Doing it at: 51%
Catnip: Star Crossed Lovers, Plot Twists, Deep Dark Secret, Sadistic Author, Dual Narrative
Shame Scale: Zero shame, this is one you could give out for Christmas.
Fantasy Cast: Max Irons & Emily Browning
Beloved #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover returns with an unforgettable love story between a writer and his unexpected muse.
Fallon meets Ben, an aspiring novelist, the day before her scheduled cross-country move. Their untimely attraction leads them to spend Fallon’s last day in L.A. together, and her eventful life becomes the creative inspiration Ben has always sought for his novel. Over time and amidst the various relationships and tribulations of their own separate lives, they continue to meet on the same date every year. Until one day Fallon becomes unsure if Ben has been telling her the truth or fabricating a perfect reality for the sake of the ultimate plot twist.
Can Ben’s relationship with Fallon—and simultaneously his novel—be considered a love story if it ends in heartbreak?
Mary: It doesn’t matter what it is, if Colleen Hoover puts something out there, just order it. I’ve preordered some of her books before they even had descriptions posted. Epic romances with original plots, solid twists, and loads of emotion – but with enough quality writing and plot for them to qualify as Books. You’ll probably cry. They’re usually* light on the sex, but there’s enough for her books to not feel like YA nonsense. We even created the CoHo exception on our Scientific and Mathy Ratings Matrix, for when a book is good enough to make us not care that we’re not getting that D. You could recommend them to your 16 year old cousin or your acquaintance mom friend who you don’t want to scare off by revealing how much of a gigantic perv you are.
(*Ugly Love was a delightful exception)
Cleone: Ugly Love continues to be my whole life. Like I can’t even drink orange juice without thinking of Miles. Hoover has a way of sucking in the reader within a few pages, and I’ve read all of her books so quickly that I’ve given them almost immediate rereads so that I could slow down and enjoy the story. Blame it on the twists, blame it on her dreamy leading men and realistic dialog, blame it on my lack of patience. Whatever the reason, her books are addictive. I can’t stop turning pages like I can’t stop eating my kid’s Halloween candy