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The Shape of My Heart

(2B Trilogy #3)

3.72  ·  Rating details ·  1,181 ratings  ·  238 reviews
Some people wait decades to meet their soul mate. Courtney Kaufman suspects she met hers in high school only to lose him at seventeen. Since then, Courtney's social life has been a series of meaningless encounters, though she's made a few close friends along the way. Especially her roommate Max Cooper, who oozes damaged bad-boy vibes from every pore.

Max knows about feelin
Paperback, 352 pages
Published November 25th 2014 by Harlequin HQN
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Third and final book new adult series, 2B Trilogy by Ann Aguirre, was a pleasant enough read and I believe that fans of this kind of books will be satisfied with story about Max and Courtney. One thing I have to admit is that I expected much more from this story.

Max. I was looking forward to reading his story because he was such a strange guy in previous two books. Mix of two completely opposed images - he is emotional and vulnerable young man, cuddly and sweet, but only in front of his roomma
Nov 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***

The Shape of My Heart by Ann Aguirre
Book Three of the 2B trilogy
Publisher: Harlequin HQN
Publication Date: November 25, 2014
Rating: 4 stars
Source: eARC from NetGalley

***Warning: this book contains mature subject matter, and is for the eyes of mature readers***

Summary (from Goodreads):

Some people wait decades to meet their soul mate. Courtney Kaufman suspects she met hers in high school only to lose him at seventeen. Since then, Courtney's social life
Initial Thoughts: I'm enjoying this series - it kind of brings back memories of that life before children, money, and "real" jobs. I loved watching the main characters Courtney and Max fall in love - they were just so cute together.

The Review:
New Adult done right. The characters are authentic; their angst and issues are realistic, AND there is a happily ever after.

In The Shape of My Heart, we meet Courtney Kaufman and Max Cooper, both of whom live with some sort of grief and guilt. Courtney su
May 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
Recommended to vicky. by: ᴍɪᴄs *that kind of girl*

The impossible happened... I read and really liked a New Adult novel.
I might be biased but this book was good.

It mostly comes from the fact that Courtney, the main character and our narrator is basically me: Bisexual feminist independent mature non-virgin punk rocker honest college student.
I'm like, a lot of those things. So of course I was going to like her and identify with her.
She also has her shit together a 90% more than any other female in a romance book.

For a millisecond, I considered
Skye Kilaen
I loved so many things about this friends-to-lovers new adult romance between roommates Courtney, a purple-haired bi girl from a wealthy Jewish family, and Max, a formerly homeless mechanic working his way through college. The banter between these two is amazingly funny. Found family is one of my favorite tropes, and theirs is lovely and diverse. Courtney and Max fall for each other for all the right reasons, and their reactions to the obstacles that come up seem age-appropriate for college stud ...more
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**Review also posted on Four Chicks Flipping Pages**

The Shape of My Heart is the final book of the 2B Trilogy Series and it focuses on Courtney and Max. Courtney has always been attracted to her friend and roommate Max but they never crossed that line from friends to something more. That is until Max ask Courtney to accompany him to his grandfather funeral. In a couple of days, the blurred lines surrounding their friendship/rel
Danielle (Love at First Page)
The Shape of My Heart is the third and final book in Ann Aguirre's 2B Trilogy, and, while still full of swoons, is ultimately my least favorite. I've been looking forward to reading Max's story ever since meeting him in I Want It That Way, which is part of the reason I would have loved this book to be from his perspective. The other reason is that it was very difficult for me to connect with the main character Courtney. She's missing the warmth that I found so inviting and relatable in Nadia and ...more
This was probably my least favorite of the entire series. Max and Courtney were extremely interesting characters who filtered through the previous two books - especially Max who you could just tell had more going on than what was projected. But when stripped down, it just seemed like the author wasn't quite sure how to portray them so she just kept layering on drama and more drama.

