I am a huge fan of Colleen Hoover. Every book I’ve ever read from her has a deep, well-developed story with tons of feels. Hopeless was no different.
That’s what seventeen-year-old Sky realizes after she meets Dean Holder. A guy with a reputation that rivals her own and an uncanny ability to invoke feelings in her she’s never had before. He terrifies her and captivates her all in the span of just one encounter, and something about the way he makes her feel sparks buried memories from a past that she wishes could just stay buried.
Sky struggles to keep him at a distance knowing he’s nothing but trouble, but Holder insists on learning everything about her. After finally caving to his unwavering pursuit, Sky soon finds that Holder isn’t at all who he’s been claiming to be. When the secrets he’s been keeping are finally revealed, every single facet of Sky’s life will change forever.
Woah! Hopeless was intense because it was so well-crafted and complex. From the moment Sky meets Holder, their undeniable (and believable) connection is intriguing and their subsequent meetings add fuel to the fire. By the end of this novel, Sky goes through an incredible transformation. So much so, that after the last page I stood looking at the book in disbelief wondering how so much can happen so perfectly in only 406 pages. (Granted, that is a lot of pages but it went by so quickly!)
The cause and effect of this book continuously stacks on each other as the story unfolds, making this story impossible to put down. The chemistry between Holder and Sky is off the charts and each character’s self-awareness was a refreshing part of the story.
This story made me laugh out loud, especially the fainting scene early on. The combination of writing and sky’s personality was too much. I loved it! This story also made me gasp in disbelief, many times. This story has twist after twist; ones that I didn’t see coming and ones that I saw coming a mile away and I still jumped from shock. This story was unforgettable.
You can never go wrong with Colleen Hoover. This story is a beautifully moving tale of love despite the confusion of life’s painful truths.
STARS: 5 out of 5