Sometimes discovering the truth can leave you more hopeless than believing the lies…
That’s what seventeen-year-old Sky realizes after she meets Dean Holder. A guy with a reputation that rivals her own and an uncanny ability to invoke feelings in her she’s never had before. He terrifies her and captivates her all in the span of just one encounter, and something about the way he makes her feel sparks buried memories from a past that she wishes could just stay buried.
Sky struggles to keep him at a distance knowing he’s nothing but trouble, but Holder insists on learning everything about her. After finally caving to his unwavering pursuit, Sky soon finds that Holder isn’t at all who he’s been claiming to be. When the secrets he’s been keeping are finally revealed, every single facet of Sky’s life will change forever.
Format: eBook, 410 pages
Genre: YA Contemporary
I wish I wrote this review sooner because I've totally forgotten everything. I did't think I was going to read this book because I have heard a few people say that they really didn't enjoy it. But now that I've read it, I'm wondering why! I feel like the main difference this book has with Colleen Hoover's other books, is that it is YA (although Slammed is YA too). But I really enjoyed it! I wouldn't say it was my favourite, but it's in my top 3 behind November 9 and Maybe Someday!
The plot of this book was so crazy! I loved how twisty turny it was. There were so many plot twists that I didn't see coming and I absolutely loved it. I thought it was very heartbreaking, but it was written very well. I wouldn't recommend going into this book trying to be a detective and figuring everything out, because it will totally ruin the experience. I was so shocked I literally gasped and had to stop reading for a bit. Like woah. I guess if I had of read the synopsis of the book, I may have seen it coming, but I enjoy going into Hoover's books without knowing anything. It's honestly the best way.
My only criticism with this book is that for some aspects, it really didn't seem realistic. Particularly with their age and the way they handled things. One of my pet hates in YA books is when the characters who aren't even adults, are making adult decisions and walking around acting like they are adults.
Oh, one more thing that annoyed me was the fact that Sky called her mother by her first name. She would call her mum to her face but every other time, it was by name and I just cannot stand that. Why do people do that? I've read 2 books where the main characters call their parents by their first names, in the last 2 weeks. Ridiculous!!
I honestly thought the characters were very well written. I also liked how it wasn't your typical YA romane. This couple had good communication skills (for the majority of the time), and they just worked really well together. I enjoyed reading from Skys perspective, I thought she had a good sense of humour and was just a really nice character. Dean was also mighty fine. I really want to read Losing Hope but I'm a bit worried because I know how it ends for him. We'll see! I still need to read 5 books to make my reading challenge for the year so it might be one of them.
That's all I have to say about that book, I'm sure there's more but it's been a week and I can't remember anything. I would definitely recommend it though for anyone, especially if you like Colleen Hoover. I think this is one of Colleen's darker books in terms of plot. I know a lot of her books are sad but this one was just dark. There were a lot of rough themes dealt with in this book, so if you have triggers you should check out the trigger warnings on this one.
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