Release Day Blitz – ‘Paper Hearts’ by Claire Contreras


lost her.

No, I didn’t lose her. I threw her away.

She was my best friend.

I was never supposed to fall in love with her.

I was careless.

She was heartbroken.

I thought I was doing fine. But here she is, years later, forced to work with me, reminding me why I fell in love with her in the first place.

And this time I’m going to do everything in my power to never let her go.


We follow Mia and Jensen as they try and fight the mistakes they made in the past in hopes of securing a future. We had heard bits and pieces of their story from the first book Kaleidoscope Hearts and the short novella Torn Hearts told us what happened, but this story dives further in the shattered remains and whether or not they can recover.

Jensen is completely swoon-worthy, maybe even more so then Oliver. He comes from a rough beginning with his mother abandoning him and his aunt raising him. When he falls for Mia he knows he’s not good enough but we get to see him get that self-confidence to say that she is the one and the strength to fight for her. He is a hopeless romantic and makes us fall for him with each word he says or writes.

Mia is a independent and confident woman, on the surface, but  underneath she is a broken shell of a person who lost the love of her life because he left her to be a father to his daughter. Yeah you want to be angry with her for being so mad that he wanted to be a father, but like what she says, it’s not why he left but how. You would be hard pressed to find someone that wouldn’t do the exact same thing.

When an opportunity finds Mia in New York working with Jensen you know sparks are going to fly, from fighting or falling love remains the mystery. I like how. Contreras wrote this story because you can feel the attraction they have for one another but also the pain as well. When we are inside Mia’s brain is what I like the best. Reading and feeling the inner struggle she has about what to do was beautifully done. I felt her pain right along side her. She knows she is still attracted to Jensen but the fear of him breaking her heart again keeps her from doing anything.

I really enjoyed the dynamic of Jensen’s daughter, Olivia, and what she brought out of both Jensen and Mia. We see the softer (and dare I say hotter) side to Jensen as he does everything he can to be the best father. Because that’s how he is. He loves with all that he is and stops at nothing to give the people he loves all of him. Mia is someone who doesn’t like kids but she forms an instant bond with Olivia. Is it because she is a part of Jensen? Or maybe it’s because her dislike of kids comes from Jensen getting another woman pregnant? I love how Contreras doesn’t really tell you why but lets you figure it out on your own. Books that make you think deeper about a character are the ones that stay with you.

As of right now, there is no word on whether or not their will be a another book in the series, but I sure hope so. Contreras has made a faithful reader out of me and I’m sure she will for you too.

Rating: A


Buy Links – The Hearts series
Kaleidoscope Hearts

Amazon | Barnes and Noble | iBooks | Kobo | Audible

Torn Hearts
Amazon US:

Amazon UK:



Paper Hearts
Amazon US:

Amazon UK




Claire Contreras
Claire Contreras graduated with her BA in Psychology from Florida International University. She lives in Miami, Florida with her husband, two little boys, and three dogs.

Her favorite past times are: daydreaming, writing, and reading.

She has been described as a random, sarcastic, crazy girl with no filter.

Life is short, and it’s more bitter than sweet, so she tries to smile as often as her face allows. She enjoys stories with happy endings, because life is full of way too many unhappy ones.

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Thanks to Rock Stars of Romance for setting up the launch


3 thoughts on “Release Day Blitz – ‘Paper Hearts’ by Claire Contreras

  1. Great post! I need to pick up this book 🙂

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