Book Review: Slammed by Colleen Hoover

Slammed #1
Author: Colleen Hoover
Reading Level: New Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Released: September 18th 2012 (paperback)
Review Source: Purchased
Available: Amazon

Summary: (from goodreads) Falling in love can feel like poetry. Or it can feel like a slam to the heart.

Colleen Hoover’s romantic, emotion-packed debut novel unforgettably captures all the magic and confusion of first love, as two young people forge an unlikely bond before discovering that fate has other plans for them.

Following the unexpected death of her father, eighteen-year-old Layken becomes the rock for both her mother and younger brother. She appears resilient and tenacious, but inside, she's losing hope. Then she meets her new neighbor Will, a handsome twenty-one-year-old whose mere presence leaves her flustered and whose passion for poetry slams thrills her.

Not long after a heart-stopping first date during which each recognizes something profound and familiar in the other, they are slammed to the core when a shocking discovery brings 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 forces that tear them apart. Only through the poetry they share are they able to speak the truth that is in their hearts and imagine a future where love is cause for celebration, not regret.

Hoover is just simply an amazing author. Her style of writing will leave you craving for more. Slammed starts off with Layken and her family moving to a new state. This is where she meets a very attractive neighbor, Will Cooper. At first, I was skeptical about the story because their attraction is rushed. However, there is a twist… Will becomes Layken’s teacher, Mr. Copper. Will is in love with Layken but his job is his priority to support his little brother.

This book is simply an amazing story enhanced by some moving Slam poetry. Hoover’s words are powerful, she will you that even when the road is rough, there is always beauty in life. Slammed will make you appreciate life a little more.

1 comment:

  1. I completely agree with your review! I loved this book!!
    I also loved Point of Retreat!! It has so much emotion in it.
    I haven't rea This Girl yet, but may give it a try.
    Will you be reading POR?


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