Author: Colleen Hoover
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
Quotes from Slammed
“Choose your battles, but don’t choose very many.”
“Question everything. Your love, your religion, your passions. If you don’t have questions, you’ll never find answers.
“The SAME sweater you RIPPED off of my body as you shoved me to the
floor, calling me a whore , telling me you didn’t love me anymore.”
This was my first Colleen Hoover book and well I’m utterly disappointed. The protagonist seems so confused and her family is just forcefully made, the story seems convenient and well its too far from believable.
The guy and the girl live next door and fall in love easily, way too easily, without even us knowing. I didn’t really like that part, I would’ve enjoyed more kisses and hugs and talks and I don’t know a little staring a little groping or like. The characters have a minimum to zero descriptions, only Eddie (the best friend) has somewhat formed a picture in my head but the rest including the protagonists are such a blur.
So Layken (the protagonist) now lives with her mother and brother who she loves dearly exactly like his neighbor Will. Later she learns that they didn’t move because of why she thought they did and her mother has a secret so the story could’ve been interesting but all the reactions were just too made up, not like actual people with similar personalities would. So when her mother’s secret is out well the story escalates from there pretty damn quickly, people get together and break up and die and it just happens in a whoosh- but what is that? I mean you don’t just make huge life devastating announcements just like that without allowing the reader the time to understand or even connect. The entire time I knew I was reading and not living the tale.