Heart Strings by Betty Jo Schuler
Tripp Andrews is the first boy Keely's been attracted to since her boyfriend Mark was killed drag racing, but why is he moving in with Mark's mother? Tripp has a second chance at life, thanks to a new heart, but what would Keely say if she knew it was Mark's?
Heart Strings is a quick and easy read, though not a particularly good one. It wasn't horrible, but I wouldn't recommend it either. Maybe you need to be younger to enjoy reading it. I don't know. Everything came together and worked out a little too easy. It wasn't really believable.
Keely is so hung up on Mark still, who died 8 months ago in a racing accident. Then suddenly Tripp shows up and she is almost instantly starting to like him. There were two brief freak outs, but then it was just like Tripp all the way for her. Alright I guess, but if you are so in love with Mark shouldn't it take a little more to get over him?
Then Tripp. I get his whole new lease on life thing, but he is pretty much instantly in love with Keely. I just didn't see it. He seemed like a nice guy, but there wasn't enough character development for me to really know either of these characters (or see a relationship between the two). Every time Keely and Tripp were together it felt a little...wooden? Something was just off so it didn't seem real. So I didn't really care about either of them. That and they are both keeping secrets which once found out cause a short freak out, but super quick and easy working everything out. All of the drama in the book also seemed a bit pointless. I don't know. It just wasn't a very good read for an adult. The end just left me shaking my head like really? It is that easy? Alright...well on to the next book.