Today marks Day 13 of 31 Days of #BookLove. Rather than review all 300 books I’ve read this year, I decided to share one of my favorites each day this month.
HOPELESS by Colleen Hoover
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Synopsis (from Goodreads):
Sometimes discovering the truth can leave you more hopeless than believing the lies…
That’s what seventeen-year-old Sky realizes after she meets Dean Holder. A guy with a reputation that rivals her own and an uncanny ability to invoke feelings in her she’s never had before. He terrifies her and captivates her all in the span of just one encounter, and something about the way he makes her feel sparks buried memories from a past that she wishes could just stay buried.
Sky struggles to keep him at a distance knowing he’s nothing but trouble, but Holder insists on learning everything about her. After finally caving to his unwavering pursuit, Sky soon finds that Holder isn’t at all who he’s been claiming to be. When the secrets he’s been keeping are finally revealed, every single facet of Sky’s life will change forever.
What I Liked:
I reviewed HOPELESS back in March. To quote my review, “I was seriously blown away.” Here’s a little more of what I had to say.
“The chemistry between Sky and Dean explodes off the page. Hoover captured the experience of falling in love in a way that broke my heart a little, patched it up, smashed it, and then put it together again. I loved these characters, and I loved how they interacted together. Dean’s a bit bad boy, and there’s a lot of mystery around him. At times, he veers into scary boyfriend land. But Sky had a back bone and stood her ground, and eventually we discovered the reasons for the way Dean acts.
I was also intrigued by Sky. From the outset of the book, she describes feeling disconnected from intimacy. Two people manage to smash through that – her best friend and Dean. Sky is focused. She’s a runner, but you wonder what she is running to or from in the book. When Sky begins public school for the first time, her reactions were real and honest.”
For the full review, see here.
Like the sound of HOPELESS? Give the author a little #BookLove. Colleen Hoover tweets @ColleenHoover.
The 31 Days of #BookLove
Day 1: BULLY by Penelope Douglas
Day 2: THE SEA OF TRANQUILITY by Katja Millay
Day 3: TANGLED by Emma Chase
Day 4: UNSPOKEN by Jen Frederick
Day 5: PLAYING FOR KEEPS by R.L. Mathewson
Day 6: ONE WEEK GIRLFRIEND by Monica Murphy
Day 7: WAIT FOR YOU by J. Lynn
Day 8: SIGNIFICANCE by Shelly Crane
Day 9: FALLEN CREST HIGH by Tijan
Day 10: HER BEST WORST MISTAKE by Sarah Mayberry
Day 11: CHARADE by Nyrae Dawn
Day 12: THE COINCIDENCE OF CALLIE AND KAYDEN by Jessica Sorensen