Book Review: Where My Heart Breaks by Ivy Sinclair

If there were a course in screwing up your life, Kate Spivey would get an A+.

Trust is in short supply for Kate at the start of the summer before her senior year of college. Her parents sentenced her to spend it under the watchful eye of her aunt at the famous Willoughby Inn. It was further proof that she was a prisoner in, and not the decision maker of, her life. Nothing she does is good enough to prove that she learned from the mistakes of her past.

Almost immediately, Kate finds that her new summer home holds another person who understands the unfairness of her situation better than most. Reed Black has had his own share of tragedy and regrets, but instead of trying to fight his reputation, he embraced it.

Sparks fly between Kate and Reed, but his mixed signals remind Kate that she needs to watch her step. He is one temptation she can't afford to indulge in, no matter how strong her attraction to him. If she isn't careful, she'll lose more than her heart.

Release Date: August 29, 2013
Age Group: New Adult
Source: NetGalley

Where My Heart Breaks was a good read.  I enjoyed the love story and especially the book's setting.  

I had a little bit of trouble identifying with Kate.  She was basically everything that I'm not, and I didn't like her entitled, spoiled attitude at the beginning of the book.  But, as Kate grew and changed, my respect for her grew.  I admired Kate's work ethic and her concern for others.  

There was great chemistry between Kate and Reed.  Their interactions were my favorite part of the story.  I liked how Kate stands up for herself and owns her feelings.  I enjoyed the mystery of Reed's past and how it shaped who he is today.

I love it when authors provide their main characters with loyal best friends, and Sinclair does that with aplomb in Where My Heart Breaks.  I really enjoy reading about positive healthy relationships between two young women.

I found Where My Heart Breaks to be somewhat predictable, but still a good read.  It wasn't a deep book, but it was a nice escape for me.  I'll definitely read the next book in the series.  

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