First there's Courtney - an openly bi character who recently broke up with her girlfriend and is trying to figure l
Apr 22, 2019 rated it it was ok
Sweet & young feeling story. 2 pleasant stars
Tanya (Girl Plus Books)
The Shape of My Heart was a truly satisfying end to the 2B Trilogy. I admit I was ambivalent when I first learned that the final book would focus on Max and Courtney. While Max had always been an interesting character, I had no feelings for/interest in Courtney. I should have known that Aguirre would change that quickly because she did the same for me in the second book.

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Courtney and Max are roommates and friends who have also shared a couple make-out sessions when they've been drunk/lonely/
Sep 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Courtney and Max slayed me. We got to know Max some in the previous books and he's come across as a player. Seeing the other side of him--the side he doesn't show ANYONE until Courtney comes along--knocked me dead. They guy's a total sweetheart. I just <3 him so hard.

Which isn't to say Courtney's not a sweetheart. She is. I like the girl. I like her a lot. The stuff she put up with from her parents hurt. Her stoic acceptance that she's not pretty kinda got to me. I admired her attitude and her w
Aug 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
SO MUCH LOVE. Bisexual, feminist, sex-positive, nerdy female MC without a "perfect" body and with the weirdest sense of humor ever? Yes, yes, a thousand times yes! So tired of the stereotypical pretty girl who doesn't know she's pretty until a guy tells her so, and Courtney was such a breath of fresh air in the world of YA romance. Ann Aguirre, please keep up this series! ...more
Aug 26, 2017 rated it liked it
This book made it so hard not to fall in love with Max. Seriously. HOW CAN YOU NOT FALL IN LOVE WITH HIM??!?!

/Although, to be honest, I just skipped the second book when I found out Lauren had a different story because I wanted her to end up with Max then./
This one is by far my favorite of the series. I think a big part of it was because so much of Courtney and Max's relationship started out in friendship. While they had a good start going as roommates it was the trip to face Max's past that solidified things for them. Max was very vulnerable and Courtney got to see it all, allowing her to admire the person that Max is now.

I did hate how each of them didn't want to admit that they wanted more with each other, but understood that each was afraid th
The Shape of My Heart

The Characters

Max Cooper is unbelievably sweet.
Courtney Kaufman a bit lost in the beginning but finds her way.

The Story

I had no idea Max had so much going on under the surface. Courtney was a question from the time she moved in. I’m glad they acted on their feelings.

The Random Thoughts

If I write Ann a heartfelt letter complete with tear stains do you think I can get her to revive the characters in this trilogy and keep writing about them?

4 Stars
Sharon Mariampillai
This was an enjoyable read. The story was an authentic love story between Courtney and Max. The characters made the book for me as they showed grief and guilt. Courtney lost her first love, Eli to leukemia. While Max has his own things to deal with. Their relationship was not an insta-love one. They were roommates and friends before they became a couple. I got to say I loved them more as a couple as their chemistry was great. I really enjoyed this book. I want more. Overall, a great read.
Linda (un)Conventional Bookworms
*I received a free ARC of The Shape of My Heart from Harlequin HQN via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review*

Fantastic! Fun, raw, deep, romantic, sexy, sad, tough and beautiful!

This and all my other reviews are originally posted on my blog (un)Conventional Bookviews
Zoe and the Edge
Jan 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
I love Ann Aguirre so much.

“The apology was fine. But if you ever do anything like that again, I’m making a quilt out of your underwear.”
“That’s disturbing on so many levels.” He paused a beat. “For instance, you can sew?”
“Don’t judge. Junior year, I made my own prom dress.”

I already was looking forward to Courtney's book after her brief mention in Nadia's story. Because Courtney is hilarious. I love her humour.
And I love that she and Max have a friends to lovers premise. I like that Max and C
Nov 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
What to say about The Shape of my heart? It was my favorite in the series, it was also the most angst-filled and dramatic. And truthfully, I just, well, loved it. Not because this was written any better or the story line was so much better. Nope, that's actually not it. I think. Honestly? I am not quite sure why, actually. But I was a contently sighing puddle of emotions by time I was finished.

