My Rating 5***Chase the Road Runner ~ Stars
Title: Paper Hearts
Author: Claire Contreras
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Type: Standalone Book 2 of Hearts series
Type: Standalone Book 2 of Hearts series
POV: First Person – Dual
“Maybe our souls really are scattered in the things we love, and we are all completely lost, but from the moment she looked at me, I felt like I’d been found.” Jensen
There are some stories that will forever stay in your heart, and stories that will speak to you. This book did all of that for me. From the novella “Torn Hearts” I knew I was going in for an emotional ride. I was actually shocked I wasn’t ugly crying on this one but I did shred some tears and they were because with each word that were beautifully written I could feel all the heart ache and my insides twisted and I just felt every emotion and the consequences of their choices. This story was so much more than a second chance. It was a story of lessons, to learn that for every choice we make we have to learn to deal with the consequences of our own choices.
Mia Bennett, “Meep” aka Road runner; was heartbroken after Jensen the love of her life betrayed her trust. She wouldn’t let it go she couldn’t forgive him; instead she focus on her career and goals and ignore him. She was offered an opportunity she couldn’t give up so she moved temporarily to New York where she knew Jensen will be. Mia had to take the risk of seeing him again after being apart and ignoring him for five years. Her dream was to show and display her photos and get acknowledge and recognition for them and she wouldn’t give up on her dream.
“I let myself get lost in fantasies I created when I was looking at the world through my lens” Mia
Jensen Reynolds; moved to New York City to pursued his dream to be a writer and he succeeded; he became a famous writer. He wrote children’s books and has an article in the newspaper and even got an award for his work. He also wrote a Romance Novel about him and Mia. Jensen made a huge mistake that will forever regret and pay for it. However because of his bad choices he lost the only person that gave him a chance; the only person who he believed had his heart. He lost “her” Mia and now she was coming to his City even if temporarily; he never lost hope and continues to push on and never gave up on their love. He truly believef that she was his soul mate and that they were meant to be together. All the time they have been apart had thought him so much, he had learned to grow and be a better person but the one thing he couldn’t do is let go of her he couldn’t let go of his best friend and soul mate.
“Nothing is more hunting than regret””Your mind remembers, your senses remember. Your heart remembers.” Jensen
I truly enjoyed reading Jensen’s writing on his newspaper they were just amazing about his feelings and about the love of his life “Mia Bennett” the one that got away because of his stupid choices.
After Mia arrived at New York she didn’t know what to do around Jensen. He took every opportunity to be with her and challenged her and took her out and wrote about their relationship on his newspaper. I loved everything about it. She did not forget easily and I loved that about it because when someone cheats on you and gets someone pregnant and leaves you to marry them you really have to think a lot before going back and giving them a chance. They ended up reconnecting while she was in New York and he was just amazing, it was hard not to fall head over heels for Jensen. He took her on a bike ride, to eat, and to their favorite band’s concert “Mumford and Sons”. I think that was the best part of the book for me when I completely broke down and cried of how unfair life is sometimes but really it is because of the choices we make.
They both opened up to each other decided to take it slow and see how it goes. Jensen knew it will take a lot for Mia to forgive him and I have to give Mia props because being in her position I would of done exactly the same thing. If she takes a risk and give him a chance she has to think about the entire package the ex wife, the step - daughter gorgeous beautiful five year old Olivia that has no fault on her daddy’s choices. Mia’s work was a success she got her dream job and her work to be displayed at a famous museum. She had everything she every wanted but had to give him up for her dream job; it hit her hard the words from Jensen that “Home is where the heart is at” and her heart has always been with him.
The events at the end of this book were just so beautiful and I loved every single moment of it. I love how the author makes you appreciate Jensen’s humble acceptance of his mistakes and try really hard every day to make up for it. I loved how he never gave up on Mia and their love. I love how Mia wasn’t so easy to give in and forget but at the end she realized she had to let go and take advantage of the second chance life was giving her even if that meant leave her dream job behind because she was whole with Jensen. She was still successful thought because her talent was amazing and I just love the fact that both were able to enjoy the work they do and have a life happy after all the heartbreak and sorrow they both had to endured. I would recommend this beautiful story to anyone looking for a second chance story.
”Copy kindly provided via author, in exchange for an honest review.”
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