This year for me was he year of Colleen Hoover. From Verity to Regretting You, Colleen’s writing has been maturing to serious, jaw dropping, heart stopping issues.
Whenever I read her books, I feel like I am friends with the author because of her witty humor and character personalities. I have never felt like that for any other author I have read!
This book is unlike anything Colleen ever wrote before with its psychological thriller themes. I listened to it on audible and immediately became engrossed in the story – so much so that I found excuses to go on walks that were hours long just to continue listening. It was a wild ride that will make your breath stop. It definitely has less romance compared to her other books but it is seriously incredible. I can’t wait for her to release another book similar to Verity!
It Ends With Us
This book started my Colleen Hoover binge from November to December 2019. I listened to the audio while I was cooking and near the ending I just had to stop from my heart breaking. This is what introduced me to her books about serious heart breaking problems. This book made me feel so much more than any book has made me feel. Colleen has a way of writing about the characters that make you so connected with them, that when something terrible happens to them you feel it in your gut.
All Your Perfects
This was the perfect one to continue my streak of heart wrenching Hoover books. It was more of a slow burn about the characters marriage compared to when they first met. I thought it was such a beautiful way to write a story to experience how much love can change throughout a marriage. I think it especially a beautiful story for people who have struggled to conceive to read because they would be able to connect with the characters even better. It also shows how important communication is in a relationship!!
Now I delved in to her younger works which I still enjoyed. November 9 was so sweet because of the pure connection between the characters. When something didn’t go as planned, it made me hurt so bad because you know what they have is so important. There was one point where I got so mad for one of the characters but since you hear both of their sides it tears you apart.
It was so cool that the confessions used in this book came from actual readers! I know it adds depth but I get frustrated when characters seem like a bad person on the outside but they’re truly good on the inside. I know a few of her books have those themes but it makes me just want the other character to know how they truly are!! In some part it is refreshing that the perceived “good guy” is bad in reality with the “bad boy” being good in reality.
This book made me go back and forth from being happy to upset since the relationship was such a ride. The main premise with their love was so beautiful though.
I didn’t realize at first that this book s just Hopeless from the guys perspective. I wish I waited more time to read it because it essentially felt like I was reading the same book that I just read again. The good part was that I could compare the stories to each other. It was definitely important to hear Dean’s side.
This book was very different because instead of focusing completely on romantic relationships, the family relationship was more important. I can’t say I agreed with the mom’s way of dealing with everything but it was definitely still a wild ride. I think it is kind of easy to tell the twist from the beginning but it is still amazing nonetheless.
I recommend Colleen Hoover books to people who like romance. If you like more YA romance I would suggest November 9 and Losing Hope. If you enjoy more mature romances then definitely It Ends With Us and All Your Perfects. If you’re into psychological thrillers, then definitely Verity!
❓Have you read any Colleen Hoover books?