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The thing I liked least about this book was that it was set up as an interview. Questions were asked by Lake in their honeymoon suite, followed by Will's POV for that scene from Slammed and then separated by heavy kissing and pawing back in the honeymoon suite. (The segues of passion in the honeymoon suite were way too repetitive for me.)
I can't believe I felt this way, but I almost didn't like either character at times in the story. There were points I thought Lake was being a spoiled little brat and points where I thought Will's rationalization was so off base it was contrived. I didn't feel that way in the first two books, but this one made me feel that, and it was really frustrating.
I really liked the inclusion of the new parts relating to Julia - actually learning the communication she had with Will and also in the post honeymoon parts - they were nicely done. Overall, I felt Will's POV was more of a side story then the final part of a sequel.
Perhaps my feelings are based on the anticipation of the end of the story, waiting a year to get the rest. I don't know. Sometimes that hype just doesn't pan out - maybe it's me, maybe it's the story.
Sorry Colleen, you are a great writer, this book just didn't do it for me.
THIS. BOOK. IS. PHENOMENAL.
I'm laughing. I'm crying. I'm shaking.
It was perfect. Every single line was perfect.
Beautiful. Heartbreak. Breathtaking.
Pure. butterflying. gold.
6 HUGE STARS!!!
Books like this are the reason why I love reading.
Colleen Hoover has outdone herself. She managed to take a story that we love and retell it from the hero's POV while still making every single word of it feel new, fresh and powerful.
Yes, technically it's a retelling of Slammed from Will's POV but there is SO much more. There are new scenes, added story lines, and even a epilogue that is guaranteed to make your heart squeeze. Not one word of it felt repetitive.
Reading this book was like taking a beautiful walk down memory lane. It's been over a year since I read Slammed and Point of Retreat. Those two books are one of the reasons I started blogging. Slammed was actually the first book ever that inspired me to write anything about it. At the time, it was only a small review paragraph where I tried to convey my love for the story but it was something. The depth to which those books hit me was unlike any other book I'd read at that point. I "felt" the story with every single part of my heart and soul.
But before starting This Girl, I didn't have time to reread either of them and I wondered if I'd be able to connect to it as strongly as I did to the first two. But can I just say that barely 10 lines into the book, every, single emotion that the original books had instilled in me came flooding back. My heart clenched. My throat closed up. I was right back there. Right. There. In this beautifully crafted world, surrounded by the characters I'd come to love with my whole heart.
There is something simply magical about reading a book that revisits characters you are already in love with. EVERYTHING just has so much more weight. It's like the best possible kind of reunion imaginable.
Do you need to re-read Slammed and Point of Retreat before reading this? No. But you do need to read them at least once first? For sure!
Without spoilers, I want to tell you a little about this book. The whole book is from Will's POV. I know it's being called "Slammed from Will's POV" but it is so much more . It actually takes place after Point of Retreat and is a continuation of their story in that respect. But, a major part of the book, is Lake asking Will what his perspective was on a lot of the things they went through together, and asking him things about himself that neither she nor us (the readers) knew.
And because when you read this, you'll already know the general story, something as simple as this line can just make your breath catch:
"I cross the street, unable to take my eyes off the girl in the U-Haul."
And then, finally, after the alternate story of Slammed has been caught up, Will and Lake's story progresses even farther ((cue the squeeling)) including an absolutely perfect, utterly beautiful, heartwarming epilogue that literally left me smiling, crying and shaking.
"She doesn't speak, but she doesn't have to. I know in these moments when it's just her and me and nothing else, that she truly, soul-deep, loves me."
I could NOT put this book down. It was riveting, captivating, and I was so wrapped up in the story that I didn't even notice that I literally read until the sun came up. I wanted both to rush through it and yet also to read it as slow as possible to savor every and every world. It absolutely consumed me.
This book was perfect from start to finish. It captured that heart-fluttering power of first love told from the POV of one of our favorite book heroes. Everything was just so emotionally charged - the flirting, the introduction, the crushing, the chemistry, the sheer, raw, passionate intensity that just rolled off the page. Like I said, perfect!
"I can't remember feeling this way since... well, ever. It's new. It's scary. It's exciting. It's nerve-wracking. It's calming. It's every single emotion I've ever felt balled up into an intense urge to grab a hold of her and never let go."
There are also new slams!! A few of them actually. And ohhhhh my are they ever beautiful! You know, I've never been into poetry, for some reason I just can't seem to get into it, but the slams in this series are just so POWERFUL that you can't help but "feel" them.
For those of you who have yet to start this series, you should know that there is a reason that Colleen Hoover is getting the acclaim she's receiving right now. Everything about her writing - the story, the style, the characters, is simply breathtaking. The level of EMOTION that exists in nearly every line of this book is just overwhelming. I loved every minute. Her words speak straight to your soul.
"I suddenly don't care where we are or who might be watching us. I have to kiss her. I have to."
I laughed, I cried, and sometimes I laughed through my tears. And when the FULL understanding of the title hit me, I can't even describe to you what I felt. Just. WOW.
My 6-star book list is reserved for those few books that, from start to finish, go above and beyond. That grab a hold of my heart so strongly that a year later, I can just pick the books up and the emotions are right THERE. That tell a story that is so beautiful, real, original, and powerful that it leaves a mark on my heart that I know will be there for ever.
This book did that.
Soul deep, guys.
Just, butterflying perfect.
6 huge stars.
It's now been over a year since I first met Will & Lake, and I have an attachment to them. I hold their story very dear to me, and I still recommend it to anybody who dares to speak 'books' with me.
I was completely loving this book. It truly felt like going back to the beginning and actually re-experiencing it. Isn't that the dream with books, to read it like the first time? This was different enough, and with scenes back in the present, it really felt like the first time.
And I loved it.
To see Will's story really made me understand him more. In Slammed, he would often come off as angry at Lake. Yes, we knew he loved her, but we never knew why he reacted in certain ways. How he felt that first date. How he felt when he saw her in the hall of the school that horrible day.
Experiencing it from Will's POV was almost more heartbreaking, because he held so much guilt for that girl. Between what he was causing, what he knew she was about to go through, and his own pain, you couldn't help but want to hug him.
The extra scenes were fun -- and the date almost had me sweating! I was right there with Lake, forming a hate for all Taylors! LOL, Colleen just does that to me.
Now, here is the breaking point. The star-stealer. The possible spoiler, so stop now if you want to be completely surprised. I wont explicitly say it, but you're smart enough to figure it out.
The freaking epilogue pissed. Me. Off.
I wanted so much more for Lake and Will. I wanted them to have a minute to be JUST Lake and Will. They're so young, it was completely unnecessary. I get it, this is the new trend. Reckless and Walking Disaster took this same method. I just don't agree that all HEAs have to end this way.
I just wanted them to have a moment to just be them. To experience truly being with each other, the boys were getting so close to being gone.
Okay, that's my suck for the story. I'm sure many will absolutely love the ending; I'm very aware I'm likely in the minority.
You can't make everybody happy, and this wasn't my time. But, that's okay. I still love Colleen, Will, Lake, and the rest of the group. I'll just stop my future reads before the epilogue.