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Hopeless by Colleen Hoover
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it was amazing

She had me at, “completely and comfortably numb.”

BOOK TRAILER: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsmHUt...

I almost don't trust myself to write this review because I'm pretty sure...no, I know it will be impossible for me to put into words the experience of Hopeless.

The title in itself is packed with irony because every single thing about this book is...more. I felt this book before I even finished the first chapter. Yes, the story is dark, but this type of beauty doesn’t need light to be seen. This type of beauty is meant to be felt, experienced. Hopeless is beautiful and I felt every single part of it.

Colleen Hoover's attention to detail develops the story and gives it life. I’m not talking about detailed descriptions; I’m talking about those small personalized touches that make a story real. Those little pieces that seem completely random until you finally realize that they all fit together perfectly, flawlessly.

I apologize for being too lazy to look up another word in my thesaurus, but the characters were perfect. I loved Sky's unabashed honesty. I felt everything right along with her...everything. Some of the situations she found herself in were hilarious! I was uncomfortable. I was embarrassed. I was heartbroken. I was hearthealed. I was emotionally connected to everything that was happening in the story.

Holder. He was...I--I don't have the words. Holder...I just can't. He was...he was simply amazing. Everything about him, perfect. Every single thing that came out of his mouth was dripping with so many different emotions that I'm...I melted every single time he spoke. Every. Time.

The physical connection between Holder and Sky made it difficult to breathe; the moments of intense passion, emotion, feeling. I needed the descriptive nature of those scenes (not because I’m a pervert), but because I needed to feel the emotion. I needed to feel...everything. I felt everything. It brought a level of intimacy that left me speechless.

I love how you think you have it all figured out...until you don’t. We're easily let to figure out some things, but then slammed with something we didn’t see coming. It’s emotionally charged from beginning to end. Don’t be scared of the dark issues. There are emotions that without pain are impossible to experience. They are beautiful emotions because they come from healing. They come from a heart that has been broken, damaged. A heart that has been put back together. Colleen Sky and Holder broke me, but then they put me back together. These emotions are the most beautiful and intense emotions that you can feel. This book allows us to experience that; to feel everything. It is something to be thankful for and I am truly thankful for every part of it.

I don't care if you're a fan of erotica, contemporary, romance, fantasy, YA, or fairy porn. This book will deliver something for EVERYONE! Hopeless took a part of me with it, but it gave me a piece of it in return. A piece I will keep forever and ever. READ ON!


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July 22, 2012 – Shelved
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December 7, 2012 – Finished Reading

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Teresa Mary Rose Is this? Can it be... the third Slammed book! **dies**


Daisy Sloan Nope! It's the fourth! The third is Will's Story coming out in 2013!


message 3: by Danielle (new) - added it

Danielle - Books and Motherhood I'm pretty sure this is a stand alone book, the "blurb" is due out 11/28


Tough Critic Book Reviews This one isn't part of the Slammed series :-)


Lauren Just finished and can't wait to see what you thought! <3 Holder.


Tough Critic Book Reviews My longest review to date ;-)


Elizabeth (Liz) Fantastic review, Mollie. I cannot wait to read this!

*teehee*........fairy porn;-)


Tough Critic Book Reviews Elizabeth wrote: "Fantastic review, Mollie. I cannot wait to read this!

*teehee*........fairy porn;-)"


I had to find a way to fit humor in there...somewhere ;-)


Jess (the cozy reader) Love your review Mollie. This novel blew me away!


Tough Critic Book Reviews Jessie wrote: "Love your review Mollie. This novel blew me away!"

Thanks Jessie!! Definitely one of the years BEST!! <3


• Lisa • I keep seeing good things written about this author ... Must try this one out, great review x


Brittany Diedrich-Hayes Amazing review Mollie! I'm at 40% and loving it so much it scares me. It's going to be a very unproductive day until I can come home from work and read. I'm glad I'm not the only one Holder makes melt. ;)


Jodie Perfect review Mollie!! This book took me quite the emotional roller coaster and I have to agree I loved every minute!!


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Lee Just download it then. Can't wait to start. Fantastic review!


Nicole Amazing review!


message 16: by Katy (new) - rated it 5 stars

Katy I may have to stop reading another book and start Hopeless today after reading your review!


Airah ♔ I don't care if you're a fan of erotica, contemporary, romance, fantasy, YA, or fairy porn.

You had me at fairy porn! Seriously?? LOLOLOLs. I must be living under the rock!

