Point of Retreat by Colleen Hoover reviewed by Heather

Point of Retreat by Colleen HooverTitle: Point of Retreat
Author: Colleen Hoover
Release Date: September 18, 2012
Publisher: Atria Books
Pages: 320 pages
Source: NetGalley

Thanks to NetGalley for giving me the opportunity to read and review this ARC.

**WARNING** This review will contain spoilers for the previous book in this series, Slammed.

Lake and Will have overcome the obstacles that kept them apart and are going strong. Although they have been hit with hardships in their young lives, they’ve been drawn together. But what happens when exactly what brought them together could also force them apart?

When I turned the last page in Slammed I was so happy that I had this book to immediately follow up with. Where as the Slammed, was told from Lake’s point-of-view, this one is told from Will’s. Each chapter ends with a short writing from Will and if you remember his slam poems from the first book, you know how good he is. Let me give you a little glimpse:

Saturday January 14

I love being with you so bad.
When we aren’t together, I miss you so bad.
One of these days, I’m going to marry you so bad.
And it’ll be
so
so
good.

See what I mean? Will is back to being his swoon worthy self. And although Julia sadly passed away in the last book, she still remains a strong character in this one through her wisdom and quotes left behind for Will and Lake. For example:

“So if you could find it in your heart
To give a man a second start
I promise things won’t end the same.”

The author once again pulled emotion after emotion from me while reading this one. I thought I cried while I read the first book. This one was so much more emotional for me. I guess because I had already grown to love the characters so much by this point.

One thing that I have to point out is a new character we’re introduced to. A little girl by the name of Kiersten. I butterflyin’ love that little girl. (Trust me. That sentence makes no sense right now, but as soon as you read the book you’ll understand.)

This series has been one of the best series I’ve read in a long, long time. I finished both books in one sitting, staying up until 2 a.m. when I had to get back up at 5. Yes, that’s how good these books were. If you ever listen to a recommendation I’ve made on this site, please listen to this one. I promise, you won’t regret it. If you do, well butterfly you. (Totally kidding…maybe)

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