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Hopeless [Kindle Edition]

Colleen Hoover
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7,982 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 New York Times bestselling author of Slammed, Point of Retreat, Hopeless, and This Girl. Colleen 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: #2,713 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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78 of 89 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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419 of 498 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Took my breath away December 18, 2012
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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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178 of 216 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars She had me at, "completely and comfortably numb." December 19, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I almost don't trust myself to write this review because I'm pretty sure...no, I know it will be impossible for me to put into words the experience of Hopeless.

The title in itself is packed with irony because every single thing about this book is...more. I felt this book before I even finished the first chapter. Yes, the story is dark, but this type of beauty doesn't need light to be seen. This type of beauty is meant to be felt, experienced. Hopeless is beautiful and I felt every single part of it.

Colleen Hoover's attention to detail develops the story and gives it life. I'm not talking about detailed descriptions; I'm talking about those small personalized touches that make a story real. Those little pieces that seem completely random until you finally realize that they all fit together perfectly, flawlessly.

I apologize for being too lazy to look up another word in my thesaurus, but the characters were perfect. I loved Sky's unabashed honesty. I felt everything right along with her...everything. Some of the situations she found herself in were hilarious! I was uncomfortable. I was embarrassed. I was heartbroken. I was hearthealed. I was emotionally connected to everything that was happening in the story.

Holder. He was...I--I don't have the words. Holder...I just can't. He was...he was simply amazing. Everything about him, perfect. Every single thing that came out of his mouth was dripping with so many different emotions that I'm...I melted every single time he spoke. Every. Time.

The physical connection between Holder and Sky made it difficult to breathe; the moments of intense passion, emotion, feeling. I needed the descriptive nature of those scenes (not because I'm a pervert), but because I needed to feel the emotion.
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49 of 57 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Autumn Review for Hopeless December 18, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I have to say that I get to read some pretty amazing books, but every once in a while I get to read something that really grabs me. You know what I mean? The kind of book that you can't stop thinking about for days, weeks, months. Yeah, well this is one of those books for me. I can tell you that HOPELESS is in my Top Five favorite books of this year. I can tell you that Colleen Hoover has written yet another heart gripping story. I can tell you...that you will want to read this book.

Now, maybe I had a disadvantage, I don't know, but I watched the story come to life. I got to fall in love with the characters as they were written. It's such an incredible process to watch. Sky and Holder quickly became a part of my life, my heart, and my mind.

For me, Sky was the kind of character that I immediately liked. She's funny, sarcastic, intelligent, and strong. Gosh is she strong. I understood her and the way she thinks. Now as the story developed, my heart broke for her. However, her resilience was inspiring.

Dean Holder...be still my heart. I'll tell you what, Holder is without a doubt one of the best book boys I've read about. Holder is complex, loving, temperamental, and selfless. He's a fixer, a problem solver and is very passionate about those that he loves. When Holder entered the scene, I knew right away that there was something special about him. He comes off a bit gruff at first, but as you get to know him, you see the truly caring person that he is.

I almost can't write about Sky and Holder individually, because they truly are a couple. In every sense. They compliment each other well and the connection they share is undeniable. Holder respected the boundaries that Sky had.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars A sure page turner!
I could not put this book down! My first book from this author and I definitely will be reading more of hers!
Published 18 hours ago by laura
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful read
Not sure how I'm just now getting around to reading more Colleen Hoover, but I finally am, and I'm definitely not disappointed. Hopeless was a beautifully written story. Read more
Published 1 day ago by Bianca
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely MUST read
I went into this book knowing nothing as to what it was about. Once I started, I couldn't stop. I read it in merely 5 hours, and it is now the best book I have ever read in my life... Read more
Published 1 day ago by Jordan Wade
5.0 out of 5 stars This.
This book. This. Book.

Everyone should read this book.
Published 2 days ago by Loves to Read
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow.
My main concern is why I am just now reading this book. Colleen Hoover NEVER disappoints. Dean Holder is the book boyfriend of book boyfriends. Read more
Published 2 days ago by K. Logan
5.0 out of 5 stars a good read !!
everything falls beautifully together in the end and a book I would definitely recommend to my friends and family !!!
Published 2 days ago by Deneen M Wallace
5.0 out of 5 stars I live you Sky.
Hopeless is an incredible story of Sky and Holder. The story is an emotional mature young adult contemporary romance. Read more
Published 3 days ago by Kelly Maldia
5.0 out of 5 stars great book
Great book I really enjoyed it. Really was one of the most captivating books I have ever read... I wish more books we're like this!
Published 3 days ago by Laila Al Kharusi
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Emotional Roller Coaster
Colleen Hoover continues to write emotionally engaging stories that make you laugh, cry, get angry and many emotions in between. Read more
Published 3 days ago by Dana
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
Hopeless was everything that I thought it would be. I laughed, I cried and I was on the edge of my seat! I pulled an all nighter to finish reading this. Read more
Published 4 days ago by Melissa S
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More About the Author

Colleen Hoover is the author of ten New York Times bestselling novels. She self-published her first novel, SLAMMED, in 2012. Five months later it debuted on The New York Times. Colleen has since signed with Atria Books, a division of Simon & Schuster. Her next novel, November 9, is scheduled to release in November, 2015.

Ugly Love, a novel she released in August, 2014, is currently in pre-production with Hackybox Pictures and is slated to release in 2016.

You can follow Colleen on Instagram and Twitter @colleenhoover. You can also find her on her blog at www.colleenhoover.com or on her very active Facebook page at www.facebook.com/authorcolleenhoover




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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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LOVED!!!!!!
You must be 14 yrs old.
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