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Hopeless [Kindle Edition]

Colleen Hoover
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7,398 customer reviews)

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Book Description

From the NEW YORK TIMES Bestselling author of SLAMMED and POINT OF RETREAT.


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 one encounter, and something about the way he makes her feel sparks buried memories from a past 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.


"Every word this author writes demands to be read. HOPELESS has such an impact that it will squeeze your heart tight, leave you breathless and make you feel." -Totally Booked Blog

"An intense, emotional read with just the right amount of "dark" and "light" to wrench your gut and make your heart sing. I devoured it." -Maryse.net

"Hopeless is a heartbreaking, yet beautiful tale that has been woven deeply into my heart. A definite must-read!" Autumnreview.com


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From the Author

Colleen Hoover is the author of six New York Times bestselling novels. The SLAMMED series, which includes SLAMMED, POINT OF RETREAT and THIS GIRL. The HOPELESS series, which includes HOPELESS, LOSING HOPE and the free novella FINDING CINDERELLA. Her most recent release is the NYT's bestseller, MAYBE SOMEDAY, which includes links to an original soundtrack by musician Griffin Peterson. 
Her next standalone, UGLY LOVE, is scheduled to release August 5th, 2014. 

You can follow Colleen on Instagram and Twitter @colleenhoover. You can also find her on her blog at colleenhoover.com where she holds a daily book-a-day giveaway, or on her very active Facebook page at facebook.com/authorcolleenhoover where she loves to give away more free stuff when her husband isn't looking. 

About the Author

Colleen Hoover is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Slammed, Point of Retreat, This Girl, Hopeless, Losing Hope, Maybe Someday, Finding Cinderella, and Ugly Love. She lives in Texas with her husband and their three boys. Please visit ColleenHoover.com.

Product Details

  • File Size: 996 KB
  • Print Length: 488 pages
  • Publisher: Colleen Hoover (December 18, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AQ3K8IU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,269 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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407 of 484 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Took my breath away December 18, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This is an all consuming book. From the first page to the last. In a way I wish ALL books were.

Such a realness to these characters that each paragraph controlled my breath. From the moments that had me laughing hard, to the ones that gripped the pit of my soul, and my favorites??? the ones that actually stopped my breathing while I experienced Holder and Sky's intoxicating relationship.

Never has an author had me literally panting when the couple hasn't even kissed yet. <deep breath>
"I'm pretty sure we just broke the record for the best first kiss in the history of first kisses- without even kissing." (38%)
Agreed. And since when has pinky holding brought tears to my eyes? Since Hopeless, that's when.

Without a doubt this book just fell into my top 10 list of favorite books ever. What an amazing gift Colleen Hoover has.

Her characters are real. At least you sure as heck wish they were. And lived in your house. And were your only friends. ;) I loved Sky from the 3rd sentence. Sarcasm and quick wit~ two things I can't get enough of. And Holder? Holder had me at "Hey." I dare you not to fall in love with him.
Perfectly imperfect characters. And I could.not.get.enough.

May I recommend blocking off your day when you buy Hopeless... as you will not want to put it down. Not even to pee. And make sure your kindle/iPad/electronic-device is fully charged or you will sit on the floor next to the plug to read because back pain will be completely worth it. Lack of sleep will be worth it. Ignoring your children will be worth it. ;) Ok, I need to stop. But only because I need to go re-read it. Now.

<to whomever designed the cover~ LOVED it!>

**Warning ~ If you are a Slammed fan that wants to read this, please know Hopeless is of a more mature nature than Slammed and it deals with a dark subject mater.
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57 of 64 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning. February 18, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Holy hell.

You know how most books are so predictable that you are just waiting for the words to read like you pretty much figure they will?

Yeah?

Well this book is in no way predictable.

Completely surprising.
Absolutely stunning.
Terrifically heartbreaking.
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53 of 60 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hopelessly In Love with HOPELESS December 18, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Colleen Hoover wrote about an extremely difficult subject but treated it with immense respect and delicacy that equaled a meaningful experience for the reader whether this thing has touched their life or not. I felt everything Sky felt and everything Holder felt. He was the most amazing character ever. The sex scenes were perfectly balanced and were also written with an eloquent amount of class and respect which provided the reader with a deeper respect for the characters intimate connection.

The two most poignant lessons for me from the book were these two quotes:

"Sometimes you have to choose between a bunch of wrong choices and no right ones. You just have to choose which wrong choice feels the least wrong."

"While I could sit here and feel sorry for myself, wondering why all of this happened to me...I'm not going to do it. I'm not going to wish for a perfect life. The things that knock you down in life are tests, forcing you to make a choice between giving in and remaining on the ground or wiping the dirt off and standing up even taller than you did before you were knocked down. I'm choosing to stand up taller. I'll probably get knocked down a few more times before this life is through with me, but I can guarantee you I'll never stay on the ground."

I never thought I could love a book as equally as I do Slammed but now I think I do. I "LIVE" HOPELESS!

