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Colleen Hoover

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Positive people. Good music. Author Tiffanie DeBartolo.

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January 2012

International and #1 New York Times bestselling author of romance, YA and Women's Fiction. Oh, and more recently, a thriller. WHAT WHAT

Don't read me if you're looking for intellectual literature. I'm more of a storyteller than an "author." Read my books if you're looking for a good time, mixed with a little devastation, topped off with some more good time, written using only words I didn't have to use Webster to define.

My social media username is @colleenhoover pretty much everywhere except my email, which is

Founder of charity and Book Bonanza, an epic signing event that you should absolutely attend.

I hate pork rinds.

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This book was really heavy. If you tear out most of the pages, it's not as heavy. But when you do that, the book just doesn't make any sense.
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That's because you can't read, then!
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I live in Texas, and with summer approaching, I thought I'd plan ahead for once. Which is a surprise in itself, because I'm very last-minute. Like that time I got pregnant with my third child, and I kept meaning to tell my husband, but I was in colle ...more
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" Wait.. what?

ver·i·ty /ˈverədē/- a true principle or belief, especially one of fundamental importance.

So my wife is more of a non fiction, self help kind of a gal, and I on the other hand love a really good story. When I saw some of my most close..." Read more of this review »
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"Colleen Hoover is one of my favorite authors. Her writing is authentic and addresses relatable real-life, sometimes hard-to-discuss, topics. I was so excited for her new book and heard she tried to introduce more of a thriller genre in this book...." Read more of this review »
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"Wow... do you like sleep? Do you like taking regular breaths at equal intervals? Do you appreciate a good family friendly read? Then DO NOT READ THIS BOOK!! I haven’t read an entire book in one sitting in a very long time and Verity was over too q..." Read more of this review »
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“Don't take life too seriously. Punch it in the face when it needs a good hit. Laugh at it.”
Colleen Hoover, Slammed

“I got schooled this year

A boy that I'm seriously, deeply, madly, incredibly, and undeniably in love with.
And he taught me the most important thing of all...

To put the emphasis
On life .”
Colleen Hoover, Slammed

“There are three questions every woman should be able to answer yes to before they commit to a man. If you answer no to any of the three questions, run like hell."
"Does he treat you with respect at all times? That's the first question. The second question is, if he is the exact same person twenty years from now that he is today, would you still want to marry him? And finally, does he inspire to be a better person? You find someone you can answer yes to all three, then you've found a good man.”
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A 4 días de que se acabe el año decidí hacer esta encuesta, ¿Cuáles de estos libros deberían ser mis primeras lecturas del 2018? La mayor parte quería leerlos este año, pero como decidí priorizar otras lecturas, no me dio el tiempo suficiente. Los 5 con más votos serán los primeros. ;)

PD. Si no han leído ninguno no se preocupen, pueden votar el que les parece más interesante o el que tenga la mejor portada, igual cuenta. XD

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message 129: by Shannon

Shannon Hi Colleen! Thanks for the add. Not sure if I'm friends with you on two profiles or not since I got two friend adds from you haha. Either way yay for new friends :)!

message 128: by Erika


Kelli C ~ Jack Sawyer's Heart Wowzers....Losing Hope ugh...words cant describe how good. Hopeless truly is one of the best books I have ever read and Losing Hope would be completely tied! Congrats to you on a brilliant story! I for one will be in a book hangover for awhile.

message 126: by C-Money

C-Money is it july 8th yet? i wish i was samantha from bewitched. I'd wiggle my nose, go to the 8th, download the book and come back to present day. Or i need the dalorian from back the the future. that might be easier.

message 125: by Linda

Linda I received my signed copay of Hopeless today, thank you Colleen!!

message 124: by Becky

Becky I LOVED This Girl!! I think Colleen Hoover is brilliant! I'm so sad that the story is over because Will Cooper is absolutely perfect! So good!
The Slammed Series is a must read, and I wished there could be MORE in there series, cause I love Will and Lake!!!
Colleen, how do you write books so fast????? I'm trying to write my first book and keep changing and writing, and editing. You always seem to take 12 hours and say, "Done!" And they are always good!!!! I don't know how you do it!

