Saturday, June 29, 2013

Review- This Girl by Colleen Hoover

Goodreads Summary:

There are two sides to every love story. Now hear Will’s.

Colleen Hoover’s New York Times bestselling Slammed series has brought countless readers to their knees with a whirlwind of love, passion, and heartache. 

Layken and Will’s love has managed to withstand the toughest of circumstances and the young lovers, now married, are beginning to feel safe and secure in their union. As much as Layken relishes their new life together, she finds herself wanting to know everything there is to know about her husband, even though Will makes it clear he prefers to keep the painful memories of the past where they belong. Still, he can’t resist his wife’s pleas and so he begins to untangle his side of the story, revealing for the first time his most intimate feelings and thoughts, retelling both the good and bad moments, and sharing a few shocking confessions of his own from the time when they first met.

In This Girl, Will tells the story of their complicated relationship from hispoint of view. Their future rests on how well they deal with the past in this final installment of the beloved Slammed series.

Slammed series:


I got schooled this year by three books- three very heart-warming books and one author- one very amazing author. 
It taught me many things about love, life, family and friendship

I could tell you how much I loved Slammed and Point Of Retreat. 

But there's nothing you haven't already heard. 

I could tell you how much I loved This Girl. 

But there's nothing you don't already know. 
When we read books, we meet people. 

People we don't realise we've missed until we go back to them. 

And once we go back to them, they do nothing but bring a smile to our faces. 

 Colleen Hoover's make us believe love happens in the most unexpected yet oddly familiar ways. 
It might be cheesy, it might be cliché, it might be repetitive and it might be the same. 

But if it's done right and if it's loved, then why should she stop? 

It's breathtaking, this book. 

Although I missed the grandparents and wished for more Kel, Caulder, Kiersten, Eddie and Gavin, what it was, was lovely. 

Lake and Will, with their flaws and imperfections, make an amazing couple with their love and care.   

You'd wish for nothing but happiness for them. 

But happiness doesn't come easily because reality comes in the way. 

And when that happens, it only shows you your own path and where your heart lies. 
I can't say much. 

This book was, not surprisingly, very pleasing. 

I hope this atrociously ridiculous attempt at slam (if this can even be called that) shows how much I loved this story of this one girl and that one guy who will remain in my heart for a very long time. 

It's been three butterflyingly beautiful books and one bittersweet journey, full of tears and laughter. 

And now, after that super sweet epilogue, let Lake and Will be happy for as long as they love and live. 



  1. Aww what a great slam Sarika!! :) I'm so happy that you have enjoyed this book more than me. :) Great review girl ;)

    1. Thank you, Tanja! Yeah, I pretty much love anything and everything Colleen writes. :P

  2. OH MY BUTTERFLYING GOODNESS!! This was so good! Loved your review!! 5 STARS!!! Colleen Rocks my socks Sarika you killed it girl!! Nicely done!!

    1. Aw, thank you so much, Ria! I'm so glad you liked the slam and the book. Colleen is indeed amazing! :)

  3. Beautiful Poem, and Amazing Review! I give your review 5 stars! It was so fun, original, and creative! I enjoyed reading every moment of it!

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

    1. Hahaha! Thank you so very much, Lindy! 5 starts for the review coming from you means a lot. ♥

  4. awesome review... I haven't read anything by Colleen but after reading so many great review for her books and praises for her writing for almost 6 months now, I really want to read something by her... I hope I get one her book soon :)

    1. You should definitely check out Colleen's books, Anubha. They're beautiful (all of them). Thank you! :)

  5. Ohhh, Sarika, beautiful review!! Love this. And I love how much of a fangirl you are for Colleen Hoover! She definitely sounds talented! I love realistic books and bittersweet books - when the journey is hard, but the result is beautiful - and it sounds like this was accomplished perfectly with her books. You've definitely convinced me - I need to check out her books sometime!!

    1. Aw, thank you so much, Aylee! Yes, I love Colleen's books and you must check them out sometime. You won't regret it and you'll love it. :)

  6. Hahaha! Oh my God, thank you so much, Aman! I'm so happy you like my attempt at slam. :)

  7. I've been wanting to start this series since forever. I just keep forgetting. *Rolls eyes* I read Hopeless, her latest novel, and I think Colleen Hoover is an amazing writer. She definitely makes for an awesome read! I'm really glad you liked this one, I'm going to have to bump this one up on my to-read this. Great review!

    Ana @ Characterized Book Reviews

    1. Oh Anastasia, you must read the Slammed series. They're really good! And Hopeless series is incredible. Colleen truly is amazing. Thank you! :)

  8. That was amazing!!! I love your review/slam poetry!


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