Monday, March 20, 2017

The Heartbeat Hypothesis by Lindsey Frydman

Title: The Heartbeat Hypothesis
Author: Lindsey Frydman
My Rating: A

Genre: New Adult Romance
Main Characters: Audra and Jake
Release Date: March 2017
Publisher:  Entangled Publishing
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Sexual Intensity: spicy

Story Overview:
Audra Madison simply wanted to walk in the shoes of Emily Cavanaugh, a free-spirited teenager who died too young. After all, Audra wasn’t supposed to be here.

Thanks to Emily, Audra has a second chance at life. She’s doing all the things that seemed impossible just two years ago: Go to college. Date. Stargaze in the Rocky Mountains. Maybe get a tattoo. You know, live.

Jake Cavanaugh, a photographer with mysterious, brooding gray eyes, agrees to help chronicle her newfound experiences. She makes him laugh, one of the only people who can these days. As they delve into each other’s pasts – and secrets – the closer they become.

But she’s guarded and feels like she can’t trust anyone, including herself. 

And he’s struggling with the fact that his beloved sister’s heart beats inside her. 
My Review:
Seriously? How can this possibly be a debut novel for this author? This book was BRILLIANT! OMG, there is so much depth and thought to this story. It completely and totally blew me away. In fact, I'm buying a print copy of the book because I want to re-read and just pull out the plethora of incredible quotes that are in this book. Plus did you see that cover? So gorgeous!

So...enough gushing. Let's talk about this story. The premise is incredible. If you haven't done that story description and let me guarantee lives up to the promise of that storyline. There's a ton of emotion to this story, but you'd expect that from the premise, but the author took it even deeper. She did an amazing job with this one.

This book is all about life and death and living to our full potential with the moments we have...because you never know when they're going to end. There is a lot more than just Audra's physical condition. There are so many other stories happening alongside her condition with Emily's heart and Emily's brother, Jake. I loved it all so, so much. 

And that's before we get to Audra and Jake, both of whom have really difficult emotional scars from what they've been through. Jake, especially, is really closed off...but it's a long time into the story before all the details of that are all revealed. I had ideas of what was coming, but I didn't expect the depth of just what all the details are. It was really fabulous. But when they're together, it's magical. I loved the scenes where they were recreating Emily's done-it list. But the scenes at the piano were breathtaking too. So many scenes in this book that just took my breath away. It really was a beautiful, deep book that I can't wait to read it again.

I highly, highly, highly recommend this one. If that storyline appeals to you at all, you're going to like it. The author has such an incredible voice. I loved every minute of reading this one. it right now. You don't want to miss this one!

I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.

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