Great review Mollie! Can't wait to get my hands on this book!!


Tough Critic Book Reviews Thank you, thank you, and THANK YOU! I agree with everyone! Drop everything now and READ!!! <3


Brittany Amazing review


Tough Critic Book Reviews Brittany wrote: "Amazing review"

Thanks Brittany!!!


Melissa M Mollie you have such a way of putting things! I love it! I couldn't agree more with your review. I can't even put into words how this book affected me. Like you said I felt every part of it.Love that Hoover. She is amazing. :)


message 22: by Tough Critic Book Reviews (last edited Dec 19, 2012 05:39PM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

Tough Critic Book Reviews Melissa wrote: "Mollie you have such a way of putting things! I love it! I couldn't agree more with your review. I can't even put into words how this book affected me. Like you said I felt every part of it.Love th..."

Awww! Thanks Melissa!! She is amazing!! <3 <3 <3


Marcia Exceptional review Mollie!!! My feelings exactly.


Tough Critic Book Reviews All y'alls comments are making me want to go back and read it again!!!!!!!!!


Lorelle Ohmigod, this sounds so good! Beautiful review...!


Tough Critic Book Reviews Lorelle wrote: "Ohmigod, this sounds so good! Beautiful review...!"

It is amazing Lorelle!! A-M-A-Z-I-N-G


Lorelle I think I'll read this one next! Yeahhhh


message 28: by Jill (new) - rated it 5 stars

Jill Spot on! Your review just put into words everything I'm feeling after just finishing this awesome book!


Betty Cason I couldn't agree more! You have written the perfect words to review this book! I couldn't have said it any better! This book was absolutely BEAUTIFUL!! <3


Tough Critic Book Reviews Betty wrote: "I couldn't agree more! You have written the perfect words to review this book! I couldn't have said it any better! This book was absolutely BEAUTIFUL!! <3"

Awww! Thanks Betty <3


Kristina I couldn't have agreed more with that review. It is a special book!


Kristin This book was amazing. Colleen has never disappointed me and I doubt she ever will.


Brandee (un)Conventional Bookworms Your trailer is amazing! As is Colleen Hoover. :)


message 34: by Teresa (new)

Teresa I loved this book!! I saw the word hopeless the other day and my thoughts went right to this book. I am so in love with Colleen's writing. Loved Hopeless, Slammed,and Point of Retreat. Can't wait for more from her!!


Mairead Fairy porn *giggles* ..Great review :)


Kristin Fairy porn...snort...LMAO


Tough Critic Book Reviews Dude...didn't realize so many people were fans of fairy porn ;-)


Nancy Hope you're right about not having it all figured out cuz I'm halfway thru and I think I do!! lol I'd be so disappointed if I know the punch line already!! :P


message 39: by Vita (new) - rated it 5 stars

Vita definitely fairy porn material LOL


Britt You are right this book has a llitle bit of everything, and Sky one of my favorites heros.


Adelaida Amazing review! I was about to write one myself but my thoughts scatter and words keep escaping me. You did a great job with putting them together for me and i'm sure many others, thank you for that.
And true this was dark but so beautiful and real full of emotion it's impossible no to take it to heart.


Chris Great review of a fantastic book!


Alamason7 Hopeless is beautiful and I felt every single part of it. The dark story was filled with irony that touches me in places where most books have never executed before!
Colleen Hoover's attention to detail develops the story and gives it life. The small personalized touches in the story make it real. At first they seem random until I finally realize that they all fit together.
The characters were perfectly developed too! I loved Sky's unabashed honesty. I felt everything right along with her. I was embarrassed. I was heartbroken. I was hearthealed. I was emotionally connected to everything that was happening to her! Holder was just as amazing! He left me speechless! He was so mysterious and romantic! Their first kiss was filled with romance and passion that developed the characters beautifully!
Sky's a strong, brave women externally! However very weak and vulnerable emotionally and internally, which made her need him! Her character was symbolic for everyone who's experienced major pain of lies and loss! She needs someone by her side, not because she's needy, but because she can't go through her troubles alone anymore! Holder was a man of manipulation but with her he could express his love! The chemistry was thrilling because the author usually put plot twists directly after and at the end of each chapter. These emotions are warming even though they are depressing! You cannot feel her pain unless it was described through the healing!
What made the book amazing is the fact that the author allows you to believe you have it figured out, until you don't! Hopeless took a part of me, but in return I got a piece of it too!


Barbara S Super book


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