Title/Series: Point of Retreat | Slammed #2
Author: Colleen Hoover
Publisher: Atria Books
Published: February 25th 2012
Format: eBook | Pages: 302
Genre: YA/NA, Contemporary, Romance
Source: Purchased Amazon
★★★★★ (5/5) Stars!
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I really don't know what I was thinking. Maybe that since Slammed ended on such a good high that possibly we could have an entire book two filled with nothing but rainbows, sunshine, puppy dogs and cupcakes. Was that too much to ask? Yes. I was entirely unprepared for this book. I wish I could lay blame to a "rookie mistake" But I can't. I should of known better by now.
Emotional Roller Coaster. It should be a new genre. And Colleen Hoover would be it's reigning queen! This one was entirely in Will's POV. It was butterflying fantastic. I loved being inside his head, so to speak. So much happens, I mean after everything we go through (yes we!) with Slammed you can't help but hope for a tiny break. And we get it... in the beginning. Then we get knocked to the floor and picked back up and knocked to the floor and picked back up. Up and down. I think I'm emotionally spent.
I wanted to quit a couple times. Like when the first shoe dropped. And I saw it coming, I just knew before--but that's all I can say, really, without spoilers. And then next thing I know, I'm crying again. But the good cry. The beyond good type of cry and smiling and just happy. And it's only like 60-ish%, so I'm cautious and waiting for the other shoe to drop. And then it's the end of Part One. And there's two words that end it. And if you've read this then I'm sure you know what I mean. I cried. I turned off my Kindle. I just didn't want to know what those two words would turn into. I couldn't move on to Part Two. Not yet. I almost quit again! It was getting to be too much.
It took me about an hour to be able to pick it up again. Honestly I couldn't not know. And I think from that point on is where I was really touched by the definition of their family. Lake, Will, Kel, Caulder, Eddie, Gavin, Kiersten and Sherry. I mean they have other people in their lives but when push comes to shove those people would all do just about anything for each other. And it was awesome. I was a bit suspicious at first with the addition of Kiersten and Sherry but by the end I don't think anything would have been the same without them. Especially Kiersten who taught me my last thing. Sometimes it feels good to stand up for yourself and just say "Butterfly you".