Review: Point of Retreat by Colleen Hoover

Posted April 20, 2013 by Francesca in Reviews / 3 Comments

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Review: Point of Retreat by Colleen Hoover
Point of Retreat
by Colleen Hoover

4.5 Stars


Released: February 25, 2012
Series: Slammed #2
Pages: 215
Format: Audiobook


“Be prepared…bumpy and teary ride ahead!  And you’ll love and gobble up every second of it!” ~Under the Covers

Oh and the plot thickens.  I fell in love with Will and Layken in Slammed.  I also fell in love with the actual slamming.  POINT OF RETREAT is the continuation of their romance and story after the hard events at the end of SLAMMED.

However, where most of SLAMMED was deeply emotional and angsty, this book was not as much.  There was a lot of happy dating, and funny moments.  It definitely felt like a lighter read and I think I read this pretty fast as well.  But it’s not all happy joy joy, there is some drama with the addition of Will’s ex girlfriend (whom I just wanted to punch most of the time).  This was just another obstacle they had to overcome but it had to be done to show how strong their love really is.

The dynamics between Will and Layken are still the main draw of the story and the interactions with their friends and brothers are also engaging.  I loved the concept of their point of retreat and how far they could go so they wouldn’t go all the way.

I loved the new character additions, they were butterflying awesome!  Again, Colleen Hoover proves that her writing can draw in the reader to a story so much that you won’t be able to put this down.

And of course, as I’ve come to expect with her books, this one was another tearjerker.  But not until close to the end when all hell breaks loose, literally.  Be prepared…bumpy and teary ride ahead!  And you’ll love and gobble up every second of it!

I can’t wait to feed my addiction with more of master storyteller, Colleen Hoover!

Favorite quotes:

“I’ve learned something about my heart.

It can break.
It can be ripped apart.
It can harden and freeze.
It can stop. Completely.
It can shatter into a million pieces.
It can explode.
It can die. “

“The only thing that made it start beating again? The moment you opened your eyes.”

“If I were a carpenter, I would build you a window to my soul. But I would leave that window shut and locked, so that every time you tried to look through it all you would see is your own reflection. You would see that my soul is a reflection of you.”

“I love being with you so bad
When we aren’t together, I miss you so bad
One of these days I’m going to marry you so bad
and it’ll be

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About Colleen Hoover

Colleen Hoover is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of fourteen novels and five novellas. Hoover’s novels fall into the New Adult and Young Adult contemporary romance categories.

Hoover published her first novel, Slammed, in January 2012. It debuted at #5 on the New York Times. Since then, all her eligible works have become New York Times best sellers.

Colleen Hoover is published by Atria Books, a division of Simon & Schuster. Colleen also has several self-published titles.

In 2013, Colleen’s third novel, Hopeless, was the first self-published novel to reach #1 on The New York Times, where it remained for several weeks. Hopeless went on to become one of the top 20 bestselling ebooks of 2013.

In 2015, Colleen’s novel CONFESS won the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Romance. That was followed up in 2016 with her latest title, It Ends With Us, also winning the Choice Award for Best Romance. In 2017, her title WITHOUT MERIT won best romance.

Her novel CONFESS has been filmed as a series by Awestruck and is available on Katie Leclerc and Ryan Cooper star in the series.

Colleen founded The Bookworm Box, a charity subscription service and bookstore, with her family in 2015. The Bookworm Box is a subscription service that provides readers with an exciting opportunity to receive signed novels in the mail each month from authors all over the world. All profits from the subscription service are donated to various charities each month. To date, The Bookworm Box has donated over $1,000,000 to help those in need.

Colleen’s next release is All Your Perfects, a contemporary romance novel due to release through Atria Books in July, 2018

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Maria D.

This sounds really great! Going to have to add it to my GR list

Lori Meehan
Lori Meehan

Thank you Francesca.


Thanks Francesca!