Things We Know by Heart: Jessi Kirby
Publication Date: April 21st
When Quinn Sullivan meets the recipient of her boyfriend’s donated heart, the two form an unexpected connection.
After Quinn loses her boyfriend, Trent, in an accident their junior year, she reaches out to the recipients of his donated organs in hopes of picking up the pieces of her now-unrecognizable life. She hears back from some of them, but the person who received Trent’s heart has remained silent. The essence of a person, she has always believed, is in the heart. If she finds Trent’s, then maybe she can have peace once and for all.
Risking everything in order to finally lay her memories to rest, Quinn goes outside the system to track down nineteen-year-old Colton Thomas—a guy whose life has been forever changed by this priceless gift. But what starts as an accidental run-in quickly develops into more, sparking an undeniable attraction. She doesn't want to give in to it—especially since he has no idea how they're connected—but their time together has made Quinn feel alive again. No matter how hard she’s falling for Colton, each beat of his heart reminds her of all she’s lost…and all that remains
I was really excited to read this book because I've heard such great things about it! I was definitely a little disappointed, maybe I set my expectations too high. While I do understand the appeal for some people and there were points that I definitely liked, I had problems with the main character as well as the plot.
“Finding the guy who got Trent’s heart isn’t gonna bring him back. Neither is acting like you died.”
Overall, I really liked Colton and I feel like most people who read this book will like him as well. It was told from Quinn's point of view so you don't really get to know what he is thinking. However, I still think you can tell what he's feeling, which is definitely more important! Like I said before, he does risky things when he's with Quinn and that's a major part of what I don't like.
"A ship in the harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for."