Publication date: July 25th 2013
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
There comes a moment in everyone's life when they must decide which road leads to personal happiness. For Dylan Silver, this is that moment...
For the past twenty-two-years, Dylan has been living in her parents' carefully crafted world, always putting her own dreams on hold to play the role of a dutiful daughter.
So when her best friend coaxes her into a winter getaway to a mountain cabin, she sees it as a chance to forget about the responsibilities waiting for her at home. At least for a little while.
But then her past catches up to her--in the form of sexy snowboarder, Sawyer Carter.
Six years ago, Dylan bid goodbye to the only boy she ever truly loved. Now he's standing right in front of her, bringing up bittersweet memories and igniting suppressed desires as he dares her to be the person she has always wanted to be.
Dylan and Sawyer's unexpected meeting is a second chance, but will a girl who doesn't believe in fate and taking risks be able to overcome her fears of losing control and finally embrace the life she desperately wants?
Only one thing is certain: after a week in Whistler, Dylan's world will never be the same.
Silver Heart by Victoria Green
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I had my doubts about this book as soon as I started reading it. I HATE books where the main character lets their parents control their lives! And Dylan Silver is the worst kind of pushover when it comes to her parents. She is a 22 year old Pre-Med student who has never made one decision in her life that was her own. She wants to be a photographer, but her parents forced her towards Med school. She wants to experience the world with her friend Maddie, but her parents told her she needs to focus only on studying. She wants to get out and meet guys, but her parents have found a suitable guy for her named Preston, so that is who she has been dating for the last two years. UGH!!!!!!!!!!
Anyway, against her parent's (especially her mom's) advice, Dylan takes a week off from school and studying to head to Whistler with her best friend Maddie and her brother Adam to just cut loose a little and have fun. It is there that fate steps right in front of Dylan and smacks her in the face. She runs into Sawyer Carter, snowboarding Olympic hopeful, who just so happens to also be one of her best friends that she lost contact with 6 years ago when she was 16. She also was head over heels in love with him at the time he left, but she never had the guts to tell him so.
I love how Sawyer and Dylan's relationship picks up where it left off. Sawyer is amazing! He doesn't play any of the typical mind games that hot guys play. Especially a hot guy who is pretty famous and a serious athlete. He is quick to let Dylan know that he has thought about her for six years, and no girl in the mean time has measured up to what he felt for her. However, it quickly becomes obvious that the only reason these two never chanced a romantic relationship was because of Dylan's awful and controlling parents (mostly her bitch mom), who thought Sawyer was from the "wrong side of the tracks," and not suitable company for their daughter or their son. Sawyer had a terrible home life, and used snowboarding as his escape, so when he became good enough to attract the attention of sponsors, he used that as his out and left home for good. Which meant he also left Dylan - but he never forgot her.
Dylan and Sawyer's chemistry is amazing! I love how he was continually pushing her to let go and to experience life. I have to say that I had my doubts that she would ever grow a back bone and take control of her own life, but she earned my respect in the end. I just think she should have stood up for herself about 6 years sooner!
This book is a standalone novel with a HEA, and is told from Dylan's point of view. I loved all of the characters (even though Dylan's brother Adam has a serious stick up his butt!), and I think the story meshed together very well. It was a pretty quick and enjoyable read, and even though it took me a while to get on board with Dylan, Sawyer will melt your heart from the moment you meet him. Definitely a book worth checking out if this is a genre you enjoy!
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Victoria Green is a New Adult author who enjoys writing about unspoken love and second chances. She’s a travel junkie and a huge photography enthusiast. Her experience growing up in a war-torn country has helped teach her the importance of living life to the fullest and appreciating every single day. She believes in true love, good chocolate, and great books. She lives in Canada with her high school sweetheart (though he’s graduated to a fiancé now) and their pack of puppies, and also writes Young Adult novels under a different name.
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