Layken and Will have proved their love can get them through anything; until someone from Will’s past re-emerges, leaving Layken questioning the very foundation on which their relationship was built. Will is forced to face the ultimate challenge…how to prove his love for a girl who refuses to stop ‘carving pumpkins.’
New Adult Genre
Wow! What can I say? I LOVED THIS BOOK, "Point of Retreat"! This is Book 2 in the "Slammed Series". Book 1 is "Slammed", and I LOVED that one, too! I do 'highly suggest' you read Book 1 first, just so you can appreciate this book even better. A lot of times you can pick a book up that is in a series and just read it alone, but with this series, I do suggest you read it in order so you can fully appreciate it.
Overall, this is a great story about a relationship between two people who are in love. We all love stories about love, but this one is a little complicated. Okay, a lot complicated.
I just want to mention, when I pulled this book up at Amazon, I did see Slammed 3, so does that mean there will be another in this series? I'm not positive, but usually when you see this, that usually means YES! So, we'll see! How exciting!
This second book is absolutely "BUTTERFLYING AMAZING", just as great as the first book! I could not stop reading this book, either, just like the first book. The author, Colleen Hoover, has a style of writing which captures your own heart and gets you so connected and actually addicted to this story, you have to read this book all the way through in one sitting because you want to. You are so into this story you really cannot put it down, so keep this in mind when you go to read these books. Don't cut your enjoyment short! The author writes about something we all can relate to. Love.
When reading a love story, we all want to know what is going to happen next. We even want to know this in our own lives as well, yet cannot know as we have to live it out. The best thing about a love story in a book is that we do get to find out what is going to happen unlike real life, which I feel is part of the 'pull' is in these books!
I had to read this second book the day after I finished reading the first book, "Slammed". I was craving more of this story, knowing there was a second book, I had to get back into these characters' lives. I was not ready to leave them yet, knowing they were there inside this second book and I wanted more of them, and I got it!
The attraction between Will and Lake is so strong, the writer really makes you feel it. I could relate to how Lake felt towards Will, and her brother and Will's, too. Their two brothers are inseparable best buddies running back and forth from house to house. During the times when love was not going so well, Lake and Will had to deal with this and each other still, because of both of their brothers.
The most unique thing about this book is the fact that it is told from Will's point of view. I LOVED this approach to the story! Getting to hear this entire story from Will's point of view made the story even better. This made both books even better. It even gave us more insight into Book 1. We don't often get to know a story from the perspective of both characters. In fact, this is the first book I have read like this, giving us this information. I loved this approach. It was like re-reading the entire story over again, yet learning even more about the characters. I really enjoyed this.
We get to learn the 'inside scoop' of what the 'guy' is thinking and feeling in this relationship. The events that occurred in this story were so realistic and so well written that it was another thing I could easily relate to and made me want to read even more. There were no lulls in these books at all. I wanted to and did keep reading and reading until I finished both books. I do miss these character today, but hold this story in my heart as one of the all-time favorites I have ever read.
The author of these books has a very unique way of capturing our attention getting us wound into this story in ways we all can relate to. One really neat thing she did in each book was start each chapter of this book with a verse from a song by the Avett Brothers, a band the author personally loves.
I honestly cannot say I did not like either book any better than the other. They were both equally brilliant! It is not often a book has you so literally addicted to it. Both were equally a wonderful read and both told in a different way. The only thing in common were most of the events along with new ones, the characters, and relationships among them all.
I do not want to go into anymore detail as to what this book was about as I don't want to ruin anything for you. These books deserve to be read, and NOT have someone write a review and end up spoiling it for you. I did cover what is intriguing in this book, but am refraining from telling anymore. You have to read this book! Both of these books! Also, if I were to give anything else away, it would ruin the first book for you. Both of these books are at the top of my favorite books of 2012!
Simon and Schuster Publishing House has now bought these books from the Author. She did self-publish these books (and this is the version I read. I don't know if any changes were made.) as an Independent Author initially through Amazon herself. Not anymore! You might have noticed these books have NOT been available lately in their print format, but have been and still are available as an ebook. This is because since Simon and Schuster has re-published these titles with their logos, their designs, etc., on them, which is what they usually do when they purchase books from self-published authors.
These books ARE NOW AVAILABLE IN PRINT FORM AGAIN!
I can also tell you that BOTH of these books, prior to the publisher purchasing them, did make it onto the New York Times Best Seller list with Colleen Hoover as the self-published author through Amazon, and "Slammed" made it
to the Top 15! It made it to number NINE, at one point! It did NOT go unnoticed! "Point of Retreat" also made it onto the Best Seller list as well, within the Top 30 before is was unavailable in print. (Does this mean most people prefer the "print version" of books over an ebooks? Interesting!)
This book was absolutely "Butterflying Amazing!"
I received this book for FREE from the Author, Colleen Hoover, as a gift for me to read and enjoy this book for FREE. She probably KNEW I would NEED to have it since I was reading "Slammed"! You cannot read her first book without reading the second book!
I HOPE AMAZON SEES THIS AS "MY OWN DECISION" TO WRITE THE REVIEW BECAUSE I WANTED TO.
You WILL NOTE I have NOT included the usual statement I do about the FTC Guidelines I usually add to my reviews when I read a book 'for review purposes' because I was NOT ASKED TO REVIEW THIS BOOK.
You can get BOTH books through these LINKS HERE:
Print Book: $9.66
Slammed: A Novel by Colleen Hoover
Print Book: $10.20
Ebook: $ 7.99