In the span of seven days, Annabel Lee will lose her heart.
Kennedy Harrison, as reckless with life as Annabel is obsessed with order, never could commit to anything—not to a person, not to a job, not to a path. But he’s got a history with Annabel, and for once Kennedy doesn’t want to run. Determined to spend time with her before she leaves for college, Kennedy dares her to join him on a road trip to a music festival.
And neither of them could ever say no to a dare.
But Annabel’s got a plan. She’ll complete seven dares in seven days—if Kennedy applies for one writing internship per dare. Because Kennedy needs to be pushed just as much as she does.
What follows is a dizzying week of music, shady hotels, comical dares, and a passion neither one knew existed. But when it ends, Annabel and Kennedy will realize the biggest dare of all might just be falling for each other.
“Temporarily, I forget about everything before this moment. The reasons I shouldn’t be talking to this boy. It’s the first honest conversation I’ve had in forever.”
Seven Ways to Lose Your Heart follows the story of Kennedy and Annabel. Kennedy and Annabel were best friends for as long as they could remember…that is until Annabel is involved in a life changing accident. Her accident and brush with death, shakes him to his core and causes him to make a terrible decision. It will be ten years before Kennedy will be brave enough to face Annabel again and set the record straight….Annabel doesn’t know what to think when Kennedy tries to re-enter her life. The loss of their friendship, destroyed her and she has a big wall around her heart. However, little by little, Kennedy worms his way back into her life. What started off as a dare, will quickly blur the lines of friendship and the underlying passion between Kennedy and Annabel will come to a boil. Only time will tell what fate has in store for these two lovers…
Overall, I thought this book was an ok read. I loved the cover and was intrigued by the synopsis. I thought the story was well paced and was a quick read. I liked the characters and as always, I’m a sucker for friends to lovers/second chance romances. I liked the idea of the story and thought that there was some good steam and swoon worthy moments.
However, I did have one major issue with this story and it was the way the characters were written. While I liked them, I felt like they were written a lot younger than they really were. At times, I would forget that they were college aged/on their way to college. I would find myself thinking “How old are they again?” or “I thought they weren’t in high school.”–It felt at times like I was reading a YA book instead of a NA one. I read a lot of NA and Contemporary Romance novels, so I truly think that there is a lot of potential there, it just didn’t come across the right way.
Seven Ways to Lose Your Heart is a quick and easy read. It’s a cute friends to lovers/ second chance romance. I am rounding this book up to three stars because even though this book wasn’t a hit for me, I think that the author has a ton of potential in this genre and I would be open to reading more from her in the future.
*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, via NetGalley and the publisher, in exchange for an honest review*