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review 2017-01-10 00:00
Losing Hope
Losing Hope - Colleen Hoover This book was a really good companion book to Hopeless, this time giving Holder's side of the story. You get to a meet him the night before Less dies, so you go through his devastation with him, and get more insight on why he doesn't tell Sky right away what he knows. The letters to Less tell you where Holder's mindset is at throughout the book. There's not a lot of new things to learn about what Sky is going through, but there is a slightly different take on the scene in the hotel room when she wants Holder to take away what was done to her. You do get a little more of an epilogue if what happens to them after the end of Hopeless. The biggest question I had left was regarding Holder's mother, and there a great resolution there. All in all it is totally worth the read, even if you skim over the parts you are already familiar with after reading Hopeless. There's also a shameless plug for Slammed in this book, which I find awesome. Hopefully this review isn't revealing spoilers, but comment if it does and I'll edit it.
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review 2016-09-15 01:53
Review for Losing Hope by Colleen Hoover
Losing Hope - Colleen Hoover

This review is also available on my blog, Bows & Bullets Reviews


Dean Holder will never forgive himself for walking away from Hope. That moment alter his life in ways his childhood self couldn’t even imagine. Now, many years later, after facing tragedy and completely giving up on ever finding Hope, he is just making his way through life….until he runs into Sky. Sky looks so much like Hope that he seriously thinks she’s lying when she says otherwise. Then she shows him her license and that’s something you can’t argue with. But he is filled with the desperate need to know her anyway. The more he learns about her, the more he hopes his first impressions were wrong. Please, don’t let this girl be Hope. It will ruin her life and she likes her life. But all of us who have read Hopeless (and you should really read that first), already know where this is going and all we really want is to see how Holder takes it. Just prepare yourself because it’s everything you imagined…and more.


What is there to say about Dean Holder? I’m already in love with they guy before this novel started. Holder stole my heart in Hopeless. He’s devotion to Sky was heart-breakingly awesome. That’s the only term to describe this set of novels, heartbreaking. Colleen gives us what we want, we get a couple so in love that gets to have that happily ever after that all girls dream about, but she rips us apart along the way. Holder’s perspective is just as devastating as Sky’s was. The things he learns, especially about his sister just rip you in two. I found myself crying along with him as he learns about Sky’s past and why Karen took her and the whole thing with Les. The whole thing brought on deep, body wracking sobs. But, getting behind his eyes just made me love him more. As much as his love for Sky shines through in Hopeless, here, we get to experience it first hand. We get to see how he felt that day when he saw Sky wearing Les’ bracelet and his emotions over getting back with Sky after that break. He’s perfect, in that amazing imperfect way.


Obviously, we get more of Sky, but I don’t have much to say about that. She’s the same as she was in Hopeless, so there is nothing new to say. I will say that I officially love Daniel. That boy is hilariously awesome and I want to see more of him. I was a little sad once we start picking back up on the Hopeless timeline because we didn’t get nearly enough from goofy Daniel. He’s need to give everyone nicknames cracked me up on more than one occasion. I will be finding any possible way to squeeze Finding Cinderella into my reading list soon because I need more of him.


I actually really love novels like this, where you get the same story via a different perspective. Actually, what I love is novels told in dual perspectives, but beyond that, this is the next best thing. It might be better because you still get all the mystery in book one with not knowing what the other person is thinking and then everything is laid out in book 2. You get to see your favorite scenes over again in a new light and it’s awesome. I honestly don’t understand people who complain about them because they are “the same book.” Dude, the description tells you that. You know exactly what you are going to get when you go in, so if that’s not your thing, WHY THE HELL ARE YOU READING IT? Sure, new scenes will be added, but it will be the same scenes and dialogue over again. I really love that.


I love getting in Holder’s head and understanding his thoughts. I don’t think I loved it more than Hopeless because…well, there is no logical reason, but Hopeless broke me. Hopeless was that novel that just spoke to me and made me fall in love with Colleen Hoover. Sure, I really liked Slammed. I would even go so far as to say that I loved Slammed, but Hopeless was better and it has a special place in my heart. This is a close second to that. I adored it and I’m so glad that I have that pretty hardcover special edition now (::cough:: signed by Colleen and Griffin (if you don’t know who Griffin is, fix that!)).


Audio Notes:
I really thought I had listened to something else by Kirby, but I’ve perused his whole list on Audible and the only other thing I’ve read by him was This Girl and I read an e-ARC of that, so I know I didn’t listen to it. He does a pretty amazing job. He’s voice is nice and he has great pacing. He doesn’t hold back on the emotion. This book contains some difficult subject matter and he does a great job letting that emotion shine through. I definitely enjoyed him and I look forward to listening to more of his work.

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review 2014-07-12 00:00
Losing Hope
Losing Hope - Colleen Hoover I didn't think it was possible to fall more in love with Dean Holder, yet I was proven wrong.

I am always a bit wary reading male POV, ecpessically when it is for a book that I have read and loved to pieces. Yet Hoover is such a natural at this and all way doubts were laid to rest.

