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 got schooled this year
boy.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 .”
I enjoyed this book. I liked the concept for it and I really loved Colleen Hoover’s writing style. Her writing is enjoyable and easy to get in to. I found it easy to sympathize with the characters and I really enjoyed Layken as a main character. What I didn’t like, was the lack of emotional and romantic scenes throughout. I felt like Layken and Will’s relationship was an insta-love kind of thing and I wasn’t feeling a strong emotional attachment. I wish Colleen Hoover could have given more romantic scenes, especially towards the beginning, between Layken and Will. While I enjoyed most of it, some portions were kind of slow and I wish Colleen could have picked up the pace a little bit. This book also felt like a stand alone which confused me considering there are two more books after it. I don’t know if I will be continuing or not quite yet.