Aug 26, 2012

My Paper Heart by Magan Vernon Review

My Paper Heart by Magan Vernon
Release Date: August 1, 2012
Publisher: Calta Press; 300 pages
There are worse things in life than failing out of college- such as having your parents receive the letter that you’ve been kicked out. Now to appease her parents self-proclaimed sorority princess Libby Gentry is packing up her Prada bag and heading to work for her great aunt’s antique store in tiny Elsbury, Louisiana. She’s pretty sure she can tackle the swamp and deal with her great aunt and tom boy of a little cousin, but what she doesn’t know is if she can handle the local town playboy, Blaine Crabtree.

As Libby's feelings for Blaine grow, so does her need for acceptance and all of the insecurities she has kept inside are coming out. She may have survived the Louisiana swamp, but she may not survive Blaine's reluctance to say the 'L' word. When Blaine finally commits to the three words Libby’s been waiting for, she only hopes they haven’t come too late.

I want to thank the author, Magan Vernon, for sending me a copy of My Paper Heart to read & review in exchange for an honest review!

I am a fan of Magan’s after having read How to Break Up With an Alien; I thought that was such a cute and fun book! (I’m tackling the second book, How to Break Up With an Alien next month) My Paper Heart was cute, as well but the two main characters, especially Libby bugged me to no end. I just found no way to connect with her and as her being our main character which really is a shame.

I found the first two run in’s or so with Blaine were hard to understand, too. He’s overly protective of her imagine but yet he’s never met her…it really didn’t make any sense. Once you get passed those, though…things become a bit more normal. Plus, maybe this is just me but for her having only slept with one guy her entire life, she sure is very sex crazed and very demanding about wanting it. I guess I have a hard time understanding this with my personality being so different from hers but yeah…

The story was cute. The whole growing up aspect of it was nice. I hated who she was when she came down to Louisiana but I like who she ended up as. It hurts to even think there are people like her Chicago crowd but I know there are plenty of people out there like them. It really hurts to think there are such ridiculous acting people and they think it’s cute. Mind boggling, I tell you…

Overall, it was a bit of a bumpy ride regarding the main character and her love interest. A lot of whip lash between their personality changes and moods…but overall, it was a cute, easy read. (A very sex crazed read – so this is not recommended for young teens) I definitely prefer her Alien Romance book to this one but to each their own!

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