Slammed by Colleen HooverSlammed by Colleen Hoover

Publisher: Self-Published
Release Date: January 1, 2012
Format: Kindle
Source: Bought
Genre: YA, Contemporary, Romance
Buy: Kindle | Nook | Smashwords

After the unexpected death of her father forces eighteen year old Layken and her family to move across the country, away from everyone and everything she knows, her outlook on life is anything but hopeful.

Enter Will Cooper: the attractive twenty-one year old new neighbor with an intriguing passion for slam poetry. After a night together that turns out to be everything but the expected, both Layken and Will are left with feelings they never knew they could have. Unfortunately in Layken’s life, things are never what they seem. Just as quickly as it develops, their relationship is derailed by a shocking revelation, sparking a tumultuous battle between their hearts and their ethics.

As if the dramatic turn of events in her life isn’t enough, Layken is slammed again when her mother reveals a secret of her own. A secret so intense, all of Layken’s current problems pale in comparison to her seemingly insurmountable future. Unable to confront the changes that lie ahead of her, Layken ignores her conscience as she turns to Will for solace. Struggles ensue as both Layken and Will search for a balance between that which keeps them apart and the feelings that pull them together.

Slammed is the first installment of a two-part series. The second installment, Point of Retreat, will be available on Amazon beginning March 2nd, 2012. (Goodreads)

I really had no idea what I was getting into when I started reading Slammed. A couple of months ago my BFF told me that she loved it, and that I had to read it… so while participating in the Bout of Books Read-A-Thon I impulsively downloaded it to my Kindle and started reading, without even reading the synopsis. Holy crow, I was not prepared for the emotional roller coaster I had just strapped myself into!

Slammed is a heart-wrenching story about love and loss. It’s about life – rolling with its punches, and punching it in the face when it seems to get the better of you. It’s about family – the family you’re bound to by blood, and the family you choose.

Colleen Hoover has created some fantastic characters! I loved Layken, her family, her best friend Eddie, and of course Will and his brother. All the characters are well written and play an important role. I’m so excited that there’s a sequel, Point of Retreat (written from Will’s POV), so I can spend more time with these characters!

This book left me stunned. It pulled at every single one of my heartstrings. It made me cry, more than once… but I snickered a few times too. It made me crave the words of these characters’ poetry, and I now have to Google to see if I can find slam poetry nights near me. If you can’t tell from this gushing review, I highly recommend Slammed!

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14 Responses to Review: Slammed by Colleen Hoover

  1. Amanda @ Letters Inside Out
    Twitter: lioamanda

    Ohh, that sounds SO good, I’m going to have to get it now.

    Thanks for the heads up!
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  2. sarabara081 says:

    I have heard so many great things about this one! Glad to hear you enjoyed as well! I’ll definitely be picking up a copy! 🙂
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  3. kimba88
    Twitter: kimbacaffeinate

    I love when a book grabs you this way and pulls at every emotion. What an awesome review!
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  4. Andrea says:

    I have never heard of this one, but I’m happy to hear a self-published author has been able to capture your heart like Colleen Hoover does. Great review!
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  5. Momo
    Twitter: BooksOverBoys

    Yay, I’m SO happy that you enjoyed Slammed! I enjoyed the heck out of this one! And POR is just…humananah! AMAZING! <3333 Can't wait to hear what you think of that one!

    And the poetry is soooo awesome! You should totally check this out: if you haven't already! It's just…so oh my goodness! I watch it at least once everyday!
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  6. Christa @ Hooked on Books says:

    I love when you buy a book solely based on someone’s recommendation and it turns out to be amazing. I will definitely keep my eye out for this title

  7. FABR Steph says:

    This book is completely new to me, so thank you for your wonderful review and recommendation. I am going to read this one for sure. I love finding something that is off the beaten path.
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  8. So I actually just read this one and the sequel!! I definitely really liked it. I didn’t fall in love with it, but I absolutely loved the emotions the author made me feel. When the emotions are real I become a fan of the book no matter what, and in this case it definitely happened.
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