Tuesday, July 17, 2012

My POV: Slammed by Colleen Hoover

ebook, 314 pages
Published January 1st 2012 by Colleen Hoover
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.--Goodreads


This book was not what I expected at all. I was wonderfully surprised by the dept of subject and complicated relationships Colleen chose to write about. I thought this was going to be an easy fun light read which turned out to be so much more.

Lake and Will are two young adults who are left with the weight of the world on their shoulders. Both have experiences major tragedies in there life which leaves them with adult responsibilities. When these two first meet it's love at first sight. They fall for each hard and fast but it seems that fate is playing a cruel joke on them. I don’t want to give away anything more because I think the shock value of some situation is truly priceless and boy did Colleen get me in this book. Just saying! I was left with my mouth hanging open while shaking my head and thinking “NO WAY! WTH!”. This an incredible love story against all odds. I surely will be reading this book again and again.

I have to say the reading Slam was pretty dam awesome. I loved it! I’m glad this book has open up my eyes to such a beautiful and powerful form of self expression.

"..Regret is counterproductive. It's looking back on a past that you can't change. Questioning things as they occur can prevent regret in the future. I questioned a lot about my relationship with your father. People make spontaneous decisions based off of their hearts all the time. There's so much more to relationships than just love."

Slam Video
Guys click on the link below to get a taste of Slam. "The Lake" is a major part of this book and you probably won't get the total meaning until you read SLAMMED but it's ok. It's a pretty powerful performance. Personally, I loved it and watched it multiple times.

Other Book in the Series

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Tomorrow for Point of Retreat review then 
Thursday for the BEST interview EVER! Oh and a giveaway!!


  1. I'm really looking forward to reading this book! I've heard great things about it. A couple of my friends also have read and they really liked it. Great review! :-)