My Paper Heart

My Paper Heart
Written By Magan Vernon
Published August 1st 2012
300 Pages
There are worse things in life than failing out of college such as having your parents receive the letter that you’ve been kicked out.

Now to appease her parents self-proclaimed sorority princess Libby Gentry is packing up her Prada bag and heading to work for her great aunt’s antique store in tiny Elsbury, Louisiana. She’s pretty sure she can tackle the swamp and deal with her great aunt and tom boy of a little cousin, but what she doesn’t know is if she can handle the local town playboy, Blaine Crabtree.

As Libby's feelings for Blaine grow, so does her need for acceptance and all of the insecurities she has kept inside are coming out. She may have survived the Louisiana swamp, but she may not survive Blaine's reluctance to say the 'L' word. When Blaine finally commits to the three words Libby’s been waiting for, she only hopes they haven’t come too late.
Libby is a spoilt rich girl, popular, in a collage sorority, attractive with a fantastic body, designer clothes... BLAH BLAH BLAH. You know, the cliched bombshell. She wasn't always noticeable. In high school she was a nobody, and that would have made for a more interesting story.

She drops out of collage, or is asked to leave. I can't remember exactly, it was just that boring. Anyhow, she is sent out to a little howdy town and supposedly that is where her life changes and she is supposed to have an epiphany... It was lost somewhere between the pages. 

Then she meets Blaine. Before they begin dating, he lectures her, tells her how she should be dressing, how to carry herself... Then once dating and being intimate, he doesn't seem to care whether they have sex in the middle of a field. Considering he's had sex with half the women in town, he comes across as a complete walking contradiction.

Oh, I wanted so much to like this book, and parts were enjoyable, but I felt as if half the story was missing... And then had to double check that I wasn't reading a completely different book. I just finished it and barely remembered the main characters names. It really needed to be longer, the beginning was more than promising, but as soon as Libby met Blaine, it felt like it all went downhill from there. He was cardboard and she was annoying. I tried, persisted, and just wish I hadn't. 

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