Book Review – This Girl by Colleen Hoover

by Maryse on May 6, 2013 · 543 comments

in Colleen Hoover, My Book Reviews

No real spoilers below, but if you haven’t yet read “Slammed” and “Point of Retreat” I must insist that you read those FABULOUS 5-star books, and then… top it all off with THIS book. It’s the cherry on top.

<—- This Girl… THIS book completes me. Or at least, it completes my love for this series which is pretty close to the same thing. ;) There was so much to “This Girl” that, emotionally, left me speechless.

As I told my friend Kirsten…

Kirsten: “I’m sure you’ve read, and I was really so happy with this one. Now I need to know… I’m a crybaby… did you choke up with that last slam?”

Maryse: The darn book was so good it’s as if I have no words.

I read so many parts through happy (and sometimes grief-stricken) tear-filled eyes. No, I didn’t sob like I did in Slammed, ’cause I wasn’t Layken and I didn’t have to 100% go through her pain again, (maybe just a bit via Will’s eyes)…

I’ll take her burdens, should there be any more, and I’ll be able to carry them for her.  It’s all I’ve wanted to do for this girl since the moment I first laid eyes on her.

… but “This Girl” filled my heart. It was simply brimming with love and emotional gratification. It served to enrich an already deep, poignant (yet lighthearted) love story that I thought was already perfect, and brings it around full circle. While it is a “revisiting” of the key moments in “Slammed” it does it through Will’s perspective, and allows us into his emotional turmoil as his sense of moral and loyal “duty” battle his internal urges, and what he truly wants.

It still managed to surprise me, even though I already knew just how clever Colleen Hoover was. She reaches deep, and her characters are so wonderfully human but she always packs a punch that makes you go… Ohhhh WOW. I thought I “got it” but this revelation makes it even that much more meaningful. It all makes sense now (even though it already did).

 Alicia: LOVED This Girl. It was perfect! In my opinion, Colleen Hoover can do no wrong.

I agree, Alicia.

It meant everything to live “Slammed” through Will’s eyes. To experience his heartache with him as he suffers through a tragedy…

I rolled onto my knees my elbows buried in the grass, and I completely lost it. Sounds came from deep within me that I didn’t even know I was capable of. I cried harder than I ever cried before…

sidenote: for some reason… I KNOW this emotion. This… tormented sound from deep. The detail. So rich and precisely right.

… and I beamed with him as he became smitten with his new pretty neighbor.

And that’s when it happens…the most beautiful sound in the world.  Sure, the song is beautiful.  All Avett Brothers songs are beautiful.  But the sound I’m hearing is the sound of commonality.  The sound of similarity.  The sound of my favorite band that I’ve been listening to non-stop for two years…coming from her speakers.

What are the chances?

And I experienced his shock when he realized the happiness he’d finally found again was forcibly out of his reach.

Oh, sh!t. What the hell have I done?

I take a step back against the wall, attempting to give myself space to think.  Space to breathe.

“Lake, no…” I say.  I hand her back the schedule without even looking at it.  There’s no need to look at it.  I know exactly where her “stupid elective” is.  I can’t seem to process a coherent thought while looking at her, so I turn around and clasp my hands behind my head.

I internalized his pain, and his very-human thoughts (and reactions) despite  his outward appearances. ‘Cause while he may make the logical and “right” choices, inside he’s absolutely seething. Agonizing.

I want so bad to push the thought out of my head that this is the last time I’m going to hold her like this—but I know it’s true.  I know once we separate, it’s over.  There’s no way I can continue to be around her with the way she consumes my every thought.  I know, deep down, that this is goodbye.

And now… if you ask me (and a few others ;) ), Will is officially… the PERFECT man.

Yvette: Omg Im loving This Girl!!! **sigh** Will!!!!!!

Melissa: Me too…This guy Will~sigh! Best book bf ever!!!

The perfect hero, and he has become even more so knowing what was truly going on in his head. Knowing that despite his very righteous decisions, in reality, he had very human thoughts and resentments.

I can’t let go of her hand and I can’t stop looking into her eyes. In this moment, absolutely nothing is happening, but then again everything is happening. Every single second I silently look at her, holding on to her hand, erases days of willpower and determination I spent keeping my distance. Every ounce of energy I’ve put into doing the right thing has all been in vain.

Beautifully detailed as we explore a present conversation between two integral characters as they reflect on the delights and hardships of the past. I’ve done it before… in a cozy cuddle-chat. I’ve taken that stroll down memory lane, remembering important events, and asking for that special someone’s “take” on that same moment. I’ve had this conversation before, and for the author to explore a “POV” companion novel in this way was simply… ingenious. Poetic. Written by a true artist. And with all of that “amazing” the best part of it, is that it was genuine.

And then… a look into the near future. *sigh* Will’s connection to Layken is second to none, but his connection to Julia made my eyes well with tears. I’ve said it before, an I’ll say it again. An ending can truly take a book to that next level. And this one did. THIS had one of those endings that took a really good read into “Wow!! PERFECT” territory, for me.

It left me… serene.

Sadie: Colleen Hoover is SO GOOD! If any of your 21k followers havent read the Slammed series, get on it! This Girl was a lovely companion to the other books (Will is just…!!!) and provided a satisfying ending to the series. :)

Jamie: Maryse, as much as you loved the Slammed books, you should read This Girl! It was my favorite one.

Jillian: LOVED it!!!! Her writing and characters are top notch!

Lou: This Girl…Swoon for Will Cooper!!! Loved it, was just what I was hoping for.

5 stars!
UPDATE: So cool to wake up to this —> Colleen Hoover is having a giveaway on my review of “This Girl” (comment, to enter):
She says: ”Oh, this woman! I’m going to give away five signed copies of the entire SLAMMED series to random commenters on her blog review. Picking winners later this week, so go comment.”
P.S. Thank you to the publisher for this review copy.

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Patty May 6, 2013 at 4:50 PM

I have to agree….though I did love it I wanted more…more of their life after the marriage. I sill loved them, cried for them, not as much angst though. I did enjoy the neighbors kid, she made me laugh in POT.. but they really didn’t mention her either. Still loved the story and especially the poems..

Nicky May 6, 2013 at 4:55 PM

Yup. Exactly. There have been a lot of his POV novels coming out and a lot have missed the mark. But with Colleen, I had no fear, I knew she would take care of us, and she did. It was te perfect blend of reliving scenes that moved us in Slammed, and giving us new scenes, so it felt new. Loved it! I think Amazon needs an ‘auto download for anything by Colleen’ button!

Nicole P May 6, 2013 at 4:57 PM

OMG, this book was absolutely perfect. I could not put it down. The first two books were amazing. However, reading the story through Will’s POV, OMG, such powerful emotions. I give this series 10+ stars.

Lia May 6, 2013 at 5:17 PM

Finished to read A Chance in Time by Ruth Ann Nordin enjoy it, light read, good after a heave one… you need to try it… Noah (5th street # 1) by Elisabeth Reyes is a good one.

LucyLou May 6, 2013 at 6:36 PM

I loved it too. Great Review Maryse!

Anna May 6, 2013 at 7:33 PM

It was so wonderful to spend more time with Will and Lake. I love them sooo much!

Mira Garland May 6, 2013 at 11:29 PM

I love all of her work she is truely amazing!

Trisha R. May 6, 2013 at 11:29 PM

Loved THIS GIRL!!!!!!!! Fell more in love with Will Cooper than before, he is soooo amazing!! Awesome review Maryse!!

Amber May 6, 2013 at 11:31 PM

Just started the series and LOVING it!!!

Janeane Debenham May 6, 2013 at 11:31 PM

Man, I have been reading great reviews about this series, but I haven’t had the time to get round to them. I will try and get started this week!!

michelle A - Novels On The Run May 6, 2013 at 11:31 PM

I haven’t read it yet, so I skimmed your review. I have fingers crossed Aussie publisher comes through for me……haven’t heard anything. EEEeeEEeeeeeppppp, which isn’t a good sign, lol!! I know it will be AMAZING! A CH book is a sure thing in my book:)

Michelle

Dawn Ramkissoon May 6, 2013 at 11:31 PM

Awesome review!! Can’t wait to read it!! Trying to finish my current book quickly so I can order THIS GIRL!!

Tess May 6, 2013 at 11:32 PM

This Girl was the perfect ending to the Slammed Series. I LOVED IT!!!

Laura Chenelia May 6, 2013 at 11:32 PM

LOVED, LOVED, LOVED it!!!!!!!!!
I found myself totally drawn in to these characters AGAIN. Colleen Hoover is a Master at what she does.
I was bawling AGAIN as I was in the first two.
Excellent job. I will re-read this series again one day, and I recommend it to everyone I know! Thank you Colleen for bringing Will and Lake and everyone else into my life. <3
And thank you Maryse for always steering me in the right direction!!!

SheriV May 6, 2013 at 11:32 PM

Sounds like a great read. I think I need to read this. :)

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Stephanie Johnson May 6, 2013 at 11:32 PM

This series, by far, is the best series I have ever read! I told Colleen recently how I was able to “see” the story play out in my mind because her writing is so butterflying amazing! Will & Lake are two of my favorite book characters, hands down!

lyndsie nightingale May 6, 2013 at 11:32 PM

This is my FAVORITE series!! Colleen Hoover is just pure awesomeness. I loved This Girl and thought she wrapped it up very nice but I still want more lol :) a girl can only dream!

Victoria May 6, 2013 at 11:33 PM

Absolutely love these books and cant wait to read this girl.

Lucy May 6, 2013 at 11:33 PM

Can’t wait to read this one! Even more after reading your 5-star review. I’m a big fan of the series- glad to hear This Girl delivers such an awesome conclusion :)

Amy May 6, 2013 at 11:33 PM

Fantastic Review!! This series will forever be in my top favorites of all time! Slammed was the very first Indie book I read. :)

Elizabeth Quinones May 6, 2013 at 11:33 PM

I love you Colleen Hoover!!!!

Alana May 6, 2013 at 11:33 PM

This Girl is my favourite of the 3. ♥d it and found it more mature than the 1st two (which were still great). Can’t wait for the next Hopeless edition and hoping many more books to come from Collen Hoover!

Anne May 6, 2013 at 11:33 PM

Exactly what I needed after Slammed and Point of retreat :) )
I have to agree. Will is definitely the perfect book boyfriend :)
And the emotions from Will’s POV were really powerful ;) ))
Two thumbs up!!

Pauline a. May 6, 2013 at 11:34 PM

Amazing review maryse! Indeed all of Colleen’s books are awesome.

Sarah Underwood May 6, 2013 at 11:34 PM

This was truly butterflying amazing!! I was totally in love with Will, but OMG i fell in love with him even more after reading this book. Colleen totally rocks my socks off, she is just brilliant!!! Suck and Sweet is our new thing in our household!!!!
Awesome review Maryse :)

Florianne May 6, 2013 at 11:34 PM

I LOVE LOVE LOVE Colleen Hoover!!! Her books are AMAZEBALLS!!!
; P

Susana Uribe May 6, 2013 at 11:34 PM

The review was amazing… one of the best of this girl I have read. I also loved this part of the book

“I want so bad to push the thought out of my head that this is the last time I’m going to hold her like this—but I know it’s true. I know once we separate, it’s over. There’s no way I can continue to be around her with the way she consumes my every thought. I know, deep down, that this is goodbye.”

This girl was an emotional journey for me, sure slammed and POR were emotional but when a male character tells the history it rips my hear out… Male hcaracters aren’t very emotional so this book was perfect and of course Will is perfect

Great review!

San May 6, 2013 at 11:34 PM

Colleen is amazing!! Will Cooper really knows how to make a girl swoon. Thanks for a great review!

Holly May 6, 2013 at 11:34 PM

This Girl was a perfect end to this series! I fell more in love with Will and Lake will always have a special place in my heart as will this series. I finished it Saturday night and I’m still thinking back to it. One of the best series I’ve ever read.

Karen H May 6, 2013 at 11:34 PM

I have This Girl downloaded but, honestly, I’m stalling. I know that I will devour it and I hate the thought of being done with the series.

Megan Stietz May 6, 2013 at 11:35 PM

I really want to read this series!!

Jennifer Owens May 6, 2013 at 11:35 PM

Havent had a chance to read this yet but sounds great and I am loving the reviews on it. It is definately on my tbr list

Tiffany Audette May 6, 2013 at 11:35 PM

I love this series.

Stephanie May 6, 2013 at 11:35 PM

I LOVE Will and Lake!!! Never wasted time when reading about them!!! ;)

Nadia Hassan May 6, 2013 at 11:36 PM

Wow what an amazing review! I haven’t read it yet, I really want to but I’m soo behind my on my review pile :/ I cant wait to read it though, I love Colleen and her books :)

Michelle Levy May 6, 2013 at 11:36 PM

Love Colleen Hoover. Love Slammed. Love Will!!!

Jessica Calte May 6, 2013 at 11:36 PM

What can I say? When I first started reading slammed I didn’t know what I was getting myself into but my god that was one of the best books I’ve read ever. Not only did it teach me more on music and poetry, I learned something about myself I didn’t really understand until I read the slammed series :)

Dyann May 6, 2013 at 11:36 PM

I loved This Girl!! Colleen Hoover is flawless! This is easily one of my favorite series.

Katie P May 6, 2013 at 11:36 PM

This book along with the whole series is amazing. I’m so glad I’ve discovered them and Colleen Hoover. What a great author.

Samantha May 6, 2013 at 11:36 PM

This series will always be my all time favorite. Everyone says 50 Shades is what started their reading experience. Well Slammed was my starter. I have gotten almost all of my friends and co-workers to read this series. I have yet to hear one bad word about them. I love love love this series! Thanks to Colleen Hoover for making me LOVE reading again.

Christine G. May 6, 2013 at 11:37 PM

I haven’t read the last book. But it’s in the top list of my to be read books.

Christina Bodden May 6, 2013 at 11:37 PM

Loved the review! It was amazing and in depth and so… RIGHT! I have yet to read THIS GIRL but when I do, I hope I will (and I know I will) feel all of those indepth-swonworthy-sighing-gooieness that you have experienced

Thank you!

Amy May 6, 2013 at 11:37 PM

Loved This Girl!!! All 3 books are amazing!! The
Last Poem was beautiful… I cried my eyes out!!!

Carole May 6, 2013 at 11:37 PM

I just got this one (gotta love pay days) and cannot wait to get started. I have heard so many great reviews on it!

