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Seven Ways to Lose Your Heart

3.91  ·  Rating details ·  65 ratings  ·  29 reviews
In the span of seven days, Annabel Lee will lose her heart.

Kennedy Harrison, as reckless with life as Annabel is obsessed with order, never could commit to anything—not to a person, not to a job, not to a path. But he’s got a history with Annabel, and for once Kennedy doesn’t want to run. Determined to spend time with her before she leaves for college, Kennedy dares her to
Published July 18th 2016 by Entangled Publishing, LLC (Embrace)
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Kate (GirlReading)
Jul 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
I love it when a book surprises me and this did in the best way possible. I didn't expect all that much from this, simply because I hadn't heard anything about it, but I absolutely loved it. I think this might be one of my favourite new adult books I have read. It was fantastic. I loved the characters and their relationship. The plot had a genuine storyline, which was both fun yet had a lovely depth to it. My only complaint is that the end felt rushed, I wish it had been a bit longer as I w
Jun 22, 2016 rated it really liked it

Seven Ways to Lose Your Heart is simply put a great cute & fluffy.
If you wanna know why I read NA romances, this would sum up exactly well.

It's well written, witty and has a fabulous storyline but first and foremost the character building is fabulous!

This is the first novel I read by Tiffany Truitt. In fact this is her first NA novel. I fell in love with her beautiful descriptions and I love her prose- so I am hoping she will be writing many more NA novels in the near future

In the beginnin
Dilushani Jayalath
Jul 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Kindly received an ARC from Netgalley

Actual Ratings=5+++++++ stars

This book was soooooo great!! I haven't loved a book as much as I did this in such a long time. Sure there were some books that I liked but I haven't used the word love to describe a book in ages.
Seven Ways to Lose Your Heart was a very pleasant surprise. I loved every single factor in the book. From the writing to the dialogues to the characters. I wasn't displeased with anything in this book. It made me want to do things I ne
It is a decade since life changed dramatically for Annabel Lee. That was when she was involved in an accident in which her beloved older brother was killed and she was seriously burned. It is also when she lost her best friend, Kennedy Harrison, who disappeared from her, leaving her heart broken. Life became like a jigsaw, all broken up and with crucial pieces missing. Now he's in the same photography class with her and suddenly starts talking to her again. They used to dare each other, provokin ...more
Jul 07, 2016 rated it liked it
Rounding up to 3 stars.

“Temporarily, I forget about everything before this moment. The reasons I shouldn’t be talking to this boy. It’s the first honest conversation I’ve had in forever.”

Seven Ways to Lose Your Heart follows the story of Kennedy and Annabel. Kennedy and Annabel were best friends for as long as they could remember…that is until Annabel is involved in a life changing accident. Her accident and brush with death, shakes him to his core and causes him to make a terrible decision. It
Oops, I totally forgot to reveal the review on the release date. Heh, sorry!

Okay, here goes.

I requested this book for its interesting title and the blurb that has a word 'dare' in it. Sadly, the dares didn't start at the first 50% of the book and I turned disinterest. I started skimming and only read parts when I felt them important.

Glad the book turned out fun to read after 50%. I enjoyed the dares both Annabel and Kennedy threw at each other. I felt connected to them as I slowly learnt their p
Teri Beth
Aug 07, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: arc-netgally
Review copy provided by publisher via NetGalley

Was Seven Ways to Lose Your Heart a bad book? Absolutely not. Did I enjoy it? Well, not especially. But I didn't dislike it either. It was a quick and easy read but I didn't really feel anything for the characters or story at all. I basically have no real opinion about this one. I read it and now I'm moving on.
⊱ Poppy ⊰
Aug 10, 2016 marked it as arcs-to-review
Alex ♈
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Jul 02, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, new-adult
This was a cute story, I loved the back story but I had a few issues with it.

We have Annabel and Kennedy who used to be nest friends as kids, until something happens and Kennedy bails. Which he regrets. Now it's 10 years later and he wants to fix it.

I liked how they pushed and challenged each other.

I loved the dynamics of their friendship as kids. Their history was great.
But I felt like things happened a bit too easily, Annabel didn't resist enough. And they hang out in the guise of friendsh
DISCLAIMER: I received an e-galley of this book (via NetGalley) in exchange for honest review. Took me damn long enough, but I finally read it.

