Jude has learned a lot from her older sisters, but the most important thing is this: The Vargas brothers are notorious heartbreakers. She’s seen the tears and disasters that dating a Vargas boy can cause, and she swore an oath—with candles and a contract and everything—to never have anything to do with one.
Now Jude is the only sister still living at home, and she’s spending the summer helping her ailing father restore his vintage motorcycle—which means hiring a mechanic to help out. Is it Jude’s fault he happens to be cute? And surprisingly sweet? And a Vargas?
Jude tells herself it’s strictly bike business with Emilio. Her sisters will never find out, and Jude can spot those flirty little Vargas tricks a mile away—no way would she fall for them. But Jude’s defenses are crumbling, and if history is destined to repeat itself, she’s speeding toward some serious heartbreak…unless her sisters were wrong?
Jude may have taken an oath, but she’s beginning to think that when it comes to love, some promises might be worth breaking.
I do love a good contemporary novel, and The Book of Broken Hearts seems like it's going to be just that. I'm hoping, in this case, that history does repeat itself and that I will love Sarah Ockler's upcoming book just as much as I did her book Twenty Boy Summer.
Also, there's something about the combination of cover and synopsis that just screams Sarah Dessen to me (aside from the fact tat this novel is written by a different Sarah)—but believe me, that's definitely a good thing. I can always go for a Sarah Dessen-esque book any day.
Releases May 21, 2013 from Simon Pulse.