Title: My Heart for Yours
Author: Steph Campbell & Jolene Perry
Rating: 4 out of 5
A bargain, a trade, a deal to be struck.
A kiss for a kiss.
Your shirt for mine.
Break my heart, I’ll break yours.
disastrous split was no different. Tobin’s spent the last year
pretending Delia never existed, and Delia’s been in D.C., pretending to
be anything but the country girl that she is.
When tragedy brings
her back to town, Tobin and Delia realize that time apart hasn't healed
either one of them. But staying away from each other is harder than
they imagined, especially in small town Louisiana, and old feelings are
quickly brought back to the surface.
In the mess they’ve created, is there anything to be salvaged of a love that they both thought would be forever?
“Always a trade. Always a compromise. Until there wasn't anything
left to bargain with, because neither of us had any clue what to do.”
Tobin and Delia's relationship was always a trade. A
shirt for a shirt, a kiss for a kiss, a heart for a heart. All that
changed when Delia's family moved away a year ago. But when Tobin's
brother dies, Delia's family comes back to town for the funeral. When
Tobin and Delia's lives cross paths again the old feelings of anger,
betrayal, and love that have smoldering since their separation burst
back into flames.
This is one of those books that was slow
to simmer, but when it did heat up I was hooked. I usually hate a lot of
flashbacks in books, but these flashbacks read like memories of my own.
I felt the hurt and pain both Tobin and Delia were feeling. I was
really surprised in the direction the book went toward the end, there
was a definite surprise for me. Tobin and Delia were easy to connect
with and love. Tobin is the country boy most girls dream about, all fire
and passion in a pair of nice fitting jeans. Delia is a prisoner in her
own home, living out her father's dreams instead of her own. I felt so
bad for her, but kind of irritated because I wanted to her to stand up
for herself. When I finally realized what she had been through I felt
nothing but pity and love for her.
Some of the things that
bothered me weren't huge, but they're little things I look for in a
story. Mainly, I felt the absence of secondary characters. There weren't
really any friends that I got to know, and I love a lot of complex
characters when I read a book. I think that a few issues felt a little
unresolved for me. The book could have been a little longer and maybe
some conclusions could have been better handled[this also could have
helped develop some of the secondary characters]. I didn't feel that
sense of completeness when I was done reading. The story just didn't
feel over for me.
Overall this was a really good, quick read with great main characters and just enough emotional turmoil to quicken my pulse.