Review: With This Heart by R.S. Grey

With this HeartWith This Heart is a standalone romantic comedy by R.S. Grey. This review will be spoiler-free.

If someone had told me a year ago that I was about to fall in love, go on an epic road trip, ride a Triceratops, sing on a bar, and lose my virginity, I would have assumed they were on drugs.

Well, that is, until I met Beckham.

Beck was mostly to blame for my recklessness. Gorgeous, clever, undeniably charming Beck barreled into my life as if it were his mission to make sure I never took living for granted. He showed me that there were no boundaries, rules were for the spineless, and a kiss was supposed to happen when I least expected.

Beck was the plot twist that took me by surprise. Two months before I met him, death was knocking at my door. I’d all but given up my last scrap of hope when suddenly, I was given a second chance at life. This time around, I wasn’t going to let it slip through my fingers.

We set out on a road trip with nothing to lose and no guarantees of tomorrow. Our road trip was about young, reckless love. The kind of love that burns bright. The kind of love that no road-map could bring me back from. (Synopsis from Goodreads)

Heartwarming. Heartbreaking. An adorable romance that will make your heart pound and your toes curl. 

Once again, R.S. Grey did not disappoint. I didn’t read the synopsis before picking it up because I was running out of Grey novels and it didn’t matter what it was about. I knew I was going to read it either way.

But this is one of the sweetest books I have ever read. It was a roller coaster of emotions, but I loved every single second of it. This book made me laugh, broke my heart, and made me swear in anger. There is nothing more important to me when reading a book than feeling something. It doesn’t matter if a book has the most beautiful prose I’ve ever read. If I don’t feel something, then I won’t enjoy the book.

Abby and Beck. They were perfect for each other. Abby was in recovery from major surgery and was just about to taste true freedom for the first time in her long, hard life. She was strong and loving. And then there is Beck. Beck was just a little crazy, but in a good way. He was adventurous, warm, and understanding. I love Beck, but I wish we had gotten to know him just a little bit better.

The road trip was a major part of this story and I loved watching these two explore. They had a plan, but they didn’t let it get in the way of them being spontaneous and just enjoying the trip. The specific setting wasn’t very important to the story, but the road trip was.

The pacing fo this story was really interesting. Everything in this story happened really fast. I normally complain about this, but for this story, it really worked. I was able to understand why all the events happened so quickly. It didn’t feel rushed as much as the characters finally being free to do whatever they wanted.

I loved this story so much. I could go on and on raving about it, but I won’t. I gave this book 5 out of 5 stars. If you are looking for a story that is both heartbreaking and heartwarming, then this is the book for you!




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