Wednesday, January 10, 2018
This Girl by Colleen Hoover
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.
(Synopsis from Goodreads).
Colleen Hoover is one of my favorite authors. If she has a new book out, I devour it one sitting. I just can't get enough of her writing. There's something magical about the way she writes. I've been trying to make my way through her backlog of books. I loved Slammed, and Point of Retreat, so I recently decided to finish the trilogy by reading This Girl. I was hesitant at first, but I ended up loving it.
When I first read the synopsis for This Girl, I wasn't sure if I wanted to read it. I don't usually like books where the plot is re-told through another main character's point of view. However, I'm so glad I did. Yes, This Girl is Slammed, and Point of Retreat re-told through Will's point of view, but it's so much more than that. I don't even know if it's accurate to say it's re-told. Seeing things from Will's point of view is so drastically different it's almost like experiencing them for the first time. I loved getting inside his head, and learning his thought process through some of the more crucial moments in the series.
This Girl also brings some new things that the readers didn't get a chance to see before. I don't want to give too much away because all of those new things are major spoilers for the book. I will say that it made me fall even more in love with Will and Layken. It just reinforced my belief that after everything they've been through, they are absolutely perfect for each other. Oh, and that ending! I loved this way This Girl ended. It made me bawl like a baby. I don't think there could have been a more perfect ending.
I loved This Girl so much. Once again, Colleen Hoover has proved why she is one of my favorite authors. Her writing is just above and beyond a regular level. It transports you into the story. I really hope she writes a spin-off series, or short stories, or something about what happened after the ending of This Girl. I don't want to let these characters go. I don't want it to be over. It's like a big family that I love to interact with and be around.
I give This Girl: 5/5.
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I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I was in no way compensated for this review.