Good morning!! I hope you’re all staying safe and healthy. ❤
Today I’m bringing you a review of my latest and most likely my last Colleen Hoover read, Confess. I’ve discovered that Colleen’s books are VERY hit or miss for me, and this one was most definitely a miss.
I hope you enjoy!!
Confess by Colleen Hoover Genre: New Adult – Contemporary, Romance Pages: 320 Publication Date: March 2017 My Rating: 1 of 5 stars
Read January 2021
Goodreads Synopsis: Auburn Reed is determined to rebuild her shattered life and she has no room for mistakes. But when she walks into a Dallas art studio in search of a job, she doesn’t expect to become deeply attracted to the studio’s enigmatic artist, Owen Gentry.
For once, Auburn takes a chance and puts her heart in control, only to discover that Owen is hiding a huge secret. The magnitude of his past threatens to destroy everything Auburn loves most, and the only way to get her life back on track is to cut Owen out of it—but can she do it?
Good morning!! I hope you’re all staying safe and healthy. Today I’m bringing you a review of my latest Colleen Hoover read, Slammed. This was the fifth book of her’s that I read in a row and it was definitely one of my least favourites. Happy reading!
Slammed by Colleen Hoover Genre: Young Adult – Contemporary, Romance Series: Slammed #1 Pages: 354 Publication Date: January 2012 My Rating: 2 of 5 stars Read January 2021
Goodreads Synopsis: 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.
Verity was the second Colleen Hoover that I read back in December, and while I can’t say that I was super pleased with the ending, I really enjoyed the book overall. I had fun trying to capture the dark theme of the story in this mood board. You can see my review of Verity here.
Good afternoon!! I hope you’re all doing well.
Today I’m here with a review of my third Colleen Hoover read, Layla, which was just published in December. I really enjoyed the other Colleen Hoover books that I read before this, but Layla was quite the disappointment for me.
Happy reading! ❤
Layla by Colleen Hoover Genre: Adult – Mystery/Thriller, Romance, Paranormal Pages: 301 Publication Date: December 2020 My Rating: 2 of 5 stars
Read December 2020
Goodreads Synopsis: From #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover comes a novel that explores life after tragedy and the enduring spirit of love.
When Leeds meets Layla, he’s convinced he’ll spend the rest of his life with her—until an unexpected attack leaves Layla fighting for her life. After weeks in the hospital, Layla recovers physically, but the emotional and mental scarring has altered the woman Leeds fell in love with. In order to put their relationship back on track, Leeds whisks Layla away to the bed-and-breakfast where they first met. Once they arrive, Layla’s behavior takes a bizarre turn. And that’s just one of many inexplicable occurrences.
Feeling distant from Layla, Leeds soon finds solace in Willow—another guest of the B&B with whom he forms a connection through their shared concerns. As his curiosity for Willow grows, his decision to help her find answers puts him in direct conflict with Layla’s well-being. Leeds soon realizes he has to make a choice because he can’t help both of them. But if he makes the wrong choice, it could be detrimental for all of them.
Good evening and happy Thursday!! I hope you are having a fantastic day! ❤ Tonight I’m back with a review of my second Colleen Hoover standalone, Verity. It was a very twisted and unique story that I flew right through. Happy reading!!
Verity by Colleen Hoover Genre: Adult – Contemporary, Thriller, Mystery, Romance Pages: 324 Publication Date: December 2018 My Rating: 3.5 of 5 stars Read December 2020
Goodreads Synopsis: Lowen Ashleigh is a struggling writer on the brink of financial ruin when she accepts the job offer of a lifetime. Jeremy Crawford, husband of bestselling author Verity Crawford, has hired Lowen to complete the remaining books in a successful series his injured wife is unable to finish. Lowen arrives at the Crawford home, ready to sort through years of Verity’s notes and outlines, hoping to find enough material to get her started. What Lowen doesn’t expect to uncover in the chaotic office is an unfinished autobiography Verity never intended for anyone to read. Page after page of bone-chilling admissions, including Verity’s recollection of what really happened the day her daughter died. Lowen decides to keep the manuscript hidden from Jeremy, knowing its contents would devastate the already grieving father. But as Lowen’s feelings for Jeremy begin to intensify, she recognizes all the ways she could benefit if he were to read his wife’s words. After all, no matter how devoted Jeremy is to his injured wife, a truth this horrifying would make it impossible for him to continue to love her. A standalone romantic thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover.
Happy Monday!! I hope you’re all staying safe and healthy. ❤ I’m here this evening with a review for a book that has been sitting on my Goodreads TBR for a long time. I’m really glad that I finally decided to hop on the Colleen Hoover bandwagon because this book was very different from what I had been expecting, but I was absolutely blown away. Happy reading!
It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover Genre: New Adult – Contemporary, Romance Pages: 385 Publication Date: August 2016 My Rating: 4 of 5 stars
Read December 2020
Sometimes it is the one who loves you who hurts you the most.
Lily hasn’t always had it easy, but that’s never stopped her from working hard for the life she wants. She’s come a long way from the small town in Maine where she grew up
— she graduated from college, moved to Boston, and started her own business. So when she feels a spark with a gorgeous neurosurgeon named Ryle Kincaid, everything in Lily’s life suddenly seems almost too good to be true.
Ryle is assertive, stubborn, maybe even a little arrogant. He’s also sensitive, brilliant, and has a total soft spot for Lily. And the way he looks in scrubs certainly doesn’t hurt. Lily can’t get him out of her head. But Ryle’s complete aversion to relationships is disturbing. Even as Lily finds herself becoming the exception to his “no dating” rule, she can’t help but wonder what made him that way in the first place.
As questions about her new relationship overwhelm her, so do thoughts of Atlas Corrigan — her first love and a link to the past she left behind. He was her kindred spirit, her protector. When Atlas suddenly reappears, everything Lily has built with Ryle is threatened.
Happy Friday, everybody! I hope you all had a really good week!
Today is time for another First Lines Friday for a book I’ve had on my Goodreads TBR for ages.
First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words.
What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?
I stand up and look down at the bed, holding my breath in fear of the sounds that are escalating from deep within my throat.
I will not cry.
I will not cry.
Slowly sinking to my knees, I place my hands on the edge of the bed and run my fingers over the yellow stars poured across the deep blue background of the comforter. I stare at the stars until they begin to blur from the tears that are clouding my vision.