Jenni May 6, 2013 at 11:37 PM

This story is one I will keep close to my heart always!! I love how Will saw things and it added a whole new dimension to a story that you thought you already knew LOVE Colleen she takes me away from my crazy life when I need an escape one chapter at a time!!!

Jackie May 6, 2013 at 11:37 PM

Loved Loved Loved this series!!! Bought them for my beautiful Momma & made her read them ASAP too!!!
Thank you Colleen for such a BEAUTIFUL story!! ♥

Laurice Villarino May 6, 2013 at 11:37 PM

I can still remember the time I urged my friends to read both Slammed and Point of Retreat, and in return, them urging their own circle of friends to read both books! It was wildfire! And now…here’s THIS GIRL. Good things come to those who wait. ;) Thanks Colleen for a wonderful journey! And thanks to you Maryse! I couldn’t have said it better. :)

Abi Fear May 6, 2013 at 11:37 PM

I love Will & Lake! I was so happy to have more time with them. Great review! :-D

Kari May 6, 2013 at 11:38 PM

I love the Slammed series! This Girl is amazing! I love the view through Will. Love all of Colleen Hoover’s books!!

i*Heart*BigBooks May 6, 2013 at 11:38 PM

wonderful review! I love love love that Colleen Hoover!! =)

Sharon Tyson May 6, 2013 at 11:39 PM

Two of my absolute favorite book characters ever! I don’t think it’s possible to not love anything Colleen Hoover writes. Amazing writer.

Tracy C May 6, 2013 at 11:39 PM

I loved this series. It was actually my first YA that lead me into an intense book addiction that sometimes leaves me wanting because not many authors can meet up to the standards of ms. Colleen Hoover I look forward to reading the series again consecutively in a new order. Love love CH books!

Stephanie Gibson May 6, 2013 at 11:39 PM

LOVED Slammed and Point of Retreat and I cannot wait to read This Girl!!!! Colleen is awesome! <3

Lisa May 6, 2013 at 11:39 PM

I loved the review and This Girl is amazing! All of Collen’s books are.I can’t get enough!

Michelle D May 6, 2013 at 11:39 PM

I butterflying love this series. I was so excited for This Girl, but now after reading it… I wish I didn’t because I just want more, more and more!

Reading Will’s pov… He really is the perfect character. Everyone needs a Will in their life!!!

Kat May 6, 2013 at 11:40 PM

Loved all of her books!! Colleen is pure awesomeness!! Unfortunately I am addicted and jonesin like some kind of crack addict for more haha!! If you haven’t read her books then go read them now!! No seriously, stop reading my comment and go! I need more of my kind of people with good book taste in the world;)

Toni Winkler May 6, 2013 at 11:40 PM

Have the first two in this series. Can’t wait to get the third. Love Colleen Hoover!

Alyssa Dones May 6, 2013 at 11:40 PM

OMG I am so reading this.

Alyssa Dones May 6, 2013 at 11:41 PM

How in the hell did I not know that there was a book 3??? My life is officially complete.

Cathy Lu May 6, 2013 at 11:41 PM

I read all of her books and they each only took me ONE day! I love the series, and I’m going to miss Will and Lake SO MUCH! <3

ivyvm May 6, 2013 at 11:41 PM

My best friend keeps on gushing me to read this series. Every time we’re out lately her stories is all about this Will Cooper and his poems. I know she is biased because she writes poem herself. Anyway, I hope to find a copies soon to read, just to check those poems my best friend keep mentioning about and so I can relate too with her babbling.

Blanca Alamillo May 6, 2013 at 11:42 PM

It is simply amazing what Colleen has accomplished with this series. I absolutely love the fact that my 18 year old is excited about reading again. She was so happy when I told her that Colleen was adding another book to the Will and Lake story. Can’t wait to see what comes next. :)

Ana Kristina Rabacca May 6, 2013 at 11:42 PM

i never expected that this girl will bring some butterflying “fresh” story for us. i mean slammed and point of retreat is awesome already but oh my gosh colleen just made reading this book sweet with all those will thoughts…..it just sucks Will is not real….. lol i just wish i have my own will and i can be his lake every single day for the rest of my life :)

Regiena Pascual May 6, 2013 at 11:42 PM

loved “This Girl”!!!! I’m sad the series is over, but I am looking forward for “Losing Hope”!!! Colleen Hoover, please continue writing awesome books!!!

Renee May 6, 2013 at 11:43 PM

<3 <3 <3 'd this series!!!

melissa May 6, 2013 at 11:43 PM

What you just said.
Colleen Hoover is my favorite author and she ended the series perfectly. Will Cooper <3.

Ashley MacDermott May 6, 2013 at 11:44 PM

I love her work ;)

Shannon heayley May 6, 2013 at 11:44 PM

She never disappoints . I cried so much and was so happy at the same time. I know this series is going to be read over and over again ! I might stray slammed again tomorrow !

Jennifer Rivera May 6, 2013 at 11:44 PM

Absolutely loved the whole series. Colleen Hoover’s writing is outstanding and captivated me. Loved the emotions she brought out in me

Cristina May 6, 2013 at 11:44 PM

I really, really, love this series. I have not read This Girl yet, because I’m afraid of ending it. I want to savor it for as long as I can. Of course, I would love to hear Will’s side of the story, but I think I need to read it morsel by morsel. I’m so happy this book is getting great reviews.

Julie Hill May 6, 2013 at 11:44 PM

Love these books. Love them. Love Will. Love Will. Love Will. Love Will. Butterflying LOVE. <3

Sandra Cortez May 6, 2013 at 11:44 PM

40% and loving! Colleen Hoover is butterflying brilliant!

Natalie May 6, 2013 at 11:44 PM

Loves seeing all of these final thoughts, feelings and the POV from Will. He has a purity to his spirit that I adore and I love the way Colleen writes his character, Lake, and their love for each other. It’s very true :)

Dana May 6, 2013 at 11:45 PM

Book club reading and patenting has kept me from reading This Girl yet, after reading your review I realize I need to make the time! I didn’t realize how much I missed Will and Lake!

Cathy Lu May 6, 2013 at 11:45 PM

I LOVE the series, and This Girl was the perfect ending. Going to miss Will and Lake so butterflying much! <3

Ivette O May 6, 2013 at 11:45 PM

I’m still reading it because I don´t want it to end!

Katie Cary May 6, 2013 at 11:46 PM

Awesome review!!! Can’t wait to read this! Loved Slammed and Point of Retreat!

Gloria Landavazo May 6, 2013 at 11:46 PM

I absolutely loved this entire series but This Girl made me fall in love all over again. I can only hope that my husband has some of that deep soul wrenching love for me as Will does for Lake I cried, and laughed in the same breath during this book. I think my husband thought I was going crazy! In a way I kinda was!! Great Job Colleen you did it again!!!

Lorah Derryberry May 6, 2013 at 11:46 PM

I Butterflying love Colleen Hoover.. I love Will and Lake and everyone! These books are amazing!

Brittany Gallegos May 6, 2013 at 11:46 PM

These books are so amazing.. I havent gotten around to reading this.girl yet.

Melissa I. May 6, 2013 at 11:47 PM

I absolutely LOVE Colleen and all things Colleen!! She.is.amazing!!

Fawn Zele May 6, 2013 at 11:47 PM

I cant wait to get started on this book. It is next on my list!

Ann May 6, 2013 at 11:47 PM

Colleen Hoover is FREAKING AWESOME! I’ll read anything she’ll ever write :)

Neveen May 6, 2013 at 11:47 PM

I’ve heard such great things about this series….I really need to read it ASAP!

Katie Budeshefksy May 6, 2013 at 11:47 PM

I read Slammed and Point of Retreat after reading Hopeless and falling in love with Colleen Hoover’s writing. The Slammed series took me on an emotional roller coaster. I have never cried and laughed so much in a book! She’s amazing and the way she portrays this love story leaves me speechless! I finished This Girl today and I have been telling everyone I know that they need to read this series. I’m totally in love and jealous of Lake and Will’s relationship. It’s butterflying amazing!!!

katrina whittaker May 6, 2013 at 11:48 PM

Havent yet read this as we are waiting for paperbacks to arrive. But such a wonderful review – and I cant wait to read it..

Colleen certainly knows how to draw the reader into the world that he has so vividl created. Thanks for the great giveaway ! kat

Jackie May 6, 2013 at 11:48 PM

I love Colleen Hoover. She is awesome and I really can’t wait to read This Girl! Gotta love Will

Lisa H May 6, 2013 at 11:48 PM

I have yet to read this one… I cant wait much longer!!!! Especially with reviews like this one :)

Kim Doe May 6, 2013 at 11:48 PM

Slammed and POR were the first books I read on my kindle. I haven’t yet read This Girl, coz I can’t afford it at the moment but can’t wait too and would love this set in paperback.

Tre May 6, 2013 at 11:49 PM

Will Cooper is butterflying bemazing!

Danielle May 6, 2013 at 11:49 PM

I’ve downloaded it now, I’m a huge fan of the first two, but get lost in these books. I sure hope the I can “stay calm and keep reading!” They are my all time favorite book couple, so I’m hoping not to be an emotional wreck after reading!! EEK!

Jessica @ Just a Booklover May 6, 2013 at 11:49 PM

I. LOVE. THIS. REVIEW. It makes me even more excited to read this book myself! Goodness. I legit cannot wait now. Also, y’all are funny.

That is all.

Oh wait. I lied. One more thing: COLLEEN HOOVER IS FANTASTIC.

Okay. Now that is all.

WAIT. Accidentally lied again. I BUTTERFLYING LOVE THIS SERIES/WILL/OMGOMGOMG I HAVE NO WORDS.

Okay. I’m seriously for this time. Thanks for putting up with the Greek out this review caused. Keep up the good work! :)

<3Jessica(:

Marlene May 6, 2013 at 11:51 PM

I Love this series!! Its just soooo good!!!!

Michelle Earle-Stone May 6, 2013 at 11:51 PM

I love this series and its characters so much! College boho we is a fantastic writer and this review is awesome! :)

Aleksandra May 6, 2013 at 11:51 PM

Couldn’t agree more with the review! Can’t believe we won’t hear anymore from Will and Layken :( I already miss them. This is definity one of the best series!

Alexandria May 6, 2013 at 11:51 PM

Great review! Can’t wait to read this book!

Stephanie Belgarde May 6, 2013 at 11:52 PM

Great review! I thought it was the perfect ending to Will and Layken’s story!

Julie B. May 6, 2013 at 11:53 PM

The Slammed series is one of my all time favorite series. I cannot believe it’s over, but I love that I can always re-read them! Love your review!!!

Steffani May 6, 2013 at 11:53 PM

I fell in love with the first two books, and I loved falling in love with the characters all over again. This Girl was a brilliant addition to the series. I am sad that it’s over, but happy the way it ended. Will… *girly sigh*

Nikki Larazo May 6, 2013 at 11:53 PM

God! This series is one of the best series – ever! – that graced my bookworm life! OH. MY. GOD. I am so happy Colleen Hoover lived in my lifetime! Like seriously! ;)

candice casasnovas May 6, 2013 at 11:54 PM

Exactly what i needed to end this series… hoover is a literary genius who embeds these characters into your heart forever… i have fallen in love with everything she writes and each book has changed my like… will And lake will be missed

Angel Beroin May 6, 2013 at 11:54 PM

I loooove looooove LOOOOOOOOOVE This Girl and the entire Slammed Series!! This Girl is such a beautiful way to end the series.. So butterflyin’ perfect!!! Just when you thought you couldn’t fall in love more with Will Cooper, you’ll just find yourself even more deeper in love with him!!

Sarah May 6, 2013 at 11:55 PM

Colleen Hoover has a gift! So puts the emotion into the story with amazing characters. She writes real life and love. This Girl was the PERFECT ending to Lake and Will’s story. I read all 3 books within 20 hours of beginning the first book! I loved the entire series and Colleen has become one of my favs already! 10 outta 10 for me, it was butterflying amazing!

Lissamm May 6, 2013 at 11:56 PM

I never doubt anything written by Colleen Hoover. She’s a great writer who has the power to easily pull our emotional heartstrings. The Slammed Series is one of my favorite stories and although I wished that This Girl showed alot more about their future, I was still happy to relieve Layken and Will’s journey of love and self growth.

Layken and Will truly deserved their HEA and finding their “final piece” especially after all the grief and hardships they have gone through

Delia Nuno May 6, 2013 at 11:56 PM

I have read all of Colleen Hoovers books. I butterfly-ing love them! I laughed, cried, I was left feeling raw with emotion in hopeless. But I wouldn’t have it any other way. I can’t wait to read This Girl.

Diana Doan May 6, 2013 at 11:57 PM

I love this series!! I mean, I was already loving it at the end of Point of Retreat, but This Girl….wow! There really isn’t a way for me to express how much enjoyed it. I love Colleen Hoover’s novels. <3 Lake & Will

Michelle May 6, 2013 at 11:57 PM

Just recently found out about Colleen and her fantabulous writing skills when I read Hopeless. Excited to hear that the Slammed series is just as amazing! I know what I am buying next payday. Lol

aila May 6, 2013 at 11:57 PM

one of my favorite series indeed!! love, love, LOVE indeed!!

alycia May 6, 2013 at 11:58 PM

Your review is amazing!! I couldn’t agree more! :) Colleen is absolutely brilliant, an amazing author! I butterflying live her :)

Bee May 6, 2013 at 11:58 PM

Have not yet read the series- putting it at the top of my list!

Veronica May 6, 2013 at 11:58 PM

Hi! I must admit that I haven’t read the slammed series but after reading your 3 reviews I will have to start! Can’t wait to meet will! Although if he is anything like Holder from Hoppless I am gonna love him!

Meghan Mack May 6, 2013 at 11:59 PM

Everyone keeps telling me I HAVE to read this series and reading your review, I am thinking they are right. They are definitely on my TBR!!

Leah Smith May 7, 2013 at 12:01 AM

Oh my goodness! I’m not usually a person that likes to read a whole book entirely devoted to the retelling of a book that’s already been written from the male characters POV, but the way Colleen Hoover put this book together made it AMAZING… I loved reading Will’s POV on key scenes and I loved how she added things in! It was perfect! Thank you Colleen for an epic conclusion to this breathtaking trilogy! I loved it!!!! <3

Gina May 7, 2013 at 12:01 AM

I never thought of myself as a stalker. But since I’ve read The Slammed series.. I want to know what Colleen is doing, writing and thinking! I absolutely love everything she writes! Thank you Ms. Colleen for giving us great books that we can actually share with our daughters.

