Monday, February 18, 2013
so here we go....
by Colleen Hoover
i thoroughly loved this book despite it being more mature than Colleen's other books, Slammed and Point of Retreat, both of which i liked, but did not 'love.'
there was just something about the synopsis that captured my attention and thought i should give it a try, even if i did have to actually "read" the book (rather than listen like i did with Slammed and POR).
this is a touching story with great comic relief--that truly caught me off guard. i found myself laughing out loud all over the place. even as the story depends and their relationship is tested, the humor is still there. i liked getting to know the characters in a more personal way unlike some books where you're begging for any scrap to tell you who the characters are, or are not. Colleen is not such a writer. she gives it all, tells you everything and spills out even more. sometimes the wait kills me and i want to shake my fist in the air and scream "why?" but i know it's for my own good. patience is a virtue, after all, and Hopeless was no exception. normally i'm looking for the steamy scenes to hurry up and happen already, but Ms. Hoover makes us wait, giving us the first kiss at 35%. sheesh. the crazy thing is that i didn't even care. you're so consumed with the two of them doing everything the right way and not screwing up any "firsts", that you're right there with Holder and his views on that first.... kiss.
there's so much more to this story than just a romance, there's a complicated and tragic story too. i felt as if i was right there with them, dealing with each emotional hill to climb. it was a great ride for a stand-alone book.
if you're a lover of Slammed and Point of Retreat, then you'll fall in love with Hopeless. i did.
you can check out Colleen's website HERE.
Happily posted by byLGD Glass Jewelry at 3:23 PM