Wednesday, August 7, 2013

This Girl by Colleen Hoover ~ Review

Source: Purchased the audio book 

Book Description:

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.

My Thoughts:


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.  

About the author:

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  1. Awesome review and I completely agree! Colleen tells an alt POV story like no one else! I loved seeing things from Wills POV.

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

  2. I haven't read it yet so I skimmed your review but I love Will and Lake!

  3. I LOVE Will so I'm excited to read this!=) This is a fabulous series.

  4. I LOVE Will so I'm excited to read this!=) This is a fabulous series.

  5. Gah, why haven’t I read this one yet??? I have it but I’m nervous to read it. Same goes for Losing Hope….Glad you loved this one too!

    1. Don't be nervous! No one does alternative POV like Colleen Hoover! They are so much more than the first but you have the comfort of knowing the ending. I absolutely loved them both.

  6. I agree with you. I read Hopeless & Losing Hope and was amazed at how Colleen could turn one story into two so flawlessly. I need to pick up this series. Great review Val!

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  7. Awesome review! And I totally agree with you!! This story is amazing! :)

    Magen Corrie
    ~Corrie the Book Crazed Girl

  8. Awesome review! Almost everyone seems to love this one!!
    -Scott Reads It!

  9. Really must start this series. Awesome review, Pal!

  10. I haven't read Slammed, but I love that this is the same book, just told from a different POV. I think I would want to read them together. I think that would be awesome!!

    1. I can't really explain why, but reading them together would be way to spoilery for book 1. You should not read them together.

  11. This is the second positive review I've read for this book today. I still need to read Slammed.