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Book Review: November 9 – Colleen Hoover

November 9Published November 10th 2015
Format: Novel
Genre: Romance / Contemporary / New Adult
Length: 320 pages, ebook
Publisher: Atria Books
Ebook ASIN: B00UDCI1S8
Characters: Benton James Kessler, Fallon O’Neil

Summary: Fallon meets Ben, an aspiring novelist, the day before her scheduled cross-country move. Their untimely attraction leads them to spend Fallon’s last day in L.A. together, and her eventful life becomes the creative inspiration Ben has always sought for his novel. Over time and amidst the various relationships and tribulations of their own separate lives, they continue to meet on the same date every year. Until one day Fallon becomes unsure if Ben has been telling her the truth or fabricating a perfect reality for the sake of the ultimate plot twist.

My Rantview: (After reading it last January 16, 2016)

I just finished reading this book right at this very moment.

Gawd! Why oh Why! Those stupid irrational decisions and lies – Ben’s lies [WHAT A BIG FAT MUDDAFCUKIN LIAR] is the one thing that stuck with me. HE LIED. Gawd, I’m such a vindictive bi@tch. IDC if he’s 16 or what. HE LIED.

I remember when Fallon was telling Ben about Cody – and his reaction… LOL. Ben, it was your own damn fault Fallon got those scars. I don’t care if his Dad should’ve known that she was in his house in the first place. You were the one who did it.


And then there’s Jordyn – Ugh. I think I swallowed my own puke reading that part / chapter. Gosh Ben you heartless, dumb sonofa….

It took four years for me to fall in love with him.

It only took four pages to stop.

I’m still upset and will collect my thoughts later on but my gawd. This made me feel terrible so I’m giving this a one star rating for now.

I cannot believe I’m giving a CoHo book a 1-star rating.omigod. I feel so bad. Arrrgghhhh

Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

About The Author
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Book Review: Confess – Colleen Hoover

ConfessI confess that I have some hesitations diving into this book because it sounds too heavy for my heart to take.

I confess that I fell in love with Owen when he asked Auburn, “Are you here to save me?”

I confess that I was imagining Anna Kendrick as Auburn – and yes, with the hair and all.

I confess that I wasn’t that sympathetic towards Auburn’s situation because I thought she could’ve easily kick Lydia’s ass.

I confess that I cried a little at this confession: Every night after my son falls asleep, I hide a brand-new toy in his room. Every morning when he wakes up and finds it, I pretend not to know how it got there. Because Christmas should come every day and I never want my son to stop believing in magic.

I confess that I really am dying to know what Auburn and Owen’s written confessions are.

I confess that I wasn’t that happy with what happened with Trey. That A-hole easily got away.

I confess that I almost cried again at the ending because it’s just so heartbreakingly beautiful.

Thank you, Colleen Hoover!

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Published March 10th 2015 by Atria Books

Book Review: Point Of Retreat (Slammed Book 2) – Colleen Hoover

via goodreads

via goodreads

There are some who are pretty disappointed with this book but I think this one’s actually better than the first book. I love how the first book made us like Will and Layken but this book made me fall in love even more with their story. Not only that, we’re treated more with Kel, Caulder, Eddie, Gavin, Sheree and the feisty Keirsten!

Hardships and heartache brought them together…now it will tear them apart.Layken and Will have proved their love can get them through anything; until someone from Will’s past re-emerges, leaving Layken questioning the very foundation on which their relationship was built. Will is forced to face the ultimate challenge…how to prove his love for a girl who refuses to stop ‘carving pumpkins. (source)

Point Of Retreat was told through Will’s perspective after the death of Layken’s mom and into the progress of their relationship. My, I just love this two! In the first book, I was swooning over Will and loving his character so much, this time – I’m over the moon with Layken. That’s a bit odd right? Considering that Will’s character the one telling the story. I also love that this was funnier than the first one. Some may call it a bit cheesy but really, I’m such a sucker for cheesy lines these days! I can’t believe that after raving about the Beautiful Disaster series – I’ve my new favorite couple again (well next to Ty and Zane ofcourse). You see, Will and Layken are realistic characters and somewhere, a couple like them existed! I’m so butterflying inlove with this character. Their interaction’s such a joy to read! I think I’d reread this book sooner than I expected! It’s nice when an accompanying book surpassed its predecessor! I’m totally putting Colleen Hoover to my always-watch-out author list from now on.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Book Review: Slammed – Colleen Hoover

13372690I am totally in love with this book! (I feel like I’ve been saying this line after every book I’ve finished! LOL). But hey, I guess that means I’ve gotten myself some great reads then. This book is so original and fresh and I love that there are no millionaire / billionaire / uber-handsome demigod characters or something of the sort here.

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. (source)

First off, It was written in such a way that would make you relate more with the characters. In Slammed, it was Layken’s character who narrates the story and boy, the book have this heavy emotional premise that you’d think it’d drag along the story but it didn’t! It was beautifully written and the whole thing about the Slam (poetry performance of some sort) was just as beautiful as the story. I am in love with Will’s character – His virtue’s admirable and being responsible and all – my heart’s breaking for him but I’m also proud of him. Layken on the other hand acts like a typical teenager but I enjoy getting to know her character more because she’s really a strong-willed person and does know what she wants in life. I like that the characters aren’t as perfect as they are written in some books like they have superpowers of some sort.

In Slammed, we readers are thrown into a situation where most would crumble and break down and it was nice how Layken and Will were able to cope up with life and become responsible despite their very young age. I even cried in this book several times. Oh well, I’m such a crybaby. Or perhaps I could just easily relate since both my parents have passed away as well.

After reading the whole thing, I feel like revisiting the old me who loves writing poems, copla and even songs. Yes, I was inspired by the idea of the book but more than anything else, I got inspired by the character themselves. Will and Layken are totally hard to forget…

 Rating: 4 out of 5 stars