My Heart For Yours
by Stephanie Campbell & Jolene Perry
Release Date: May 4, 2012
Genre: New Adult Romance
Source: Amazon Kindle
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Delia is coming back home to Louisiana from D.C. for the first time in a year. The first time she will see Tobin again will be at the funeral for his brother, Eamon. Through alternating POVs and flashbacks we see how Delia and Tobin fell in love, and how it all fell apart. Each author wrote a different POV and I was really amazed how well they meshed together. Also sometimes I really hate flashbacks because I get confused but the writing flowed perfectly. I loved seeing how they met and fell in love and then wondering how it ended up here now.
Delia never could stand up to her father. As a politician he immediately hated Tobin wanting better for his daughter and I felt like he was their biggest obstacle. Even a year later, he still doesn't want her hanging out with Tobin. Delia has a new boyfriend who is a politician's son and who understands Delia's new life. But Delia doesn't really like her new life. Coming home gets her to face it. That she does not want to end up like her mom, very unhappily married. That she wants to be the girl she was with Tobin.
At first I didn't like Tobin and blamed him for the relationship falling apart. I wondered why Tobin wouldn't have a long distance relationship or fight the move harder. But I soon learned it does take two. Tobin, while sweet and willing to fight for Delia, did not handle some things as well as he should have. When Delia needed him he was scared and left her alone to deal with it. Tobin was a romantic at heart and I felt really bad for him while he relived the memories of Delia moving and them breaking up.
Eamon was a huge part of the story. Tobin's brother had lived hard and died young. Tobin and Delia both continue to remember him and he was a pivotal part in their relationship and in the possible future of their relationship. Some of their memories really brought tears to my eyes. While Eamon always thought Delia would break Tobin's heart, when Delia needed him, Eamon had been there for her. This was a very emotional story about looking back and learning to move on and also taking second chances.
"My heart for yours," he offers.
"The problem with passion is it goes both ways. Love/Hate. The line between those two is a lot thinner than I thought."