Review: This Girl (Slammed #3) by Colleen Hoover – An M/G/W Top Book of 2013
Series: Slammed #3
Published by: Atria Books on April 30, 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance, New Adult
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About the Book:
There are two sides to every love story. Now hear Will’s.
Colleen Hoover’s New York Times bestselling Slammed series has brought countless readers to their knees with a whirlwind of love, passion, and heartache.
Layken and Will’s love has managed to withstand the toughest of circumstances and the young lovers, now married, are beginning to feel safe and secure in their union. As much as Layken relishes their new life together, she finds herself wanting to know everything there is to know about her husband, even though Will makes it clear he prefers to keep the painful memories of the past where they belong. Still, he can’t resist his wife’s pleas and so he begins to untangle his side of the story, revealing for the first time his most intimate feelings and thoughts, retelling both the good and bad moments, and sharing a few shocking confessions of his own from the time when they first met.
In This Girl, Will tells the story of their complicated relationship from his point of view. Their future rests on how well they deal with the past in this final installment of the beloved Slammed series.
Buy This Book Like Your Life Depends On It:
This Girl is IT girls.
This Girl is phenomenal, delightful, tearful, joyful and soulful.
This Girl is worth shouting from the mountain tops, singing praises into the wee hours of the night, and worth abandoning everything else you want to read.
This Girl will be your end all – the beginning to an ever lasting friendship with author Colleen Hoover.
If you’ve never been in love, dreamed of love, had love and lost love, or finally FOUND love, then you will understand and relate to every emotion felt in This Girl.
“I lie back on my pillow and think back to that day. The day that I fell for my wife.” – Will
She laughs. “I can tell. You can’t keep your mouth off it. Most guys prefer the ass or the boobs. Will Cooper prefers the neck.”
I shake my head, disagreeing with her while I continue running my lips across her incredibly smooth skin. “Nope,” I say. “Will Cooper prefers the whole Lake.” – Lake and Will
Hoover’s a master storyteller. Her writing is lyrical – akin to listening to someone’s fingers caressing the keys on a piano. Every word drew me in. Every sentence left me captivated by the soul inspiring – earth shattering romance between Layken and Will. Where the hell have I been people? Why have I never read anything by Colleen Hoover before???? I think I ought to smack myself a couple hundred thousand times. Her writing is BEYOND words. And Will’s story is beyond anything I’ve ever felt for a character before. He’s the kind of guy you WISH you met. He’s the kind of guy every girl DREAMS of meeting. His story will produce TEARS! *cry* *CRY* Go ahead and have those tissues ready! You’ve been warned.
I kiss her.
I kiss her like it’s the first time I’ve ever kissed her.
I kiss her like it’s the last time I’ll ever kiss her. – Will[/pullquote]
According the internet, This Girl is actually a companion to the first two novels which tells the entire love story from Will’s point of view. Not having read Slammed or Point of Retreat, I can only say that This Girl can work as a standalone title – however you will be wishing you had read the other two. TRUST ME! I bought them both immediately after I hit the epilogue. *cries* *STILL CRYING*
The most amazing thing about the novel is the authenticity of its characters. Never once did I say, “oh this character is so one dimensional”. Each character brings a spark to the pages. Something that keeps you reading – something that keeps reeling you back in. You cry with them (A LOT). You laugh with them. You cherish them for who they are, the choices they make, and the love that holds them together.
Overall, I can’t stop gushing about this book. Heck I can’t stop gushing about the author. YOU NEED TO READ IT! You NEED to seek out this author. Colleen Hoover, I think you made a fan girl out of me!!! *swoon*
5 out of 5 Controllers
Royalty Award: Best Books of 2013
“…This thing about you that you think is your flaw – it’s the reason I’m falling in love with you.”
Whatever was left of my heart before those words left her mouth is in a million pieces now. – Lake and Will
The line isn’t so black and white anymore. I’m pretty sure gray just became my new favorite color. – Will