Release Date: May 21st 2013
Source: ARC from Publisher
I'm not a fan of contemporary romance, but this isn't just another generic romance. In fact, I wouldn't put it under "romance" at all, because at the forefront of this novel is not a boy-girl relationship, but a father-daughter relationship.
This novel was expertly crafted in such a way that the words seemed to envelop me. It was actually kind of weird, because it didn't seem so much like I was reading a fiction book as hearing a real person tell their real story. I could feel the different emotions behind each word, and sympathize with Jude on all different levels.
Like I said, the romance isn't at the forefront of the novel, but it's still fully present. And even though I NEVER go for the "bad boy," I found myself liking Emilio Vargas a little bit more than I should have.
A heartwarming and surprisingly deep story of love and life, I highly recommend The Book of Broken Hearts, which makes for a great Summer (or anytime else) read!