoyed Verity? Who can say?
I was, however, surprised by how much I actually ended up liking it. Now, I know 3 stars isn’t a great rating, but it’s much better than what I’ve rated her other books (Layla, Ugly Love, and It Ends With Us) with the exception of the ever-enduring Verity. And, if I’m being quite honest, I don’t really know if it even deserves that high of a rating. It’s pop fiction trash, honestly, but it is captivating in its way. It’s very easy to read, very accessible, pretty short, so what’s not to like? If you’re looking for something literary, explorative, and introspective, then Heart Bones (or, I can say confidently having read five of her books, any Colleen Hoover novel) is not what you’re looking for. But if you want a twisty romance read with just a hint of spice, then Heart Bones might be for you. Not every book has to have literary importance for me to classify it as a great book. But Heart Bones just pushes into “good” territory.
Beyah, which I can honestly say is second only to Ryle in terms of how awful the name is, is an entitled brat despite having grown up dirt poor with a neglectful mother. She really, really hits you over the head with the fact that Beyah is poor and stubborn. I mean, it’s painful. But I progressed, and if you can get past that, you should too.
To the right person, I’ll recommend Heart Bones, but only if I think their taste fits it. Otherwise, I’d say toss it.
What do you think? Did you love Heart Bones? Do you stan for Colleen Hoover? Let me know in the comments if I’m a cotton-headed-ninny-muggins or not.
Til next time,