Author: Colleen Hoover
Publisher: Atria Books
Published: April 30th 2013
Format: eBook | Pages: 256
Genre: YA/NA, Contemporary, Romance
Source: NetGalley in exchange for an honest review
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★★★★★ (5/5) Stars!!!!
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I'm just so
This one was probably the easiest of the three to read, of course. For the obvious reason that, for the most part, I already know everything that will be said or done because I've lived through it with Slammed. I mean there are quite a few surprises and "Aha!!" moments. Which were both awesome and "ohh crap".
It's unbearably sweet. We're once again in Will's POV and Lake is wanting to know his side of the story. They lay there reminiscing on key points of their relationship and points of his life that brought him to her. So we go back and forth between past and present. Like I said there were quite a few surprises along the way. A lot of them were happy and had me squealing with delight when certain situations take on a whole new light. Will's poem "The Lake" for instance took on a whole new meaning after reading the first flashback in this book. Loved it. But it wasn't all happy. I mean you didn't think we'd get through an entire book filled with Sweet right? There definitely was some Suck. Big Suck.
Overall I'm so happy with how this series progressed. Through all the good and the bad both. Even when I was crying my eyes out and wanting to curse Colleen Hoover for giving me so many feels. From start to finish each book just kept getting better and better. You know how in some cases** where we get a retelling from the guys POV of our favorite novels and we're so excited only to have it just feel sort of....flat? Yeah this isn't one of those. This lived up to what I would have wanted and like I said even surprised me.
For the entire series...My Suck? Right now. I mean it's over. I have to say goodbye to these people. Yes. I know I can reread and revisit them any time I want, I am one of those rereading types. But the firsts are all gone. The surprises have been uncovered. So that's a huge suck. My Sweet? Right now. It's over but it was so much fun. I'm glad for being able to get to know these characters. For all the tears shed. For the laughter it pulled from me. The heartache. The pulse pounding love. All of it. Huge sweet. It ended on a high. For me.
You: "Good lord Sheri can you be a little bit more over dramatic? It's just a book..."
Me as I smile and laugh at you: "They're never just books..." :)
**I'm not saying that book was bad! It just felt rushed and not a full on retelling from an opposite POV. I still enjoyed it a lot.
Huge thanks to NetGalley/Atria Books for putting this out there on "auto approval" for those of us who were lucky enough to grab a copy in exchange for a fair review while it was up there. I'm butterflying thankful ;)