Priscilla May 7, 2013 at 12:01 AM

I really want to read This Girl… so far I’ve read Slammed and Hopeless from Colleen Hoover…

Slammed was really really a good read for me and Will is just too cool :)

Lindsay DeRosa May 7, 2013 at 12:01 AM

10 butterflying stars!!!! I do not have words for how much I love this whole series. But”This Girl” by far was my favorite. I want a Will Cooper!!! Getting to revisit everything from Will’s point of view was amazing, because it did make everything a little bit clearer. I am hoping/wishing/praying that one day the enormously talented Colleen Hoover will revisit Will and Lake and see how they are doing along with the boys!

Maria G May 7, 2013 at 12:02 AM

This series is just amazing. Just…freakin…amazing!!! <3

Janet Watts May 7, 2013 at 12:03 AM

WILL IS PERFECT! This series is perfect! Can’t say enough good things about it or Colleen!

Sarah Lowery May 7, 2013 at 12:03 AM

I have never left a review anywhere ever before reading Slammed. I absolutely loved all three of the these books so much that I had to leave a review! The story throughout the series was just so incredible and real! I loved every part of them, the happy and the sad parts! Will and Lake are my favorite book couple ever! Love the books, Love Colleen Hoover’s writing, just Love

Allison Potter May 7, 2013 at 12:03 AM

Colleen Hoover is one of my all time favorite authors. All of her books are so well written, they take me on a journey that I never want to leave!

Kara Hensley May 7, 2013 at 12:03 AM

Will and Lake…the whole crew has left me speechless. I bawled ugly freaking tears more times than I can count. Julia, oh Julia–her words get me every time-every damn time!! In my therapy office I have a quote I made up and put it on canvas (3 years ago) that says “Putting Together the Pieces” and the kids I see then decorate puzzle pieces and link them with other puzzle pieces kids have already made that are taped to my wall. So when I read Will’s final piece–I couldn’t breathe, I had to read it three times to be able to see what I was reading and fully process it. Will was talking to his daughter, but that poem speaks to all of our lives & it was perfect. Beautiful. The. Whole. Piece/Book. Colleen-you’re a star shining so bright. You make us think, and question, and dig soul deep because there’s meaning in every sentence you give us. Thank you!!

Sara Arcuri May 7, 2013 at 12:04 AM

Everything Colleen writes is amazing!! I’m can not wait to read “This Girl”!!! :)

Megan Huffman May 7, 2013 at 12:06 AM

I loved this series so very much. It is absolutely one of my top 5 for sure! Will and Layken are such a beautiful couple and even though their lives have had a lot of turmoil they have so much beauty within themselves. I loved everything about this series and was unable to put any of these books down. Fan-flippin-tastic!

Amanda Elwood May 7, 2013 at 12:06 AM

I love Slammed… Point of Retreat and This Girl. Love Will Love Lake, Love Kel and Caulder…. so sad their story is over. I cant wait for Losing Hope. I Hopelessly love you Colleen. You are my sweet of the YEAR

Veronica M May 7, 2013 at 12:07 AM

This is the first time I’m on your site and I absolutely LOVE your review! The quotes you chose seem so poignant and ugh! I just cannot believe I have not read this yet. Sweet review! and I’ll definitely be coming back for more! :)

Marla Mei Lim May 7, 2013 at 12:08 AM

Perfect ending to a perfect book series by an amazingly perfect author.

I’m rating this book a freakishly 5 butterflying stars!!!! Thank you Colleen Hoover for this wonderfully inspiring book! I couldn’t ask for a much more perfect ending for the already flawless book series than this.

I’m truly grateful that I got to read this book and had myself become immensely into poetry. I’ve never loved poetry as much as I do now.

Thank you, Colleen.

Ashley May 7, 2013 at 12:08 AM

Definitely interested in reading this book. Interested in seeing how everything played out for Will.

Stacey May 7, 2013 at 12:09 AM

This book was incredible. I cried with Will and loved him so much.

Miks May 7, 2013 at 12:09 AM

i love Colleen Hoover. she’s awesome! i will definitely keep reading all of her books from now on! Slammed series is just SO GOOD!! i cant wait to read “HOPELESS”!!!

Holly U May 7, 2013 at 12:09 AM

I haven’t been able to read this series yet, but I’ve been wanting to! I absolutely loved Hopeless! And I cannot wait to read Losing Hope. Anxiously counting down the days till its release date. :) I really want to read this series, as I just KNOW I will love it.

ili cain May 7, 2013 at 12:10 AM

The entire Slammed series has taken my soul on the roller-coaster of a lifetime. After reading Slammed and then POR, I fel as if these characters are squatting in my heart. They made me cry, made me scream out loud, toss my most precious possession (my Kindle), and clap for joy once their forever after was happy indeed. Will Cooper became everything that a book Hero should be, and yet what we keep straying so far from. Everything kind, gentle, adoring… he IS my definition of swoon. Soooo, when I read This Girl (as if possible), I realized that that roller-coaster that I told you my soul went through, was not nearly done. Oh no!! Apparently, I had failed to realize that it was on one of those stops that teases you into thinking its over only to drop you all over again before its final halt. What Colleen Hoover did to humanize these characters is simply magic! I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, she has the gift to type up stories that play out like IMAX 3D movies in our minds and in our hearts!

Bianca May 7, 2013 at 12:11 AM

All I can say is that it was butterflying perfect – any more words get lost.. SO.MUCH.EMOTION GAHHH!

Chryselle Gustilo May 7, 2013 at 12:11 AM

Ugh your review makes me want to read it already but I want to wait for the paperbacks! Lovely review! And I love love love Colleen Hoover. She’s an amazing writer who makes her readers feel things. Great things. <3

Boots Reyes May 7, 2013 at 12:11 AM

Who would’ve thought of what’s in Will Cooper’s mind all along. Especially his thoughts on Layken like kissing the hell out of her. ~Swooned. Pick me!

Stephanie R. May 7, 2013 at 12:11 AM

I am so excited to read this!! I already know it’s going to tear at my heartstrings!! Better store up on my tissues!

Holley May 7, 2013 at 12:11 AM

I just finished this book today. It was a perfect ending to the series and made me love it even more.

Michelle May 7, 2013 at 12:12 AM

I absolutely LOVE everything Colleen Hoover writes! She’s brilliant!

Kelly May 7, 2013 at 12:13 AM

Gotta read this book ASAP!

Kelly May 7, 2013 at 12:14 AM

Gotta read this one ASAP.

Kin May 7, 2013 at 12:15 AM

I’ve been holding off on buying the book because I know I’ll fail my midterms since I’ll start reading it nonstop! But omg this review…makes me want to ditch studying and buy it already! Can Will magically appear into my life already?

Sarah May 7, 2013 at 12:15 AM

Great series ……must read

Shana May 7, 2013 at 12:15 AM

I butterflying LOVE this series! Colleen Hoover is amazing!

Brandee V. May 7, 2013 at 12:16 AM

Can’t wait to read This Girl – big Colleen Fan!

Nina May 7, 2013 at 12:16 AM

I couldn’t agree with you more. Will is totally officially the PERFECT man. Ever. What a great review, Maryse! ❤

Rachel May 7, 2013 at 12:17 AM

AHHH!! Such a great ending to this series!! Will and Lake-best couple ever <3 I loved reading the flashbacks from Will's point of view!!
and the ending…*sigh* most heart wrenching poem of Will's ever! such an epic ending! Need more books like this to read!!

Celine May 7, 2013 at 12:18 AM

I’m always so butterflying speechless when it comes to this series. I can read those 3 books over and over again without getting bored. Very well written books. Please also do read Hopeless by Colleen Hoover. A very good book too.

lou gut May 7, 2013 at 12:19 AM

Love all of Colleen’s books, she’s an excellent storyteller. Great reviews.

Nneka May 7, 2013 at 12:19 AM

As soon as I finish my book club selection, I gonna read wall of the books ought. Colleen Hoover is my new favorite author

MARISELA May 7, 2013 at 12:20 AM

Love, Love, Love COLLEEN HOOVEER!!!

Lia Fairchild May 7, 2013 at 12:21 AM

Can’t wait to read this. I LOVED Hopeless. :-)

Kayla May 7, 2013 at 12:21 AM

I finished This Girl and I laughed, cried, swooned and thoughtfully contemplated dumping my boyfriend because he is no competition to Will. True story LOL

Bea Tejano May 7, 2013 at 12:22 AM

Fabulous review! I simply loved how it was more than just a re-telling of Slammed. It was so refreshing to see through Will’s eyes how he felt during those crucial moments between him and Lake :) This book just made me love Will Cooper more than I wish I could :)

Kristin D May 7, 2013 at 12:22 AM

I cannot wait to read This Girl! I have read the first two & since yesterday (the 6th) was my b-day & I received some amazon gift cards, I will be getting it ASAP!!

Jessica May 7, 2013 at 12:23 AM

I love this! I haven’t read the books yet but they are at the top of my TBR list. I must get them as soon as I can.

Hlee May 7, 2013 at 12:24 AM

I loved the first two books. Your review’s got me quite excited about the third book. Can’t wait to read it!

Michelle May 7, 2013 at 12:25 AM

Loved both slammed and point of retreat! Can’t wait to read this girl! Love Colleen Hoover!

Lylar May 7, 2013 at 12:25 AM

One of my favorite series! Colleen you’re an amazing author!!!!

Jessica Watterson May 7, 2013 at 12:26 AM

I loved This Girl SO MUCH! I need Will Cooper to really exist.

Amanda May 7, 2013 at 12:26 AM

Love the slammed series!!!

Sabrina May 7, 2013 at 12:29 AM

Love this

Jessica Alder May 7, 2013 at 12:31 AM

THIS GIRL. THIS BOOK. THIS AUTHOR… IS FABULOUS!

Holly May 7, 2013 at 12:31 AM

Can’t wait to read this one! I never read books because I can’t get into them but my sister insisted I read Slammed, I read it in one day and now i’m hooked! Point of Retreat was butterflying awesome too! I couldn’t take my eyes off it! Now I have my other two sisters and even my mum hooked, love Colleen Hoovers work! :)

Leah Skalicky May 7, 2013 at 12:32 AM

I don’t even know how to describe the love I have for these books! Colleen Hoover is a genius. I absolutely fell in love with Slammed and POR and the wait for This Girl was totally worth the wait :) Will and Lake’s story will always be one of my all time favorites!!

Lisa arambula May 7, 2013 at 12:38 AM

I absolutely LOVED This Girl. Colleen Hoover did such an awesome job with Wills point of view. I experienced everything all over again with them two. Awesome work, like always :)

Allison May 7, 2013 at 12:39 AM

I agree completely with your review! <3 the Slammed series!

Yvette Cervera May 7, 2013 at 12:40 AM

I want to read this book so much! I LOVE Will and I’m so excited to get the story from his perspective.

tabatha May 7, 2013 at 12:41 AM

Colleen Hoover is one of my new fav authors! So glad that her brain exists in this world! She makes this world a better place!

Holly W May 7, 2013 at 12:44 AM

I haven’t had the funds to pick up this series yet, but I am dying to, I have heard nothing but amazing things about them!! Cannot wait, hopefully soon.

Ruthi Kight May 7, 2013 at 12:49 AM

I have a huge fangirl crush on Colleen Hoover! Her books are freaking amazing! I fell in love with her work when I read Slammed. She’s got me addicted now! LOL

Cindy M. May 7, 2013 at 12:49 AM

Fantastic review Maryse! I absolutely LOVED This Girl by Colleen Hoover!! She couldn’t have made it any better. After reading it, I just loved Will Cooper ever more *swoon* :) Reading his POV about how he felt when they first met, how he felt on their first date, the poem he wrote for her etc., just made me want to find my own Will Cooper lol. The slammed series is definitely one I would recommend to anyone…5 stars all the way! It ended perfectly! Already miss them!

jennifer jones May 7, 2013 at 12:50 AM

I have not read this yet I love all her other books though and I will get to it though:)

Dawn Kidle May 7, 2013 at 12:50 AM

I’ve read Hopeless! Definitely need to read the Slammed series! :)

Nikki S May 7, 2013 at 12:50 AM

Could not agree more. Colleen Hoover touches my heart more than most authors are able to. I haven’t started this one yet, but I will soon. I’m just so sad for the Will/Lake journey to end. :(

Nikki
nswick(at)gmail(dot)com

Lacey G. May 7, 2013 at 12:50 AM

I haven’t read this book yet. I was somewhat on the fence about it, but after reading your review and all the positive comments I definately want to read it! I need to pick up some of Colleen Hoover’s books now. Thanks for your review! :)

Michelle Morris May 7, 2013 at 12:50 AM

I LOVE this series. The butterfly poem from Point of Retreat is one of my favorite poems ever. I can’t wait to read This Girl!

Cassie Hoffman May 7, 2013 at 12:51 AM

I really want this book. I love Colleen Hoover, she is one of my favorite authors <3 LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!

Brandi Wa May 7, 2013 at 12:52 AM

This Girl was excellent. I admit I was hesitant to read it, Slammed was perfect to me and I didn’t just want a retelling from Will’s point of view. I was stupid to be hesitant. I should have known better. What Colleen did was brilliant. She definitely gave me more than just a retelling. The parts that were already in slammed? Still SO fricken good in this book and it just made me fall in love with Will even more. To see how much HE struggled and tried to do what was best for HER. You’re right Maryse he is the *perfect* man.

Ellaine May 7, 2013 at 12:52 AM

I loved the book!! Just when I thought the series could not get any better, Colleen Hoover proved us wrong. I love how loyal and reassuring Will is. FACT. There could never be a male book character more perfect than Will. :’)

Lauren S May 7, 2013 at 12:55 AM

Just got finished rereading the slammed series in order to prepare for This Girl. Can hardly contain my excitement. It’s refreshing to know that, in advance, I’m going to love this book. Colleen is just that good. No wait, she’s brilliant!

Pam DuVall May 7, 2013 at 12:57 AM

I’m so glad I saw this posted on facebook. It gave me a reason to forget a picture I saw posted. I mean, when you see a squirrel hanging from a shephards hook by his nuts well, all sorts of things run through ones mind. You know, like, OMG! How’d he dooo that! How would you get him unhung! OMG I own a shephards hook! So, when I saw the posting I thought, who wouldn’t want to own these books? I know I do. I haven’t read them either. I hear you don’t read them. You drink them. Ahhhh…I feel better now. Much better than when I saw that squirrel pic. Oh dang, that squirrel…!

