Aug 31, 2013

{Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway} of Heartstrings by Heather Gunter

Seeing Night Reviews is the next stop in the Hearstrings blog tour for Heather Gunter

Heartstrings by Heather Gunter
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

GENRE: New Adult
THEME: Contemporary, Romance
AUTHORS BLOG: Heather Gunters' Blog

Everyone thinks of me as this happy and upbeat person. What they don't know is that I carry a deep, dark secret. Something horrible happened to me a year ago, and I have kept it quiet all this time. I was fine for a while, but somehow it’s chosen this time to come back, and it's eating at me--like a cancer.

I need to tell someone about it, I just don't know how. I'm pushing everyone I love away, including my mom and my best friend Charlie.

Then there is Will. Handsome, sweet Will. We went out on a date a while back, but then the incident happened leaving me crushed and him confused.

How do you tell someone you care about all of your secrets, and will they still want you when the truth comes out?


I love stories that I can jump into, even if I haven’t read the first one and not be lost. A great stand alone, even with mentions of the previous characters I was more focused on Tori and Will and the emotionally wonderful written story. Be prepared this is one book that you will not be putting down for a second.

Hearstrings follows Tori, whose life change drastically after one night at a party. She tries hiding away what happened, determined to say that everything is okay. Everyone around her knows something wrong, the always-sweet Will and her best friend Charlie are being pushed away. In the end Tori must fight her demon and go beyond the pain, then maybe she can say what really happened and find that silver lining.

Tori is a wonder woman, she is young but seriously goes through something that I wish could never happen to anyone. She also has a feisty side and is determined when she sets her mind to something. It was an emotional roller coaster for her, I wouldn’t know how to be able to open up to people either and I felt her story is one that really will make the readers think. I also love the strength not only in Tori but how her mom was right there for her, telling her she’s a survivor and not to let anyone try to change her. It reminded me of my mom and I how close we are when something happens and I just need the push. Gunter does an amazing job with such a tough topic but really connects the readers to Tori and has them rooting for her to the very end.

Will is a guy that I want to give a huge hug too; he goes through a lot of confusion with Tori and no matter what, never left her side. They have been friends for a long time and he finally opens up to her and goes on a date. But after he deals with the change in Tori and wants to help even though he doesn’t know what’s happened. He is seriously the best supporter she could have and doesn’t change for any reason, he is there and he loves her no questions. Finally a guy that is just a good guy, no twist, no changes in personality just someone who every girl will fall for.

Overall, this story is just wow… It’s hard to really define a story that really hits me as a reader emotionally as hard as this one did. I was all over the place while reading this and sometimes had to put it down because I got a bit sad and frustrated, but don’t get me wrong I was feeling this along with the characters. I’ve been on a streak of reading some really great books lately and I have to applaud another author, Gunter, for really connecting me to a topic I feel is so hard to talk about. In the end I really enjoyed the side characters of Charlie and Maverick, that I’m going to read their sorry as soon as I can. This is something for any parent, sister, brother, daughter, son, its seriously a great story that will have you talking about it for days.


This is an adult novel with a tough topic, but I feel should be recommend to any and all readers. Fans of Beautiful Disaster by Jaime McGuire and Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry will connect to Hearstrings by Heather Gunter.

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Heather is a devoted mother of three gorgeous boys. She balances spending as much time with them as possible with writing, updating her Into the Night Reviews book blog and her day job. Her love of animals sees her home in Canton, GA bursting with numerous dogs and ferrets.

Heather campaigns passionately for anti-bullying initiatives and has a strong conviction to reduce peoples suffering at the hands of bullies.

A talented singer, who once dreamed of pursuing a career in that field, she has put that goal aside in exchange for her writing. A self proclaimed geek, whatever spare time she has is spent curled on the couch reading and listening to music.

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4 x signed paperbacks of Heartstrings (international)
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10 x e-books of Heartstrings (international)
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  1. Wow, just wow! Thank for the most wonderful review and for being on this tour with me!!

  2. Heartstrings sounds like a wonderful book. Thanks for sharing your review and the giveaway. evamillien at gmial dot com