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.
Layken and Will have managed to overcome the obstacles that threatened to destroy their love, proving that they are destined for one another. What they are about to learn, however, is that the things that have brought them together may be the very things that ruin their connection forever…
Layken is left second-guessing the relationship whilst Will is jumping over hurdles to prove his love for her. What the young lovers discover about themselves along this journey may change their entire world and the lives of those who depend upon them the most…
The Slammed series were the only books by Colleen Hoover that I had to read, I treated myself after Christmas and bought the series from Colleen’s website, I loved signed books!
I can’t believe I waited so long to read these books, CoHo is one of my favourite authors, Slammed was her very first book. To say I loved it is an understatement, it was incredible, I fell completely in love with this series and these characters, I laughed, cried, screamed and was just in awe of Colleen’s writing.
After the unexpected passing of her dad, Layken or Lake as we come to know her, moves from Texas to Michigan.
She has recently turned 18 and is having to finish her last year of high school in a completely new school without her friends from back home.
Kel, her younger brother is very sweet and funny 9 year old, who I really enjoyed reading about, I was constantly giggling at him and his new friend Caulder.
The day that they move into their new home, they meet some neighbours from across the street.
Will, a handsome guy in his early twenties, who’s the older brother to Caulder who befriends Kel immediately.
The two have recently lost their parents in a car accident, and Will is raising Caulder on his own.
Layken and Will have an instant pull, it is very fast paced, but it is written so well that it doesn’t seem unrealistic. There’s a lot of twists, drama and heartache that pushes the two together.
The plot was brilliant, never ever boring, and it had that CoHo feel that I love so much. There is forbidden love, and a lot of drama and I loved every bit of it.
I found myself smiling, laughing and crying as I read a long, the story goes through a whole host of emotions, which CoHo writes brilliantly.
The second book Point of retreat followed even more of Will and Lakes journey, for such a young couple they go through so much, I loved both books equally, I read them back to back and it honestly just felt like one big book.
These characters are the kind of ones I could read forever! I haven’t gotten around to reading This Girl just yet, but I feel like I will love reading Slammed from Wills POV!