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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Point of Retreat ~Review

"Sometimes things happen
in life that you didn't
plan for. All you can
do is suck it up and start
mapping out a new plan."

(Just because I think this one is so funny, here is another)

"Okay. Would you rather I looked like Hugh Jackman or George Clooney?"

"Johnny Depp," she says.

She answers a little too fast for my comfort. "What the hell, Lake? You're supposed to say Will! You're supposed to say you want me to look like me!"

"But you weren't one of the options," she says.

"Neither was Johnny Depp!"'

    When Slammed, by Colleen Hoover ended, I wasn't ready for it to. I fell in love with the characters, just like I do with all of Hoover's books. Hoover granted me my wish and I got to read another novel with the same characters and it was wonderful!

Back of book:
In the second book in the Slammed series by New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover, Layken and Will's relationship has endured through hardship, heartache, and a cruel twist of fate, further solidifying the fact that they belong together. But the two lovers could not have expected that the things that brought them together may ultimately be the things that tear them apart. Their connection is on the brink of being destroyed forever and it will take an extraordinary amount of wallpower to keep their love afloat. 

Layken is left questioning the very foundation on which her relationship with Will was built. Will is left questioning how he can prove his love for a girl who can't seem to stop "carving pumpkins." Upon finding the answers that may bring peace back into their relationship, the couple comes across an even greater challenge- one that could change not only their lives but the lives of everyone who depend on them. 

    Point Of Retreat takes place right after the first book, but this time from Will Cooper's perspective. Can I just sat that I absolutely adore Will! He is one of my favorite characters of all time. I love his humor, his sensitivity, how much he loves Lake. And honestly, I absolutely love that their relationship is not all rainbows and butterflies. But instead, there are moments where Lake carves pumpkins (a lot of them), and fights break out and it gets nasty and raw, but that only shows how real their relationship is. 

      Honestly, Hoover's character building mystifies me. I relate to the characters so well in her novels, even the damaged ones that are so broken thy can barley stand, I relate to! She just writes about them in a way that makes me feel like I already know the,, like I have known them my whole life. It's gotten to the point where I can even predict what a character is going to say before they even say it. I know, CRAZY! I feel like in every Colleen Hoover review, I talk about the character building. But I just can't stop. It baffles me that I can feel like I know the characters. Fe authors are able to do that for me. But Hoover... Every single one of them I relate to in one way or another. 

    In Point Of Retreat, I adored Kirsten and her butterfly analogy, it was butterflying hilarious and I use it in every day conversation now. The stars in this novel though, are the starts themselves. (Pun definitely intended) The ones that Lake's mother wrote for them.  I loved reading every star along with Lake and Will, I loved what they meant to the characters. I loved the advise on them. I loved Lake's stubborness and Will's disciplne when it came to them. Some of my favotite senses were when Lake was trying to get ahold of the stars but Will wouldn't let her. It was butterflying adorable. 
   There were so many things in this book that had me emotions, good and bad emotional. I find that Colleen Hoover always has a heart wrenching event up her sleeve. Perhaps..... no probably, I am just an emotional sap and cry at the heart wrenching events, but I still love them. No that doesn't make me  a bad person for loving bad things in books, I don't love the events themselves. Instead I love the way Hoover has her chartered react to the situations, how they grow and develop further. Everyone in real life has those kinds of events, so why not bring them into books and make the books more realistic? Hoover does just this. Again, she makes her character and events real. 

   I loved this book, it was definitly one of the happier books of her's, (aside from one event.....if you've read it, you know what I'm taking about.) I highly recommend you guys pick this book up. Hoover is an incredible author, I love her and will always recommend her. 

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