Slammed by Colleen Hoover REVIEW


New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover writes a romantic debut novel about a family shattered by a sudden death that leads to two unlikely lovers forming an intricate bond. Following the unexpected death of her father, eighteen-year-old Layken is forced to be the rock for both her mother and her younger brother. Outwardly, she appears resilient and tenacious, but inwardly, she’s losing hope. One young man brings change to all of this. After moving across the country, Layken meets her attractive twenty-one-year-old neighbor, who has an intriguing passion for slams. Within days of their introduction, Will and Layken form an intense emotional connection, leaving Layken with a renewed sense of hope. Not long after a 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 forces that tear them apart.

Notable Quotables

“Question everything. Your love, your religion, your passion. If you don't have questions, you'll never find answers.”

“Never judge others. You both know good and well how unexpected events can change who a person is. Always keep that in mind. You never know what someone else is experiencing within their own life.”

“Question everything. Your love, your religion, your passion. If you don't have questions, you'll never find answers.”

My Review

I'm happy I splurged on this book because I didn't know if it was too late to read one of her older books. I don't know if there is a Colleen Hoover book that I have not fallen in love with. I got nervous diving in head first, having no idea what to expect, but like always her plot sparkled and intrigued.

I loved all the twists and turns and crazy fates that played out. The beautiful background story with her best friend was an unexpected smile. I love this author because she pays such great attention to even the smallest details. I think I fell in love just as much with the support characters as I did with the main ones. The snowmen and the lung escapade was just an instant that made it such a down to earth, engaging plot. It was hard not to fall in love with the entire family. I gave this five out of five stars. I've already finished three other books since finishing this one, but I can't get Slammed out of my head. It's a book that sticks with you and gives you a serious book hangover.

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