Paper Hearts begins with a cupcake for Rose’s birthday – she has run away and been gone for 4 years. Felicity is at a ball in handmade masks and she meets a guy after he spills on her dress. He tells her that his name is Aaron, but he is actually Alec and he plays bass in the band the Heartbreakers. Felicity and Alec get photographed and end up in a gossip magazine. She expected to never hear from him again and ends up looking around at her house and finds letters from Rose in the closet – she hadn’t run away at all and Felicity is going to try and find her. Alec ends up showing back up and helping her out with her quest to find her sister. The last letter is from San Francisco so they start there, but end up going up the coast and finding her in Seattle. It turns out that Felicity’s Mom had sent Rose away and told her not to try and contact Felicity until after she had graduated. Felicity and Alec seem to be getting closer, but all the gossip mags keep saying that he is dating an actress named Violet. Can Felicity straighten things out with her Mom, sister, and Alec?
This book was a lot of fun to follow along with, so many twists and turns in the plot and you couldn’t help but really root for Felicity and her friends to find Rose and find out why she had run away!
I received a free e-copy of this book in order to write this review, I was not otherwise compensated.
About the Book
“I’m sorry,” he said, slowly untying the ribbon that held his mask in place. “It’s just—I didn’t want you to think of me any differently.”
Somehow I kept my mouth from falling open. I knew his face, but my mind couldn’t accept that he was the person looking down at me.
“My real name is Alec.”
Felicity has her entire future planned. Ever since her older sister ran away, she’s had the full weight of her mother’s expectations on her shoulders. So she works hard to get straight As and save for college.
Except sometimes the best things in life are unplanned—like when Felicity meets a handsome, masked stranger while she is volunteering at a charity masquerade ball. She never thought he’d flirt with her. And she certainly never thought he’d turn out to be a member of the world-famous Heartbreakers band, Alec.
Then Felicity uncovers a shocking family secret. Suddenly, she, Alec, and her two best friends are off on a road trip to find Felicity’s missing sister. And she’s about to discover that unexpected turns have a peculiar way of landing her right where she needs to be…