This was another great story by Colleen Hoover. Although it carried heavy themes such as loss, addiction, sacrifice, toxic relationships, manipulation and second chances, I would say it is one of my best by her so far.
Auburn and Owen meet in unusual circumstances and experience an almost instant attraction to each other but due to different issues they are both dealing with in their lives, they discover that getting together is a no-no. This is a captivating story which bothers on a forbidden love-ish/the past coming to haunt the present tropes. I was intrigued by the way the story kept on unfolding with new revelations about both protagonists at every turn and I must say that this was very well done by the author. However, while I loved the story with it’s many sides and lessons, I wasn’t sold out to either Auburn or Owen characters because I wasn’t just feeling the chemistry between them viz-a-viz their actions and this affected my final rating of this book.
I highly recommend this book especially for a book club but this is obviously not your typical romance book so have that in mind upfront. This one is deep with some very important subjects that would be great for interesting conversations. As always, I look forward to reading more books by the author soon.
Rating: 4.5 Stars
Published: March 28th 2017 by Atria Books (first published March 10th 2015)
Colleen Hoover is an International and #1 New York Times bestselling author of romance, YA, thriller and Women’s Fiction. And maybe a ghost story soon.
She doesn’t like to be confined to one genre. If you put her in a box, she’ll claw her way out. Her social media username is @colleenhoover pretty much everywhere except her email, which is email@example.com
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