Title :

Your Heart to Keep: Holly and Jax

Author :

Amanda Mackey

Series :


Release date: 30th April 2015
Rating :

4 Stars

Blurb :

We don’t choose fate. It chooses us. Or so we are led to believe. Holly Jenkins is about to receive a new heart, thanks to a donor match from accident victim, Chloe McQuade. The victim’s boyfriend, Bad boy Jax, is angry and grieving for his lost love. He hates everything and everyone, including Holly. It isn’t until he meets her that he realizes there is something about her he can’t explain. Could it be the beating heart of his dead girlfriend – the very one he owned, that calls to him? Is the intense pull towards Jax coming from Holly’s own emotions or are they Chloe’s? And why is she suddenly craving things she never did before? How do they decide what’s real and what’s not? Is fate at play or is it something more?

Review :

I received a copy of “Your Heart to Keep: Holly and Jax” by Amanda Mackey in exchange for an honest review.

And sometimes being honest sucks. I really wanted to totally LOVE the story (which is why I choose it in the first place) but I “only” managed to LIKE it.
First the reasons why I could not manage to LOVE it … Basically my general issue with “contemporary romance” was standing in the way. Surly story’s like the one in this book are “fiction” – but in the moment they claim to be contemporary my mind divides the story in sections and without thinking about it too much I mentally sort through if the stuff in that story could actually work out.
I would need to spoiler, which is something I try to do as little as possible, to explain in detail about my problem with this story. So let’s leave it at this – transplantations in general are no fiction so they follow certain rules in the medical as well as the bureaucracy way and I somewhat disliked that none of those rules seem to have applied in this novel.
If you are willing to totally neglect this part – we can now discuss the point why I am pretty sure you will find a great story to keep you entertained. I really liked “Jax” and “Holly” – but if I am honest, “Micah” almost stole the show from Jax.
The Author managed to create a vivid picture of the story in my mind during reading. All the characters had enough depth to make them interesting. The writing was flawless, fluent and the dialogues between the characters were great. I could easy relate to protagonists and even if I did not agree with all that was happening during the story, I could still relate to it enough to really like what I was reading.
I would like to recommend this story to you (yeah I know – I should have written something like: I would like to recommend this story with all of MY heart! But when you read the book you will understand why I won’t )
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