POINT OF RETREAT by Colleen Hoover
Author: Colleen Hoover
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Stars
Genre: New Adult
Format: E-Book, Print
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: August 2012
Recommended Reading: 16+
Received a copy of in exchange for an honest review
****THERE ARE NO SPOILERS****
THE GIST: Colleen Hoover does it again and this time I get a chance to live in Will’s head, which, by the way, is so much better because he actually likes to carve those damn pumpkins (if you haven’t read it…read it and then you will know). This book is dramatic, funny, frustrating, just as tear inducing as it’s predecessor and worth every penny. If you haven’t picked up this series do so now, or forever be in the dark.
SYNOPSIS: Sometimes two people have to fall apart to realize just how much they belong together.
Colleen Hoover entranced readers everywhere with her bestselling novel Slammed, the book that introduced Layken and Will, a young couple whose love overcame devastating hardships to emerge stronger and more resilient than before. Now, as Layken and Will’s emotion-packed story continues, a stunning and unforeseen revelation about Will’s past leaves them questioning everything that they thought they knew about each other. With the foundation of their relationship at risk, they must decide whether they are willing to fight for a future together, or to retreat back into solitude and heartache.
How far does Will have to go to prove to Layken his love for her will last forever? It will require something truly extraordinary to keep this couple together, and the decisions they make and the answers they find will change not only their lives, but the lives of everyone around them.
THE LOWDOWN: Slammed was great. I loved every funny, heartbreaking minute of it and when it ended I thought “there is no way Colleen can possibly recreate that magic?” I mean lightening doesn’t strike twice right? Wrong! Colleen Hoover found the recipe for creating a bestseller and her books are is smoking hot. A perfect balance of story twists and touching themes, that your imagination and emotions get equally jostled.
Now, I have to be honest, I had heard from several people that Point of Retreat was a much better book than Slammed, but I have disagree, respectfully. Although I loved this book, Slammed is still my favorite, not because it is a better story, but because it resonated with me a little more. As far as storyline and characterization, they are both equal, each tale as compelling as the other. Both stories are written well and the first person POV’s each have very distinct voices, I just liked the getting to know you stage of Will and Layken’s relationship a little more. I found their struggle to become a couple more thrilling than the already dating version of them. But that is all personal preference. It didn’t change my overall appreciation for the book.
As I have mentioned before, Colleen gets the readers emotions swirling with her gut wrenching, nail-biting, edge of your seats drama and Point of Retreat is no exception. Will is such a sensitive man and reading the story through is point of view makes the dramatic turns absolutely gut wrenching. So much so, I often found myself wanting to skip forward just to make sure he was okay. Nevertheless, I didn’t because that would be cheating and this is one book that I didn’t want to skip and neither will you.
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