Exchange of Hearts (Lili’s Review)

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Title: Exchange of Hearts
Author: N.R. Walker
Publisher: BlueHeart Press
Release Date: November 13th 2015
Genre(s): New Adult
Page Count: 133 pages
Reviewed by: Lili
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5
Blurb:

Eighteen-year-old Harrison Haddon has grown up alone. Surrounded by wealth, nannies, and material things, all he craves is the approval of his father. Sent away to the boarding school his father and grandfather attended, it’s assumed he will follow in their footsteps from Sydney’s prestigious Ivy League school straight into medical school.
But Harrison doesn’t want to be a doctor.
He dreams of music and classical piano. His only true happiness, his escape from the world expected of him, is dismissed by his intolerant and emotionally detached parents.
Levi Aston arrives from London for a three-month student exchange program. Free-spirited and confident in who he is and what he wants to do with his life, Levi convinces Harrison not give up on his dreams.
But convincing Harrison not to give up on his family might not be so easy.

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After not having much luck with any of the books I read this week, Exchange of Hearts was the cure to my reading blues. We have to young adults on the cusp of adulthood. Harrison, a talented piano player who feels forced to follow in his father’s footsteps and become a doctor. Levi is an English exchange student that helps Harrison come into his own.

There was so much to love about this book. Some of my highlights:

    *Levi. He was loving and loyal.The way he was there for Harrison every step of the way… Sigh. If he weren’t so young, I’d add him to my book boyfriend collection. LOL
    *Harrison. He was endearing, and I just loved watching his character grow.
    *Levi’s family. They were loving parents who loved their children unconditionally.
    *It was low angst and feel good.
    *The story had a nice steady flow.
    *This book was surprisingly steamy. I thought I was going to read a YA book, but I would classify this one more as New Adult.

I’ll admit all their obstacles wrapped up easily, but my fluffy heart loved it. In a world so full of chaos and hardships, it’s nice to see everything work out.

NR Walker has managed to deliver another great story. It’s about family, loyalty, forgiveness and having the courage to follow your dreams. 4.5 Stars.

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I’m a romance junkie, who loves when books make her cry from heartbreak and happiness.

A few of my favorite tropes:

-Friends to lovers
-Hurt/comfort/healing
-Age gap

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