Misty May 7, 2013 at 12:58 AM

I absolutely loved this story!!! So amazingly good! I love Will & Lake!!!

Tia Kuntz May 7, 2013 at 1:02 AM

I felt the way the stories were told was perfect! The first book in Lakes POV, the continuation in Wills POV, and then a smart re-cap of what Will was feeling/thinking in the first story. Brilliant! I loved Beautiful Disaster and so very looked forward to Walking Disaster but was very upset with how it turned out to be the same story only retold-and not very well. These stories remained fresh and entertaining!

Haley Douglas May 7, 2013 at 1:03 AM

Errrrrmeeerrrrrgoooowwwdddd!
Pick me Mrs. Colleen, I desperately need you… Uhhummm… I mean your books. ;)

Melanie Trevino May 7, 2013 at 1:04 AM

Every now and then you come across a series that just touches you. This series did that to me. It made me laugh, cry, and smile. It brought emotions out of me at every turn of the page. Colleen, there are no words to describe what a wonderful author you are! Great job! God bless!!

Stephanie May 7, 2013 at 1:05 AM

Great review! I really want to read this soon

Brianne May 7, 2013 at 1:07 AM

Thank you Colleen for writing this fabulous series! I shared them with my daughter and she loved them as well. Can’t wait to see the books you come out with in the future!! Thanks again!

Alithú Oliva Reyes May 7, 2013 at 1:07 AM

Omg! Love your review! Cant wait to read the book! <3 Colleen is my favorite author! She makes you FEEL what the characters are feeling. Its amazing!
Thanks for the review! You make us want to read it even more, if that is possible lol! <3

Roxanne G May 7, 2013 at 1:09 AM

Love the review, love Colleen, and love these books. Colleen writes beautifully! I am obsessed with these books and when my daughter gets a little older, I want her to read these. These are books that definitely need to be on display in my home :)

Alithú Oliva Reyes May 7, 2013 at 1:10 AM

I want the signed copies of the Slammed series! Colleen is doing a giveaway to 5 lucky winners who comment this post!! Omg!! Please pick me! It would make my whole year…or life <3

Shweta May 7, 2013 at 1:13 AM

I loved the series. These are among the few weeks that leave a hangover. You keep thinking about few scenes replay them in your head and re-read them. All the characters seem real rather than fictional ones. And I miss them terribly now. Hope we get more spin-off books on the same characters, though i know we wont, but there is always a hope :-)
Not to forget, i absolutely loved the poetry

Nathalie May 7, 2013 at 1:14 AM

I LOVE these books! This last one just made me melt! I love Will!! The way he loves Lake and the way he cares for her…gosh I just love these books!!

Michelle C. May 7, 2013 at 1:16 AM

I absolutely loved Slammed and Point of Retreat , can’t wait to read This Girl, I know it will be butterflying awesome!!!

Deanna M May 7, 2013 at 1:18 AM

I just finished this book and I tell you it made me cry all over again reliving the heartache Will and Lake had to go through to get where they are now. It was so heartening to read their moments of bliss, all my public outbursts of Awww and oooh was so worth the embarrassment, I loved every minute of it. Colleen really did this series justice with this book, it completed it perfectly. Love love loved it!! <3

Amanda Truelove May 7, 2013 at 1:20 AM

I read Slammed and POR and cried. I was about three minutes into this review and I cried. I am positive that I will read This Girl and cry. Alas, my tears will have to wait. Next on my reading list is the last (for right now) in the Marked series by Sylvia Day.
P.S. If you read this Colleen Hoover I would really, really, really (3rd times the charm) love signed copies of the Slammed series!

Kim May 7, 2013 at 1:27 AM

I am still mourning the end of this series. It is hand down my favorite series. Colleen Hoover is such a talented author to be able to incorporate uncheesy ( not a word i know) poetry into a novel . This girl was an entirely new story from Will’s POV. I was captivated by every moment of it.

Louisa M May 7, 2013 at 1:28 AM

Great Review!
I am really looking forward to reading this! I loved Slammed and Point of Retreat, these books are just amazingly beautiful! I think I cried my way through a substantial amount of tissues whilst reading these! I can’t wait to read more from Ms Hoover and more reviews from you Maryse!

Gemma May 7, 2013 at 1:32 AM

This book was Butterflying Fantastic.

Nina B May 7, 2013 at 1:39 AM

I just finished This Girl last night and i have to say it was the perfect ending to Will and Lake’s story! I fell in love with Will all over again!

Joanne Cowan May 7, 2013 at 1:49 AM

I was eagerly waiting for this book and had it in preorder from the day amazon put the link up, but instead of reading it quickly (which is my normal pace) I read it slowly because I wanted to savour every last moment with Will & Lake. I read Slammed and POR last year and reading This Girl just made me realise how much I have missed these characters. It was so much more than I was expecting, and I was expecting it to be butterflying brilliant anyway because come on, Colleen Hoover wrote it so its going to be damn good! Now with the standard of this book being way above the bar, I can only imagine how butterflying bemazing Losing Hope is going to be!

susi May 7, 2013 at 1:52 AM

I love this series <3
Can't wait for this book

Kaysi May 7, 2013 at 1:52 AM

I totally agree! I actually titled my review of This Girl “Why you shouldn’t read This Girl” – and it wasn’t because I don’t recommend this book – it was because Colleen Hoover totally rocks, and sucks you in, and ruins other books for you, but you HAVE to read it, becuase it is so good!!!
It was a wonderful ending to the Slammed series!!!
This book, made me want Losing Hope even more – and I didn’t think that was actually possible!

Lirio May 7, 2013 at 2:11 AM

the Slammed series is butterflying amazing! Lake & Will are adorable : )

Megan Keith May 7, 2013 at 2:16 AM

Wow! Your review put my thoughts into words. Spot on Maryse! This Girl is an absolutely perfect conclusion to the series. It was the book I didn’t realise I needed! Loved every second, but hey what’s not to love when it’s written by Colleen?

Amanda Reay May 7, 2013 at 2:24 AM

I love the slammed series, will is by far my favorite book boyfriend. I love these books, they have a special place in my heart. Coleenyou are an amazing writer x :)

Dawn Billings May 7, 2013 at 2:26 AM

Awesom review for an awesome book! No matter who you are in life its definitely a life altering series. Some can relate while it leaves others wanting to find out more about slam poems and the Avett Brothers.. I know I sure did.. Went and Googled them right after reading Slammed. So sad the series is over but all good things must come to an end. Now the wait is on for Losing Hope and every other book from Colleen. I can’t wait!

Anne Calingacion May 7, 2013 at 2:32 AM

Nice review! Gaah, such a big fan of Colleen Hoover’s Slammed series.

Janine Carlos May 7, 2013 at 2:52 AM

I totally agree with all the good comments/ remarks in this book review. The Slammed series really touched something in our hearts. It is a story like no other…. It has unique approach to the love story unlike other books who are only about sex and cheating…this book showed us family, love, brother and sister love, beautiful poems and a LOT LOT MORE… this book have changed us in a way we could never imagine and for that i am so thankful to colleen hoover!!!!

Janine Carlos May 7, 2013 at 2:52 AM

I totally agree with all the good comments/ remarks in this book review. The Slammed series really touched something in our hearts. It is a story like no other…. It has unique approach to the love story unlike other books who are only about sex and cheating…this book showed us family, love, brother and sister love, beautiful poems and a LOT LOT MORE… this book have changed us in a way we could never imagine and for that i am so thankful to colleen hoover!!!!

Soraya Naomi May 7, 2013 at 3:11 AM

Absolutely awesome review for an wonderful, hopeful, gripping and one of a kind story!! This is the only series I have re-read in recent years!

Soraya Naomi May 7, 2013 at 3:13 AM

Lovely review for a wonderful story! This is the only series I have re-read in recent years!! One of my all time fave!

Carolyn May 7, 2013 at 3:19 AM

Looking forward to reading this along with Slammed and Point of Retreat once I finish the series I’m currently reading. Loved Hopeless

Jen May 7, 2013 at 3:22 AM

Your review says it all. Colleen Hoover did such an amazing job writing This Girl! From the style that she chose to write the book to the last poem and all of the things in between, I loved every second of this book. Colleen Hoover is just amazing. I can’t get enough of her books!!!

Sarah May 7, 2013 at 3:23 AM

Loved it!!

Brandi Brown May 7, 2013 at 3:30 AM

This is one of the best series I have read. There is nothing like an emotional rollercoaster that leaves you feeling butterflying awesome!!! Looking forward to the new read, time to complete the story!!

elena k May 7, 2013 at 3:39 AM

great review!i loved the slammed series and i cannot wait to read this girl.

Jade Goodwin May 7, 2013 at 3:46 AM

I loved This Girl. I’ve read a few books that have returned to the same story but from the guys POV and I’ve always felt let down by them. They tend to literally be the same story, and if the original story was good enough then you would already understand the male character enough to not need a repeat story. However, Colleen write This Gorl so well that we learn more about Will than the previous books could have shown, such as his relationship with Julia and how Gavin knew all along. I love the idea that they are re-living their relationship while on their honeymoon. It lets us swoon over both the here and the now. And SWOON I did!

Carla May 7, 2013 at 3:51 AM

I love this series!!!! Awesome…since all of my books are on mobile devises if I ever get to a book signing I’m going to have these amazing authors sign my iPad cover!!!! I encourage all to read this series – outstanding writing…

Claire White May 7, 2013 at 3:59 AM

I need to read this series, I read Hopeless and loved it

Faller Mae May 7, 2013 at 4:05 AM

Will Cooper has given me unrealistic expectations for a guy I want to marry. Sigh. Colleen Hoover you are a wonderful human being. <3

Fritzie May 7, 2013 at 4:15 AM

Pushing my luck on this one! I love Colleen Hoover’s books and ugh, your review is spot on. God bless! ;)

Kirsty May 7, 2013 at 4:25 AM

Beautiful review of a beautiful book! I absolutely DEVOURED this book in a matter of hours and it was beyond perfect. I love Colleen’s writing <3

Shannon May 7, 2013 at 4:44 AM

I cannot say how much I love this book!! This series is one of my all time forever favorites. I have read the series several times and I have the first two on audio so I can multi task! Can’t wait for This girl to be on audio as well. When people as me for a good book, I always tell them to read this series. Five butterflying stars!!!!!!

Michele B May 7, 2013 at 4:47 AM

Loved the review….loved the book…actually I love all of Colleen Hoover’s books! She is such a butterflying awesome writer!

Jolene A May 7, 2013 at 4:49 AM

Such an amazing review!!! I am so anxious to read this!

Stacey May 7, 2013 at 4:56 AM

I am still reading it, about 3/4 of the way through, and it is amazing, Colleen is one of my favorite authors, I wish I had just a fraction of that creativity, it’s amazing!

loved the slammed series!

Yvette Sharp May 7, 2013 at 4:58 AM

This series was what really got me into contemporary fiction books. I have “This Girl” on my Kindle waiting for me, sooo excited!! Hope Colleen continues to gift us with her unbelievable beautiful stories & characters for years to come! :D

Kelly May 7, 2013 at 4:59 AM

Awesome review!! Love Will!

Amber K. May 7, 2013 at 5:03 AM

Absolutely LOVED Slammed and Point of Retreat!!! Can’t wait to read This Girl!!

Lindsay May 7, 2013 at 5:12 AM

Great review! I’m sad that this is the end of a beautiful series. Mrs. Hoover is an amazing writer and will always continue to write pure perfection.

Tracey May 7, 2013 at 5:15 AM

I loved This Girl! Perfect ending to a perfect series!

Aainaa Manan May 7, 2013 at 5:18 AM

another amazing review! i really can’t wait to read the book!

Jen O May 7, 2013 at 5:19 AM

I couldn’t agree more. I loved this book!

Sara G. May 7, 2013 at 5:21 AM

I didn’t think it was possible for Colleen to top Slammed and POR, but after reading all of these 5+ star reviews, I’m thinking she might have done it :) Can’t wait to read it!

Tracie Warburton May 7, 2013 at 5:22 AM

THIS BOOK! I loved it! I just found myself smiling and giddy through most of it! I loved reading Wills POV it really made everything come full circle and the way she told Will’s side was absolutely perfect!!! I loved knowing where they were and how it was being told it was awesome!! LOVE Colleen!!!

Jordan C May 7, 2013 at 5:23 AM

Colleen is so talented and this series is amazing. It’s always been on of my favorites, but This Girl made it by far my favorite. Every book Colleen write is a new sweet adventure!!!!

Heather Lasala May 7, 2013 at 5:23 AM

Great review! I’ve only read Hopeless which i loved but I really have to start reading this series!

Gina G May 7, 2013 at 5:24 AM

Loving This Girl…Love the flow of this book…I doon’t want it to end. Colleen Hoover rocks!

Vanessa May 7, 2013 at 5:25 AM

I must say I am so happy that I bought this snook I was thinking before that this will be just like the other books that was rewritten into the male leads POV which is basically like reading the book again (which I know isn’t a bad thing but its not good either) and they actually haven’t brought anything new for us to read. But with This Girl it’s like a combination of old and new and it’s exciting to uncover new things and things that happened to will while something else is happening to lake. There are some surprises that I kept on uncovering as I read through the book and it keeps me on my toes and doesn’t give me a feeling that there’s nothing much to the story and that this book never made me want to just stop reading cause I know that there’s more surprises to come. Great job Colleen!! :-) <3

Jenn Benando May 7, 2013 at 5:25 AM

I was so excited for this book!! As a homeschooling mom, I decided to give my kids the day off so I could spend the whole day reading it. I was overwhelmed by it. I fell in love with Will all over again. I loved hearing his slams from his POV. I was either laughing or crying the whole time. My kids thought I lost my mind. :) I love Colleen Hoover’s writing and can’t wait to read Losing Hope. I’m sure that one will kill me as we’ll.

Vanessa May 7, 2013 at 5:27 AM

Snook? Don’t you just hate autocorrect sometimes? Lol

Courtney M May 7, 2013 at 5:34 AM

Maryse… Books are my drugs and you are my dealer… I can’t keep up! This Girl is on my to be purchased list to go on my TBR list. After reading your review, it will go straight to the top. Thank you for sharing your love of books with us. Keep up the awesome work!!

