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With This Heart

4.18  ·  Rating details ·  9,018 Ratings  ·  848 Reviews
If someone had told me a year ago that I was about to fall in love, go on an epic road trip, ride a Triceratops, sing on a bar, and lose my virginity, I would have assumed they were on drugs.

Well, that is, until I met Beckham.

Beck was mostly to blame for my recklessness. Gorgeous, clever, undeniably charming Beck barreled into my life as if it were his mission to make su
Paperback, 318 pages
Published April 6th 2014 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform (first published March 25th 2014)
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Jan 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing

You can read my full review at Sinfully Sexy and enter to win a copy.

5 "Heart-Felt" Stars!

“Love will make you reckless. It can drag out parts of you that common sense and fear usually keep hidden away. Because love is selfless and selfish.”


With This Heart by R.S. Grey is a beautifully epic and sweet tale about taking a chance at life, living free and perhaps finding an exquisite love along the way. It is about a sheltered young woman who finds someone to be reckless and carefree with.
4 Stars!!


"John Denver was our road trip muse and I learned to trust the power of his songs."


“With This Heart” was a wonderful story about second chances at life, a story with a message I love reading about in my books – live life at the fullest. It was a story about life, finding love, self-discovery, learning to live, learning to let go and ultimately finding love. It was a story that made me smile, sigh, laugh and definitely hope and falling in love with these two fantastic characters.

Pearl Angeli
"Love will make you reckless. It can drag out parts of you that common sense and fear usually keep hidden away. Because love is selfless and selfish."

Lately I've been reading such great contemporaries and I wanna thank the book gods for leading me to the right books. This novel is one of them! And what a journey!


With This Heart made me fall in love all over again. It's such a sweet, refreshing, and captivating read. I've never read any R.S. Grey's work prior to this and my first impression w
Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤

"Her hand wrapped around my fingers, tightening my hold on the tarnished locket. “I love you with this heart.”

Oh, my God. I don’t even know where to begin when trying to describe how much I loved this story!!It was so sweet and funny!! I found myself sighing more and smiling more!!

What would you do if life gave you a second chance??

Will you change your old life??

After Abby has spend years in the hospitals. She finally receives a heart transplant and her best friend encourages her
J *deep in the heart of Texas*
It's LIVE.....



Let's take a roadtrip...

"He was a handsome guy in a baseball cap and I was a cynical girl picking out an urn."

A journey of second life and a first chance at love...

"He was a stubborn boy who weaseled his way into my roadtrip and I was a girl who learned that you can never have enough s'mores."

A trip down memory lane...for herself and in honor of another...

"Caroline w
Aestas Book Blog
Mar 26, 2014 rated it really liked it

If someone had told me a year ago that I was about to fall in love, go on an epic road trip, ride a Triceratops, sing on a bar, and lose my virginity, I would have assumed they were on drugs. 

Well, that is, until I met Beckham...

This book's blurb immediately caught my attention starting with that opening line that I posted up above there ^^ and when I took a peek at the first chapter, it had me smiling and laughing from the first few pages and I just had keep reading to find out what happ
Lady Vigilante (Feifei)
3.5-4 stars!


I didn’t just like this one, I loved it!! Yet it’s barely scraping a 4 star rating. Reason order to enjoy this book like I ended up doing, I needed to cast aside my normal standards for books and that NEVER almost never happens. A good part of this book is highly unrealistic and far-fetched and I don’t react well to these kinds of stories. By the 20% mark, I realized if I didn’t suspend reality ASAP, I’d be chucking this book in the DNF pile. Point of this little spiel is: de
Jennifer Kyle
Mar 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
4.25 With This Heart Stars

Beck and Abby were great characters who had amazing banter and chemistry and everyone loves a good road trip story!!


Abby has been gifted a new heart and has decided to road trip with an urn. Beck approaches her and proceeds to invite himself along on her trip. The more she thinks about it, a road trip with Beck is exactly the type of living she is interested in.

”What do you possibly have to lose?” I flashed her a pointed stare. “Uh my life…my virginity…my freedom…my p
Jun 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
“Love will make you reckless.It can drag out parts of you that common sense and fear usually keep hidden away.Because love is selfless and selfish.”

An all-consuming story of second chances,first love and heartache.A story about survivor's guilt,fear,difficult decisions,death and friendship.A story that left me a smiling,sobbing mess.

“He was a handsome guy in a baseball cap and I was a cynical girl picking out an urn.”

