Slammed #1 by Colleen Hoover
Publication Date: 5 January 2012
Blurb from Goodreads :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.
Cover page : From cover page, first I thought it was about some rocking musical debut but when you read the story it tells a different story.
Plot : I loved the plot. Basically, it is my first book of CoHo that I actually loved. It have it’s own gracious moments. The story line starts a little off track but then gets better. Somehow, fast forward in beginning but later have it’s own pace.
Writing : The slams. They are damn awesome. I felt everything through those. Here is quick sneak peek,
I met a girl in a U-Haul.
A beautiful girl
And I fell for her.
I fell hard.
Unfortunately, sometimes life gets in the way.
Life definitely got in my way.
It got all up in my damn way,
Life blocked the door with a stack of wooden 2×4’s nailed together and attached to a fifteen inch concrete wall behind a row of solid steel bars, bolted to a titanium frame that no matter how hard I shoved against it-
Sometimes life doesn’t budge.
It just gets all up in your damn way.
It blocked my plans, my dreams, my desires, my wishes, my wants, my needs.
It blocked out that beautiful girl
That I fell so hard for.
Life tries to tell you what’s best for you
What should be most important to you
What should come in first
Overall: It is a awesome piece that I would recommend to everyone. Surely, a little heartbreaking and fast paced but yeah, ot was good.