Firstly, this book has been sitting in my TBR (aka my e-reader) for much too long. I don't know why I didn't devour it within the first couple of days that I had it, but I think it was because I had a ton of other books I was trying to get to.

I cannot even begin to contain my excitement and distress. Excitement because this book is was awesome! Distress b
heather - NightlyReading
Jun 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book was so sweet! A perfect summer contemporary full of love and it even has a road trip!!!!

I loved both the main characters! Kennedy was rough and kind of snarky. He is the type of guy that is never lonely and always has candy on his arm. (if ya know what I mean?) Annabel use to be that way too, I mean who do you think taught Kennedy? But, she had a huge tragedy in her family and it made her change her ways. She now has a plan for her life and nothing will stray her from that plan.

It real
Bette Hansen
Jun 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
A very enjoyable NA read from a new to me author. The overall premise of the story was excellent and I really loved the MC's Annabel Lee and Kennedy. The writing was good but there were times when I didn't think the story flowed as well as it could have.

Annabel Lee and Kennedy were childhood friends until a horrible accident changed everything. As a 10 year old boy Kennedy had already lost so much losing Annabel Lee wasn't something he could face so they spend the next eight years estranged. No
Laura Hannaway
Aug 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was absolutely wonderful! I loved the relationship between Annabelle and Kennedy. They meet as children when Kennedy, the shy introvert, is the new boy at school and Annabelle Lee is the bold confident hell raiser. 'I dare you' becomes their mantra until a tragic accident occurs and they don't speak for a decade. This book is really about discovering who they were, who they are and who they want to be, and I loved it! There is chemistry, humour and pathos in abundance and for me it worked o ...more
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As is often the case with books written by new-to-me authors, it was the cover that first caught my attention here with Seven Ways to Lose Your Heart. The way they're gripping each other. The need it signifies. It looked like it would be right up my alley. Once I read the blurb I realized it definitely was. I mean, first off: road trip. For that alone, you might just as well write "Kim, this book is for you" on that gorgeous cover. Add to that th
Michelle Pickett
Jul 24, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This review was originally posted on Michelle K. Pickett's blog: These Words Tell a Story...

Seven Ways to Lose Your Heart, by Tiffany Truitt, is a fun, sweet romance between Kennedy and Annabel. It was sometimes funny and emotional throughout. 
First sentences: It Feels good out. The kind of cool that makes your skin tingle with anticipation. That odd in between place neither cold nor hot, comfortable, peaceful and exhilarating all at once. Something hard to define. Contradictory in its very natu
Aug 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
With a tagline like "Seven Dares. Seven Days. And the road trip of a lifetime." how could I truly resist Seven Ways to Lose Your Heart? The answer: I couldn't. I love books involving road trips (Amy & Roger's Epic Detour, Two Way Street, Right of Way, etc.) and to throw in dares on top of that, I was in contemporary book heaven!

As it turns out, I flat out LOVED Tiffany Truitt's Seven Ways to Lose Your Heart. Basically, this book is a contemporary romance fan's ideal book. Containing steamy
Jul 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, ya-na, contemporary
My first book by this author but definitely not my last!

There was a lot to like about Seven Ways to Lose Your Heart. It's a best-friends-to-no-longer-friends-to-lovers story. There's dares and double-dog dares, an awesome road trip, twin toddler terrors, and a grandma who swears in many languages. The main character's name comes from the poem, and her older brother gave it to her because it was his favorite--how cute is that? A children's book and a dare brought Kennedy and Annabel Lee together
Originally posted on Daydreaming Books.

*I received an eARC of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.*

This book disappointed me a little as I high hopes for this one. The story was predictable but it could have taken a totally different turn but unfortunately it didn’t but I can’t totally say I didn’t enjoy it because it had its moments!

Annabel, the dare queen became a control freak after an accident changed her life. Kennedy was her partners in crime since t
Jun 24, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, contemporary, romance
"Fate doesn't care about plans. What's meant to be will always find a way."

Kennedy and Annabel grew up together and they were best friends. Annabel was involved in an accident where she lost a loved one. When Kennedy saw her after the accident, he was frightened of losing her, therefore he ran. Everyone who was close to him has left.

