Slammed by Colleen Hoover
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
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.
I have to say that I almost stopped reading this book when Will took Lake to a club for Slamming. Poetry reading? No thank you! But after contemplating for about an hour I decided to give the book a try and I'm happy that I did.
Lake has lost her father to a heart attack and will lose more than she ever thought. Things are hard for her and moving away from the only home she's ever known doesn’t help either. Will, a new neighbor, becomes one of her reasons why she loves Michigan. About a week later he's the biggest reason why she hates Michigan.
This new potential relationship took an ugly turn Lake’s first day of school. Will cant be her….. OMG he is! Time to change classes ASP! Who would have ever thought a guy that young would be a teacher!
After the death of his parents Will had to grow up and fast. Not only for his sanity but for his little brother.
So much is at stake but someone else’s lips on Lake was the last straw. Will knew he couldn’t stay away and even though he had good intentions he cant and wont lose her. She brought life back into him and he doesn’t want to let her go even at the price of his livelihood.
Lake is still very young but she soon finds out that she has to make grown up decisions because before long nothing will ever be the same.
They may be young but the loss between Lake and Will brings out the responsible adults that most people don’t see until way later in life.
This was a great read and I’m so glad I didn’t keep this down.
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