Heart On A Shoestring

Author:  Marilyn Grey
Publisher:  Winslet Press                heart
Pages:  300
Genre:  Contemporary
Source: Winslet Press

 

 

 

Goodreads:  BOOK 4 IN THE UNSPOKEN SERIES: COMING 2014!
“Dreaming of the person you want to be is wasting the person you already are.”
Kurt Cobain

A Novel of Self-Discovery

Rebelling against a life of black and white, Miranda Ryan paints the world in a technicolor fever. She spends her free time on park benches, analyzing people from the outside in and creating whimsical stories about their lives. Unbridled and full of life, her ever-changing heart is a revolving door no man can figure out. And she likes it that way. But when Derek Rhodes enters her life, he stubbornly challenges her every move. As she unsuccessfully avoids this opinionated prankster her colors fade to gray and she is forced into a choice . . . to lose the self she knows or the self she has never been.

Derek Rhodes wears the same shade of brown every day and avoids eye contact with strangers, until Miranda walks into his life and splashes his world with streaks of colors he swore he’d never touch. Drawn to her imaginative personality, he finds himself questioning his own cynical nature and flat-lined ideals, only to fall in love and realize the only woman he’s ever let into his heart has no plans of letting a man into hers. Follow them both as they poke and prod and test each others limits on a journey of discovery.

Ope’s Opinion:  You do not need to read the other books in the series to enjoy this one.   Heart On A Shoestring took me a little longer to get into then the previous books, but it definitely pulled my heart strings as I read it.

Miranda and Derek have a lot to deal with – as I think most of us do.  Watching them help each other discover who they really are and who they are meant to be was an awesome ride.

It is so refreshing to read a love a story without explicit love scenes.  I would encourage a teen and mom to read these stories and have a conversation after each one.  Each story brings new topics up to revaluate your opinion from a different perspective.

Marilyn Grey is an amazing author. I am looking forward to when Bloom comes out.  Keep writing and I’ll keep reading!

Rating:  Four Chairs – I like this book so much I know several friends to share it with.
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