Showing posts with label Colleen Hoover. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Colleen Hoover. Show all posts

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Maybe Not By Colleen Hoover

Colleen Hoover, the New York Times bestselling author of Maybe Someday brilliantly brings to life the story of the wonderfully hilarious and charismatic Warren in a new novella, Maybe Not.

When Warren has the opportunity to live with a female roommate, he instantly agrees. It could be an exciting change.

Or maybe not.

Especially when that roommate is the cold and seemingly calculating Bridgette. Tensions run high and tempers flare as the two can hardly stand to be in the same room together. But Warren has a theory about Bridgette: anyone who can hate with that much passion should also have the capability to love with that much passion. And he wants to be the one to test this theory.

Will Bridgette find it in herself to warm her heart to Warren and finally learn to love?


Maybe not.

Sadly I never finished the book. I was unsure whether to rate the book because I didn't finish the book. I will try in the future, but I just couldn't get into it. I really couldn't. 
I felt like Warren was a 12 year old boy. It wasn't just the juvenile pranks he pulled, it's the way it was written. I couldn't picture him as an adult and then when they had sex, that was it, I had to stop reading it. It felt wrong LOL. Anyway, that's the gist of my review. I got 42% in.


Monday, 25 August 2014

Hopeless By Colleen Hoover

Sky, a senior in high school, meets Dean Holder, a guy with a promiscuous reputation that rivals her own. From their very first encounter, he terrifies and captivates her. Something about him sparks memories of her deeply troubled past, a time she's tried so hard to bury. Though Sky is determined to stay far away from him, his unwavering pursuit and enigmatic smile break down her defences and the intensity of their relationship grows. But the mysterious Holder has been keeping secrets of his own, and once they are revealed, Sky is changed forever and her ability to trust may be a casualty of the truth. 
Only by courageously facing the stark revelations can Sky and Holder hope to heal their emotional scars and find a way to live and love without boundaries. Hopeless is a novel that will leave you breathless, entranced, and remembering your own first love.

This is the third time I've read this book and I loved it as much as the first time. I got reading it again after I read Ugly Love and noticed I had yet to write a review. 

This book is similar to Kirsty Moseley's The boy who sneaks into my bedroom window. They are both empowering, emotional, inspiring books. 
Everyday we hear something tragic on the news, read about someone being abused and we never think it could happen to us. 

In this novel, you will be on such a high throughout. You will fall in love with both Holden and Sky and they will stay with you for a lifetime. They were both teenagers and at school. Holden had originally dropped out after having gone through a hard time the year before. Sky has only just began to start public school after having years of home schooling. When the two meet it's like a bomb explodes within both their lives. 

The story is beautiful yet tragic, heartbreaking yet heartwarming. It gives you so much an emotional experience, you'll not even know what part you are crying over.

This is a 5* read and as I said before, It's my third time reading it and I loved it and was glued to it just as much. That's how brilliant this book is. It's one everyone should read once in their life and one that will be forever listed as you top favorite reads. 
Well done to Colleen on this novel because it's exceptional work

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Ugly Love By Colleen Hoover

When Tate Collins finds airline pilot Miles Archer passed out in front of her apartment door, it is definitely not love at first sight. They wouldn't even go so far as to consider themselves friends. But what they do have is an undeniable mutual attraction. 
He doesn't want love and she doesn't have time for a relationship, but their chemistry cannot be ignored. Once their desires are out in the open, they realize they have the perfect set-up, as long as Tate can stick to two rules:
Never ask about the past and don't expect a future.
Tate is determined that she can handle it, but when she realises that she can't, will she be able to say no to her sexy pilot when he lives just next door!
This new romance from Colleen Hoover will have you laughing and crying in equal measure - definitely her best book yet!

My review 

I am going to give my honest review on this one, but I want to start with the only negative I found for me. I just want to point out though, that there was nothing at all wrong with the story or anything. 

Okay, I found the book really hard to get into. I didn't feel like it flowed together and I had to keep reading things over and over. It also stopped every 2 seconds and would be shortened sentence. It's really hard to explain without making the book sound bad, when the book is brilliant. 
It was like reading a poem, but a story. It's hard to explain and I wish I could. I did write on my facebook page to see if anyone else had this problem and they didn't. So it could be the way I viewed the novel. 
In the book it is written in two POV. One is Tate, who is the female heroin and the other is Miles, the male heroin. Tate's was still short sentenced, but I found I got used to it 40% in. I also realized that Miles's POV was in fact meant to come across as a poem kind of thing. 

