Can a relationship survive on love alone? Is love truly enough?
Dane and Alex’s relationship has never been easy, but now they have a fresh start without the pressures of Alex’s family. Together they try to move forward while continuing to struggle with a past that they can’t seem to escape.
Sometimes no matter how hard we try to make things work, love isn’t enough.
Sometimes even after a broken heart is mended, cracks remain, and the same doubts and insecurities that once yanked us apart seep in.
Can true love hold Dane and Alex together or will their hearts completely shatter like glass?
If you haven't read Plastic Hearts, you shouldn't read this review. I don't want to ruin anything for you!
"Being in love is different from loving someone. It hits you harder when it all falls apart."
I was pretty content with how things ended in Plastic Hearts, but also ecstatic to learn that there was going to be a sequel. You can never get too much of the characters you love! Alex and Dane are one of the sweetest couples I've ever read about. I love to see a couple beat the odds.
Glass Hearts picks up right after Alex and Dane are reunited. Aside from a couple of spats, it's pretty much smooth sailing for these two in Glass Hearts. This book really delves into what goes on in relationships once reality finally sets in. Both characters deal with their own personal issues and vices; however, Dane's issues are pretty heavy since he's a recovering addict.
In the first book I feel like you really get to know Alex, but in Glass Hearts the focus is primarily on Dane. He has a heartbreaking past and I loved getting the opportunity to learn more about him through flashbacks. He was the perfect boyfriend to Alex.
Lisa De Jong really has a knack for expressing her character's feelings on the deepest level. I could feel Dane's pain. I think that has a lot to do with the dual POV's, because you know what both characters are thinking the whole time. I have to admit, there were a couple of instances throughout the book that I really started itching for some drama. There was a little bit, but nothing too earth shattering. Alex and Dane seem really wise the whole time. I'm glad they were happy, but I needed some more angst.
All in all, I enjoyed spending more time with Alex and Dane! If you loved Plastic Hearts, I definitely recommend that you read this sweet, sweet conclusion to Alex and Dane's story. It ends on a sweet note with a super fabulous epilogue! Thank you, thank you for that epilogue!! I can't wait to read more from Lisa De Jong!
Side Note: I LOVE Reid, Alex's boss. Apparently, he used to date Alex's sister, Gwen, and it didn't end well. Once he came into the book, he was all I wanted to read about! I just kept waiting for him to pop back up in the story and stir the pot. Imagine my excitement when I found out Gwen is getting a book!!! Yay! I'm expecting lots of drama in that one. Reid was such a jerk...AND...I just couldn't get enough of him. As you can see, I'm just a little bit crazy excited for their story.
My Rating: 4 Stars
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Lisa De Jong is a wife, mother and full-time number cruncher who lives in the Midwest. Her writing journey involved insane amounts of coffee and many nights of very little sleep but she wouldn't change a thing. She also enjoys reading, football and music.