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Life and a dismal last name are the only two things Beyah Grim’s parents ever gave her. After carving her path all on her own, Beyah is well on her way to bigger and better things, thanks to no one but herself.

With only two short months separating her from the future she’s built and the past she desperately wants to leave behind, an unexpected death leaves Beyah with no place to go during the interim. Forced to reach out to her last resort, Beyah has to spend the remainder of her summer on a peninsula in Texas with a father she barely knows. Beyah’s plan is to keep her head down and let the summer slip by seamlessly, but her new neighbor Samson throws a wrench in that plan.

Samson and Beyah have nothing in common on the surface.

She comes from a life of poverty and neglect; he comes from a family of wealth and privilege. But one thing they do have in common is that they’re both drawn to sad things. Which means they’re drawn to each other. With an almost immediate connection too intense for them to continue denying, Beyah and Samson agree to stay in the shallow end of a summer fling. What Beyah doesn’t realize is that a rip current is coming, and it’s about to drag her heart out to sea.

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Heart Bones
By Colleen Hoover

Review: Heart Bones

A girl finds hope after a lifetime of destitution and abandonment in a poignant story about love, forgiveness and forging relationships with whom you least expect in Colleen Hoover’s latest, HEART BONES.

We meet Beyah Grim, who’s grown up with a junkie mother and an absentee father. Now, a couple months separates her from a future she’s secretly scraped and fought for and it’s all falling apart before it’s even begun.

With no place to go, she’s forced to spend the final weeks of summer with a father she barely knows, among the wealthy and privileged who know nothing of the life she’s endured.

Over those two months, she forges tenuous relationships with the unlikeliest of people including her enigmatic neighbor Samson who seems to know something of the sadness she’s always carried. Beyah is attracted to Samson, to the quiet depth he exudes, and longs to untangle the secrets he holds close.

But before the summer ends, the truth behind those secrets rattle the temporary peace she’s found on the Texas coast, with people she’s begun to care for. Suddenly, the future she planned is threatened once again.

The love story Hoover imparts is singular to her style—formed in the fringes of what many of us know, born of shared experiences steeped in pain and heartbreak. And although the narrative starts in a place of sorrow, it’s buoyed by hope, by experiencing Beyah’s journey in finding solace, belonging, love. It was very moving to see her protective walls weaken as she opened herself up to people and experiences she normally wouldn’t. If you’ve been a longtime CoHo reader like I have, you’ll fly through the pages of this romance and clamor for more by the story’s end.

Poignant and uplifting in the way only Colleen Hoover can pen.

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