The prose is great. It's Aguirre we speaking about, so duh! I think she is a great writer.... And in T
Nov 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
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I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher Harlequin via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

This was the third instalment in the 2B trilogy and I had previously read the first book so I was excited to get my hands on this. I unfortunately have not yet read the middle story however I will be eager to get my hands on that one as well. The good news is that these can be read as stand alones however there are char
Jan 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
So at first I didn't know or noticed that this book is the last of the trilogy. :o I was doing my book lottery thing and this is the first book I picked through that lottery. And I was searching it at Goodreads and shocked to see it's the third book. I contemplated reading the first two one but I checked out the summary of each. Thank God it's different people for each book. SO I'm safe to read it without reading the other two since this can be a stand alone. :)

Pretty fun! I love that the Courtn
Oct 16, 2014 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

Disclosure: This is the first book I have read in the series and I definitely think it can be read as a standalone novel.

Very enjoyable read. Definitely going to check out this series.I really enjoy Ann Aguirre's urban fantasy series so I wasn't sure whether I would enjoy this but I did.The whole shift from roommates to best friends to romantic interests was believable and interesting.

I had a problem withe the main character Courtney at first but I started sympathizing with her once

I absolutely loved Courtney's gumption and Max's sweet vulnerability. The whole friends to more thing is one of my favorite things to read, although in this one, it felt a little abrupt, it eventually worked itself out. These two reminded me a little of my husband and I the way they meshed so well together (most of the time). My heart broke near the end for lots of reasons, and there was some definite punch-you-in-the-face type urges for some of the characters, but it all came together beautiful
Marla Mei
What I loved about this is that the female MC didn't necessarily have to be beautiful to gain the love and attention of the male MC. The relationship between Max and Courtney began as friendship first before they became lovers next. I have always believed that a relationship rooted in friendship is what makes the relationship blossom beautifully and makes it last. And this is what Max and Courtney have here. Friendship first, sexy times later.
Gahhhh I wanted to love this one! Ultimately it comes down to I didn't feel like Max and Courtney had romantic chemistry. They were great friends and got along! I can understand attraction but I felt the romance between them forced. Other than that the book tackled some great topics (bisexuality in particular) and definitely loved the epilogue!

lgbtq: mc bi
Sep 11, 2014 added it
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Buddy read with the lovely Pili!

Brilliant. Such a great end to a series, I wish she would continue it... Ty has stolen my heart though.

Rating - 4.5
Jan 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
Strong end to a well written trilogy featuring a sweet romance and real relationship issues. My only complaint about this that there were several other strong characters introduced in this trilogy, and I'm not happy they won't get their own books. Avery desperately needs her story told. But I digress. This story of Max and Courtney truly resonated with me. Highly recommend this trilogy. ...more
Nov 22, 2017 rated it liked it
This was another good read in the series. I think that I like this couple the best. Sure they had some issues. Then again in books like these who doesn't? I was glad that Max was able to fix things with his brother. It was also nice for him to finally find true love. I just wish that Courtney's parents weren't complete jerks. However, in the end she was now able to grow up and take care of herself. ...more

"You're the only person in the whole world who knows exactly who I am."

The Shape of My Heart had a lot to live up to given that the previous two books, I Want It That Way and As Long As You Love Me, are two of my favorite New Adult Romance novels. While the final book was a little less amazing than the first two it was very enjoyable and realistic as always.

The first time Max was introduced to us in I Want It That Way I wasn't sure I was going to like him
Tabitha (Bows & Bullets Reviews)
Sep 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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The review is also available on my blog, Bows & Bullets Reviews

Courtney has already met and lost the love of her life. After that, all interludes are just meaningless relationships. She doesn’t want to fall in love again. She invests in friendship and has an active love life, but she’s not looking for anything super long-term. Until Max makes her start thinking that he might just be the next serious thing. Max has went through his adult life hiding the pain of his adolescence. He’s been on his o
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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Ann Aguirre has been a clown, a clerk, a savior of stray kittens, and a voice actress, not necessarily in that order. She grew up in a yellow house across from a cornfield, but now she lives in Mexico with her family. She writes all kinds of genre fiction, but she has an eternal soft spot for a happily ever after.

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2B Trilogy (3 books)
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