Review: This Girl by Colleen Hoover

Posted September 8, 2013 by Francesca in Reviews / 2 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Review: This Girl by Colleen Hoover
This Girl
by Colleen Hoover

3.5 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: April 30, 2013
Series: Slammed #3
Published by Atria
Pages: 304
Format: Audiobook
 

“THIS GIRL packs an emotional punch and the depth of love between these characters touches my heart.” ~Under the Covers

You probably know my addiction to Collen Hoover.  I discovered her books this past January and fell head over heels in love with her writing.  SLAMMED, the first book in this series, really touched my heart and dragged all the ugly tears out of me.  So I was extremely excited to read THIS GIRL.

I have to say that although it was an enjoyable read, and we got bits and pieces of new mixed in with the old, I didn’t enjoy it as much as I thought I would.  There was some rehashing of events, and although it was nice to finally see Will’s POV, for the most part those thoughts and feelings were pretty well understood even just seeing the story from Layken’s POV before.

What I loved was seeing the dynamics between all the characters now that Will and Layken are married.  How their little brothers have to deal with their displays of affection.  How they have to function as a married couple…and the epilogue was great!  Yeah, I teared up.

Still, THIS GIRL packs an emotional punch and the depth of love between these characters touches my heart.  That of course along with the slam poetry.

I will miss this butterflying awesome series.

Favorite Quotes:

“Sometimes two people need to fall apart to realize how much they need to fall back together.”

“I held this girl in my arms
She wrapped her tiny fingers around mine.
It was then that I realized.
She was the fusion.
The glue.
The cement that bound all my pieces together.
The piece that seals my puzzle.
The piece that completes my life.
The element that makes me who I am.
Who I was.
Who I’ll one day be.
You, baby girl.
You’re my final piece.”

“I want to be your soulmate, even if I don’t believe in them.”

*Review copy provided by publisher

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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 Go90.com. 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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Thanks Francesca!

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I am hesitant to read this one just because of what you stated.
I will read it eventually, but will be waiting a while so that I can forget some of it. Lol.
Thank you for sharing your thoughts! 🙂