HOPELESS

Adult
Rated 4.80/5 based on 6 reviews
From THE NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of SLAMMED and POINT OF RETREAT. More

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Words: 117,390
Language: English
ISBN: 9781301949823
About Colleen Hoover

Colleen lives in Texas with her husband and their three boys. She released her debut novel, SLAMMED, in January 2012. The follow-up novel, POINT OF RETREAT, was released in February, 2012. She is currently working on a stand-alone titled FALL TOGETHER.

If Colleen's life had a theme song, it would be Paranoia in B Flat Major by The Avett Brothers.

Visit her blog at colleenhoover.com

Reviews

Review by: Karen Morrison on Jan. 25, 2013 :
AWESOME, AWESOME, AWESOME - Can't say enough about this book and this author. Best book I have ever read. Great story. You must read everything from this author. Her previous books Slammed and Point of Retreat are also amazing. Love Colleen Hoover!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Mark Holtzclaw on Jan. 21, 2013 :
These characters come to life as they step off the page, for their story is as real as our front-page headlines. The dark subject matter and the sex scenes are tastefully written. It's a novel to be felt and experienced, and never forgotten. For it affirms life, provides hope, and most of all love in its purest form. I'm looking forward to reading anything by this awesome author!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: jennifer worsley on Jan. 13, 2013 :
I am an avid reader - at least 10 books a week. I can honestly say that this is one of the best books I've read in a long time. It literally took my breath away. The heartache, loss, and love are palpable.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Katie Uline on Jan. 10, 2013 : (no rating)
This book is absolutely amazing! I have read all of Colleen's books so far. Never did I think that a book could move me as much as Slammed. I was totally wrong! If I could give more than 5 stars, this book would get them. This is a must read.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Lolita Verroen on Jan. 10, 2013 :
I kept seeing this book around and then suddenly decided to go buy and read it. It is an amazing story, emotional and even heartbreaking at times. I also had some small issues with it.

The story starts of pretty normal and okay, the whole home situation of Sky was a bit strange and soon we are introduced to Holder and he really is a mystery at first. I liked the tension between them at first and how hot some scenes were while they weren't even doing anything. The later half of the book their relationship did change. I do think I prefer the first half, because the second half was a bit too much drama, emotions and darkness for me. Also this book deals with two problem about which I rather not read and I think that unconsciously affected my rating. I really loved this book, the story and the characters, but I just have a hard time reading about some things. I did enjoy the authors writing style and even though there were some emotional points, I just wanted to keep reading.

One thing that really annoyed me was the beginning and the chapter names. The book begins with an emotional scene which you don't understand only to flip back to two months earlier and we get the rest of the story. This beginning juts didn't work for me, the beginning chapter didn't make sense and only served to illustrate something bad was going to happen. The chapter names are another thing that annoyed me. The chapter names contain the date and time of the day, but this only confused me as I already had forgotten which day the last chapter was. So instead of this being helpful I just found it confusing and ended up just ignoring the chapter names.

The characters are really awesome, especially Sky and Holder. There is also some attention for some side characters, but a little too less in my opinion. The author did try to give some attention to two of Sky's best friends, but in the end the focus was more on Sky and Holder. And in the end we never hear what happened with her friends. I did like the characters and how well there was attention for Sky and Holders emotions and feelings. Sometimes the characters did seem wiser and older then they were and less like teenagers sometimes, especially in the second half of the story.

To conclude: I really enjoyed this book, it is an enjoyable story and I liked seeing Sky and Holders relationship develop, they were perfect together. I did had some issues with the problems that were discussed, the chapter names and the beginning scene. I liked the authors writing style and am looking forward to reading more from this author.

You can read more of my reviews here: http://lolabookreviews.blogspot.com
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Stacey Kennard on Dec. 20, 2012 :
"Life is real and sometimes it's ugly and you just have to learn how to cope. I'm going to accept it with a dose of your indifference, and move on."

So I have had time to let Holder and Sky sit there in my head, and now I feel I can do this review a little more justice!

I tried! I tried SO SO hard, unbelievably hard to "LIVE" this book,.. but I just couldn't, I really couldn't every ounce of my soul just LOVED it, in fact LOVES it, all 114,000 words and I savored every single one of them, it was just perfect, 5 stars is not enough, it will never be enough! By only having 5 stars it makes you want to go and re-rate every other book you have rated 5 stars just so this one, this AMAZING one, stands head and shoulders above the rest!

When you decide that you are going to read one of Colleen Hoovers books you need to leave yourself open, make sure there is no lock anywhere around your heart, she will drag you through the depths of despair and break you, and then piece by piece put you back together only to break you again.. but you are there living it word for word, as if you 'are' the characters and that you're standing beside them living everything they are living, every touch, every tear, every heartache.

Hopeless is a beautiful story, with so much LIKE and so much LOVE in one respect and then so sad and emotional in another, it touches on very deep subjects that some people may struggle with, but more than anything this story is about HOPE and LOVE and how anything in life no matter how bad, can be overcome. It truly is beautiful!

"The moment my lips touch yours, it will be your first kiss. Because if you've never felt anything when someone's kissed you, then no one's ever really kissed you. Not the way I plan to kiss you."
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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