THE SHAPE OF MY HEART (2B Trilogy, #3) by Ann Aguirre Tour, Review, + Giveaway!

Some people wait decades to meet their soul mate. Courtney Kaufman suspects she met hers in high school—only to lose him at seventeen. Since then, Courtney’s social life has been a series of meaningless encounters, though she’s made a few close friends along the way. Especially her roommate, Max Cooper, who oozes damaged bad-boy vibes from every pore.

Max knows about feeling lost and trying to move beyond the pain—he’s been on his own since he was sixteen. Now it’s time to find out if he can ever go home again, and Courtney’s the only one he trusts to go with him. But the trip to Providence could change everything…because the more time he spends with Courtney, the harder it is to reconcile what he wants and what he thinks he deserves.

It started out so simple. One misfit helping another. Now Max will do anything to show Courtney that for every heart that’s ever been broken, there’s another that can make it complete.

The Shape of My Heart is book #3 in the 2B trilogy. That means it’s over. This is the end of the road for these characters. And while I wanted to get to Max’s story, I was in no rush for my time with these slightly dysfunctional college kids to end.  

The first two books in the series tell us very little about Max. He’s the mysterious bad boy. We know he had a thing for Lauren, and in the second book, we’re made privy to the reasons behind his bashed up face, but that’s about all we learn. In The Shape of My Heart we dive right into Max’s life. We learn all about his struggles, trials, and insecurities.  And let me tell you, this boy man has been through a lot. I don’t think I would have been a smidgen of the seemingly well rounded individual that he’s turned into.

When we meet up with Max, he’s just found out that his grandfather passed away and he has to make the long trip back home for the burial. Big whoop, right? Well, Max hasn’t been back home since he was 16. Needless to say, it’s been a while. He’s not sure what to expect when he gets there and asks Courtney to join him on the journey.

Remember Courtney? She moved in when Lauren moved out. I. Love. Courtney. This character made the book for me. Good thing since it’s told from her POV. She’s funky, feisty, and full of smartassery. The only downfall? She has a HORRIBLE self-image. The poor girl has been put through the ringer. Even her own mother has rude comments to make. Ick. I hated that for her. If people took a moment to look just a little deeper, they’d see the beautiful person that lies with. Like Max does. *cough, cough* Honestly, I think Courtney is my favorite character of the whole damn series.

“You know the sexiest thing about you?”

I furrowed my brow in mock-thought. “Is it my ass? I hear it’s pretty juicy, if you like them big and round.”

“Your brain.”

“Is this where you tell me you’re going to drill holes to let the demons out and then make sweet, sweet love to my skull? Because I think I’ll have to pass.”

What a wild ride.  Without giving too much away… I can tell you that the end of the book took a couple turns that I didn’t see coming. Courtney is one tough cookie; Max on the other-hand is more like ice cream covered in magic shell.  He’s tough on the outside and a giant mush ball when it comes to those he cares for. Great, now I’m hungry…

I wasn’t a huge fan of the first book, but I’m extremely glad that I stuck with this series. Ann has won me over with her words, and I can’t wait to see what she comes out with next. 

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Ann Aguirre is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author and RITA winner with a degree in English Literature; before she began writing full time, she was a clown, a clerk, a voice actress, and a savior of stray kittens, not necessarily in that order. She grew up in a yellow house across from a cornfield, but now she lives in sunny Mexico with her husband, children, and various pets. Ann likes books, emo music, action movies, and she writes all kinds of genre fiction for adults and teens, published with Harlequin, Macmillan, and Penguin, among others.

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