Now the good stuff, I know above isn't kind of bad, but it's how the book read to me, so please do not take that as a negative not to buy because you'll be missing out on such a beautiful story. 
I loved both characters from the very beginning. I was so intrigued by Miles that I wish we could have had a present up-to-date POV from him, but I'm glad we didn't. I loved getting to know the old Miles and the new from Tate's POV. 

The story is so emotional and takes you on a complete rollacoaster full of them. I couldn't put it down. I finished it this morning and was so glad I got used to how it was written because I've never read such an inspiring novel such as this. It was so real like, that I couldn't even mentally tell myself it was just a book. I was sobbing come the end and in a good and bad way. 

4* For Colleen on what maybe her best work to date and I've read all her novels. This was brilliant and one for everyone to read.

"If I were capable of loving someone.... it would be you"

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Thirteen Tearjerker Novels

Have you ever read that one book that has made you sob your heart out ?. Made you cry for the characters, for the situation, for just the sadness that comes with life. 
Here is a list of my all-time favorite books that made me weep. Some books bring you sadness but then there are the spectacular ones that will stay with you forever. 
These are in no particular order .... 

  • Wishing for some day soon By Tiffany King  £1.91 in kindle store. This novel is about a young girl caring for her younger brother whilst trying to protect herself from her mothers on going beatings. It really tugged at my heart and the title is perfect for the book. 
  • The edge of never By J.A.Redmerski  £1.99 in kindle store. This novel will take you on an emotional journey. Literally. I was so overwhelmed by this novel it took my breath away.
  • Beautiful Disaster By Jamie McGuire  £3.49
  • The boy who sneaks in my bedroom window By Kirsty Moseley  £1.85. I really LOVED this novel. The romance is empowering and the story line is heart breaking. One of my favorite novels of all time. Take a look at my review -->> My Review
  • Free falling By Kirsty Moseley  £1.85 in kindle store. Oh god this one had me in tears. I never saw it coming and neither will you. Finding your one true love then to have them taken away. To say life goes on is an understatement. Another fantastic read by Kirsty Moseley 
  • Hopeless By Colleen Hoover  £1.99 in kindle store. This novel will forever stay in my memory. I have yet to write a review on some of these novels but just because i haven't doesn't mean they aren't worth talking about. They are. This is another novel which tugged at my heart it more ways then one. Sky's life was something none of us could predict or even pretend to understand. 
  • Easy By Tammara Webber  £3.99 in kindle store. 
  • The Notebook By Nicolas Sparks  £3.99 in kindle store. who hasn't read or seen the notebook. seriously. It is one of the most tearful book and film i have seen. The ending broke my heart and i sobbed for a while. Having someone die of heart break just to stay with you is, god i haven't even got the right words. Overwhelming doesn't seem to cover it.
  • Safe Haven By Nicolas Sparks  £3.49 in kindle store. Ok i brought this book a while ago then learnt shortly after it was being released on film and neither was a disappointment. This book is about love, abuse and life in general. The book had me crying more then the film did because the words were so powerfully written. I will never forget the moment when Katie realizes who the woman who has being living near her and talking to her on a day to day basis. This novel will consume you, suck you in until you finish. 
  • Chasing Nikki By Lacey Weatherford  £1.91. Another novel that had me sobbing for a while and one i will always feel a pang of hurt for is this one. I could not believe the ending even until this day it breaks my heart. 
  • Rock chick reckoning By Kristen Ashley  £3.08. Like all other Kristen Ashley books they all have an emotional side but Maces story really torn at my heart. Maces whole story is heartbreaking and i promise you, you will enjoy this read if you haven't already.
  • Always you By Kirsty Moseley  A bargain at £0.62. Another fantastic read and another one to pull at your heart strings. The choices people make in life are sometimes the ones you have to live with for the rest of your life. Lucky for Clay, Riley new him more then she knew himself. Its romantic novel and at the end you will see the lengths people go to for someone they love. Read my review -->> My Review
  • Don't make me beautiful By Elle Casey  £2.99 in kindle store. This one is the most emotional book i have ever read of all time. read my review -->>My review

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Colleen Hoover

Series Reading Order :

The Correct reading order for Colleen Hoover ~

The Slammed Series ~