Title: Point of Retreat
Author: Colleen Hoover
In the second book in the Slammed series by New York Times, bestselling author Colleen Hoover, Layken and Will’s relationship has endured through hardships, heartache, and a cruel twist of fate, further solidifying the fact that they belong together. But the two lovers could not have expected that the things that brought them together may ultimately be the things that tear them apart. Their connection is on the brink of being destroyed forever and it will take an extraordinary amount of willpower to keep their love afloat.
Layken is left questioning the very foundation on which her relationship with Will was built. Will is left questioning how he can prove his love for a girl who can’t seem to stop “carving pumpkins.” Upon finding the answers that may bring peace back into their relationship, the couple comes across an even greater challenge—one that could change not only their lives but the lives of everyone who depend on them.
Quotes from Point of Retreat
“It’s like you came along and woke up my soul”
“Now that I have you back, I’m never letting you go. That’s a promise. I’m not letting you go again.”
“Her lips are in close proximity to mine, so of course I have to kiss them.”
I didn’t fancy Slammed (the first book in the series) but my curiosity took over and I had to continue reading this, I’m glad I did. The point of the retreat was much better than its prequel, it was thought out, had some drama and looked more real and believable than the first.
The point of Retreat starts happily as our main characters are in Love and both raising their brothers, although I just don’t buy the entire plot of having two 20 something old orphans living on the same street and raising their siblings I thought about keeping that aside and looking at the story.
The characters have grown a lot since the first installment, we actually learn about their personalities and like and hate them (or annoyed by them) we also see small bits of laughter and family bonding which is sweet. Although I still felt like a lot of parts were just touched and rushed over and the book would’ve been so much better if it discussed all the characters and their aspects. Anyway, one of the good parts about POR was the poetry again. Like in the first, it also showed pop poetry and well I liked reading those bits more than the entire book.
Not recommending it to anyone.
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