Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Will Blow You Away...

Colleen Hoover
Released Dec 19th, 2012
391 Pages
Source: Gifted by Author

Hoover nails it!  Power packed with so much emotion... WOW!  Be ready to be blown away.


Sometimes discovering the truth can leave you more hopeless than believing the lies…

That’s what seventeen-year-old Sky realizes after she meets Dean Holder. A guy with a reputation that rivals her own and an uncanny ability to invoke feelings in her she’s never had before. He terrifies her and captivates her all in the span of just one encounter, and something about the way he makes her feel sparks buried memories from a past that she wishes could just stay buried.

Sky struggles to keep him at a distance knowing he’s nothing but trouble, but Holder insists on learning everything about her. After finally caving to his unwavering pursuit, Sky soon finds that Holder isn’t at all who he’s been claiming to be. When the secrets he’s been keeping are finally revealed, every single facet of Sky’s life will change forever.

I was lucky enough to receive an ARC of HOPELESS from Ms. Hoover and I have to say, after reading SLAMMED and POINT OF RETREAT, I was super excited to get started on her next release.  I have to mention that the only reason it took me TWO nights to read HOPELESS was because I have a two-month-old, but for the rest of you, it will be a One-Nighter...be ready for a night with no sleep!!

HOPELESS touches on some very serious subject matter, but Hoover writes it in such a way that you won't be discouraged to continue reading.  If anything, she gets you so deeply involved with the characters lives that you want to know where the storyline is going, no...more like you NEED to know where the storyline is going.  I think I was literally sitting on edge, waiting to find out what piece of the puzzle Sky and Holder would uncover next. 

Sky is almost your typical heroine, well, except for the no phone, no T.V. and no internet rules at her house, but she does have an unhealthy obsession for chocolate.  The bad reputation aside, she is a strong young lady with a good head on her shoulders.  Then she meets Holder, Dean Holder, who has her wanting to break the rules...just a little.  Holder is your misunderstood, crush-worthy bad-boy who has you wishing that you could rewind time and head back to high school.

The interactions between Holder and Sky are so innocent, yet intense and as the story unwinds, and the layers start peeling away, you begin to find out how deep that connection really is, and as the story unravels, you will be left speechless.

Colleen Hoover has mastered her craft.  If this is what she has in store for her readers, well, Mark her down as ONE TO WATCH!!

Enjoy and Happy Reading!!


Stephanie Manning said...

Sounds great! I fell in love with Colleen Hoover's books after reading the Slammed Series. I'm sure this one is just as great!


The Readingista said...

I loved the connection between Skye and Holder too. The story line was amazing, but the clincher was the heat and love. Great review.

Mary Beth said...

People keep telling me to read this, but it just hasn't grabbed me yet.