Glass Hearts (Hearts #2), by Lisa De Jong ✰✰✰✰

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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?

My Casting 

This was a good ending to Dane and Alex’s turbulent story. I didn’t love this one as much as I loved the first book. But I did enjoy it.
I really really liked Plastic Hearts and I kind of felt that there just wasn’t as much story to tell in Glass Hearts… I found myself flitting in and out of it a little, for the most part of the book. That said, it really picked up at 75% and the last 25% was unputdownable! In fact, I felt like the issues in the last quarter could have been pulled out and delved into in more depth, to fill the entirety of this book.

This is a quick read, so it wasn’t like it dragged. I just felt like it was almost an extended epilogue.

It picks up exactly where we left Alex and Dane in Plastic Hearts, with the addition of a heartbreaking prologue, in the form of a flashback to Dane’s childhood. So, we’re put straight back into Dane and Alex’s do-over, after their two month split.


They’re both hopeful that it will work, as they are thrown into a life of cohabitation, but there are still issues that haven’t been dealt with. Both of them have their own doubts and demons to work through. Trust, secrets, their past, their families… they’re all obstacles that the couple need to overcome.

Whereas Plastic Hearts focused heavily on Alex’s problems, with her family, with her new found identity, etc. Glass Hearts is predominantly about Dane’s skeletons.


I felt, a few times in this book, that the characters totally blew un-eventful situations out of proportion, completely over reacting at times. And, in contrast, I also felt that there were some issues that almost weren’t made enough of… the situation with Dane’s brother Nolan, felt like it was left a little unresolved, as did the issue with Dane and Alex’s boss, Reid, and also Alex’s problems with her mother. I just didn’t feel like this book was as well thought out as book #1, or had as much depth.

Negatives aside, I did enjoy it. Over all, it was a good ending to Alex and Dane’s story and it answered questions that I had after the ending of Plastic Hearts. Despite Dane and Alex getting back together at the end of the first book, I wasn’t convinced of their solidarity as a couple. This book cemented that and pushed aside any doubts that they may not be able to go the distance.


The ending was super cute. I love Dane. For all his faults, his addictions, his demons, his insecurities, he’s a fab book boyfriend.


I felt like his past only made him even more certain about his love for Alex. He’s had it bad, and he’s had it good… he knows the difference and he knows when to keep hold of a good thing.


And, for no other reason than Alex and Dane go camping, sleep under the stars and have some very hot sexy time in a tent… I just couldn’t resist…

I certainly plan to read the other books by this author, as I believe we will also be treated to Alex’s sisters story, in which I assume Reid, Alex and Dane’s boss, will feature, and also Alex’s friend, Jade’s story. I look forward to these instalments.

 

Glass Hearts Statistics
Steam Rating (out of 5): ♥♥♥
Ending: HEA
Series: ✓
Reading Order:
Book #1 – Plastic Hearts (Hearts #1)
Book #2 – Glass Hearts (Hearts #1)
Can this be read as a standalone? No
Themes:
Drug addiction
Second chance
Warning. This book includes…
Sexual content. Drug addiction. Death.
Writing: Good

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One Response to Glass Hearts (Hearts #2), by Lisa De Jong ✰✰✰✰

  1. Mary Lowery says:

    I love both of those books! 🙂

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