Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Review of Colleen Hoover's Slammed and Point of Retreat

I am going off my format to do a double review because this author is one of the best indie authors I have come across since I began to read and review ebooks.  Her writing is phenomenal and really heartfelt.  If you haven't read this series and you are interested in contemporary romance,  these books are a definite recommend in my book. 

Good Reads!

Slammed is a contemporary romance novel about a couple who falls in love while going through similar life experiences. 

I am going off my format yet again; lately I have been doing that because of really good reads or reads that weren't. This book is definitely a good read! The book is unlike anything I have read before; quotes, poetry, lyrics to songs all weaved in perfectly, setting a backdrop for the romance blossoming in your mind. In my humble opinion Ms. Hoover has managed to find the perfect formula for what a romance novel needs; real life drama, swoon-worthy lines, and perfectly flawed characters that are worth rooting for. Her character building is genuine and heartfelt and is exactly what I am looking for in a story. The only complaint I have is the way the ending was done, which was a little abrupt. This is definitely going on my recommend list and I am anxious to read what Ms. Hoover has in store for her characters in the next book of this series. There are some sensual scenes and there is some cussing. The cover is appropriate.

Rating 4 out 5 Stars 


I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review through NetGalley and Atria Books. 

Thank you to the author for writing such a beautiful story and for giving me an opportunity to read her follow up book.

The Point of Retreat is the continuation of Layken and Will's love story.

The story picks up where Slammed left off and is told in Will's POV. The author managed to really capture Will's voice and developed the story quite well. The main and secondary characters who are perfectly flawed evolve but the new characters that are introduced are absolutely phenomenal. I loved Eddie in Slammed but Kiersten, Sherry, Caulder, and Kel steal most of the scenes in this book. I really enjoyed this book although some of the foreshadowing that leads to the drama was a bit predictable. I truly became emotionally invested yet again with Ms. Hoover's characters and all their ups and downs; this book is an absolute honest read. I love the title and the cover is perfect. There is some language, sensual scenes, references to drinking, drugs, and pregnancy mentioned. 
This book is "butterflying" good read!

Rating 4.5 out of 5 Stars

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