With everything going on in my life right now, it's really been a challenge for me to find time for reading, but somehow, I ended up reading this book in one sitting. I feel like there's something magical that happens when you find one of THOSE books- you know, the really amazing kind that you just have to tell somebody about. I am convinced a time portal opens up just for those books so you can finish them in no time. "Slammed" just happens to be one of those.
Genre: New Adult
Series: Slammed #1
Publication: January 5, 2012
Cover Rating: 3/5 Stars
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.
I laughed, I cried, and then I sobbed. Colleen Hoover does an AMAZING job by giving her readers "the feels" and sucking them into Lake and Will's world. The characters, the plot, the poetry, the chemistry... all of it was just... wow. It left me speechless.
Not to mention, THE AVETT BROTHERS!!!! Seriously. If you have never listened to these guys, go. Go right now and check them out. Because their the inspiration for this novel. I love how their music is incorporated and weaved throughout the story. It makes it that much better.
So what are you waiting for?! Go grab you a box of tissues and curl up in bed with
It was great! Worth buying!