Losing Hope by Colleen Hoover
Title: Losing Hope
Author: Colleen Hoover
Publication Date: July 8th 2013
Publisher: Atria Books
Source: Netgalley, Atria Books
In the follow-up to Colleen Hoover’s #1 New York Times bestseller Hopeless, the charming and irresistible Dean Holder tells the passionate story that has melted thousands of hearts.
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. In Losing Hope, bestselling author Colleen Hoover reveals what was going on inside Holder’s head during all those hopeless moments—and whether he can gain the peace he desperately needs.
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*Thanks to Netgalley and Atria Books for providing me an eARC of this book*
Oh My Gosh! I never thought Colleen could surprise me as much as she did in her Slammed series, but she did. I completely love Hopeless (book 1), but Losing Hope just completely stole my heart. I love reading from another character's POV, and in this book, we get to see more of Holder instead of just Sky.
I couldn't put this book down at all and I was practically just stuck to my kindle all day long. Reading from Holder's POV gave me a whole different story behind his past. Reading his words from the diary just about to bring tears to my eyes, seeing how much pain he was in after his twin sister died. I was completely addicted with his words.
We get to se more of Holder in this book, there were so many questions left unanswered in Hopeless, and in this book, I finally get to understand. To be honest, I love reading with Holder's point of view more than Sky's. I don't know why, but I could just feel the pain and emotions more clearly in this book than in Hopeless.
Colleen did an amazing job at filling in the empty spaces in here, they way she made me feel so strongly towards her words just...wreck the hell out of me. Holder was so charming, understanding, and of course...how can I forget? HOT!!
I went through all of this in my head while reading this, and one part, it nearly brought me to tears. The part when he finally finds out just pushed me over the edge and I was stuck right there and then trying to fight tears away. I felt his pain, felt his sadness, happiness and love.
I'm actually sad that I finished the book so quickly. I mean, I need to slow down my reading or else I'm going to burst. Like this bok, I didn't want it to end, but it did anyway. I can't wait to read Colleen's next book, and now, I need to go and read This Girl because I haven't read it yet and it is killing me to wait any longer!
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