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

Colleen Hoover
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Book Description

Sometimes two people have to fall apart to realize just how much they belong together.

Colleen Hoover entranced readers everywhere with her bestselling novel Slammed, the book that introduced Layken and Will, a young couple whose love overcame devastating hardships to emerge stronger and more resilient than before. Now, as Layken and Will’s emotion-packed story continues, a stunning and unforeseen revelation about Will’s past leaves them questioning everything that they thought they knew about each other. With the foundation of their relationship at risk, they must decide whether they are willing to fight for a future together, or to retreat back into solitude and heartache.

How far does Will have to go to prove to Layken his love for her will last forever? It will require something truly extraordinary to keep this couple together, and the decisions they make and the answers they find will change not only their lives, but the lives of everyone around them.

“Colleen Hoover's second novel is just as brilliant and entertaining as Slammed. Point of Retreat is absolute poetry.” —Jamie McGuire, author of Beautiful Disaster

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Goodreads Reviews-

"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

Product Details

  • File Size: 2862 KB
  • Print Length: 322 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1476715920
  • Publisher: Atria Books (August 10, 2012)
  • Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008TRU9HU
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,812 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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93 of 97 people found the following review helpful
By Melissa
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
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
5.0 out of 5 stars A stellar follow-up to Slammed! May 25, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
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
5.0 out of 5 stars MUST READ *~* Blows my "butterfly" away!!!! 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
5.0 out of 5 stars I butterflying loved it!! June 13, 2012
By Eryn
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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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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Like always Colleen Hoover does it again I can't put ...
Like always Colleen Hoover does it again
I can't put this book down needed to follow up after slammed
Published 21 hours ago by J. Foote
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect ending
Beautiful, funny, and wrapped up with a bow. These books make you wanna write poetry. Loved the characters, as always with Colleen Hoover books.
Published 2 days ago by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
I just love will and lake. I love the slam, poetry was so moving. This story made me laugh and made me cry. I would love to see this as a movie. I had read several of her books. Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect
Colleen Hoover is wonderful. She brings out all the emotions in me. I feel the happiness, the pain, the love of her characters. I can't get enough of her books. Read more
Published 14 days ago by Nancy McKenzie
5.0 out of 5 stars Good book
I did like it this book and I did like the first also but do not waste your money on the third.
Published 14 days ago by culo11
5.0 out of 5 stars Love Colleen Hoover!
It's been over a year since I read "Slammed", but have read all of CoHo's other books in the meantime, and loved them all. This story was no exception. Read more
Published 19 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful love story!
The title doesn't do it justice. I was worried by the title because I thought it would just be a sleazy novel but it was such a beautiful love story!!
Published 21 days ago by Becca917
5.0 out of 5 stars great read
Great read; loved reading it from a different point of view.
Published 28 days ago by Polly
5.0 out of 5 stars Part of one of the best genre series ever!
The slammed series is one of the best I have ever read in this genre. Totally addicting! You learn about the beauty of slam poetry, death, minors/slightly older siblings raising... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Truth
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible
This was the perfect ending for the perfect novel. Here we get to see thing from Will's point of view and some memories as well and it helped me realize just how deep his love for... Read more
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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 or on her very active Facebook page at

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