Tami Estes May 7, 2013 at 5:36 AM

Completely agree. This is one of my most favorite series of all time!

Monica Sanchez May 7, 2013 at 5:36 AM

I loved this whole series. This was such a great read for me.

Brandi Money May 7, 2013 at 5:37 AM

I’m so butterflying in love with this series. Hell, I seem to fall in love with everything Colleen writes! <3

Joy S May 7, 2013 at 5:38 AM

I couldn’t agree more with your review. This series was perfection from start to finish. This Girl was amazing. I loved how it was done! It was the perfect combination of sweet & suck. The new slams are absolutely beautiful! Will Cooper hands down, Sweetest. Guy. Ever. Thank you Colleen Hoover for sharing your amazing gift with us readers!

Alyssa Susanna May 7, 2013 at 5:39 AM

Awww, I love how Will sounds in this book! That quote you picked, with the schedule, is somehow melty :)

Great review! You did a very thorough job :)

Jenny Roush May 7, 2013 at 5:42 AM

I am forever in love with this series. I loves the idea of revisiting important scenes in Will’s perspective but really loved it when I read it. I absolutely can’t wait to meet Colleen Hoover at Book Bash and thank her!!

Sofia T. May 7, 2013 at 5:46 AM

I have this series in my tbr books!!!!

Anne G. May 7, 2013 at 5:47 AM

I am in the midst of another series and have not read the Slammed series yet, but my best friend just did and LOVED it so I cannot wait to start it!! Having the signed set would be perfect to start it!!! :)

Rosa Campisi May 7, 2013 at 5:47 AM

I’m still reading it, but I LOVE the back & forth, past & present perspectives. Can’t wait to finish it! Loving Will in this book :)

Madisen Barfield May 7, 2013 at 5:48 AM

Great review! I can’t wait to get my hands on This Girl! I love Colleen Hoover’s writing style. She is one of my all time favorite authors. Her books are butterflying awesome! :)

Tina rappa May 7, 2013 at 5:56 AM

She dies write good reviews and I always read them. She gives great info too!!! I can’t wait to read this book!!!! All the reviews are just amazing!!! Thanks for the chsnce❤

Vicki Green May 7, 2013 at 5:57 AM

I don’t know which one I love the best out of Colleen’s book’s…I love them all! But This Girl….I think its my favorite out of the series. I love how she goes from the Honeymoon to what happened each time they are talking about the things that happened in their relationship and lives. Swoon!!!!! It was a great review!!!

Bee May 7, 2013 at 6:00 AM

Well said maryse! I love Will and Lake.

Kellie May 7, 2013 at 6:01 AM

I have just finished ‘This Girl’ and I absolutely loved it! The perfect ending to this amazing series. I cried lots, especially at the end. Colleen Hoover is brilliant! 5 stars… <3

Jen Cabrera May 7, 2013 at 6:01 AM

I butterflying loved this book! It really was a great finish to a beautiful series! I enjoyed it just as much as the other 2 books! Maybe even more! I loved that it felt like a whole new story & that I was not reading the same book over again! Colleen Hoover is one of my favorite authors! This is a must read series! Enjoy:)

Angel May 7, 2013 at 6:02 AM

I never thought I could love Will more but This Girl made me…..This is a great series!

Shannon Backstrom May 7, 2013 at 6:07 AM

Thanks for the review. This is on my TBR list, and I can’t wait to read it.

Austin Freed May 7, 2013 at 6:07 AM

The whole Slammed series is butterfly-ing amazing! It is a love story with true heart throughout all three books. Loved how Colleen Hoover did This Girl, going from present day back to Will’s pov was perfect! Can’t wait to read them all again!

Jen Reilley May 7, 2013 at 6:09 AM

These are the best books out there. I will read any book Colleen writes. She is awesome

Jen Reilley May 7, 2013 at 6:11 AM

This series is absolutely perfect. I can not say enough good words about it. Also, I will read anything Colleen writes as I haven’t hated one book yet. Love everything she has written

Juhi Malani May 7, 2013 at 6:13 AM

I butterflying LOVED the entire SERIES! It was awesome, spectacular, stunning and so damn good that I don’t even know how to describe it…..

Julie May 7, 2013 at 6:14 AM

I love everything Colleen writes! This Girl is no exception!!

Jenn May 7, 2013 at 6:14 AM

Great review. I love this series and This Girl was the perfect ending to Colleens amazing story. <3 Will

Carlyn Wooten May 7, 2013 at 6:16 AM

I Butterflying Love Colleen Hoover! Amazing writer, friend,and mother all wrapped up in a gorgeous package! Thanks for being such an inspiration!

Linda B May 7, 2013 at 6:18 AM

Colleen Hoover is definitely my favorite author. I just love every single book she puts out! These stories sit with me and I truly miss the characters when the story ends.

Marlena Fein May 7, 2013 at 6:19 AM

I am hanging my head in shame to say I have not read the Slammed series yet. I own both Slammed and Point of Retreat on my Kindle however. They have just jumped up on the TBR list. I was so sad I wasn’t able to meet Colleen at RT. Keeping my fingers crossed for next year!

Best wishes,
Marlena
charmedpoms@yahoo.com

Vicki May 7, 2013 at 6:20 AM

I love the entire Slammed series. The feelings that Colleen can inspire remind me again and again why I love reading. Thank you Maryse for introducing me to the world of Colleen Hoover! Love your blog!!

Noreen May 7, 2013 at 6:29 AM

Have heard great things about this series so I finally just started Slammed. Can’t wait to get through the series.

Cheryl Nasca May 7, 2013 at 6:30 AM

I LOVE Colleen Hoover and every book that I have read just sticks with me and touches my heart and soul. They leave you with so many feelings, but in the end your heart is full of love. Thank You so much Colleen! You are very special and thank you for sharing your “gift” with us!
Cheryl>>>

Kim May 7, 2013 at 6:30 AM

Great review! I love the SLAMMED series as well. CH rocks!

Vicster May 7, 2013 at 6:36 AM

Loved the series and have recommended it to several friends. Could easily see another book or two, especially once the two brothers get a bit older. I think most of us would love to see more of Will and Lake as a settled married…but still very young…couple. Kudos Colleen!

DeeAnna B May 7, 2013 at 6:38 AM

can’t wait i take my finial today then i am going to start reading this book. so glad this is my last day of school. Its killing me not to read. this is going to be my first read THIS GIRL

Sharalee Roberts May 7, 2013 at 6:39 AM

I adore this series!!! This is one of those series that I will read over and over.

Alyson Quaranta May 7, 2013 at 6:41 AM

Awesome review :-) ). Loved Slammed and Point of Retreat…can’t wait to read This Girl! Colleen Hoover is an amazing author!

Stephanie May 7, 2013 at 6:41 AM

Currently reading Point of retreat!! loving it so far and cannot wait to get to This Girl!! I’m loving everything Colleen Hoover has written so far!

Julie N May 7, 2013 at 6:41 AM

I really love this series. Great review! I can’t wait to read more go Colleen’s books. What a great writer!

Toski May 7, 2013 at 6:46 AM

This girl loved every single HUGE SHINY five star word I would give
From the flashbacks to present day. Loved every second. I cried ( 5 times) laughed and fell even more in love with Will than I was before. I wasn’t sure it was possible but Colleen proved me wrong

And I’m sure butterflying glad she did. I LIVED it ;)

Cami Krystyniak May 7, 2013 at 6:57 AM

My favorite series so far! Perfect ending to a perfect series. I loved it, but it’s bittersweet to say farewell.

Jaime May 7, 2013 at 7:01 AM

Loved, loved, loved this series! I will now be looking forward to everything she writes!

Cynthia May 7, 2013 at 7:04 AM

I loved everything about this series. I don’t usually love other point of view books but this one was done perfectly.

LaurenR May 7, 2013 at 7:05 AM

LOVED this series and this book was such a perfect last piece to the puzzle, though I find I’m sad the series is over. Love Lake and Will…one of my favorite book couples. Read this series on your recommendation, so thank you, Maryse!!

Ashley Norman May 7, 2013 at 7:05 AM

3 words: ABSOLUTELY CANNOT WAIT! I picked up Slammed and Point of retreat within a day of each other based on the back of the book synopsis I read when a customer came up with Slammed at the bookstore I work at. Within 3 days I had read them both twice and loved them just like it was the first time I picked them up. Its on my list to get immediately (well, as soon as its out in paperback :) <3

Carissa May 7, 2013 at 7:06 AM

Loved it!!! Just loved it. Read it in one sitting, while at work. My boss got pretty pissed at my lack of productivity that day. Oops!

Heather T May 7, 2013 at 7:07 AM

I knew I loved Slammed and POR, they were on my fave reads for 2012…but HOLY CRAP!! This Girl was butterflying amazeballs!!!!! I absolutely LOVED the format of it and the way it played out.
Colleen hit the one out of the park!!!
*le sigh

Marian May 7, 2013 at 7:08 AM

It was kind of funny how they waited until their honeymoon to talk about all the deep stuff. I agree, I really liked how Will and Julia’s relationship was rocky at time but you could tell that they both had a lot of respect for each other.

Jillian May 7, 2013 at 7:08 AM

Ok just read Hopeless and feel in live with Colleens work. So now I really need to read this series since everyone has given it such amazing reviews! Can’t wait to get started.

Tricia F May 7, 2013 at 7:09 AM

Colleen has a special talent, her books seem to have that extra special something!

sarah May 7, 2013 at 7:11 AM

Awesome review! Colleen Hoover is an amazing autbor! She make all your emotions come out while reading her books! Hopeless was my first read by her and I loved it! The Slammed series is amazing! Even my 14 year old couldnt put it down!

Cassandra Hake May 7, 2013 at 7:12 AM

Oh my gosh I love this book I am only half way through it but i love this being from Wills POV. I love seeing what his emotions are when,they were going through this. I also love learning new things that you didn’t know before. This book completes this series. I just love it & Colleen she is my favorite writer!!!! :)

Nix May 7, 2013 at 7:15 AM

I haven’t read This Girl yet, but I am dying too! Slammed & Point of Retreat both equally blew me away. Colleen is simply freaking amazing! :)

Christina May 7, 2013 at 7:17 AM

Loved This Girl! Loved the entire Slammed series! At this point, Colleen Hoover could literally sell me anything.

Jessica z. May 7, 2013 at 7:17 AM

Reading your review makes me want to go back and spend more time lost in the revelations included in This Girl. I loved how Colleen added plot twists with some characters knowing details we didn’t think they did or the way she made us believe it was Eddie in the epilogue for a few paragraphs. Beautifully written pov difference.

Brittney May 7, 2013 at 7:17 AM

Ohhhh Will Cooper… When reading Slammed and Point of Retreat I cried but these books kept me thinking about them for days. This girl was awesome. Yes I cried again and the emotion Colleen put with this book tugged at my heart. To hear what Will was going thru was heart shattering again. One of the loves of the book was getting more of Julia. I don’t know or I didn’t think about her having any conversations with Will. It was great to here the amount of respect Will had for her. One of my favorites I got a kick out of were Kel and Caulder’s harassing Will about Layken, love those little dudes! To thumbs up 5 stars and a standing ovation for the conclusion of Will and Layken’s story.

Stacy blackwelder May 7, 2013 at 7:21 AM

Slammed is one of my favorite series!!! Such a great story, havent read “This Girl” yet and I cant wait too!! I know its gonna be amazing!! I love Colleen hoover…such an talented writer, one of my favorite Authors!!

Leigh May 7, 2013 at 7:21 AM

THIS GIRL was the perfect ending to the trilogy. Will Cooper is at the top of my list as best book boyfriends…I absolutely LOVE this series.

Kristy A. May 7, 2013 at 7:22 AM

I loveeeeddd the slammed series and I’m sad that its over and miss these wonderful characters especially Will and Lake! I have loved all of Colleen’s books and can’t wait for more!!!

Angie Pierce May 7, 2013 at 7:23 AM

This book is truly just amazing and Colleen Hoover is a gem of an author!
Your review is just awesome!

Megan Green May 7, 2013 at 7:26 AM

I loved this entire series and really enjoyed the progression through different POVs. This Girl simply enriched every aspect of the story. It still blows me away that Colleen “is not a poet” because the slams reach out to the reader and latch on, pulling out some deep seeded emotion in such a special way. I’ve read every work by Ms. Hoover and I don’t usually stalk authors like that. After This Girl I am flipping out waiting for Losing Hope!

Lexie82 May 7, 2013 at 7:26 AM

Great review. I loved This Girl. I sat in my reading corner of the couch and devoured the book in one sitting. No time to shower, eat or do household chores=) Colleen Hoover is so fantastic.

Adrean May 7, 2013 at 7:28 AM

I haven’t had a chance to read this series but its on my TBR list! I’ve heard nothing but good things! Really excited to start the series!!! :)

Lisa Farhana May 7, 2013 at 7:28 AM

So many praising reviews for This Girl! Can’t wait to start on it, need me some more Will!

Lauryn Esposito May 7, 2013 at 7:29 AM

This Girl perfect. I loved everything about! Reading your review makes me want to go back and read Slammed, Point of Retreat, and This Girl all over again! This book left me with a serious book hangover.

Amy May 7, 2013 at 7:29 AM

I loved This Girl. The perfect ending to the Slammed Series!!

Ashley May 7, 2013 at 7:30 AM

I couldn’t agree with you more! This was my first time reading any works by Colleen Hoover and I must say she blew me out of the water! I read the entire Slammed Series in three days. I couldn’t put them down. I agree with your review: I cried my eyes out, my pages were tear stained, and I felt like the burdens of the love and life of Layken became mine. I literally found myself talking out loud to the book, especially with Slammed! The supsense of the love story really spoke to me. I didn’t think the other books could compare to Slammed, but boy was I wrong! I loved This Girl and the love I felt from Will and the connection to it helped to soldify towards their new life together. Colleen Hoover has become one of my all time favorite authors!

Jessica Westover May 7, 2013 at 7:30 AM

I absolutely, completely HEART Colleen Hoover!!! She is a brilliant writer who sucks me in from the very first line of each of her books. I can’t wait to see what she comes up with next!

Anya K May 7, 2013 at 7:31 AM

I love Colleen’s work & because of your review, I will definitely be checking This Girl out sooner rather than later:) TBR shift! Lol

Reyna mass May 7, 2013 at 7:32 AM

If I could have given this book 10 stars I would have…..it filled my heart while reading- the sad and the joy. Colleen Hoover outdid herself. It gave a beautiful closure to the slammed series- this will definitely be a re-read for me!

