Slammed by Colleen Hoover
Pages: 317 pages
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publisher: Simon & Schuster, September 2012
Following the unexpected death of her father, 18-year-old Layken is forced to be the rock for both her mother and younger brother. Outwardly, she appears resilient and tenacious, but inwardly, she’s losing hope.
Enter Will Cooper: The attractive, 21-year-old new neighbor with an intriguing passion for slam poetry and a unique sense of humor. Within days of their introduction, Will and Layken form an intense emotional connection, leaving Layken with a renewed sense of hope.
Not long after an intense, 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 secret that keeps them apart.
I am a huge Colleen Hoover fan, if you didn’t already know this. I have read basically all of her books except for her two series. This is one of them. I actually started to listen to the audiobook of this one last summer, however, I am not a big fan of audiobooks. I think it’s because I’m such a fast reader, audiobooks are way too slow for me. Anyway, I never ended up finishing the audiobook.
I finally decided to take Slammed with me on vacation, because you can never go wrong with Colleen Hoover right?
I finished Slammed on my flight and fully regretted not bringing book 2/3 of this series with me.
This book is considered young adult, so it definitely has a different vibe than all of CoHo’s new adult books that I have been used to. It didn’t feel like the signature Colleen Hoover writing style.
Nevertheless, I adored the characters. They were likable. Gotta say though, the main male character isn’t as swoonworthy as the usual CoHo baes. He was likable, but not on my list of favorite book boyfriends.
Aside from that, I felt like the plot was okay. It was a bit cliche, and kind of predictable.
However, it was definitely an enjoyable read. It is a fast read, and definitely one of those you can finish in one sitting! Although it is not as mind-blowing as more recent CoHo works, but still worth a read if you are looking for some summer contemporaries or you are a fan of CoHo.