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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

NA Review: Slammed by Colleen Hoover

Slammed (Slammed #1)
by Colleen Hoover
 
Synopsis
New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover writes a romantic debut novel about a family shattered by a sudden death that leads to two unlikely lovers forming an intricate bond.

Following the unexpected death of her father, eighteen-year-old Layken is forced to be the rock for both her mother and her younger brother. Outwardly, she appears resilient and tenacious, but inwardly, she’s losing hope.

One young man brings change to all of this. After moving across the country, Layken meets her attractive twenty-one-year-old neighbor, who has an intriguing passion for slams. Within days of their introduction, Will and Layken form an intense emotional connection, leaving Layken with a renewed sense of hope.

Not long after a heart-stopping first date, they are slammed to the core when a shocking revelation forces their new relationship to a sudden halt. Daily interactions become impossibly painful as they struggle to find a balance between the feelings that pull them together and the forces that tear them apart.


 
 
 
Rating: 4 Stars - Loved It
Genre: New Adult/Contemporary Romance
Source: Bought
 
Slammed is my second novel I have read and like before Colleen Hoover sucked me in till the last page. She has a beautiful writing voice and is a master story teller. Slammed alone is amazing for its originality. I have never read or heard of Slam Poetry. Love reading the poems. It was nice to really learn of the character's through the Slam Poetry.
 
Yes the start of their friendship/relationship develops quickly but it has to because of the plot.  Colleen Hoover had me falling head over heals for Will with their first encounter. Unfortunately I knew one of the twist already from reading many reviews that have spoiled it. But thank goodness it was not a downer for me as I kept thinking how is Colleen Hoover going to pull something like this off. But like Colleen Hoover's creative mind she surprised me and threw in another twist I did not see coming. Usually in any kind of  Romance, Adult, New Adult or Young Adult there is always one who does not do relationships.  It was refreshing to actually have a different reason why these two can not be together.
 
I loved all the characters. Layken and Will enjoyed their characters individually and together. I did feel bad for Layken. She has had her world torn apart. Will seriously I loved him alone for stepping up and taking care of his little brother. He is a swoon worthy hero and yes a book boyfriend all the way. The secondary characters add so much to the story. My favorite were Layken and Wills brothers.
 
Slammed is about teaching Layken when finding a good man you fight for him, learning to cope with death, family is not only blood but friends as well and the best of all live life to the fullest.
 
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10 comments:

  1. Great review. Thanks for not giving away any spoilers. This is one of those books that have been sitting on my TBR list on GR for a while now. It sounds so good but I just haven't had a moment to snag a copy and read it. Glad to hear that even though you knew something going in, the author was still able to weave an amazing story. I cannot wait until I finally read this one.

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    1. Look forward to your thoughts when you get a chance to read it.

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  2. OK, I give up on my Colleen Hoover books ban, I just bought one and will finally read her ! You won !

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    1. I hope you bought Hopeless that was my first read by her and it was a 5 star amazing. Happy you decided to lift your ban. She is a talented author.

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  3. It's been years & I haven't found the courage to read this still. I don't want to cry!

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    1. Yes you will cry. One of the things I like reading her novels is they bring out so many emotions.

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  4. I need to read this series myself, these are the only books I haven't read! Anyway, I like the sound of Layken and Will. I don't get the slam poetry stuff, but I guess I will when I read it!

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

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    1. I still do not get how Slam Poetry is actually done. The poems are weaved in nicely through the story with most of the characters. Some of them broke my heart especially when it gave me an insight on that particular character doing the poem.

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  5. Lovely review you have here! I have been reading more NA lately, and this sounds like one I might enjoy trying out.

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    1. I think you will like this or any Colleen Hoover novels.

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