Jessica May 7, 2013 at 7:35 AM

This is such a great series…. I cried, laughed, blushed, and fell in love with all of these characters. If you haven’t read it yet, well, you need to snap to it. Amazing story!!

Ashley Duffie May 7, 2013 at 7:35 AM

Great review!!! I absolutely loved these books. I could not put any if them down once started.

Mandy May 7, 2013 at 7:36 AM

I loved this book so much. The whole series had my heart, completely.

Denise Philippe Mateyka May 7, 2013 at 7:37 AM

I was waiting for this book to come out. I love all of Colleen’s Books. It is hard to pick just one. She is a talented writer and I will have to say that as always her books make me show so many emotions while reading them. This girl is a perfect ending to the series. I laughed and cried through the entire book, then I went back and re-read the first two again. I pre-ordered This Girl and also Losing Hope. If you have not read Hopeless you are missing out. Thank you Colleen for sharing your amazing talent with your readers.

Lena May 7, 2013 at 7:37 AM

OMG! I loved it! This made me love Will even more and I loved hearing his side! Colleen Hoover is just an amazing author! She did such a great job!

Laura Davis May 7, 2013 at 7:47 AM

just read all of colleen hoover’s books last week. LOVED them! “this girl” is one of my fav. books that has come out this year so far. recommending the slammed series to anyone i can :)

Teresa Lenocker May 7, 2013 at 7:50 AM

Loved,loved,loved this book!! Loved this series, love Colleen Hoover!! Everything she writes is Butterflying Amazing!! I’ll read anything she writes!!!

Gloria Lancia May 7, 2013 at 7:50 AM

This book is just amazing! Colleen Hoover has done it again! She is so talented!! Just love alllllll of her books! She is my fav author! :)
This girl was just out of this world! I’m sad it’s over! But looking forward to the other books she’s writing!

Great review! Thanks for sharing! :)

Brandi S May 7, 2013 at 7:52 AM

The Slammed series is one of my favorites, Colleen is amazing! Great review Maryse!

Andrea Atienza May 7, 2013 at 7:52 AM

I butterflying loved this series! This is one I will re-read again! I have recommended it to everyone who would listen. This Girl was the cherry on top for this series. I loved everything about it! It made me fall in love all over again with the characters, especially Will! It made me smile, laugh, cry, be frustrated and be especially happy! There is just something special about this book series that touches your heart. I love love loved the epilogue I mean who doesn’t love a glimpse into the future of our favourite characters. If you haven’t read slammed yet, giddy up you won’t be disappointed! All of these books are truly special! Colleen Hoover has a gift of making you fall in love with the characters and the books she writes!!

Sarah Martinson May 7, 2013 at 7:55 AM

Great review! These books look fabulous!

Kristen Brown May 7, 2013 at 7:55 AM

I haven’t read This Girl yet but I am so looking forward to it! Slammed and Point of Retreat are two of my favorite books and I was ecstatic when I found out there would be a third book. Your review has got me even more excited to read it (if that was even possible).

Jill May 7, 2013 at 7:58 AM

I agree 100%!!! I thought This Girl was incredible!!! My favorite thing about Colleen Hoover’s books are the characters she creates. I have completely fallen in love with all of them and have to remind myself that they aren’t real people. And I didn’t think it was possible to love Will more, but after this girl I somehow managed. So good!!!

aisha khan May 7, 2013 at 8:01 AM

I have yet to purchase the final book but I simply can not express what “slammed” meant to me! I felt re-awakened and thought “wow! i’m so glad I bought this book on my nook cuz I haven’t read anything like this in my life. colleen hoover is a genius!”
ms. hoover will always and forever be one of my favorite authors and slammed has a permanent place in my heart as an all time favorite as well. I can’t wait to follow your career and read more of your books. God bless you and may you continue to have success in your life!

Lisa P May 7, 2013 at 8:01 AM

What a great review!! I can’t wait to read this tho I need a reread of slammed and POR first:) Colleens writing is amazing!

Ashley Tkachyk May 7, 2013 at 8:03 AM

I have LOVED every single book by CH and can’t wait to read This Girl.

Jamie May 7, 2013 at 8:08 AM

PERFECT ending to a great series! I have never read a series that wrapped up so perfectly and that I liked the last book the best!! This Girl put Will right up there beside Kellan to me, and I never in a million years thought that would happen with anyone! LOVED, LOVED, LOVED the Slammed series! I recommend it to everyone!

Anita May 7, 2013 at 8:09 AM

I read Slammed and Point of Retreat sometime last year and remember feeling like I lost a few friends when I reached the end! I wanted to see them again! So happy to hear about This Girl. Can’t wait to read it!

Nasha Lamais May 7, 2013 at 8:09 AM

What I like the most about this book is that even if its the same story is so perfect! I have read other book in different point of view and is boring, but this one is just perfect.
Will I love him, I have always loved poetry my favorite is Mario Benedetti, and to read a book that a guy of 21 loves poetry gives me hope and made me think that there are more guys around my age(20) that can love poetry too!
seriously this book is more than perfect!
thank you Collenn for this <3

Crystal S. May 7, 2013 at 8:14 AM

The SLAMMED series is awesome!

Scamp May 7, 2013 at 8:15 AM

So I own the others on Kindle and Paperback so when THIS GIRL was released I went to the store and they said no paperback till August! Sad day.
So I get to complete my kindle collection too!

Jenn Fresnedi May 7, 2013 at 8:16 AM

Aaahh!!! I can’t wait to read it!! I loved Slammed and POR! :) Colleen Hoover’s writing is amazing! :)

Shanna May 7, 2013 at 8:16 AM

I can’t wait to read this book! All I’m waiting on is trying to decide if I need to reread Slammed and Point of Retreat before or after….

Kylee Beck May 7, 2013 at 8:19 AM

Fell in love with Slammed & Point of Retreat…so I can not wait to read This Girl!!! I am soooo glad it is getting 5 Stars as I am super pumped to see where this story goes!!!

Ashleigh May 7, 2013 at 8:23 AM

I couldn’t wait for this book! I was so interested to see how Colleen would give us Will’s POV and make it a unique story. The way she wrote this book with flashbacks to their past had me laughing and crying out loud. Colleen is AMAZING!!! I loved each of these books but This Girl is by far my fav. And the Epilogue!!!! It had me sobbing!

Pam May 7, 2013 at 8:28 AM

Great review for a great book!!!!

Jennifer K May 7, 2013 at 8:30 AM

I laughed and cried during the first two books!!! AMAZING!!!

Jenna Adamusik May 7, 2013 at 8:31 AM

I loved this series! I liked the way that Colleen Hoover wrote This Girl. It was unique and made me fall even more in love with Will than I already was. If you haven’t read this series, it definitely should be added to the top of your TBR list!

Jackie @ the Hardcover Obsession May 7, 2013 at 8:32 AM

Fantastic review!! I am just new to Colleen Hoover but DEVORED this series in two sittings, lol. I still have This Girl to read but the first two were magnificent! Thank you for such a rgeat review!

Brittney W May 7, 2013 at 8:37 AM

These books are amazing!! I loved every second of it!! I couldn’t put them down, I even read at work!! shh!! Don’t tell:-) I will always want more, but I will leave it to my imagination for the rest!!

Jamie Mc May 7, 2013 at 8:38 AM

I completely agree with this review! This Girl was the perfect ending to a perfect series. Colleen Hoover is awesome!

Alicia B May 7, 2013 at 8:38 AM

I’m honored to be quoted in your review Maryse! :) I am in love with anything Colleen Hoover writes. She has an amazing talent and I can’t wait to read anything and everything else she writes for us!

Christie May 7, 2013 at 8:41 AM

I can’t wait to read this one! I MAY be putting it off because I don’t want it to end :) Love everything Colleen writes!!

Elizabeth May 7, 2013 at 8:41 AM

This Girl and the entire series is truly perfection. Colleen Hoover is my first author crush and she cemented her place with This Girl. I felt so much reading these books and I can’t put into words what they mean to me. I’ll go with what Maryse said…this book completes me!

Yvette May 7, 2013 at 8:41 AM

I LOVE this entire series!!! Will is the perferct boyfriend/husband <3 And i loved all the secondary characters as well! To the point were i would love to read a book about Will's little brother or Eddie. Colleen is just greatness ^_^

Wendy T May 7, 2013 at 8:42 AM

Great review Maryse! I loved all the Slammed series! And absolutely adored This Girl!!! It was just perfect … Will too!!! And Colleen Hoover is a totally awesome author!!! Can’t wait to read Losing Hope now!!

Robin the Book Nerd May 7, 2013 at 8:46 AM

I love this series.. Can’t wait to read “This Girl”!

Elena May 7, 2013 at 8:47 AM

This Will!! This Will is to die for! I can see him: wearing khakis and a long sleeved Oxford with folded up sleeves, a leather satchel hanging across his body… swoon!!!! All drooling aside, I was hooked from Slammed on!!!! Even though it had been a while since I read the first two, getting into the story was as easy as slipping on a pair of house shoes… Darth Vader house shoes!! There is a continuity of characters that enhance what was started 2 books ago. But Will’s POV is a beautiful thing! To be in his mind and see Lake, Caulder, Kel, Julia, and all the situations as he lived it…. WOW. I am in love with his love for Lake. Thank you, Ms. Hoover, for another wonderful chapter in the lives of Will and Lake!!!

Megan Mularz May 7, 2013 at 8:49 AM

THIS GIRL was butterflying AWESOME. It was the perfect ending to a truly great series. I felt all of the emotions reading it from Will’s POV as much as I did reading it from Layken’s point of view. The only thing I was sad about was the fact that it was over. Gah, Colleen Hoover is one of the greats and I just want more and more. Love everything she writes!

Kelly Tannacore May 7, 2013 at 8:51 AM

Absolutely wonderful review Maryse! I totally agree, Colleen Hoover is amazing and this whole series is so completely special. I have This Girl waiting on my kindle, burning a hole, just waiting for me to dive in. I love Will and Lake and want to give them the time they need. I don’t want to say goodbye yet….Colleen is such a great storyteller :)

Kirsten May 7, 2013 at 8:52 AM

Obviously I LOVED this one. So often with a sequel or companion it disappoints and this of course did not. Love you Maryse and Colleen.

Patricia Lopes May 7, 2013 at 8:52 AM

This book was AMAZING! God i love her!

Paula Bovack May 7, 2013 at 8:52 AM

This Girl was a great ending to the series. I loved Will’s POV and the fill in the blanks from when they were apart. One of the best endings to a series. Final Slam….ugly cry!

Jess W May 7, 2013 at 8:54 AM

I haven’t read this series yet, but I really want to. I read Hopeless and
loved it…can’t wait to read this!

Shelleyroutt May 7, 2013 at 8:55 AM

I love all Of Colleen books. Pick me please :)

Heather @ Red Headed Bookworm May 7, 2013 at 8:56 AM

Wow, great review! I haven’t started this series, but I do have the first two on my shelf ready to go. I think I might have to move them to the top so I can get to them right away!

Darci May 7, 2013 at 8:56 AM

Maryse, the way you summed up this book put everything I felt for this book into words! This Girl was probably the most perfect book that I have ever read. I really loved getting Will’s POV, and I could feel his emotions through the book, which is hard to do in a book, from a guys perspective. I can’t think of too many other books that made me feel the way this book made me feel. I think everything from start to finish was absolutely beautiful and perfect. Colleen Hoover has a God given talent to write. I was sad that this is the last of Will and Lake, but then again, I’m actually content with the ending. Great GREAT review!!!

Mandy I Read Indie May 7, 2013 at 8:56 AM

after reading your review I have to read this book!!!

Laura May 7, 2013 at 8:57 AM

Can’t wait to read.

Tyna May 7, 2013 at 9:00 AM

I haven’t read this series yet, but after all the amazing reviews it has received I am definitely looking forward to it. I loved Hopeless so I know the author won’t let me down.

Tina V May 7, 2013 at 9:02 AM

I butterflying loved these books! Colleen Hoover is amazing!!!

Christina May 7, 2013 at 9:03 AM

I cannot wait to read this book!! I LOVE Slamed and POR. Two of my favorite books!

Erica R May 7, 2013 at 9:06 AM

This was my favorite books I have read!!! I cried so much and would b so honored to have an autographed copy of these incredible books!!!! Please oh please pick me :)

Amanda M. May 7, 2013 at 9:07 AM

I love everything Colleen Hoover :) Can’t wait to read more.

Jaime Collins May 7, 2013 at 9:10 AM

I’ve already read This Girl twice since it came out. I love the whole Slammed series and I LOVE Colleen Hoover. She did Will’s POV perfectly without making me feel like I was just re-reading Slammed. I just wish that the series could go on forever!!

Michelina D May 7, 2013 at 9:10 AM

Thank you for your awesome review !

I can’t wait to read it. :)

Anything that Colleen writes is pure perfection for the soul <3

jenniffer kilner May 7, 2013 at 9:11 AM

I love colleen hoover!! All her books are amazing :-)

Chrissy May 7, 2013 at 9:11 AM

Love the series!!!

Sam Hunt May 7, 2013 at 9:12 AM

Love this series, great review!!!

Karen G. May 7, 2013 at 9:13 AM

I love a book with great characters, has both pov, and hits all my emotions. This Girl will complete all of that for me. I have loved this series so far and I can’t wait to read This Girl. Thank you for an awesome review!

Jessica A May 7, 2013 at 9:16 AM

I love this series… this girl is high on my tbr list. I even got a few ppl onto this series and the hopeless series as well. I hope Colleen keep writing these amazing books, she is one of if not number one favorite author!

Sarah St. May 7, 2013 at 9:19 AM

I love Colleen Hoover’s writing and definitely have this on my TBR list!

Salina Stelly May 7, 2013 at 9:23 AM

I absolutely loved this series and I think Slammed is the best book I’ve ever read!! I have recommended it to every reader I know!!

Brie von Bondonovich May 7, 2013 at 9:23 AM

I love your review! This Girl was an amazing conclusion to Will and Lake’s story, and I may have been fiendish in my waiting to read it. Now I get to tweak out waiting for Losing Hope to come out :)

Sabina May 7, 2013 at 9:23 AM

I haven’t read this series yet, but after all the amazing reviews it’s high on my TRL. I loved Hopeless it’s my favorite book ever and I’m positive I will love this series.

