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Monday, June 30, 2014

This Girl by Colleen Hoover--A Review

I was hoping to hold off on the last book of the Slammed Series,  but I knew that would not happen as soon as I even thought it.    Although I am a recent reader of Colleen Hoover, I love her work, her heroine and I love, love, love her male protagonist,  Will!!    What a great story she has told within this series,


Colleen Hoover’s New York Times bestselling Slammed series has brought countless readers to their knees with a whirlwind of love, passion, and heartache. 

Layken and Will’s love has managed to withstand the toughest of circumstances and the young lovers, now married, are beginning to feel safe and secure in their union. As much as Layken relishes their new life together, she finds herself wanting to know everything there is to know about her husband, even though Will makes it clear he prefers to keep the painful memories of the past where they belong. Still, he can’t resist his wife’s pleas and so he begins to untangle his side of the story, revealing for the first time his most intimate feelings and thoughts, retelling both the good and bad moments, and sharing a few shocking confessions of his own from the time when they first met.

In This Girl, Will tells the story of their complicated relationship from his point of view. Their future rests on how well they deal with the past in this final installment of the beloved Slammed series.


I began reading This Girl with the preconceived notion that it would be a let down, because we'd already had the meat of the story told and to read it from Will's perspective would be redundant and therefore, boring.

But you know I loved Will's character and not too far into the book I wanted to know his thoughts and motivations as much as Layken did.   And the third book in the series contained additional information that only strengthened and added to what had already been penned.  I could not put book # 3 down--earning it a well deserved rating, (worth losing sleep over), at least in my humble opinion.  

Hoover had a clear vision as to what she hoped to accomplish in her Slammed Series and I believe she was successful.    The fact that Will shared his thoughts was quite unique and brilliant.   By telling his side, we had a far richer story and a far better resolution to the entire series.

Readers are in for an especially humorous treat when they read the epilogue too!   It was laugh out loud funny!   If you love romance, you have to add Colleen Hoover's Slammed Series to your TBR shelf.    I do not believe you'll regret it!

5 Wink rating!

Disclaimer:  I read for my pleasure.   I may receive ARC copies for review purposes, but I am not compensated for my reviews .  I like to read and I like to share my reviews.   I post my thoughts without prejudice or bias.  The words are mine and I write reviews based on my humble opinion.  I will admit, I seldom meet a book I don't like.   I purchased this series for my personal collection.  

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