message 123: by Jamie

Jamie Wittekind I am so mad at myself! Why did I wait so friggin' long to read Slammed? WHY!? I am going to finish the first one and work on the second and third screw work today. lol

message 122: by Kath

Kath Are you sure you'll be ending of Slammed series in This Girl. Oh no, I don't think i would be able to let go of Will and Lake :| but i butterflying love it! :)

message 121: by Loralee

Loralee Thank you for your beautiful love letter to all of us Will Cooper fans! This Girl was brilliant!

message 120: by Lisa

Lisa Arambula You butterflying did it again!!! I fell in love all over again with Will and Layken, Thank you!! You are definitely one of my favorite authors

message 119: by Becca

Becca B&N says This Girl won't be going live until August...any chance that will change to tomorrow??

message 118: by Rose

Rose Anne Hi Colleen!
I just have to say that I "butterflying" love you and your works. Every book was brilliant and I swear to God I can't wait to read Slammed 3 !You are such a wonderful author and I hope you keep writing great books!

message 117: by Sonia (last edited Apr 16, 2013 02:18PM)

Sonia This showed up on my yahoo front page today. So much love & much deserved praise for such a wonderful author!

message 116: by Brie

Brie I just thought you should know that I fucking love you!


Shannon The Show Stopper Thanks for the add :) I have to say you are just brilliant! I read Hopeless back in late January and immediately wanted another Colleen Hoover book. I then read the synopsis to Slammed and passed. The whole poetry thing scared me off. It's funny how we tend to shy away from the unfamiliar.

A couple of weeks ago I wasn't sure what to read next and asked a friend on goodreads to recommend something and she said Slammed was her favorite book ever. Well, I figured it had to be fairly good if it was her "favorite book ever". So I started it, and Will totally had me at grilled cheese sandwiches :-)

Slammed and Point of Retreat proved something I've been thinking as I read book after book in the New Adult genre. Good sex doesn't equal a good book. I like hot and steamy as much as anybody but it doesn't take the place of plot and character development.

I could gush about your books all day! I have discovered one downside though. Nothing I've read since Point of Retreat has even come close to measuring up. I can't wait for your next book and I promise I don't care what it's about, I'll be one of the first to buy a copy!

All-Things-Books [Whairigail] Colleen what have you done to me?!?

I cannot get into any other books after Slammed and Point of Retreat!

No one compares to Will and Layken and no other books have got the "pull" that those two had.

Help!! haha x

message 113: by Kristina

Kristina Thank you for adding me as a friend Collen. I'm also very thankful to my friends for recommending your book to me

message 112: by Charlet

Charlet Kee Thank you for the friendship!

message 111: by Patrice

Patrice Just saw you on the "New Adult" Genre on Nightline News. I was soooo excited! How dare someone say this is not literature!!! Keep writing and I will keep reading. I LOVED ALL THREE BOOKS!!!!

message 110: by Chelsea

Chelsea You're lovely.

message 109: by Kendra

Kendra Thank you for your friendship

LaLae.reads i ♥ your books colleen! WOW.
i ♥ them all (characters)!
i never get tired reading it over & over again.
Can't wait too read Hopeless # 2.
Thank You!
Great Job.
Please do more! :)

message 107: by Rachel

Rachel I started with Christian Grey. Followed him up with Gideon Cross. Stepped out with Travis Maddox. And, curled up with Will Cooper. But, my heart now belongs to Dean Holder.

message 106: by Laila

Laila Thanks for the add! You're butterflying amazing!

message 105: by Kath

Kath You are the best Author ever! I really loved your novels! Hopeless is my number 1 but then again i love Layken and Will :) after reading Slammed i got intrigued to the Avett Brothers and started listening to their songs so thanks! for your eclectic tastes in music :)

imaginedragons Thank you so much for accepting the friend request! I love your books. They make me forget about the bad things in my life and make me appreciate the good things. You're amazingly talented and I hope you'll keep writing many more wonderful stories! :)

message 103: by Angie

Angie Cornelison Thanks for the friendship. Your an amazingly talented writer! You keep writing, I'll keep reading. :)

message 102: by Ambulur

Ambulur I am SO your fan!! I butterflying live your books! Thank you so much!