'Losing Hope' is Holders POV on what happens in 'Hopeless'. It lets us know what he is thinking and also fills in some of the gaps nicely. There are parts were we get to see what he thinks when the main events in 'Hopeless' take place and also what happens when I disappears for a little while. I was wondering what was happening then and now my mind has been put to rest.

I loved it so much that I never wanted it to end.

I have only recently discovered Colleen Hoover's book. After reading 'Hopeless' and 'Losing Hope', I can say that I have found a new author to love.
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review 2014-02-11 07:34
Losing Hope (Hopeless #2) - Colleen Hoover
Losing Hope - Colleen Hoover

Everything I wrote about "Hopeless" is true about this book. This is a heart breakingly beautiful Novel. I love everything about it, and especially Holder's own voice. 

I loved "Hopeless" and getting the story from Sky's POV but hearing it from Holder's gave a different vibe to the story.


This book begins 13 months prior to "Hopeless" and tells us a little bit more about Les and Holder's relationship and portraits the few days before Les's suicide and what happens after it resulting in him moving for a year to his father. 


We get to see his personal pain and how he deals with it - mainly blames himself. 

Then we get to him meeting Sky and we get to see his ongoing struggle with who she is, who he wants her to be and his struggle with telling her or not and the consequences of it. 


We get a little bit more after "Hopeless" is concluded, about last 5% of the book, but what we get left me in tears and that's saying a lot! We get to hear a little from both Beth (Les and Holder's mother) and from Les herself about the past where Hope is concerned and more than that. 


We also get to know a little bit of Daniel - Holder's best friend who is not just a good friend he is hilarious! I can't wait to read his novella "Finding Cinderella"! I loved how he dealt with what his friend was going through (after Les's suicide and before he left to his father's). He felt so genuine to me. I only wish I could have known someone like him in person - he is so unique! and funny, did I say he was funny? Yeah, he definitely is! Oh, and we get a tiny glimpse into his novella - how he meets Cinderella (Six, Sky's best friend).


Can't praise this novel and the previous one - "Hopeless" enough. Just read it. You'll get it once you do :)

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February 2014 Goals
Deeper - Robin York
Up From the Grave - Jeaniene Frost
All the Pretty Lies - M. Leighton
All the Pretty Poses - M. Leighton
Hopeless - Colleen Hoover
The “best first kiss” (Hopeless #1.5) - Colleen Hoover
Losing Hope - Colleen Hoover
Finding Cinderella - Colleen Hoover
Before You Break - Christina Lee
The Warlord Wants Forever - Kresley Cole

After my successful challenge of January I'm heading to February's goals!



By Robin York

WOW! I've been waiting FOREVER for this one. Robin York aka Ruthie Knox is probably one of my favorite writers so for me every new release by her is a MUST and also an ASAP read :) It talks about a subject that (sadly) have been dominating our world - revenge porn. 


Reckoning (Night Huntress #0.5)

Happily Ever After (Night Huntress World #1.5)

Devil to Pay (Night Huntress World #3.5)

Magic Graves (Night Huntress #4.5)

Up from the Grave (Night Huntress #7)

By Jeaniene Frost

Since the 7th and last book in the Night Huntress series is out (for the past 2 days! YAY!) I have a few short novellas in the series I want to read before "Up from the Grave", I want to remind myself of past events and also have a nice closer, though Jeaniene said she will be writing at least one book in the Night Huntress World (side) series. This has been one of my favorite PNR series. I LOVE vampires PNR though I know it's sometimes considered Urban Fantasy, whatever works for you - It's great, it's funny and fun. All characters are great so all is left to do is delve into the last one and shed the tears for losing such a great series (yeah, I know Jeaniene said it's "time" for her to finish her tale of cat and bones and I do appreciate it, doesn't mean I won't miss it..)


All the Pretty Lies

All the Pretty Poses

By M. Leighton

A new New Adult series, was recommended to me by a friend. 


Hopeless (Hopeless #1)

The Best First Kiss (Hopeless #1.5)

Losing Hope (Hopeless #2)

Finding Cinderella (Hopeless #2.5)

By Colleen Hoover

Yeah, I know, I had my problems with the Slammed series, but I want to give this one a go since I got good recommendations about it as well so I gotta check it out for myself. No real harm even if I don't like it, right? and I might do! so I'm all for second chances :)


Before You Break (Between Breaths #2)

by Christina Lee

The second book in the series, first one, and also Christina debut novel - All of You - took my breath and heart away.. Will be released on the 18th of February - which means as soon as it's out it will be mine, MINE!  


The Warlord Wants Forever (Immortals After Dark #1)

By Kresley Cole

First book (actually a novella) in the Immortals After Dark series, after reading Lords of the Underworld makes sense reading this one as well :) I have all of next month planned to (almost) finishing the series. This one is a PNR and as I've read it has a lot of different kinds of paranormal creatures (not just vamps, weres etc). 


Looking again at my list I see most books here are New Adult, except for a dab of PNR. well, I can always add a little MM by SE Jakes :)


January 2014 Goals

January 2014 Recap

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