Sunday, January 5, 2020
Heartbeat by Elizabeth Scott
Does life go on when your heart is broken?
Since her mother's sudden death, Emma has existed in a fog of grief, unable to let go, unable to move forward—because her mother is, in a way, still there. She's being kept alive on machines for the sake of the baby growing inside her.
Estranged from her stepfather and letting go of things that no longer seem important—grades, crushes, college plans—Emma has only her best friend to remind her to breathe. Until she meets a boy with a bad reputation who sparks something in her—Caleb Harrison, whose anger and loss might just match Emma's own. Feeling her own heart beat again wakes Emma from the grief that has grayed her existence. Is there hope for life after death—and maybe, for love?
This book is definitely a tear jerker! I love how quick of a read this was. It didn't feel drawn out, which is something that I appreciate with a more emotional book. I struggled a little bit with Emma's opinion on the whole situation. While she came around by the end, it was not my favorite part of the storyline.
I liked watching how Emma and Dan figured out how to be stepdad and stepdaughter now that her mom was gone. They relationship was hard, but I liked how the author showed their raw conversations when they started to work things out.
The romance in the book is definitely not the main part of the storyline, but it was very sweet none the less. I loved how it was unexpected for the two of them to be together, but they made it work and supported each other.
I received this book for free in return for an honest review.