Title: Heartbreak Hotel
Author: Aneta Cruz
Published Date: September 14th 2013
Genre: New Adult, Romance
***THIS BOOK WAS GIVEN TO ME IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW***
Always falling head over heels for men who have nothing to offer her, and running from those who do, Kara realizes that her quest to find Mr. Right is harder than expected. As if her “mostly ludicrous” dating escapades weren’t enough to deal with, her unusual combination of friends—one gay, one a virgin, one dating a married man, and one always telling her to “give it up on the first date in order to start a flourishing relationship”—isn’t of much help in matters of the heart either. Perhaps a kiss in the middle of the Charles Bridge could finally bring her happiness. But wait! That’s just an old myth, isn’t it?
***Contains Graphic Sex, Strong Language and Adult Situations. Not for young readers***
I love when a book can take me to another place and make me feel as if I were truly there and that is what Heartbreak Hotel did for me. The setting of the novel becomes as important as the characters themselves, and the author didn’t skimp on any of those details. The reader gets drawn into the story and the setting and it is almost as if they are in the city of Prague, the lobby of the hotel as well as standing on mysterious/romantic Charles Bridge! Aneta Cruz is a talented writer as evidenced in this story. I would love to read other books by her as I appreciate the depth in which she went into in this one.
This book is not a mushy, lovey-dovey story but a story that shows the struggles a young woman and what she goes through when looking for her true and everlasting love. It is funny at times, deep at times, authentic, and the characters are both complex and relatable. Some of Kara’s experiences are something that every woman has gone through at one point or another in their lives. The character development early on allows the reader to immediately relate and feel compassion for Kara and her friends. The authors use of imagery and witty humor keeps the reader involved in the story. The fact that the characters do not have cell phones, texting, or laptops makes the reader remember what it was like before technology invaded and it reminds us of how people used to communicate. It was like going back in time but not too far back which was fun to read. The story flowed from start to finish and there was a surprise at the end which I have to admit I wasn’t sure about, but it all worked in the end. I loved how Kara always kept us on our toes and would admit that she would be someone that I would befriend just for her quirkiness alone! This is a great book to add your TBR list, it will leave you feeling good when you are done.
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