Ten years later and Kennedy works in constructions and writes for a music blog. Being a stranger in a small town puts him at a disadvantage. His background is frow
Jul 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Okay, this book was just so cute. It was exactly what I needed after a steady stream of books that were just okay.

Kennedy and Annabel Lee used to be best friends, practically inseparable throughout their childhood. Always daring each other to be bigger and better and braver than everyone else. But then Annabel was in an awful car accident. Her brother died. She escaped, but with emotional and physical scars. Kennedy was nowhere to be found when she needed him the most.

It's now a decade later. An
Samantha (WLABB)
Jul 17, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: arcs, romance, na
This is an NA romance starring Kennedy and Annabel. The two were best friends until Annabel was in a terrible car accident, and Kennedy, being 10, didn't handle the situation properly. He abandoned her, and that was the end of their friendship -- until one morning, when he honks his horn at Annabel. Something made Kennedy initiate this "communication" between the two, and it grows and grows as the story progresses. This friendship was born from a dare, and it is mended with a dare.
It wasn't the
Katie Brisse
Jul 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
Seven Ways to Lose Your Heart was such a fun read. I was hooked from the very first chapter. The story line was what drew me to the book. I loved the idea of Annabel going out of her element and forcing Kennedy to do the same. Annabel and Kennedy were so different, but share a recklessness that Annabel doesn't give into often. I loved how their relationship grew and how they were able to help each other deal with their pasts and move on with their lives.They were great complements to each other ...more
Jul 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Moving and sensitive Seven Ways to Lose Your Heart by Tiffany Truitt was a genuine and well written book. A Young Adult work, this story maintained a youthful feel and was able to show that while its characters were traversing new life territory they were in fact adults. With more than its share of problematic subject matter and events Ms. Truitt kept the story focused and expressed beautifully the mending of a meaningful friendship as it moved to the next stage of its development. Exploration, ...more
Helen Beasley
Jul 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
5 out of 5 (exceptional)

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The way this book touches you're heart
Annabel Lee and Kennedy were best friends for a long time and then something happened that would change both of there lives and break them apart.
After ten years of not talking to each other one day they are brought back together by Annabel grandma who is sick and does not know how long she has left and she always has spoke her mind.
An amazing book to read you will laugh a
Rachel Caplinger
Jul 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
I found myself having a hard time with this book, with an incredibly intriguing idea for a story line I had some really high expectations that didn't quite get met-- a second chance romance our hero and heroine rekindle their passion, friendship and artistic streaks from remembering the past and trying to move on from the hurts that happened after a tragic accident. I had a hard time connecting with the story, I don't know if it was cause of a writing style issue, or the main characters ages and ...more
Jul 20, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: new-adult, netgalley
I was excited for the cover and the premise, but the early interactions between Kennedy and Annabel felt forced, and therefore I had a hard time getting into the story. Once they hit the road for the music festival, however, they really began to spark. Tropes galore, sexy interludes, and fun adventures really brought the characters to life in the second half, and I really started to enjoy their chemistry.

Probably more like a 3.5, but I couldn't get over the slow beginning and the overuse of Kany
Jul 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
Received ARC in exchange of honest review


This book is about 2 friends who keep daring each other from childhood. When Annabel was in an accident with her brother in which he died a Annabel suffered burns on her back but was saved. Kennedy being afraid to loose another person he loves moves out of her life of which Annabel was angry with him and life in general and became a control freak.
Kennedy returns in her life and he dares her to come to a music festival with him.
On this road trip
Margo Roberts
This book was soooo good and the whole storyline was very clever.! Annabel and Kennedy were a great couple and I rooted for them until the end. I haven't read a lot of YA books lately, so it was a nice change of pace. I lost my heart seven different ways from start to finish!

I received this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
Caroline Minic
rated it it was ok
Oct 13, 2016
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Tiffany Truitt was born in Peoria, Illinois. A self-proclaimed Navy brat, Tiffany spent most of her childhood living in Virginia, but don’t call her a Southerner. She also spent a few years living in Cuba. Since her time on the island of one McDonalds and Banana Rats (don't ask), she has been obsessed with traveling. Tiffany recently added China to her list of travels (hello inspiration for a new ...more