Abby met Beck when she just got her life back.She had a new heart,she l
"I love you with this heart"
I really enjoyed this book although it was about serious issues that some people go though in life but it also had the bright side of things like we should appreciate every little thing without taking them for granted...

The story was sweet,funny,emotional,heartache...Beck and Abby were young,naive,lost and determind to live and enjoy every second of their lives by going in a road trip...They knew nothing about each other but took a chance by putting their trust in one
Jun 10, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I assumed I was going to love this story, because R.S. Grey’s books have been pretty much a win for me.

But this book did nothing for me. Once I past the half-way point, I was constantly contemplated on DNF-ing but I pulled through because I love the author.

Then a whole load of skim-reading happened and I was left feeling empty. I hate it.

I just didn’t care for our main characters. The usual flowy, fun and spontaneous writing I expected of her books was missing in this one. The characters felt
Aj the Ravenous Reader
It's all cheese- super hot melted cheesy romance as any romantic novel should rightfully contain and I loved it! Who doesn't love cheese, anyway? This book is going to make you smile, laugh, cry a little, grin really big and end up smiling some more even after finishing the book and writing its review.

But it's not all cheese and that's what's great about this book. The story is heart warming as well and the characters are so easy to fall in love with. The book also talks about appreciating life
Alia Ros
Jan 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Omgg 5++++ ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤ for this touching story

I admit this isn't my usual genre but because RS Grey wrote it so i just hadd to read it and omg
I thought it was gonna bore me damn i was wrong. I now crave to go on road trips w somebody special hahah
Who's up for some wild adventure? Hit me up when ur free lmao
The story of Beck and Abby just made my hopes up on finding true love, plus w realistic features... thank you for having me on these adventures. It was amazing Xx

Jess-i-ca ~Sometimes a Gif Witch~
4.5 Living, Laughing, and Loving Stars!

Abby has just received a new heart and a second chance at life. Her best friend, Caroline, is still stuck in the hospital and encourages her to take a road trip.

By some weird coincidence she meets Beck (at a very odd place at that) and he winds up inviting himself on her road trip.

Normally I would say this is weird as eff but it actually worked out in this book. I think Abby was blinded by his hotness and praying he wouldn't kill her. Plus road trips alo
R.S. Grey
Jan 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
5 can't keep the smile off my face stars!!

It had been awhile since I felt so connected to a set of characters. I laughed, I cried, and it left me so fulfilled I can't even explain it. Loved this book to pieces! Full review to come.
Mar 20, 2014 rated it liked it
My Abby and Beck:

"His face was easy and open; a small smile dotted the side of his mouth. His default setting was happy. That’s what I loved about Beck. He looked at life like it was a journey, like we were meant to enjoy every step of the way."

After careful and sheltered life, 19 years old Abby got her heart transplant. Now the times comes to finally "live". And a secret road trip with irresistible Beck seems like the best way to fully enjoy her second chance at life...

Road-trip stories are
Mar 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
5 ‘Beautiful & Sweet’ stars

“...our lives will never be the same.”

Abby has been given a second chance in life. Everyone around her expect her to be responsible, careful and treat her as she will break any second now. But she doesn’t want to be afraid and to live a life without excitement. She wants to LIVE...not only exist! She decides what she needs is a road trip! And she plans to do it alone...but she meets Beck and everything changes.

This weird stranger she meets (that is also unbelie
May 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars!

Such a beautiful story! I think this is my favorite R.S. Grey book so far. I love second chances themes in books, but this one is a second chance in a different way. A second chance at life. It's an awesome story of Abby and Beck's epic road trip that I loved!

Nineteen year old Abby McAllister has lived with congenital heart problem her whole life. She was recently given a second chance at life when she received a heart transplant. In an effort to find some closure and live her life she
Apr 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
This was such a sweet story!!! I loved everything about it :)

Its hilarious and its beautiful and its sad

I definitely recommend this one. It's one that needs to be read.
Mar 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
5 I love you with this heart stars!

First of all, I love stories about road trips and adventures that are part of it ...

Reading this story I felt like I was on the road trip myself ... traveling with Abby and Beck alongside ...
I loved them both ... Abby, a girl who got a second chance in her life and Beck, sweet, nice and hot guy ...

I was laughing, giggling, crying, I felt heartbroken, but at the end happy tears were on my face..

