This Heart of Mine by C.C. Hunter ~ Book Review

Book Description:

A new heart saved her life—but will it help her find out what really happened to its donor?

Seventeen-year-old Leah MacKenzie is heartless. An artificial heart in a backpack is keeping her alive. However, this route only offers her a few years. And with her rare blood type, a transplant isn’t likely. Living like you are dying isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. But when a heart becomes available, she’s given a second chance at life. Except Leah discovers who the donor was — a boy from her school — and they’re saying he killed himself. Plagued with dreams since the transplant, she realizes she may hold the clues to what really happened.

Matt refuses to believe his twin killed himself. When Leah seeks him out, he learns they are both having similar dreams and he’s certain it means something. While unraveling the secrets of his brother’s final moments, Leah and Matt find each other, and a love they are terrified to lose. But life and even new hearts don’t come with guarantees. Who knew living took more courage than dying?

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About the Author:

C. C. Hunter is the New York Times bestselling author of over thirty-five books, including her wildly popular Shadow Falls and Shadow Falls: After Dark series. In addition to winning numerous awards and rave reviews for her novels, C.C. is also a photojournalist, motivational speaker, and writing coach. In February 2018, Wednesday Books will publish her contemporary young adult and hardcover debut, This Heart of Mine. And the first book of her new paranormal young adult series, The Mortician's Daughter: One Foot in the Grave was released on October 31st 2017. C. C. currently resides in Texas with her husband, junkyard dog, Lady, and whatever wild creatures that meander out from woods surrounding home.

C.C. Hunter is a pseudonym. Her real name is Christie Craig and she also writes humorous romantic suspense romance novels.

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I read this book over a year ago and somehow totally forgot to write my thoughts about it. I remember feeling the need to let the story sit with me before writing my review. This was a heartwarming, charming and totally emotional novel about a young teen on the heart transplant list. Living each day with the struggles of wearing an artificial heart in a backpack on her back, not knowing if she will get the transplant she needs before the end arrives. I loved the relationship between Leah and Matt. It was definitively a beautiful contemporary YA romance that isn't seen often. I thought the novel was very well written with great depth in the characters and found myself falling in love with them bringing tears to my eyes. This book left me with a warm feeling inside. 

I give it a 4.5 stars out of 5 and look forward to more by CC Hunter. 
~*Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thoughts and opinions are my own.*~


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