Point Of Retreat # 2 | Series Review

41UoqYppB9L._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_Title: Point of Retreat
Author: Colleen Hoover
Genre: Romance
Pages: 302
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐

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Synopsis

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.

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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.”

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My Opinion…

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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About the Author

Colleen Hoover

Twitter: colleenhoover
Genre: Fiction, Romance

 

Slammed # 1 | Series Review

downloadTitle: Slammed
Author: Colleen Hoover
Genre: Romance
Pages: 317
Rating: ⭐⭐
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Synopsis

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

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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.”

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My Opinion…

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.

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About the Author

Colleen Hoover

Twitter: colleenhoover
Genre: Fiction, Romance