Friday 21 June 2024

Slammed by Colleen Hoover

Slammed (Slammed, #1)Slammed by Colleen Hoover
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Time taken to read - 1 day

Pages - 354

Publisher -

Source - Think a friend gifted it

Blurb from Goodreads

Following the unexpected death of her father, 18-year-old Layken is forced to be the rock for both her mother and younger brother. Outwardly, she appears resilient and tenacious, but inwardly, she's losing hope.

Enter Will Cooper: The attractive, 21-year-old new neighbor with an intriguing passion for slam poetry and a unique sense of humor. Within days of their introduction, Will and Layken form an intense emotional connection, leaving Layken with a renewed sense of hope.

Not long after an intense, heart-stopping first date, they are slammed to the core when a shocking revelation forces their new relationship to a sudden halt. Daily interactions become impossibly painful as they struggle to find a balance between the feelings that pull them together, and the secret that keeps them apart.

My Review

Layken is eighteen and her life is turned upside down, the sudden death of her father has meant her, mum and her little brother have had to move causing upset as you can imagine. However upon landing at the new house Layken meets her twenty one year old neighbour who look after his little brother. They hit it off as does their younger brothers and soon things are looking up, Layken can't believe how amazing Will is and unlike anyone she has met before. However things soon turn to dust when they find they can't be together and yet distance and circumstances keep throwing them together.

So we don't do spoiler reviews and it is hard to get into it when it would be a spoiler but what I can say is we watch two young adults go from falling for each other to having to stay apart. The book features topics that will evoke strong opinions, it is YA with very adult topics/controversy and triggering to some for sure.

I was pretty compelled to read it, page turning in some parts but I got a bit irked but the mature adultness of Layken to teen agnsty tones. The whole *gasp* topic of the book, it was interesting to come at it from different perspectives, Will, Layken, Layken's mom. Friendship, family, loss, love, family issues - it covers a lot of ground. It is book one of a trilogy, I have the other two in the series so it will be interesting to see what comes next as this book didn't hit me as a foundation laying book and I am surprised there are two more. Will see how it goes but for sure there is a heart of the story(line) that will raise eyebrows and tempers I'm sure, 3.5/5 for us.

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