Saturday, June 6, 2015

Blog Tour: The Broken Hearts' Society of Suite 17C by LeighAnn Kopans

The Broken Hearts' Society of Suite 17C
by LeighAnn Kopans
Genre: Upper YA/lower NA contemporary romance
Rate: Loved it (4,5 stars)


Friends don’t let friends make the same horrible relationship mistakes twice. 

Rion, Amy, and Arielle, the three occupants of first-year dorm Harrison Tower’s Suite 17C have never met before the first day of school, but they soon discover they have one thing in common – being on the wrong end of an epically awful breakup. 

Heartbreak sucks, especially when the girls should have seen the trouble coming from a mile away. But there’s no better time than the beginning of college to take charge of your own love life, and nobody better than a roommate to keep you accountable. Over ice cream and pizza their first week, the girls vow never again to date anyone like the assholes who ripped their hearts out and smeared them across the quad. 

And that's how the Broken Hearts’ Society of Suite 17C is born.

Now, if only Crash, the tattooed, pierced, and probably stoned guy who works at Rion’s newest job, wasn’t so damn sexy and sweet...

If only Matt, the thoughtful and driven pastor’s kid, would quit being so okay with just being Amy’s friend…

If only Lauren, the innocent small-town girl with her own set of issues, would stop finishing Arielle’s sentences and invading her dreams…

it would be a lot easier for the girls to keep their promises to the Society and to themselves.

If only.

Leigh Ann Kopans did it again! I'm in love with this book. It was the perfect definition of a summer read for me: a sweet YA read of trying to mend a broking heart through friendship and trying not to fall into the old mistake of falling for someone similar to the one who broke your heart.  I really enjoyed this read and I was truly glad I had been picked to be part of this tour.

The synopsis for The Broken Hearts' Society of Suite 17C pretty much sums up what's going to happen without giving any spoiler away. The story has a great plot and the writing is wonderful. Each character has its own voice and they feel real, because each one of them have their problems and their perks that make them unique throughout the whole story. 

I always love any story that ends up in some sort of club, but this one specially truly caught my eye. A Broken Hearts' Society? How cool is that? I think that mending a broken heart is difficult enough, but if you have ice cream, pizza and friends, everything seems a bit more bearable. And for me, Rion, Amy and Arielle's friendship was one of my favorite things in the story that kept me smiling while reading it and invested in the story. Mainly because they were more than roommates once they start to get to know each other and definitely more than three girls in a club - even if it's a Broken Hearts' sort of club. They become friends that sort of friendship that goes all the way and stays untouchable in its ups and downs. 

The story is told between the three girls point of views and that gives the reader the chance to meet them separately, a wise move for Leigh Ann. Because once you have met them, you cannot stop reading this story and trying to see how's going to end. I highly recommend this read to every YA lover out there.

“Oh my God,” Arielle moaned. “Pizza. You are the best. Seriously.”
A smile twitched at the corners of Rion’s mouth. “See? Things aren’t all bad.”
Now even Arielle cracked a smile. “It’s been pretty much the worst day of my life, but pizza always makes things better. Seriously, thank you.”
Yeah, me too.”
Arielle’s eyes went wide. “You got dumped too?”
“No, I just had to take a shit job I really didn’t want to take.” Rion had stormed out of the Studio determined to find some other place, any other place, to work. But all of them had online job applications that asked whether she’d ever been convicted of a crime. The little voice at the back of her head that said the Studio was the best opportunity she had was right. Dammit.

Rion needed to change the subject before she got all melancholy. That wouldn’t help anyone. “So which of these douchebag college guys do I have to murder?” The words were out before she thought about what she meant by them. Why did she give a shit about which Indiana Northern asshole had broken Arielle’s heart? It seemed like the crying was over, and hopefully so was the food-ordering. They could go about their lives going to different classes and moving past each other from the door of their suite to the doors of their rooms, and before they knew it, freshman year would be over.
But she still had some strange pull toward wanting to know. Wanting to care.
“None of the guys. But a two-faced sorority girl would be good.”
Ah, lesbian romance drama. Fucking fabulous. In the group home, Rion had seen more than a few gay girls making out one day and throwing punches the next, and that shit was never pretty.
Still, she caught herself guarding her words. Caring what Arielle would think of her. “Well, give me her stats and I won’t let her into the Suite. You have my word.”
Arielle cracked another smile as she reached for a pizza box. “Tall, willowy, straightened reddish-brown hair, wearing her sorority letters. Fucking gorgeous. And full of herself. You know, the usual.”
“Done and done. If you have a picture we can hang it on the wall and throw darts at it.”
But now the girl choked back a sob. “I have so many pictures.”
“Okay, okay. Too soon. Sorry.” Rion fumbled through the bags. “Look. I have ice cream too. It’ll be okay.”

And then the door to Suite 17C flung open, and the previously bubbly, bouncing, smiley Amy came in, her face dripping with tears and a total fucking mess.

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Raised on comic books and classic novels, Leigh Ann developed an early love of science fiction and literature. As an adult, she rediscovered her love for not only reading, but also writing the types of fiction that enchanted her as a teen. Solving for Ex was born of her love for Jane Austen’s classics, and how they taught her that love stories could be funny and wickedly smart.

Leigh Ann, her husband, and four children live in Columbus, Ohio. When she’s not immersed in the world of fiction, you can find her obsessing over the latest superhero movie or using her kids as an excuse to go out for ice cream (again.)

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