Friday, May 4, 2012

Review: My Heart for Yours

For Tobin and Delia, everything was always equal.

A bargain, a trade, a deal to be struck.

A kiss for a kiss.
Your shirt for mine.
Break my heart, I’ll break yours.

Their disastrous split was no different. Tobin’s spent the last year pretending Delia never existed, and Delia’s been in D.C., pretending to be anything but the country girl that she is.

When tragedy brings her back to town, Tobin and Delia realize that time apart hasn't healed either one of them. But staying away from each other is harder than they imagined, especially in small town Louisiana, and old feelings are quickly brought back to the surface.

In the mess they’ve created, is there anything to be salvaged of a love that they both thought would be forever?

Before I get started, let's take a moment to admire the kick ass cover and title of this book. No really, take a moment...

Now let's discuss the inside of the book; it was so incredibly close to four stars. So close you can see that extra star hanging on the edge for dear life. Most of you readers will pull that little guy up (may even pull up his friend). In the end I didn't, but I for sure didn't flick him off either!

This book takes you on an emotional ride from start to finish. One aspect I loved was the plot tease. It reminded me of early Jennifer Echols novels where she dangles a huge piece of the plot in front of the reader; one that isn't revealed until over half-way through the book. We know something huge has happened, we just don't know what the hell it is! As much as we love to deny it; everyone loves a good tease!! Plus the story builds and builds upon the readers emotions where you get to the point you're about to burst; you can barely stand it. Even though I love that feeling, it made the ending seem a little anti-climactic.

This book was also loaded with flashbacks. It was like flashbacks on steroids! I really enjoyed them, but sometimes would get confused if I was living in the past or present. I had to back track in my reading to get re-oriented. That might say more about my mental development or lack there of more than it does about the writing...oops ;-)

Now for a little personal shout-out!! The book frickin mentions the Molly Ringwalds. HOLY HOT HELL!! Best 80's cover band in the history of ever!! I've seen them play a ton of times and almost gave this book infinite stars just for mentioning them. Sorry to let that crash my review, but it had to be said!

Overall, this is a good read; awesome romantic tension, plenty of drama and heartache. Hell for $0.99, I'd buy three! It even rides the fence on being a new adult/YA-mature novel. Delila just graduated high school and Tobin is several years older. That being said, since it was a little "older" I would have loved to see a little more heat and passion! OKAY! OKAY! I wanted more sex! Wait, did I just say that out loud?? Anyway, don't get me wrong you will get your naked fix (I did say that out loud), but I think Kristen Ashley and E.L. James have forever ruined me. Okay, forget everything I just said and go read the book!



  1. Oh my dad, I love this review. And The Molly Ringwalds! :-) Thanks so much for taking the time to read and review, Mollie! :-)

    1. So glad you liked it!! Looking forward to future releases :-)

  2. Haha! Is it bad that I felt that way about Slammed. I wanted more SMEXY! I think EL has indeed ruined us. Stephanie Campbell stopped by my group New Adult blog this week and gave a shout out about this book so we added it to the list for recommended reads. Now after your review I will once again have to personally bump it up the TBR. You evil girl you! Oh and if you haven't stopped by the group blog is called NA Alley! I think you'll like our premise :D

    1. AWESOME!! Will definitely check it out :-) I heart all your cooments Victoria, they are always most fabulous!