Heart Shaped Rock
by Laura Roppe
Release Date: May 2014
“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
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. In fact, Shaynee hasn’t felt like doing much of anything lately, except maybe playing Whack-a-Mole on her “emotionally intelligent” brother’s head. 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.
Hear the original music performed in Heart Shaped Rock at www.LauraRoppe.com. All music available on iTunes.
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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.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I enjoyed this book so much more than I thought I would. I am a musician, and so the music portion drew me in especially. I applaud the author and her depiction of the pathos of Shaynee’s situation, for it was brilliantly written. If a young adult has experienced the loss of a parent, this is a definite read. The author captured the behavior and feelings of the teen’s struggle. It would give me great joy to read a sequel to this book that concentrates on the healing process of her amazing dad.
The romance in the story was clean enough, but the profanity was often a bit much for me. When a book is classified as “young adult,” I believe that profanity should be nonexistent or at least at a bare minimum. I realize that the case could be made that teens talk that way, but I would not allow my daughter to read this book until she was an adult. Thankfully, the profanity was minimal, and it didn’t affect my overall gratification of this book.
I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.
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