Friday, July 5, 2013

BLOG TOUR - REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: Glass Hearts (Hearts #2) by Lisa De Jong

Sequel to Plastic Hearts...

Can a relationship survive on love alone? Is love truly enough?

Dane and Alex’s relationship has never been easy, but now they have a fresh start without the pressures of Alex’s family. Together they try to move forward while continuing to struggle with a past that they can’t seem to escape.

Sometimes no matter how hard we try to make things work, love isn’t enough. 

Sometimes even after a broken heart is mended, cracks remain, and the same doubts and insecurities that once yanked us apart seep in.

Can true love hold Dane and Alex together or will their hearts completely shatter like glass?

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Lisa De Jong is a wife, mother and full-time number cruncher who lives in the Midwest. Her writing journey involved insane amounts of coffee and many nights of very little sleep but she wouldn't change a thing. She also enjoys reading, football and music. 

Author Links: Goodreads / Blog / Facebook / Twitter

My Thoughts:

He's damaged and broken, but I can put him back together. Piece by piece, I'll put him back together.

Glass Hearts is book two in the hearts series and picks up exactly where book one ended. Alex is moving into Dane's apartment after having gotten back together following their separation. What's really clear right from the start is how much Alex and Dane love each other. Crazy, can't keep their hands off each other, madly desperately in love!!

While I really liked book one, I enjoyed this book so much more. It wasn't as long as the first book and I felt that it just flowed a lot more smoothly. It was angsty, and hot and heartbreaking and even frustrating at times. But above all of that it was an incredibly awesome read!!

Dane Wright is going to be the death of me. Death from orgasm? Death from swooning? I'm not sure which one will kill me first, but it's bound to happen some day.

I loved Dane in Plastic Hearts but I fell in love with him even more this time around. Crazy, in love with him!! One of the best things about this book is that it's told from the point of view of both Alex and Dane and so we got to really get a much better feel for Dane as a character. We knew he had a past that he's not proud of but in this book we really get to see how broken he is. We get to experience his pain and his belief that he's not really worthy of Alex. But by being in his head, we also get to feel how much he loves Alex. How passionate he is about her. And how tortured he is at times.

She owns me. She completely and totally owns me.

I liked Alex in book one, but I didn't love her. I thought she had moments of being whiny and selfish and lacked backbone. However in Glass Hearts I think we have a much more mature and grown up Alex. She's become a girl who is much more comfortable in her skin now that she's out from underneath the stifling relationship with her Mum and Dad. 

But just because Alex and Dane are back together and deeply in love, doesn't mean that things run smoothly for the two of them. Dane's family play a much bigger part in this book and we really get to see the impact that their behaviour has on Dane and in turn on Alex. After some initial bumps in the road, Alex is determined to show Dane that he is worthy of her love and that she is in for the long haul. 

And what an absolutely perfect ending!! I was so happy to hear that the author has two stories to come featuring two of the other characters from The Hearts series. I can't wait to read them!!! Lisa De Jong writes a really awesome males point of view and I have my fingers crossed that she writes a lot more of it in the future!! 

4.5/5 Sexy Dane Stars!!

Lisa will be giving away the following during the tour:
  • 1 - $50 gift card
  • 1 - $25 gift card
  • 2 sets of signed paperbacks of Plastic Hearts and Glass Hearts (TWO winners US ONLY) 

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