Monday, April 3, 2017

a book in review!

Brief Summary:

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Hopeless and Losing Hope.

Falling in love can feel like poetry. Or it can feel like a slam to the heart.

Colleen Hoover’s romantic, emotion-packed debut novel unforgettably captures all the magic and confusion of first love, as two young people forge an unlikely bond before discovering that fate has other plans for them.

Following the unexpected death of her father, eighteen-year-old Layken becomes the rock for both her mother and younger brother. She appears resilient and tenacious, but inside, she's losing hope. Then she meets her new neighbor Will, a handsome twenty-one-year-old whose mere presence leaves her flustered and whose passion for poetry slams thrills her.

Not long after a heart-stopping first date during which each recognizes something profound and familiar in the other, they are slammed to the core when a shocking discovery brings their new relationship to a sudden halt. Daily interactions become impossibly painful as they struggle to find a balance between the feelings that pull them together and the forces that tear them apart. Only through the poetry they share are they able to speak the truth that is in their hearts and imagine a future where love is cause for celebration, not regret.


I could read Colleen Hoover all day every day. She can WRITE. If you want to feel every emotion, pick up one of her books. I read Slammed after Hopeless and loved it so much. Slammed has a story line that if you've been around p&b for a while you know it's one of my faves to read. I don't ever give things away, so I won't do that here, but it's a good plot twist! You don't need to be fan of poetry to let each one of these poems touch your heart. Layken is a lead you want to see come out of her darkness, she feels so real. Will is a male lead that you want to be your boyfriend and not because he's handsome, but because you can tell he wants to make you better. The roller coaster ride that is Slammed will keep you turning the pages late into the night. If you haven't read anything by Colleen yet, do yourself a favor and pick up Slammed...then clear your schedule, cause you will need to read all of her books, xo!