Book Review #87
Author: Colleen Hoover
Publication: Simon & Schuster
Release Date: January 5, 2012
Pages: 317 pages
My rating: 5/5
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.
There are so many heartbreaks and death in this story it is seriously not funny. Why are you so cruel, Colleen? Let the mother live! Layken has suffered enough.
Great introduction, huh?
To be honest, I still have no idea how slam poetry works. So, I still don’t see the beauty of it and can’t connect with Will’s passion for it.
I love Will! He is perfect! There are no more words to express him. Literally, all the guys that I have read by Colleen Hoover are absolute perfection. Okay, maybe they do have a few flaws here and there but you can just let it slide with their good looks and physiques. And to add it up, he drops everything he lives for in his life to care for his brother which everyone will agree with me that it is truly admirable!
I love Layken’s name! It suits her and her nickname, Lake too. I could never imagine anyone acing that name. But she does. She should not have gone all looney when her mother told her about what is to come to their lives. She should have been a supportive daughter but at least she didn’t regret anything at the end. That’s what matters most.
Coulder and Kel are just the sweetest and cutest bunch ever. Best friends are life savers. Are they not?
Talk about best friends, I cannot imagine anyone not having a best friend to tell all your worries and problems that you’re facing. Who did Layken rant out to? We have to admit that it may get awkward to rant about a few matters to your parents.
Overall, I love this strory! The plotline and definitely all the characters. I cannot wait to jump into the second book now. So, I’ll just get back to that, if you don’t mind.