Break Your Heart by Rhonda Helms – ARC Review

Break Your HeartPublication Date:

July 28 2015


Kensington Books

Goodreads Synopsis: 

Fearless and flirtatious, Megan Porter isn’t your typical math major. On the fast track to graduating with honors, a spot in her school’s masters program is nearly guaranteed. But her senior year is quickly turned upside-down by her new thesis advisor, cryptography professor Dr. Nick Muramoto. Young, effortlessly good-looking, and intellectual, he’s far more intriguing than the immature jocks Megan usually goes for. And as she decodes the hidden messages he leaves in the margins of her assignments and in their emails, she realizes this might be more than a schoolgirl crush–especially after they share a passionate kiss…Soon Nick and Megan grow closer, and their different worlds begin to merge. But if their relationship is discovered, Nick’s career could be over. With Megan’s parents close to campus on business, hiding their love becomes an even greater challenge. Yet keeping secrets will lead Megan to discover hers is just one piece in a much larger puzzle–next to her mother’s stash of painkillers–that may put her carefully laid plans for the future in jeopardy.


*ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

Recently I’ve been wanting to read more new adult contemporary novel so when I saw this one on NetGalley and read the blurb I knew I needed to read this book. This book follows Megan, a math student, and her cryptography professor, Dr. Nick Muramoto. I need to say that I needed to read this. Anyone who knows me knows how much I loved PLL and if you watch it you may know who was my favorite couple. That’s right, I loved Aria and Fitz so I this book interested me because it was a similar situation.

This was a cute new adult book with a forbidden romance. As you may imagine the student/teacher relationship is a big part of this book but it’s not the only thing that happens. I liked how not only Megan had to deal with this but also with some family problems. Something I also liked was the connection between Megan and Nick because they were both mature characters who liked to discuss different topics. Another thing I loved in this book was the diversity. Megan is African-American and Nick is Asian-American so it was cool to have some diverse main characters. Of course that the book also had a few problems for me. My first big problem in this book was the instalove thing. In the beginning Megan is someone who loves to have fun and doesn’t want a serious relationship but from the moment that she enters in Dr. Muramoto class and sees him that she changes completely and only thinks about him. Another thing that would get me mad while reading this book was that sometimes they would make stupid decisions that could ruin their careers. I also would have liked that the author had developed a little bit more the cryptography thing. Sometimes it would be used but it would be great if it was used more and if the author would have included some of the codes in the book. However this was a great book and a fast read. The end was a little bit rushed but it was still cute.

Overall, I enjoyed this book even more that I was expecting. It had a few problems but I still enjoyed it. If you like new adult novels you should try this one.


4 stars

Have you read this book? If so, what did you think about it? If you haven’t read it would you read it?

One thought on “Break Your Heart by Rhonda Helms – ARC Review

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