Title: With This Heart
Author: R.S. Grey
Genre: New Adult
Published: April 2014, Createspace
Rating: 3/5 stars ★★★
If someone had told me a year ago that I was about to fall in love, go on an epic road trip, ride a Triceratops, sing on a bar, and lose my virginity, I would have assumed they were on drugs.
Well, that is, until I met Beckham.
Beck was mostly to blame for my recklessness. Gorgeous, clever, undeniably charming Beck barreled into my life as if it were his mission to make sure I never took living for granted. He showed me that there were no boundaries, rules were for the spineless, and a kiss was supposed to happen when I least expected.
Beck was the plot twist that took me by surprise. Two months before I met him, death was knocking at my door. I’d all but given up my last scrap of hope when suddenly, I was given a second chance at life. This time around, I wasn’t going to let it slip through my fingers.
We set out on a road trip with nothing to lose and no guarantees of tomorrow.
Our road trip was about young, reckless love.
The kind of love that burns bright.
The kind of love that no road-map could bring me back from.
**Recommended for ages 17+ due to language and sexual situations.**
3 of 5 stars to With This Heart by R.S. Grey
“Love will make you reckless. It can drag out parts of you that common sense and fear usually keep hidden away. Because love is selfless and selfish.”
Abby has a congenital heart disease and receives a new heart and eventually a new life where she has no idea how to live it. She goes on a roadtrip to symbolize her freedom. She does this with Beck whom she meets at a funeral home. Then, in the middle of their trip, an unfortunate news comes and they’re forced to cut the trip short. After some healing time, they decide to continue on the trip for an entirely different reason this time around.
It was okay at the beginning and then it got annoying. I couldn’t really sympathize with Abby. I liked that she’s shy, a little naive and funny but she’s also quite a bitch (this she said so herself).
And then when Abby and Beck had a conflict, instead of me feeling sad and broken about it, I just felt extremely irritated. I wanted to roll my eyes. The situation started like this: Abby pushing Beck away; telling him to get out of her life. And when Beck finally conceded, she decided to give him a parting gift. That’s the part when it all became awkward. See, when you try too hard to execute a dramatic and heart wrenching scene, it becomes a source of reader’s vexation instead.
Don’t get bummed by these reasons alone though. You might like the story. It’s R.S. Grey anyway. You can expect a lot of cheesy moments. This book is still loads better than some of the books I have read and did not finish so I’m giving it 3 stars.