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Point of Retreat: A Novel (Slammed Book 2) Kindle Edition

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"Again, Colleen Hoover delivers a riveting book about the strength of the human soul!!! Layken and Will are butterflying awesome!!!"

"OMG this book is every bit as, if not even more emotional than the first one."

About the Author

Colleen Hoover is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Slammed, This Girl, Point of Retreat, Hopeless, Losing Hope, Finding Cinderella, Maybe Someday, Ugly Love, Maybe Not, and Confess. She lives in Texas with her husband and their three boys. Please visit ColleenHoover.com.

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  • File Size: 2862 KB
  • Print Length: 322 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1476715920
  • Publisher: Atria Books (August 10, 2012)
  • Publication Date: August 10, 2012
  • Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008TRU9HU
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,347 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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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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93 of 98 people found the following review helpful By Melissa on April 18, 2012
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Here's the thing with series books that have a romantic element involved: I usually love them. Okay, I usually LOVE them. I eat them up like candy. Yum! But I know, without a doubt, that something has to happen to pull the couple apart at some point in the story. If it is a standalone romance it doesn't have to happen because the entire story can be the development of the relationship. But in a series what happens to drive the plot after the relationship becomes a done deal? Usually there is some sort of issue that comes between the two people, tempers flare, feelings are hurt, someone gives someone else the silent treatment, desperation ensues. It happens. I expect it, but that doesn't mean that I LIKE it. In fact, I absolutely cannot stand it in relationship books when communication breaks down due to some misunderstanding, pulling a couple I love so much apart for a good portion of the book. So with that in mind, let me offer my two cents about Point of Retreat, the second book in the Slammed series.

I absolutely adored Slammed, the first book in this series. I loved Will and Lake and their relationship. I loved everything about it. I thought that Slammed ended almost perfectly. No. I thought that it ended perfectly. But I wanted more anyway, so I was eager to begin this book right away. I knew after reading the blurb for this book that there was going to be some sort of misunderstanding involving someone from Will's past, and I knew that it was going to be the long lost ex-girlfriend. I knew that Lake was going to have issues with this and spend a good deal of time "carving pumpkins" (check out book one to see what this means). So all of those elements of a book two romance that I so dislike seemed to be coming my way. I was nervous.
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32 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Literary Meanderings on May 25, 2012
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Point of Retreat is the follow-up novel to Slammed. Point of Retreat is narrated by Will, giving us a much deeper connection to him and a chance to view Lake in an entirely new way.

*Contains spoilers for Slammed!*

Point of Retreat takes place about a year after Slammed. Lake's mother has passed away. Lake and Will are happily still together and they're both working hard to raise Kel and Caulder. The heartache, trials, and tribulations they've all been through has only brought their little family closer together.

Will's love for Lake couldn't be more intense and real, but when a blast from the past ends up in one of his classes, Will makes the decision to keep it from Lake. When she finds out the truth, everything changes. Lake begins to question everything about their relationship and their life together. This results in an epic struggle between the couple; one that could leave their new found family separated forever.

"If I were a carpenter, I would build you a window to my soul.
But I would leave that window shut and locked, so that every time you tried to look through it... all you would see is your own reflection.
You would see that my soul is a reflection of you..."

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Well, this book was just as amazing as book one. It was for the same reasons, but different ones as well.

First of all, Will as a narrator was just fantastic. Like I said up above: This brought the story of Will & Lake; their life, their love, to a whole new level of beauty. Being able to know how Will feels about Lake, how he sees her as a person, was very moving. In Slammed I found Lake to be a little capricious. She was the same in this book, but it was easier to get it, to get her while reading about her tantrums from Will's POV.
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20 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on February 25, 2012
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After reading Colleen's first book "Slammed" just a few short months ago I left in awe at how she did such an amazing job at telling such a beautiful story!!! It left me dying for more about Will and Layken! I was just killing time this afternoon on Facebook and came across this link for a sequel to Slammed. I couldn't wait to read it so I downloaded it immediately! And I COULD NOT put it down!!!!

Thank you Colleen for sharing your talents! I never imagined that I could love Point of Retreat as much as I loved Slammed but you knocked my socks off AGAIN!!! WAY TO GO!!
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Eryn on June 13, 2012
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I had high expectations starting this book after finishing the first book, Slammed, and Colleen Hoover you blew them out of the water!! The first chapter alone had me rolling on the floor laughing. I am totally going to do suck and sweet with my kids at the end of every day. I am completely and totally in love with all of the characters. I wish I had a version of each and everyone of them in my life. I love that the kids are such a huge part of the story and I think that adds something to the series. Kids have a real and honest perspective on life and sometimes we lose that in ourselves as we get older. It is so great that Will and Lake have their brothers and Kiersten to give them that. And btw, god do I LOVE Kiersten. Thank you for her!! Her SLAM was PERFECT!! I also love that this book was told from Will's perspective! It was such a change of pace from most love stories and I absolutely butterflying loved being inside his head!! What didn't I love about this book?!?
Butterfly will be my new word, as I know it now is for all fans of this series. As I said about Slammed, this book series is so REAL, HONEST, HEARTWARMING, and HILARIOUS...I could not put it down! Thank you so much to Colleen for writing these books. I not only thoroughly enjoyed reading them..I learned a lot of life lessons as well. This is a series I will be reading over and over again. I butterflying LOVED it!!
After you finish this book, Colleen has given us a snippet of Slammed from Will's POV in her blog. GO READ IT!! I hope she finishes it and makes it into a book and then writes Point of Retreat from Layken's perspective too. I would pay any amount of money to read those books. I will NEVER get enough of these characters!!
Oh and I would like to say that Will Cooper has now replaced Christian Grey as my fictional character crush bc I absolutely butterflying adore him!!
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