Series: Hopeless#1 (standalone)
Author: Colleen Hoover
Genre: NA, Romance
Sometimes discovering the truth can leave you more hopeless than believing the lies…
That’s what seventeen-year-old Sky realizes after she meets Dean Holder. A guy with a reputation that rivals her own and an uncanny ability to invoke feelings in her she’s never had before. He terrifies her and captivates her all in the span of just one encounter, and something about the way he makes her feel sparks buried memories from a past that she wishes could just stay buried.
Sky struggles to keep him at a distance knowing he’s nothing but trouble, but Holder insists on learning everything about her. After finally caving to his unwavering pursuit, Sky soon finds that Holder isn’t at all who he’s been claiming to be. When the secrets he’s been keeping are finally revealed, every single facet of Sky’s life will change forever.
HOPELESS is without a doubt one of the most touching, beautiful love story I have read, words will never do it justice.
This was my first book by Colleen Hoover. I didn’t know what to expect when I decided to read it. I had heard it was good but honestly I never even read a single review. That being said I delved into the story with an open, unbiased mind.
I had to sit back and wait, catch my breath, gather my scrambled emotions and then ask myself, why I hadn’t read this amazing story sooner? I wanted to hit myself across the head.
WOW, just WOW…
This book absolutely blew me away, it had me in a rollercoaster of emotions up and down with grief, deception, anger, love, devotion, HOPE. Basicly every emotion known to man, you will most likely experience it in this book. I found myself needing a few chapter breaks just to come up for air and yet it was almost impossible to put the book down.
“I’ve been looking for you my whole damn life.”
Sky is a strong Heroine. She is smart, witty, determined and forgiving. One of her best qualities was her absolute honesty. The girl had no filter, she speaks what she thinks and I found myself blushing from her word vomits and wishing I had the guts to speak with such freedom.
“Dean Holder? Messy brown hair? Smoldering blue eyes? A temper straight out of Fight Club?”
Holder is absolutely dreamy, he is the definition of devoted. His love for Sky knows no boundaries, he would go to the ends of the Earth and back for her. He is that perfect kind of boyfriend who possesses the amazing ability of knowing exactly what to say at exactly the right moment. I’m not easily swooned, but this Hopeless boy made me feel like a schoolgirl with his amazing words and gestures. Eventually I just gave up trying to keep it together and surrendered, he was simply impossible to resist.
I loved the flashbacks, they were some of the most intense parts of the story giving you hints into the character’s dark and convoluted past, yet I was always left breathless and confused, yearning to know more. This is not an easy read, you will cry, you will laugh and you will feel like a changed person when you reach the end. Still you will LOVE the power of this story, it was as emotional as it was beautiful and of course there is a HEA.
“The sky is always beautiful. Even when it’s dark or rainy or cloudy, it’s still beautiful to look at. It’s my favourite thing because I know if I ever get lost or lonely or scared, I just have to look up and it’ll be there no matter what…and I know it’ll always be beautiful.”
Sky and Holder will forever attached themselves to your heart and they will be immortalize as one of the great couples of literature. Their story has been written in the stars and no amount of obstacles could have kept them apart.
“And once again in my new world full of heartache and lies, this hopeless boy somehow finds a way to make me smile.”
About the Author
# 1 New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Jennifer L. Armentrout Lives in West Virginia.
All the rumors you heard about her state aren’t true.
Well, mostly. When she’s not hard at work writing, she spends her time, reading, working out, watching zombie movies, and pretending to write.
She is the author of the Covenant Series (Spencer Hill Press), the Lux Series (Entangled Teen), Don’t Look Back (Disney/Hyperion) and a yet untitled novel (Disney/Hyperion), and new YA paranormal series with Harlequin Teen.
Jennifer also writes New Adult and Adult romance under the pen name J. Lynn. The Gamble Brothers Series (Tempting the Best Man/Tempting the Player) and Wait for You. Under her pen name, she is published with Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.