Genre: YA - Contemporary
Publication: April 21st 2015 by HarperTeen
Synopsis: When Quinn Sullivan meets the recipient of her boyfriend’s donated heart, the two form an unexpected connection.
After Quinn loses her boyfriend, Trent, in an accident their junior year, she reaches out to the recipients of his donated organs in hopes of picking up the pieces of her now-unrecognizable life. She hears back from some of them, but the person who received Trent’s heart has remained silent. The essence of a person, she has always believed, is in the heart. If she finds Trent’s, then maybe she can have peace once and for all.
Risking everything in order to finally lay her memories to rest, Quinn goes outside the system to track down nineteen-year-old Colton Thomas—a guy whose life has been forever changed by this priceless gift. But what starts as an accidental run-in quickly develops into more, sparking an undeniable attraction. She doesn't want to give in to it—especially since he has no idea how they're connected—but their time together has made Quinn feel alive again. No matter how hard she’s falling for Colton, each beat of his heart reminds her of all she’s lost…and all that remains at stake.
Thoughts: Things We Know by Heart was a cute read, and there were a few things I really liked about it, but mostly it was very meh for me. It's been a few months since I listened to it and I already have forgotten what I did (and didn't like) specifically about it to be honest but I do know one thing: it was too cheesy for me. That's saying a lot. I love the cheese but I just thought that it was too much for one book. I guess some of it was cute, but mostly, felt unrealistic.
This was my first Jessi Kirby book, so I'm looking forward to reading another book of hers in the future, and hoping for the best.