Yes! I have already raved about Colleen Hoover and her magical writing abilities so once again she has turned up the heat and added a dash of spice! In the Hopeless book series this would be book two called Losing Hope! If you haven't read Hopeless that's the first book so you should probably start there!
Synopsis: In Hopeless, Sky left no secret unearthed, no feeling unshared, and no memory forgotten, but Holder’s past remained a mystery. Still haunted by the little girl he let walk away, Holder has spent his entire life searching for her in an attempt to finally rid himself of the crushing guilt he has felt for years. But he could not have anticipated that the moment they reconnect, even greater remorse would overwhelm him…Sometimes in life, if we wish to move forward, we must first dig deep into our past and make amends.
My teaser and my review: (I just love teasers!)
""You said you want my first kiss to be the best first kiss, but this won't be my first kiss. You know that."
I let go of her hands and cup her face, walking her back against the refrigerator. I lean in until I can feel her breath on my lips and she gasps.
"Let me inform you of something," I say, lowering my voice. "The moment my lips touch yours, it will be your first kiss. Because if you've never felt anything when someone's kissed you, then no one's ever really kissed you. Not the way I plan on kissing you."
She exhales a pent-up breath and her arms are covered in chills again. She felt that. I grin victoriously and back away from her, then turn my attention to the stove. I can hear her sliding down the refrigerator. I turn around and she's sitting on the floor, looking up at me in shock. I laugh.
"You okay?" I say with a wink.
She smiles up at me from the floor and pulls her legs up to her chest with a shrug. "My legs stopped working." She laughs. I walk over and take her hand, then pull her up..."Focus, girl. We have food to cook.""
-from Losing Hope
Sigh...dreamy! But don't lose your legs just yet! :) Well now that I've teased you with that let's get to reviewing! I really liked Losing Hope but I will say that I still liked Hopeless a bit more! I think it's just because when I was reading Hopeless I had this constant shock when different conflicts climaxed but this time I was just along for the ride because it was Holder's point of view of the Hopeless story! It was a little bit of been there and done that. I knew what was coming while in Hopeless I was like, "WHAAA!?!?! NOOO!!!" Colleen did however give a little bit of an epilogue which was fun because we got to see a little bit of a future for our characters! It was also fun to relive some of my favorite Hopeless scenes. There first non kiss will always be a favorite! Alas the thing that I didn't really like was Holder had some very strong language! I have this personal belief that there is a whole wide world filled with descriptive words and lovely adjectives so please let's be a bit more imaginative rather than crude. And it was still a bit more steamy then I remember Hopeless being! If you aren't comfortable with that I would say this one isn't probably for you! Skip to your lou. I did really like the backstory of Holder's history with his sister Les! I thought all of that was tied up rather nicely and cleared a few things up! Plus it gave Les a new dimension and gave her depth. I think Colleen Hoover is amazing in the fact that she can attempt to get into the minds of her characters so thoroughly that she can write these different POV stories and still keep them fresh and exciting! That can't be an easy task. Especially switching from a girl's view to a boys view! I couldn't do it! I think Colleen Hoover does it flawlessly.
*ARC provided by NetGalley on behalf of Atria in exchange for an honest review.*