message 101: by ❥Lil

❥Lil Thanks a lot for adding me.
I am currently reading Hopeless and I like/live/love it already!
Thanks so much for this.

message 100: by Charmene

Charmene Sanches de cara Colleen tks for add!!! I absolutely loved Slammed/Point of Retreat... I've cried, I've laughed.It's sooooo butterflying good! Great job!!!

Love from Brazil

message 99: by L.J.

L.J. Kentowski Thanks for the add Colleen! I just finished Hopeless and absolutely loved it! Thanks for the beautiful story :)

message 98: by Cyn

Cyn Its been 2 weeks since I read Hopeless and can't stop thinking about it...the characters the story have taken residence in my heart and mind.

message 97: by MiMee

MiMee Thanks you Colleen for the add! =) BTW Hopeless was one of the BEST books I've ever read--thank you!I wish you the continued great success! =)

message 96: by Niki

Niki Alling Thank you for accepting my friend request! I've followed your advice from other forums and you are so helpful. I'm just getting started here on Goodreads, but so far it's been fun! I'm so happy for your success, you have some wonderful books! Happy New Year to you and yours!

message 95: by Sara

Sara As a reader who LOVED Slammed and Point of Retreat, it's absolutely AMAZING to me when I go on Amazon's site for a Kindle book and I see your books on the top of the charts... not only that, but those reviews!! Holy crow! You are freakishly amazing and I am a forever fan!! I butterflying live you!!

message 94: by Lisa

Lisa Hi Colleen! Thanks for accepting my friend request!!
I LOVED Slammed & Point Of Retreat!!
I'm about to start Hopeless and I'm really looking forward to it =)


BEΔ ✌ Thank you for such writing such beautiful stories.

message 92: by Ina

Ina Bunda I finished Hopeless and Holder's point of view today. I've also read Slammed and Point of Retreat. They're all such GREAT reads and I just want to say that you, Colleen Hoover, are an AMAZING writer. I love love love you! And I am very much looking forward to your next books because you shouldn't ever stop writing. Thank you for all these beautiful stories. Stay butterflying awesome.

Laura Elizabeth I finished and reviewed Hopeless over the weekend. I Loved it!

message 90: by Lilly P

Lilly P Love your books!!And thanks for accepting to be my goodreads buddy. I hope you know that this is just another way for me to stalk your next book! I just finished hopeless yesterday but I want another one :/

message 89: by Aleasha

Aleasha Colleen - just finished and reviewed Hopeless.. absolutely breathtaking!! You are the best!! :)

message 88: by Corinne

Corinne Just purchased HOPELESS on Amazon!!! Are you kidding me? If this is an accident, I AM NOT RETURNING IT!! :):) Thank you for my early Christmas Present!

Jennifer Dang it Colleen I need to read Hopeless now, lol!

Sarah (Sare) I just have to say I BUTTERFLYING LOVE Point of Retreat and Kiersten!

message 85: by Regg

Regg Happy Birthday, Miss Colleen. More books and blessings. <3

Chrisabel I just finished Slammed and it was AMAZING.. Thank you for writing such an amazing, emotional read =)

message 83: by Christy

Christy marquez OMG your Levi`'s mom!! He's in my class!! Thats soo awesome=D

message 82: by Christy

Christy marquez OMG! your Levis mom !! Hes in my class

Ash Wednesday Thanks for 'schooling' us Colleen :-) your books are made of awesome!

message 80: by Lindee

Lindee Both of your books are Wonderful! I couldn't stop reading them, now that I'm done with them I was wondering if you're writing a third (Slammed), if so and when might be released? Also is there any chance they might get movie deals?!
Thank you so much for writing such wonderful books!

-Lindee Robinson

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