Missy Simmons May 7, 2013 at 9:27 AM

Just downloaded Slammed this morning. Can’t wait to dig in. I read Hopeless and fell in “live” with Colleen Hoover. I read the sneak for Losing Hope and can’t wait for that one. Preorders up! Thanks for the review.

Donna McCabe May 7, 2013 at 9:33 AM

I’m in the middle of Point of Retreat and butterflying LOVE these books! Will and Lake are perfect!

Becky N May 7, 2013 at 9:34 AM

LOVED this series…but I have to say, This Girl is definitely my fave! Great review Maryse. : )

Cynthia May 7, 2013 at 9:35 AM

I re-read Slammed and POR in preparation for This Girl, because I wanted to make sure that I would be completely absorbed in their world by the time I read Will’s POV. I don’t think any of it prepared me for how wonderfully absorbed I would be in their world through Will’s eyes. Can I just say how much I love Will, how much more I love everyone else in this book because of Will’s POV. Lake, Gavin, Eddie, the boys and Julia. I even re-read the first two books again after I finished This Girl. The writing is just flawless, I <3 Colleen Hoover.

Brittany Hynes May 7, 2013 at 9:36 AM

LOVED this series!!!! What an amazing book and Colleen Hoover is an Amazing Author! Please go read this series!!!

Kim May 7, 2013 at 9:40 AM

This series is on my TBR list! I’ve heard wonderful things about this series and I really want to read these books!

Courtney May 7, 2013 at 9:42 AM

It’s hard to grieve characters whose stories ended on a good and happy place but you have made me do it!! This girl was the perfect endin to this series if it absolutely has to end. Colleen Hoover is such a brilliant writer the way she molded the most poetic words into such an emotional story is a talent I wish every sequel writer possessed. I recommend these books to everyone and am so glad this story will never truly be over :)

Micalea Smeltzer May 7, 2013 at 9:43 AM

I read and loved Slammed and Point of Retreat. They’re two of my all time favorite books. Colleen is such an incredible author. I haven’t read This Girl yet, simply because I don’t think I’m ready to say goodbye to Will and Lake.

Mary Jann Leal May 7, 2013 at 9:44 AM

Ms. Colleen Hoover is such a genius! :) She really knows how to touch our lives and of course, our hearts! <3

Thank you for your review. Very well said. :) I'm still reading This Girl. I'm trying to read it slowly. Trying to savor each moment.

Still sad because its the last book. :(

Thanks again! :*

Bianca May 7, 2013 at 9:46 AM

Haven’t read it, but hoping I win so I can. My kindle charges have been getting out of control lol

Rachel May 7, 2013 at 9:46 AM

This book is definitely on my tbr list and I can’t wait. Colleen you have an amazing ability as an author to make me feel like I am truly in the novel and you always truly move me. I am always 100% in your books and absolutely can not put them down until they are finished.

Karena May 7, 2013 at 9:49 AM

Loved Slammed. Absolutely loved Point of Retreat. I have yet to read This Girl, but after reading this review I’m putting this on the top spot of my “Must Read” list!! Will and Layken’s relationship is something that I would want for myself <3

ashley dw May 7, 2013 at 9:53 AM

I want to read this book so bad! Stupid finals and being a broke college kid. After my finals, I’m definitely reading this though.

Nina May 7, 2013 at 9:55 AM

freakin’ love Colleen! all I can say is AMAZING!!! how can you not fall in love with Will and Lake? loved every book and could not put them down! keep doing what you’re doing…YOU ROCK! ;)

Mary May 7, 2013 at 9:56 AM

I love this series. I can’t wait to read this final book.

Mary May 7, 2013 at 10:02 AM

Can’t wait to read this!

Julie Clark May 7, 2013 at 10:04 AM

Haven’t read these yet…..so many books, so little time :/

Michelle S May 7, 2013 at 10:07 AM

I felt the same way, this book is indescribable!! The emotions, the thoughts, the sheer brilliance that is Colleen is simply amazing. This is always the first series I recommend to anyone looking for a new book to read. This is a MUST read…if you havent read it, stop debating, stop reading comments, stop him-haing…BUY THE BOOK! Trust me, you won’t regret it!

Erin May 7, 2013 at 10:09 AM

I am so excited to read this series!! I haven’t read them yet as I have been waiting for this book to come out.

Just a side note: Maryse you rock. I find most of the books I read straight off your recommendations and I haven’t been disappointed yet :-)

Julie Mcclung May 7, 2013 at 10:13 AM

I want this one SOOOO bad! GAH!! Best series EVERRRRRRR!!!!

Michelle May 7, 2013 at 10:15 AM

Cant wait to read it!!!

Michelle Tikal May 7, 2013 at 10:21 AM

I absolutely agree! This book was the PERFECT ending to the series!! I loved when you said “It left me… serene.” because that is EXACTLY how I felt at the end of this book. I was completely fulfilled and content. It feels like there was nothing missing, it was exactly what it should be. What a wonderful book!

Sonia May 7, 2013 at 10:22 AM

Loved loved loved all her books. She is such a great author. I would love a signed copy to complete my collection! I have her 3 other ones signed from the Boston event.

Jacqueline May 7, 2013 at 10:24 AM

Ohhh wow after reading this review and the comments about this series looks like I have my next books!! :) Im exicted!

Annie Brown May 7, 2013 at 10:25 AM

Great review! I love these books!! They are in my all time favorites

Evelyn Recinos May 7, 2013 at 10:27 AM

Loved all 3 books… Slammed was my first book after FSOG!!

Lesley May 7, 2013 at 10:31 AM

Haven’t read them yet …BUT.. will now!! I truly seem to enjoy ALLl of Maryse’s recommendations!!! Great minds ;-)

Amber May 7, 2013 at 10:32 AM

I loved all 3 of these books. I read them all in less than 3 days. I was not happy when my Kindle needed charging or I had to work LOL. I can’t wait to meet you in Book Bash Orlando.

Tiffani Wagner May 7, 2013 at 10:34 AM

LOVED LOVED LOVED these books. They are one of my favorite series.

Traci B. May 7, 2013 at 10:38 AM

I would love to win a copy..Ive read slammed and point o retreat. Would like to read this one.

Timitra May 7, 2013 at 10:40 AM

Thanks for the great review, you definitely have me excited to read this series one right after the other!

Amy Joy May 7, 2013 at 10:41 AM

My favorite series, start to finish!

Annie May 7, 2013 at 10:41 AM

Great review! I read through the first two this weekend and currently reading This Girl. Loving it so far!!! Really enjoying Will’s POV.

Traceyy May 7, 2013 at 10:49 AM

This book by far is one of the best endings to a series I’ve ever read. It was absolutely perfect and it simply allowed me to feel closure with this story in a way no other series has ever done. Colleen Hoover is a fantastic author and has become entrenched as one of my all time favorites….

Kristi Celebrezze May 7, 2013 at 10:50 AM

Can’t wait to read this series, it looks so good. Thanks for the chance!

Alexis May 7, 2013 at 10:58 AM

Great review! I’m obsessed with Slammed and POR, so I’ve held off on This Girl bc I know I’ll be so sad when it’s over! I will see Colleen at SFINE in June, so I’ll buy my copy then and swallow it whole! :)

Nicola Jackson May 7, 2013 at 11:07 AM

this slammed series is dear to my heart and my 15yr old daughter! u have a beautiful gift .hopeless was great too.im not finished with this girl only because I dont want it to end :)

Tara May 7, 2013 at 11:19 AM

I just read my first Colleen Hoover book (Hopeless) and all I can say is WOW! Loved the story but especially loved the story telling. The Slammed series was already on my TBR list but has just moved up quite a few notches after reading her work!

Angie Clements May 7, 2013 at 11:19 AM

That was a great review!! You perfectly put into words how I felt about this book!! The Slammed series is incredible and This Girl was a perfect ending to it!!!

Tiffany C. May 7, 2013 at 11:21 AM

I love this book!! Actually this whole series is fantastic!! I read Hopeless also and can’t wait to read the next one!! Love her writing style!!

Crissa May 7, 2013 at 11:24 AM

The emotional connection to these books is undeniable, for myself at least. I cried, I laughed, I got angry and frustrated. The story of Will and Lake is amazing, but the part that solidified the Slammed series as my favorite was when Will goes to grab the cd from Lake’s car, hoping it’s not Nickleback. I hate Nickleack. (smh) This was a soul connection. This series is for me. I can’t stop reading it. Butterflying amazing. <3

Adriana C May 7, 2013 at 11:34 AM

Amazing review! I LOVED Slammed and Point of Retreat! and Yes! Will is the perfect man… I love him tons!

Zahy May 7, 2013 at 11:37 AM

I’ve been dieing to read this series!!!! Your review just convinced me !! ♥♥♥

Elizabeth Gordon May 7, 2013 at 11:39 AM

5 stars are not enough for this book. I was a little worried that after getting Will’s POV in Point of Retreat that there wouldn’t be much more to include, but I shouldn’t have been worried at all. I think that Will Cooper may be the nicest male character in any book….and this only solidified it. It was butterflying awesome.

Colleen Hoover a you are amazing! I would read anything you write.

Amber S. May 7, 2013 at 11:48 AM

Colleen Hoover knows how to write a second POV! This Girl was PERFECT! Such a great alternative to the typical re-telling of the same story. Love love LOVED it!

Sadie May 7, 2013 at 11:54 AM

Going on 48 hours post-This Girl and am struggling to move on. :) I miss the Coopers! This series is incomparable. My heart = Swelled. Will = Swoon. Colleen = Auto one-click. Loved your review.

Lexi E May 7, 2013 at 11:56 AM

Colleen Hoover can do no wrong :) Lovely review! Only makes me want to read it more!!!

Melissa May 7, 2013 at 12:01 PM

I want to read this SO BAD!

Michelle May 7, 2013 at 12:03 PM

This series is amazing. I’ve still not found anything that even comes close. Another awesome review :) it’s thanks to you that my tbr pile has doubled in the past year! (not that I’m complaining).

Maria C May 7, 2013 at 12:15 PM

Just finished “This Girl”!! Loved the ending…it gave me the closure I needed and it was so sweet!!! I absolutely adore Ms. Hoover!!

Suzanne May 7, 2013 at 12:24 PM

Maryse, your reviews and recommendations never disappoint me. I absolutely adored Slammed and Point of Retreat. Have not read This Girl yet, but cannot wait!! I am totally in love with Will and Colleen Hoover!

Mae May 7, 2013 at 12:40 PM

Colleen is one of the nicest and brilliant authors there is! She always is so nice to her readers and dang her books bring words to life ;) Spot on review, thank u ;) God bless!

Jennifer Johnson May 7, 2013 at 1:06 PM

Oh your review makes me sooo excited to read This Girl!! I loved Slammed and Point of Retreat, and can’t wait to see Will’s point of view!! Yay for Colleen Hoover!!

Ashley grainger May 7, 2013 at 1:13 PM

This book was butterflying amazing. Mrs.Hoover did a fantastic job capturing all of the emotions from will’s POV. The format of This Girl was fantastic. Many authors have tried to tackle writing a novel from the other main character’s POV and they fail at making the connection. Mrs.Hoover made her readers fall in love with Will all over again! Well done. I am even more excited to see how she tackles Holder’s POV in Losing Hope.

Debbie May 7, 2013 at 1:29 PM

As an author Colleen Hoover kicks butt. You are always assured of a great read with one of her titles. I am sure that This Girl will be no exception.

Shiri May 7, 2013 at 1:54 PM

How I would love to have these books in my posession!

Cassandra May 7, 2013 at 2:10 PM

Love Love Love Colleen Hoover! and Love your blog Maryse!

jennifer v May 7, 2013 at 2:17 PM

Can’t wait to read this book!!!

Wendy May 7, 2013 at 2:22 PM

Can’t wait to read. Love this series and have recommended to many!

Sam May 7, 2013 at 2:29 PM

Oh my goodness this is so exciting!! I love everything about this series!

Kathy P May 7, 2013 at 2:48 PM

I have the first two books and have been waiting for the 3rd to read in succession!! Love all of the giveaways!!

Alba May 7, 2013 at 2:49 PM

These books AND Colleen are AMAZING!!! I seriously can’t wait to hear what else Colleen has in store for us!!

Kay May 7, 2013 at 2:51 PM

Noooo, why do I keep clicking on This Girl reviews?!?! I haven’t been able to read it yet and I’m going crazyyyy…….I think its time to just buy the ebook!

Sara May 7, 2013 at 3:03 PM

LOVE! I love Slammed and Point of Retreat but was worried that This Girl would feel too repetitious (a few other “his” POV books have let me down recently), but boy, was I wrong! It was amazing, beautiful, unforgettable, butterflying awesome, I could go on and on! I tried so hard to read it slow to savor the experience (I did manage to stretch it out over 3 days) ;)

anita M May 7, 2013 at 3:05 PM

Love love love this series!! I can’t even describe the feelings these characters have evoked in me…I’ve recommended the series to so many!!

Thank you for this giveaway…Sooooo exciting!! :D

Teri Beth May 7, 2013 at 3:23 PM

I love the Slammed series so much! I could read about Will and Lake forever <3

Adriana May 7, 2013 at 3:23 PM

This book was PERFECT ENDING OF PERFECT SERIES!
Loved it!

jaime May 7, 2013 at 3:24 PM

I’m reading This Girl right now!! I love this series and I can’t wait to own all the new covers!

Thank you for sharing your thoughts on it! I can’t wait to get back to it tonight!

xo
jaime

Paige G. May 7, 2013 at 3:27 PM

This book! So many emotions. So many feels. I butterflying love this series.

Natalie May 7, 2013 at 3:28 PM

I think I would read the phone book if it contained more stories about Will and Layken!

Awesome review!

Dailyn May 7, 2013 at 3:33 PM

The most amazing series by the most amazing author !!!!!! I can re read the entire series a million times and still fall in love with every word on every page!

Emilie May 7, 2013 at 3:38 PM

Love this series ! I laughed, cried and felt with Lake, Will, Kel, Caulder and Julia ! Thank you Colleen Hoover to write such realistic and amazing characters !

Ana May 7, 2013 at 3:56 PM

Great review! Can’t wait to read this series!!

Elizabeth L. May 7, 2013 at 3:59 PM

AWESOME review! I haven’t read This Girl YET, but it’s up next!
YAY!

