Review: Losing Hope by Colleen Hoover

Posted on July 10, 2013 by Christy | 0 Comments

I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: Losing Hope by Colleen HooverLosing Hope by Colleen Hoover
Series: Hopeless #2
Published by Atria on July 8, 2012
Pages: 336
Format: eBook
Source: Netgalley
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In the follow-up to Colleen Hoover' s #1 New York Times bestseller Hopeless, the charming and irresistible Dean Holder tells the passionate story that has melted thousands of hearts.

In Hopeless, Sky left no secret unearthed, no feeling unshared, and no memory forgotten, but Holder' s past remained a mystery.

Still haunted by the little girl he let walk away, Holder has spent his entire life searching for her in an attempt to finally rid himself of the crushing guilt he has felt for years. But he could not have anticipated that the moment they reconnect, even greater remorse would overwhelm him…

Sometimes in life, if we wish to move forward, we must first dig deep into our past and make amends. In Losing Hope, bestselling author Colleen Hoover reveals what was going on inside Holder' s head during all those hopeless moments—and whether he can gain the peace he desperately needs.

My thoughts…

This book was amazing. I loved it so much! Holder has got to be one of the best heroes I had the privilege to read about.

Losing Hope is written in Holders POV. I know that seems to be the new thing these days. Authors writing a companion novels in the leading males POV. I’ve heard some negative things about this as well as positive. Normally the deciding factor for me is if I really loved the first book.

Some of the complaints I’ve heard are that the authors are trying to cash in. Make more money just for the sake of it. That a book written in the males POV isn’t necessary. That the story has already been told and doesn’t need to be told again.

Here’s how I feel about it. Even though I know how things happened in Hopeless, I had to know how all of this affected Holder. He’s suffered two huge losses in his life and he felt as though he failed both Hope and Les. That’s a huge burden to carry around for such a young man. The internal struggle his character faced was heart wrenching. He blamed himself for things that happened that were not in his control to accept the responsibility for in the first place. To get a first hand look at how these issues affected him was necessary. His story needed to be told and I’m very happy that Ms Hoover wrote Losing Hope.

I highly recommend both Hopeless and Losing Hope. Both of these novels are incredible stories and I hope you will give them a chance.

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About Colleen Hoover

Colleen Hoover’s love for writing began in 1985 when she was five years old. Her first story was titled “Mystery Bob” and was a huge hit with her mother, who was really good at faking interest.
Colleen continued to write short stories for friends and family until December of 2011, when she decided to write a long story she titled, “Slammed.” She self-published SLAMMED to Amazon in January, 2012 and it hit the NYT’s bestsellers list in May, 2012. She has since signed with Atria Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, and now has six NYT’s bestsellers. Colleen prefers to be called a writer, as the term “author” still terrifies her and makes this feel like a job with expectations. She doesn’t work well under pressure and hopes writing will always remain fun and exciting.


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