Torn Hearts (Hearts #1.5) by Claire ContrerasTorn Hearts by Claire Contreras
Published July 2015
Series: Hearts #1.5
Genres: Contemporary Romance, New Adult
Format: eBook
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I met a boy once.

He made my heart go into a frenzy every time he looked at me, and my knees go weak whenever he touched me. Our love was so beautiful, that even its demise was bittersweet.

I met a girl once.

Her world, full of possibilities, made me feel like even I had a chance at being someone. She believed in me. She loved me. We were so secure, that even our breaking point seemed hazy.

Until we reached it.

Torn Hearts is a free novella from Claire Contreras, and a prequel to the second book in the Hearts Series, Paper Hearts, which is due to be released on 10th September.

While the first book in the series, Kaleidoscope Hearts, was about Oliver and Estelle’s story, this novella is the prologue to Jensen Reynolds’ and Mia Bennett’s story. I can’t really recall much of Jensen from Kaleidoscope Hearts, but I do recall that Mia is Estelle’s best friend and also a skilled photographer.

Mia and Jensen had a very intense and loving relationship of two years before Jensen moved to New York to study English at NYU. While the couple agreed to keep an “open relationship” during that time, their relationship is strained, and they see each other only sparsely. Even though they communicate every day, Mia is heartbroken over not being with him. So obviously, when Jensen comes back for a couple of days, she is at his beck and call. Except this time, Jensen has news that add to his already heavy baggage, and that will completely shatter Mia – and lead her to cut all ties with him.

5 years later, however, the two of them meet again at Estelle’s wedding, and it turns out Mia is still heartbroken…

The writing in Torn Hearts is pretty similar to the one in Kaleidoscope Hearts: it alternates between past, present and future. It is also mainly written from Mia’s POV, but features a shot chapter giving insight into Jensen’s mind.

It was a very quick read, and doesn’t quite end in a huge cliffhanger, but it definitely makes you want to find out if Jensen and Mia will manage to reconnect again, and if they have a chance at second love. Even though I wasn’t a huge fan of Kaleidoscope Hearts, I am definitely going to check out Paper Hearts !

Detailed Rating
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All the feels
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Overall: four-stars