BRAVO Colleen you did it again!
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181 of 218 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Is it possible to top perfection? December 19, 2012
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Is it possible to top perfection?

Anyone that knows me knows I LOVE the Slammed series by Colleen Hoover with all my heart. To me that book was perfection and I really didn't think that Colleen would be able to top it. And she didn't top it. No, she double-decker ice cream scoop, hot fudge sauce, whipped cream, and sprinkles topped it.

I am once again amazed at Colleen's ability to bring her characters to life and how they can so easily get under my skin. Sky is strong, brave, but yet a broken young woman. There are many points in the story that have you wondering why something that would bother or embarrass anyone else simply doesn't faze her at all. The reality is that I love that about her. I envy her ability to take life so nonchalantly. I don't, however, envy all that she had to go through and wouldn't wish that on my worst enemy. My heart broke for her in many places and I'm still not sure if it is completely put back together.

Holder is....well, Holder is scary. He's scary because he is so damn perfect. Not perfect in a flawless sort of way, because he definitely has his flaws, but perfect in a way that makes you feel protected, in a way that makes you feel secure, and perfect in a way that oozes swoon-worthy masculinity and makes your heart pitter-patter with everything that comes from his mouth. There is no poetry in Hopeless, but Holder's words felt like poetry to me.

Before delving into this book, I didn't read the synopsis and I didn't read any teasers. I simply put my faith in Colleen that she would write something that would blow me away. And she didn't disappoint. So in this review I am not going to give anything about the story away. I simply challenge you to pick it up and start reading.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good Story
Kind of different, but I enjoyed it.
Published 8 minutes ago by Norma Heck
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book, Great Story
Very good book, really loved the flow of the story line. Can't wait to read Losing Hope next :)
Published 20 hours ago by christina hawkins
5.0 out of 5 stars Major Book Hangover
I don't even know where to begin. This book was amazing!! First can I just say that I love Holder. I mean really how could I not. This book had me running on all types of emotions. Read more
Published 1 day ago by Jaime @FTLOBbyJBlog
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow....Amazing :)
Wow, just wow. This book was wonderful. A beautiful story, we'll written. The author grabs your attention from the beginning and does not disappoint. Read more
Published 1 day ago by rzachery
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
i like it.
Published 2 days ago by V. Le
5.0 out of 5 stars Super great read
Couldn't put it down! Super great read.
Published 2 days ago by AngelSmiles22
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
It was great until it wasn't. Much like the main characters life :-(
Published 2 days ago by Julie Mullowney
5.0 out of 5 stars so mad I had this gem on my tbr for so long
As a reader, the most fulfilling thing to me is to be completely taken away by a book, to become so enthralled with the characters and their emotional journey. Read more
Published 3 days ago by Katie
5.0 out of 5 stars I absolutely loved this book
I absolutely loved this book! Colleen Hoover is amazing! I love Sky and Holder. Their characters are well written and very believable. Read more
Published 3 days ago by Meaghan Royce
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful!
Was a slow start but once you get into the story and characters it begins to make for a great read. Such difficult subject matter handled in a beautiful story. Read more
Published 3 days ago by Elizabeth S. Jones
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More About the Author

Colleen Hoover's love for writing began in 1985 when she was five years old. Her first story was titled "Mystery Bob" and was a huge hit with her mother, who was really good at faking interest.
Colleen continued to write short stories for friends and family until December of 2011, when she decided to write a long story she titled, "Slammed." She self-published SLAMMED to Amazon in January, 2012 and it hit the NYT's bestsellers list in May, 2012. She has since signed with Atria Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, and now has six NYT's bestsellers. Colleen prefers to be called a writer, as the term "author" still terrifies her and makes this feel like a job with expectations. She doesn't work well under pressure and hopes writing will always remain fun and exciting.
Colleen's newest novel, UGLY LOVE, releases August 5th, 2014. She is currently working on a new novel, CONFESS, which she is writing as fast as she can before she wakes up from this crazy dream.

You can follow Colleen on Instagram and Twitter @colleenhoover. You can also find her on her blog at www.colleenhoover.com where she holds a daily book-a-day giveaway, or on her very active Facebook page at www.facebook.com/authorcolleenhoover where she loves to give away more free stuff when her husband isn't looking.

Colleen also wants the world to know that writing short biographies in third person is incredibly awkward.



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LOVED!!!!!!
You must be 14 yrs old.
Jan 19, 2013 by Avidreader18 |  See all 2 posts
Paperback
I should have them in about a week. Hopefully they'll be up on Amazon for sale by the 10th. :)
Jan 1, 2013 by Colleen Hoover |  See all 7 posts
Is this a teen book?
I am an adult, and enjoyed this book very much. It is not at all like her first two books, Slammed and Point of Retreat. MUCH heavier issues aimed at adults, hence the "Mature audience" warning. There is sex, but it's not erotica. The issues it deals with are more adult, and very... Read More
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