The Heart Principle by Helen Hoang


❤️❤️Omg! beautiful book!!❤️❤️
Q: What are your favorite neurodiverse books?
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The Heart Principle
Helen Hoang
Pub date: 8/31/21
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I have loved all of Helen’s books in this series. But this book was sooo.. OMG the feels!
It wasn’t just a well crafted romance but a journey of two people understanding a diagnosis and another recovering from a surgery.
Anna’s long term bf has decided that she is the one he wants to marry but they should have an open relationship just to make sure there are no regrets. 🤨😏🤦‍♀️ I mean do people do this. He must think he can pull this one over on her and she will take him back.
She signs up for an online dating account and our Quan messages her. Can you go back from Quan?
This .. ok I was about to write this book felt so real and emotional and as I read the authors note realize it is based on the authors own experiences. No wonder it felt so real! I was so hard to be around the last two days cause I was feeling everything so much, I had to finish it!! ❤️❤️😍😍

I loved the compassion and understanding in their relationship. They were both going through major changes and understandings about themselves. They fell into eachother’s lives at the right time.
The frustration with her family for pushing her into a mold she didn’t fit. And for someone on the spectrum I can only imagine how painful that must be. Just going along with what everyone wants so they don’t pressure her into it. I felt so much anxiety for her. I wanted to protect her and wrap her up into a bubble of hugs. I have an opinionated older sister who doesn’t understand me either. It’s taken us to be in our 40s to be ok for long periods without fighting, which is me glaring and her saying what I didn’t say anything?

My beautiful friend Jenn Chan has created the @SeniorShowerProject to give resources for new caregivers. She had the honor of taking care of her Grandmother.
My parents brought my grandma home when she had lung cancer and it was hard to watch, I was 8 and I think it took me until high school to process. We were also talking about taking care of my Dad at home but we lost him suddenly in the hospital. Ugh we need an advocate to listen in on those meetings cause we don’t always interpret or hear what is being said to us, the trauma of losing a parent or loved one is hard to process and make decisions. My sister was about to go Priscilla with my Dad and still feels guilty like she could have saved him. I felt this loss and feelings of duty and shame that I wasn’t enough.

This book!! Loved it! I didn’t BOTM cause I pre-ordered a signed copy from @therippedbodice

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Thank you Berkeley Romance and netgalley for the e-ARC for my honest and voluntary review.

Synopsis:

A woman struggling with burnout learns to embrace the unexpected—and the man she enlists to help her—in this heartfelt new romance by USA Today bestselling author Helen Hoang.

When violinist Anna Sun accidentally achieves career success with a viral YouTube video, she finds herself incapacitated and burned out from her attempts to replicate that moment. And when her longtime boyfriend announces he wants an open relationship before making a final commitment, a hurt and angry Anna decides that if he wants an open relationship, then she does, too. Translation: She’s going to embark on a string of one-night stands. The more unacceptable the men, the better.

That’s where tattooed, motorcycle-riding Quan Diep comes in. Their first attempt at a one-night stand fails, as does their second, and their third, because being with Quan is more than sex—he accepts Anna on an unconditional level that she has just started to understand herself. However, when tragedy strikes Anna’s family she takes on a role that she is ill-suited for, until the burden of expectations threatens to destroy her. Anna and Quan have to fight for their chance at love, but to do that, they also have to fight for themselves.

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