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 was literally in tears with this book and I learned a lot from it as well. Lake and Will's worlds collide together in more ways than I can even count. Then you throw in Eddie and the rest of their families and friends and it's one laugh after another. But it wasn't just full of laughs but their were tear-jerking moments where I almost burst into tears, which is saying something because I don't know the last time a book brought me to tears. You know it's a good book when your mom sees the tears in your eyes and says I want to read that. (I begrudgingly left my signed copy for her to read.)
I actually learned a ton from this book. I love at the beginning when Lake and her mom are talking about the three questions you have to ask when it comes to love. The slam poems are incredible and The Avett Brothers quotes at the beginning of each chapter are awesome. Everything ties together in the end and I honestly left my parents house in order to come home and jump into book 2 immediately! I can't imagine something like this happening to me but anything is possible and you just have to live life to it's fullest at all times.
Hardships and heartache brought them together…now it will tear them apart.
Layken and Will have proved their love can get them through anything; until someone from Will’s past re-emerges, leaving Layken questioning the very foundation on which their relationship was built. Will is forced to face the ultimate challenge…how to prove his love for a girl who refuses to stop ‘carving pumpkins.’
Oh my...Colleen has gone and made me cry again. So far I think this one is my favorite but I'm still reading This Girl so that may change. The introduction of Sherry, Kiersten and the grandparents were all interesting. The addition of these characters made this story for sure. I mean come on an 11 year old schooling a 20-something year old guy on love it's hilarious. There is also a slight introduction to Will`s past where we meet ex girlfriend Vaughn which brings up a fight.
I can't say more or it could spoil the book for those few that haven't read it yet. I absolutely and without a doubt in my mind recommend this book. I was cracking up or crying my eyes out the whole time I was reading.
5 slamming hearts
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.
Wow best book of the entire series. I enjoyed hearing about the honeymoon and about what happened in the first book from Will 's point of view. It's been a couple weeks and I am still speechless. Wow just wow!