Review: Silver Heart by Victoria Green (Blog Tour & Giveaway)

Posted January 30th, 2014 in Blog Tour, book review, Giveaway / 22 comments
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by Victoria Green

Publisher: Self-Published (July 2013)
Genre: Contemporary Romance, New Adult
Format: eBook (217 pages)
Source: Free book from blog tour for honest review
Find It: Goodreads | Amazon
Rating: ★★★☆☆ (3 stars)

There comes a moment in everyone’s life when they must decide which road leads to personal happiness. For Dylan Silver, this is that moment…

For the past twenty-two-years, Dylan has been living in her parents’ carefully crafted world, always putting her own dreams on hold to play the role of a dutiful daughter.

So when her best friend coaxes her into a winter getaway to a mountain cabin, she sees it as a chance to forget about the responsibilities waiting for her at home. At least for a little while.

But then her past catches up to her–in the form of sexy snowboarder, Sawyer Carter.

Six years ago, Dylan bid goodbye to the only boy she ever truly loved. Now he’s standing right in front of her, bringing up bittersweet memories and igniting suppressed desires as he dares her to be the person she has always wanted to be.

Dylan and Sawyer’s unexpected meeting is a second chance, but will a girl who doesn’t believe in fate and taking risks be able to overcome her fears of losing control and finally embrace the life she desperately wants?

Only one thing is certain: after a week in Whistler, Dylan’s world will never be the same.

At A Glance
A good, solid romance, but nothing spectacular.

The Good
This is a short, fun, cute read that almost anyone can enjoy. The characters had depth and raw emotions that you could feel coming off the page. The story was sexy and adorable at the same time. I got very invested in Dylan (also known as Silver) and Sawyer and their love story that took so long to come to fruition.

Dylan was weak in many ways. She let her parents rule her schooling, her career, and her life in general. She had a fake boyfriend to placate them and was getting an education in something she had no passion for. I thought I would dislike her because of this but I loved that Dylan didn’t start off strong. It felt different and authentic. I totally felt for Dylan and understood why she let her parents rule her. And as her romance with Sawyer grew, the stronger she grew. Sawyer brought out the best in Dylan and that made their relationship all the more special. In the end, Dylan was my kind of gal.

Sawyer got himself out of an abusive family and made a name for himself in the snowboarding world. I respected him so much for his choices and his determination to not turn out like this parents. Sawyer was a very emotional character. He felt so much, especially for Dylan. I loved how he knew what he wanted, always had, always will, and fought for it tooth and nail.

Dylan and Sawyer were so great together. I loved watching them fall even more in love with each passing day during their snowy vacation. They had such a spark between them, you couldn’t help but feel the warm and fuzzies every time they were together. The writing was good and the characters made me love them. Silver Heart had a great satisfying ending which I loved.

The Bad
The romance way overpowered this book in that there was very little plot or other exciting things happening except for Dylan and Sawyer having lots and lots of sex. Other than that, nothing was really wrong with this book other than it was just a normal romance, nothing amazing though.

The Snuggly
So Much Sex. Now, you guys now me, I like lots of sex in my books so I didn’t mind it. It was good, exciting sex and these two loved each other for years so it wasn’t unreasonable that they went wild once they got together with years of build up. Green knows how to write a hot sex scenes that even made me blush sometimes. But it still felt new adult appropriate. And these two people deserved their time together after all they went through. They truly did love each other and people kept them apart for so long.

Final Thoughts
Silver Heart was a feel good love story that I think most people will enjoy. The characters really drove the story…as did the sex. 😀 Not the most amazing story ever written but still good. Recommended.

“They say people go through various stages of grief when they lose a loved one. Seeing Sawyer made me experience something similar, only in reverse. Surprise was the first to hit me, then elation, but there were also feelings of guilt, anger, and pain over the way we’d parted and the years we’d lost.”

Happiness—and unhappiness for that matter—isn’t black and white,” he said. “It’s not the same for everyone and it isn’t an emotion you can be objective about.” His body shifted beneath the steam. “You don’t think happy or force yourself to be happy. You feel happy.”

“With each touch, I wanted to come undone for him, bear my body, mind, and soul for him. Even after all these years, I trusted him with my whole heart. He’d always been my second half—the only person who could ever make me feel whole.”

Author Bio
Victoria Green is a New Adult author who enjoys writing about unspoken love and second chances. She’s a travel junkie and a huge photography enthusiast. Her experience growing up in a war-torn country has helped teach her the importance of living life to the fullest and appreciating every single day. She believes in true love, good chocolate, and great books. She lives in Canada with her high school sweetheart (though he’s graduated to a fiancé now) and their pack of puppies, and also writes Young Adult novels under a different name.

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22 Responses to “Review: Silver Heart by Victoria Green (Blog Tour & Giveaway)”

  1. Joy @ Thoughts By J

    So glad you enjoyed it! I received a copy as well but have yet to read it. Unfortunately, not a huge fan of lack-of-plot books, so hopefully the romance is enough to placate me 😀

  2. Giselle

    Great review I really like the sounds of this one. A romance that blooms from a friendship or having grown up together is prob my fav kind of love story. I dis assume the romance would be the main topic of this novel. It sounds like a good, rainy Sunday read! :0

  3. Jaclyn Canada

    I love what you said about the character growth and more than that about how the love story between the two really does progress page by page. It seems the more that I read that relationships are just hot and steamy kind of out of nowhere almost without the realistic buildup. Excellent review! Jaclyn @ JC’s Book Haven.

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