Thursday, June 22, 2017
Review for Hearts Are Like Balloons by Candace Robinson - 5 out of 5!
SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -
May Falkner’s past two years have been a rough road. When her father suddenly passes away, May needs to find a job to help out her mom and regain some control over her life. Working at the bookstore helps her heal, laugh, and hope again. It also leads her to cross paths with Nico Evitts, who begins as just a co-worker, but becomes so much more
When it all becomes perfect, because there is no perfect, life steps in to prove once again that it all can crash down harder than before. This is a story about finding yourself, love, and the things in life that are still here.
Hearts are like balloons. Sometimes they inflate… Sometimes they deflate…
MY REVIEW -
Oh wow! I loved this! So sweet and heartfelt! Hearts Are Like Balloons deals with some intense, sad, and difficult things, and this story is just beautiful. May has recently lost her father, so to help her mother out, May decides to get a job at a used book store where her best friend works. May meets Nico, who also works at the bookstore, and the two have an instant connection that quickly becomes a friendship that turns into more, but when life throws another curve ball, will their relationship survive? May and Nico are so adorable! I love their little jokes with each other, and I love the depth of their connection. Their relationship is wonderfully sweet, and my heart hurt for them both during some trying times. The connection between all of the characters was wonderful, May's best friend and Nico's sister, were awesome side characters, and I loved the personalities of each character. I love the quirks that Candace Robinson gives to her characters, the quirks make the characters seem more real, which adds reality to the characters and the story. Hearts Are Like Balloons (Love the title by the way and the cover) touched my heart. Loss, Hurt, Hope, Love, and Heart. Loved it all.