Source: Purchased the audio 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.
5 stars - Amazed how a book from a different POV can be so much more
I am amazed at Colleen Hoover's ability to take the same story and make it even better by changing the point of view. No other author I've read has the ability to change the POV but also add to the story, making it a new story, and impossible to put down even though you know the ending. Who does that? Only Colleen Hoover as far as I know.
I totally loved Slammed. One of the best stories I've read in a very long. It's from Layken point of view and I really thought I knew what happened. But Will's story is more. All the details, yes, but more. Things we didn't get in Slammed, things that were left to the imagination, things that take place after Point of Retreat, things that happened between the first two books, all rolled into this one book.
Of course, I love these characters. Will has totally captured my heart and I completely love reading from his point of view. I love Layken with all her strength. I love them together. I love them trying to do the right thing. I love them finally getting to give in to their love. I love the number of times they tell each other they love each other.
I might be a little upset that this is my last Colleen Hoover book. I've read everything she currently has out and I want to stomp and pout till she writes another one for me to read. There are a couple books coming and I am already waiting, pacing, and impatient.
I did listen to this one so I should say something about the narrator. I've listened to this narrator before. He's not my favorite. I really did like his speaking voice for Will but I don't like his southern girl voice that he uses for Layken. It wasn't enough to make the experience bad but after the experience I had listening to Slammed, it did disappoint me.
If you've read the first two in this series, then you MUST read this one for sure. If you haven't started this series, then WHAT THE HECK ARE YOU WAITING FOR? This is YA and fabulous.
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