Slammed by Colleen Hoover | Book Review #58

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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.

Can I just say that this book is intense, emotional, and these characters are faced with seriously difficult choices.

Will and Layken have what I, myself and other people call “forbidden love.” Faced with a cruel fate, Layken and Will figure out they can’t be together. With that decision though, they end up hurting each other emotionally. Fate always brings them back together, though. Even when Layken is forced with hard challenges.

What I loved most about this book is the sexual tension, and the general atmosphere of the book. Will is totally an alpha male and usually I really hate that. Like, the alpha male trope just pisses me off to no abounds. With Layken’s character, she gives back what she gets. I love that! Ah, Layken, you take no shit. I adore that.

Slammed is beautifully written. With the heartbreaks that happen with Layken. To what she does by the end of this first book. The Slam Poetry is beautiful as well. The poems that are in the novel are very powerful and moving. I really love what happened by the end of the book. And as usual, Colleen seems to have everything wrapped up nicely by the end. So if you only wanted to read Slammed, and not the other books in the trilogy, then you could!

Just going over my review is making me want to reread this book again! Too bad I don’t own this book.. One day…

Thanks for reading! I really appreciate it!!

Until next time,
Adele

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