Slammed - Colleen Hoover

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Slammed - 
Colleen Hoover
Released: September 18, 2012
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Synopsis: Following the unexpected death of her father, 18-year-old Layken is forced to be the rock for both her mother and younger brother. Outwardly, she appears resilient and tenacious, but inwardly, she's losing hope. 
Enter Will Cooper: The attractive, 21-year-old new neighbor with an intriguing passion for slam poetry and a unique sense of humor. Within days of their introduction, Will and Layken form an intense emotional connection, leaving Layken with a renewed sense of hope.
Not long after an intense, heart-stopping first date, they are slammed to the core when a shocking revelation forces 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 secret that keeps them apart.

What it's about: Layken has just moved after the death of her father. Within days, she's feeling more like her old self, thanks to Will, her gorgeous neighbour. Enter, 'the problem' - the big one that is set to keep them apart. Can they overcome this problem? Can Lake move forward and keep Will out of her mind? 

What I thought: This book was absolutely cute to the core. Yes, I know that is probably not the best way to describe a book with so much hurt, anger and death woven into the story, but that's how I saw it. Well, that's how I saw Lake and Will. At first, it bugged me when I realised this was going to be a 'insta-love' kind of book, but Colleen Hoover wrote it out so well, my heart just went out to them! And this problem? The big one keeping it apart? It's a good one. No matter how much the story went on and them being together slipped further away, I still kept rooting for them to get together. But of course, it's not that simple. Hoover drops another massive wrench into the works and makes things even more complicated. This book is one massive emotional rollercoaster that you just have to go on - plus, did I mention the amazing poetry?

I can't wait to get started on Point of Retreat and continue with Layken and Will's story.

the good: William. Every girl needs a William (though not the heartache that comes with it!)

the bad: While I loved the whole story, sometimes Layken's antics just frustrated me to no end.


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Claire Blennerhassett

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1 comment:

  1. I agree this book was cute but i think Point of retreat was way better and i can't wait for the third!


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