Really a beautiful story ... if you liked The edge of never book,
Jillian (bookishandnerdy)
This was cute. I read it solely for something fluffy and something that makes me smile. Generally, With This Heart did that for me. There were moments during the book where I thought it was cliche and cheesy but those are things I can forgive with the NA comtemporary genre. I will say that the last paragraph of this book made me smile so big. Ah CUTE!
[~Ami~]♥Sexy Dexy♥
Mar 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
4 stars

Abby has been given a second chance at life by being given a new heart. She embarks on a road trip with a new friend, Beck. In my opinion there was a few similarities to The Edge of Never.

Beck was a great hero and the banter they had going on was good. This book missed the 5 star because I didnt feel like I got to know Beck or his background much and maybe a few chapters in his POV would have helped. I thought the Ethan part was unneccessary.

If you are looking for a road trip type, with
Mar 18, 2014 rated it liked it

3 ★s

*sigh* I did not love this book like everybody else seemed to. I hate it when that happens. I was really wanting to read this one badly too. I love road trip stories. I liked it. I did. I just wanted to more than like it.

There was just something missing. I thought there was going to be more of a road trip, they barely went anywhere. Then there was Beck, we get nothing about him. The only thing I learned about him was where he went to school. That's it. Nothing else. That doesn't mean I didn'
Linda ❤️ Sassy, Classy && a Little Bit of Nasty
4.5 Road-Trip “Life-Trip” stars

I loved this swoon-worthy tale. It’s been a while since I’ve been able to say that I LOVED all of the MC’s in a book. I felt like I was on the road-trip with them, and let me tell ya, Abby and Beck are GREAT company. ;)

This story starts off with Abby McAllister. She had congenital heart disease which left her with a failing heart. Well lucky for her, she had a donor. Once Abby feels she’s steady with her new heart, she feels as if she needs to live her life to th
Apr 12, 2018 rated it really liked it

“Love will make you reckless. It can drag out parts of you that common sense and fear usually keep hidden away. Because love is selfless and selfish.”

Okay, confession time: besides pirates I also love roadtrip stories! Usually they turn out to be quite predictable, but I still love them. But, oh my, this one was unexpectedly good!
I thought this was going to be just another cute and light romance, but this was so much more than that.
Staci Hart
This book. I can't even.

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I mean, it's like...

I just...I CANT.

On a scale of one to five, this book is an eleven. I don't even know where to start.

*leaves to collect self* *blows nose super loud*

Okay, okay.

I don't even know where to start. From page one, Grey had me hooked with her quick wit and quirky perspective. I was immediately intrigued, wondering who Abby was, what happened to her in her life? WHAT goes in the urn? So many questions, but they were a gentle tug through the story, because onc
DNF @ 17%

This book had already lost me at chapter one, trust me, you'll probably end up the same. Actually, I don't have to explain anything in this review. I'll let the quotes do their jobs for you and you be the judge.

1. Stalker love interest, plus a weird and unrealistic way to meet... at a funeral parlor.
Cue a sexy smile. Damn. “No. I was getting a slurpee across the street and I saw you walk in, so I followed you on a whim.”

I narrowed my eyes in confusion. Of course. He’s too hot to be no

Title: With this Heart
Series: Standalone
Author: R.S. Grey
Release Date: March 27th, 2014
Rating: 5 stars
HEA: (view spoiler)

What do a giant dinosaur statue, a drag queen, and sleeping in a teepee have in common? The epic journey that is Abby's life and road trip. This is definitely a fully packed ride with unusual experiences and life-affirming moments. I laughed out loud at the wacky bantering and deeply felt the emotional journey she went on. This book was def
Brittainy Cherry
Feb 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-copies
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Five S’more-tastic Stars!

With This Heart by RS Grey is the type of book that I crave. It’s laugh out loud funny. It’s ugly cry emotional. It’s a strange mysterious boy who meets a strange new-to-life girl and they fall in love. Yeah, you might be thinking it’s a normal romance story, but it’s so different in so many wonderful, charismatic ways.

Abby and Beck take you on a journey of discovering life, welcoming new adventures while ditching their old hurts.

Grey has a way of bringing a reade
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“Love will make you reckless. It can drag out parts of you that common sense and fear usually keep hidden away. Because love is selfless and selfish.” 40 likes
“So you’re a stalker?” I asked with a hard stare.

He smirked, a knees-turning-to jelly kind of smirk. “I prefer gravitationally linked to your presence.”
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