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.
I read this book a while ago and it was amazing. I actually bought the ebooks about a year ago but never got around to reading them. After Slammed I thought Layken and Will’s relationship would get a little easier. Of course both of them have been through devastating events in their lives and grew up a lot quicker then they should have.
I love how Colleen wrote the characters, they were very believable and lovable. Layken had her own insecurities which is understandable with all the issues that they went through in Slammed. I also like how she wrote that Will’s Grandma didn’t really like Layken and her reasoning for that, I could totally see my grandma saying the same thing to me about a guy.
There aren’t many books out there that I have to read through in one sitting but this was definitely one of them. Honestly I really loved this book by Colleen and I can’t wait to read any other books by her. I don’t want to give away too much information on the book because I was totally shocked by the ending and a few twists in it that I didn’t see coming but I loved everything about it. I recommend you go out and buy it either in paperback or ebook format.
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. From Goodreads.
I bought this book back in January and waited until FOREVER to read it. I know I must have been out of my mind. I am sure the hair dye must have made me crazy for a few months until I read this amazing book by Colleen Hoover. Trust me I thought I must have been insane to wait to read this amazing book. I get tired at times of the paranormal YA and I really enjoy the contemporary YA at times. This trilogy in whole is my number 3 in top 5 YA/New Adult contemporaries. Number 1 belongs to Jamie McGuire for her Beautiful Disaster and Number 2 is for Molly McAdams Taking Chances. So it just shows you Colleen is in great company.
The book starts out with Laykin and her whole family (her mom and little brother) moving across country because her dad passed away and they were told that they needed to sell the house to survive. Once there she meets Will and his little brother. And all is good and well, they hit it off and everything seems great. Except that Laykin is still in high school, yea she’s 18 though but that doesn’t help what eventually ends up happening.
There were so many moments that I cried over because honestly I don’t know if I could be strong enough to do what Laykin or even Will had to do. Will had a ton of responsibilities but knew that no matter how hard he fought he was falling madly in love with Laykin which was great because they were perfect for each other. Except because of one of the MANY twists in the book.
One of the greatest parts of this book was that the characters felt real, they had their issues and weren’t close to perfect. They lied, hid secrets from each other, tried protecting each other, loved each other. I could literally see the characters together in my head more so than a lot of other book characters. They seemed so real thanks to Colleen’s amazing writing.
I don’t want to give too much away because honestly you should have bought this book and read it. Don’t wait months like I did. Just do it already. It is definitely worth it. Every second of the whole book.