C.R. Everett May 7, 2013 at 4:00 PM

I loved Slammed and can’t wait to read the rest! Yay, Colleen!

Amy @ bookgoonie May 7, 2013 at 4:02 PM

She is GENIUS!!! I can’t wait to pick up This Girl. I want to feel all the FEELs again. ;)

debbie May 7, 2013 at 4:08 PM

love love this series!! Will is so perfect and dreamy :)

Katherine May 7, 2013 at 4:22 PM

Maryse!!
Your reviews and recommendations never disappoint me. I absolutely butterflied Slammed and Point of Retreat. I have not read This Girl yet, but cannot wait!! I am totally in love with Will and Layken.. Thank you Colleen Hoover!! =D

Margaret Jones May 7, 2013 at 4:41 PM

I completely agree that Will Cooper is the best romantic hero I have ever read. When I first read Slammed, I thought he was okay. In POR, he became awesome. In This Girl, he stole my heart. I never liked teacher-student romances because I think it’s morally wrong. But once I got inside Will’s head, I understood the troubles and the excruciating conflicts that he went through, because he also knew it was wrong. The heart always wins, but he fought so hard against his urges that he gained my full respect. I sincerely hope the best for Will and Lake :)

Diana May 7, 2013 at 5:25 PM

I love how these characters were well developed! I love Will so much that I wish I knew him in real life. I love when I fall in love with the characters and think about them many months and years after I have read the book!

jovana May 7, 2013 at 5:45 PM

Love your reviews. Love this series. Love everything written by Colleen Hoover.

Dena May 7, 2013 at 5:53 PM

I totally love this author!! Thank you and good luck everyone

Michele May 7, 2013 at 5:55 PM

I don’t do ebooks (I just love the look and feel of a real book in my hands) but I may have to make an exception for This Girl. I loved Slammed and Point of Retreat so much…. there is no way I can wait until August for the paperback of This Girl!

Marina May 7, 2013 at 6:32 PM

Absolutely Loved “This Girl”!!! All Colleen’s books have been amazing to read!! I butterflying love it all…..:)

Ashley Nicole May 7, 2013 at 7:15 PM

This series is just so butterflying special, and your review is wonderful <3

Katherine May 7, 2013 at 7:26 PM

I totally agree!!!! Love! Love! Love! This series!!!

Kat P May 7, 2013 at 7:46 PM

Amazing series written by a talented author I can’t wait to read the ending if Will & Lakes story :) esp after seeing all these wonderful comments.

Jenny May 7, 2013 at 7:59 PM

I’m waiting to read This Girl because I know it will be so good that I will wish I could read it for the first time again. I own the e-book but would love a signed copy.

Sarah B May 7, 2013 at 8:02 PM

This is my very favorite series, EVER. I connected with this series in a very personal way. I too, lost my mom to cancer, like Lake. :( I read these books shortly after her passing, and in some way they really helped me cope. Albeit, I cried like a big, big baby. This Girl, was honestly the most perfect way to end the series. How is it possible to swoon over Will anymore? I loved how Colleen incorporated their honeymoon, and letting Lake ask about the past. Letting Will re-live and tell his version of the story. It was truly perfection. I agree 5 stars!!!

Melissa May 7, 2013 at 8:17 PM

Can’t wait to read this now!!!

Anne Marie May 7, 2013 at 8:46 PM

I absolutely love this series and can not wait to read This Girl!

Kelli Spear May 7, 2013 at 9:21 PM

I definitely need to finish this series. I still haven’t read Point of Retreat (don’t hate me!!). Slammed left me so emotional that I’ve been holding off. This makes me think I need to finish ASAP!

Mara Kat May 7, 2013 at 9:52 PM

I’ve heard so many wonderful things about Colleen Hoover’s novels! I bought Slammed, Point of Retreat, and Hopeless all at the same time. LoL. Yes I’m a impulsive book buyer and can’t help myself! I’m not sure which to read first.. probably Slammed. Ugh i can’t wait to start This Girl as well! :)

Cristina May 7, 2013 at 10:14 PM

Love the series & sooooo looking forward to reading ‘This Girl.” Colleen Hoover has been added as one of my favorite authors. ;)

Stacy Pasker May 7, 2013 at 10:30 PM

Love, Love, Love the Slammed series. Just finished ‘This Girl.’ I couldn’t put it down!

Jennifer D May 7, 2013 at 11:28 PM

LOVE Maryse’s reveiws! And LOVE Collen Hoover! Haven’t read ‘This Girl” yet, but it is on my TBR soon (of a VERY LONG list of books) list. Love Will and Lake and can’t wait to relive it through his perspective. Will is such a great guy! All the reviews seem to make me think I’m going to fall more in love with him after I read ‘This Girl’.

Melanie May 7, 2013 at 11:53 PM

Wow. I finished This Girl about 5 minutes ago. I butterflying LOVED this series. It will absolutely live with me forever. Will and Lake were written in such a way that I wish they were real just so I could hug them for all the loss they have suffered. After I hug them, I would fix them dinner and babysit do they could get a break. Well done Colleen Hoover…I now live in fictional character land! :-)

Jenn May 8, 2013 at 12:04 AM

I so can’t wait to read this book! I’m a huge fan of anything she writes, they are some of my very favorite books!

PAULA May 8, 2013 at 1:30 AM

I love SLAMMED series and I think Colleen is one helluva writer. Her books are simply amazing. This Girl was a perfect finish to the series and yes, I agree with you. It completes the series with a bang! :)

Isadora May 8, 2013 at 7:47 AM

I have not read this series yet, I would love to win!

Deonna May 8, 2013 at 8:13 AM

Ok so I fell in love with Colleen Hoover’s writing (I have to admit I do have a bit of an author crush too) after reading Hopeless (LOVED IT!) **Waiting not so patiently for part 2**. Then I got my my hands on Slammed and it was official. Unlike most of you, I have not had the pleasure/privilege of reading Point of Retreat or This Girl … YET! I’ve depleted my book allowance … SMH … and have to wait and was soooo bummed to find out that these titles can’t be borrowed on Kindle. What’s a girl to do? I am totally in love these characters and am looking forward to seeing what happens to them. So while I wait **again not so patiently** to read the last two books in the Slammed series, I just wanted to make sure Colleen Hoover knows how much she ROCKS! Thanks for giving us the opportunity to win such great books.

Michelle May 8, 2013 at 10:08 AM

LOVED this series!!!! I have never read books that make me cry so much. I cried, laughed (out loud). I will never get tired of reading this series over and over again. This should be turned into a movie!!! Would love to win these books!!!!

Johanna L May 8, 2013 at 10:24 AM

I also LOVE, LOVe this series.. I will read anything Colleen Hoover writes, even a darn shopping list :)

P.S. But I rather read a signed copy of the series ;)

Michelle Nguyen May 8, 2013 at 10:49 AM

I totally agreed with your review!
It is bittersweet knowing that it’s the end and I love Will even more because of this book. Colleen Hoover is just pure genius!

leslie May 8, 2013 at 1:13 PM

This is one of my all time favorite series. Would really LOVE to see a movie come out of these books. Winning the signed books would make my year;)

Bethany D. May 8, 2013 at 4:22 PM

This has to be one of my favorite series. I love the passion, the poems, and the fact that it’s fiction… Does that even make sense? But even though it’s fiction, it’s like real life. I really want to read the third book! I love Colleen Hoover!

Michelle May 8, 2013 at 6:55 PM

Absolutely loved this book and series. I was worried that This Girl would feel like a repeat of the first two books but was so surprised to find it stood on it’s own. Amazing how she could pull of retelling the story without making it feel like it had already been told. My top ten favorite books include all four of her books and I have a feeling they will always remain nestled nicely in those spots.

Kimberly B May 8, 2013 at 7:29 PM

I’ve not read this series, but after that review I absolutely have to go pick this up!! So looking forward to reading this series! and congratulations Colleen- on the amazing reviews, your interview and all the good things happening!

Missy Simmons May 8, 2013 at 7:51 PM

Just started Slammed yesterday and stayed up until 2:45 this morning to finish. I just finished Point of Retreat this evening. I never do this! I was pulling my Kindle out at the red lights today. What’s gotten into me? Anyway, looking forward to This Girl after a good nights sleep. Add another fan to your ever growing list! (:

Abbie Y. May 8, 2013 at 8:24 PM

OMG I LOVE THIS BOOK! Will Cooper is officially the sweetest book boyfriend in existence? I butterflying think so. This is the third giveaway I’ve entered to win your signed set Colleen. I’m lucky that you offer so many, but unlucky because I still have to enter them! I hope I win this time :)

Autumn @TheAutumnReview May 8, 2013 at 8:56 PM

Not only did I cry while reading this, but I cried writing my review. I love Will. So Much.

Alithú Oliva Reyes May 8, 2013 at 10:24 PM

Cant wait to read it! But i want the paperback! I know i will have to wait a lot but i want feel it in my hands! Lol!! Thanks to Collen Hoover for the giveaway! I only need Slammed and This Girl please!!!!!! <3 you can save one book! :) just saying….hahahha btw cant wait to watch the interview on CBS! :D

Heather G May 8, 2013 at 11:09 PM

Loved this book and the whole series! Colleen is truly an amazing author!

Christina Younts May 8, 2013 at 11:17 PM

OMG Can’t wait to READ them! I LOVE reading! It takes my mind off of college work when I need a break! Hope to be able to read the series! Thanks.

Susú May 8, 2013 at 11:42 PM

Haven’t read This Girl yet but your review tells me it would be so worth the waiting <3
Can't wait to read more about Will and Lake, actually read about them its awesome. I miss them!

Thank you for the quotes! I can't wait to read it :D

Anita May 9, 2013 at 2:03 AM

Great review! Can’t wait to read it!

Mae May 9, 2013 at 6:48 AM

I can’t wait to read this!! :) Ugh! Great review.<3

Jennifer C May 9, 2013 at 9:57 AM

Love this series!!!

Jeanna Szablicki May 9, 2013 at 2:47 PM

Love, love, love all of her books!

Alexis L May 9, 2013 at 3:05 PM

These books sound very interesting and I want to read them.

Yasmine May 9, 2013 at 3:23 PM

Great review! I butterflying LOVE this series, especially the wonderful Will Cooper!!! Colleen Hoover is one of my favourite authors, all her books are so beautifully written. Can’t wait to read Losing Hope and whatever she writes in the future :)

Mae May 10, 2013 at 10:07 AM

I cannot wait to read this with my entire family! I love Colleen and her butterflying wonderful books <3

Vanessa Proehl May 13, 2013 at 9:32 AM

This book had me bawling big ugly tears. I loved that Will told her everything..even things that he knew would hurt her, he was completely honest..how refreshing. I do wish that there had been more told about what was happening with them during the funeral, and directly after Lake’s moms passing but all in all, Will Cooper has returned to the forefront of my Book Boyfriend List…I love him for the way he loves Lake, for his honesty and for doing what needs to be done even if he didn’t want to do it. He’s simply perfect.

Keshia May 13, 2013 at 9:32 AM

Colleen Hoover is the “Badass” of my book world! xoxoxox

Mira Garland May 13, 2013 at 9:33 AM

Love everything Colleen!!!

Erin Hill May 13, 2013 at 9:33 AM

I loved this girl!!! You are so right that this is the perfect completion to the series, the cherry on top as you said! :)

Henya May 13, 2013 at 9:34 AM

Just finished Hopeless and it’s left me wanting more and more Colleen Hoover! It was simply fabulous.

Tess Maz May 13, 2013 at 9:34 AM

Can’t wait to read this! The first two books in the Slammed series were amazing so I have no doubt this one will be also be fantastic! Great review

Emilie Isabel Fatima M. Antonio May 13, 2013 at 9:34 AM

Colleen Hoover did it once again. she never fail to give us heart warming books. one of them is This Girl. it’s always nice to read a guy’s POV. it always has this part in my heart where i always prefer a guy’s POV. i know im such a hopeless romantic and sucker for romance type of girl but i just love the way it is. many books always been part of my romantic side and the unforgettable ones are frrom the genius COLLEEN BUTTERFLYING HOOVER. yup, she’s a genius. like Albert Einstein genius when it comes to book writing. <3

Lisa May 13, 2013 at 9:35 AM

This Series is MY NUMBER ONE FAVE series ever!!! Colleen Hoover with each book you write, they continually get better. Thank you for sharing this series with us! <3

Tanya May 13, 2013 at 9:36 AM

I loved Slammed and POR, I can’t wait to read This Girl and get Will’s POV! Colleen’s writing style is so unique and evokes so much emotion I know her books are a guarantee good read!

Kelsey P May 13, 2013 at 9:36 AM

I love this series so much! I wish it didn’t end but it all came together nicely and I really enjoyed This Girl and getting Will’s POV.

Janiera Eldridge May 13, 2013 at 9:36 AM

haven’t had a chance to read this series yet but because of your review i want to read it right away!

Stacy May 13, 2013 at 9:36 AM

These are some of the greatest books I have ever read. I did not sleep because I couldn’t put these books down. It is an obsession! I cried, I laughed, and I cried some more and recommed them to everyone. Will and Lake are the most amazing characters. So sad to see their story end. Out of a 5 star rating I would give this series a 10! Loved them!

Jenn May 13, 2013 at 9:38 AM

Love love love this series.

christina khaj May 13, 2013 at 9:39 AM

Will is the best book boyfriend in all the books ever! Love this series!

Jenn May 13, 2013 at 9:39 AM

I butterflying love Colleen and her books.

Jenn May 13, 2013 at 9:40 AM

I love Will Cooper

Lisa @ Oh Boy Oh Boy Oh Boy May 13, 2013 at 9:40 AM

I was already counting the moments til I could read this but this review makes me even more excited to get it!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cheryl May 13, 2013 at 9:40 AM

This Girl was like the icing on the cake! The entire series is without a doubt the very best I have ever read. It has stayed with me since the beginning. I have recommended these books to so many friends who have fallen in love with them just as I have. Colleen, you are AMAZINGLY talented.

Mara Atienza May 13, 2013 at 9:41 AM

I soo love Slammed Series <3 This Girl leaves me begging for more! I love the story and its twist and turns. Gods, Will and Layken are well depicted. I even wrote my own "slammed" poem. Its perfect and I'm sure you guys will agree when I say that Colleen Hoover is a genius.

Cass J May 13, 2013 at 9:41 AM

I’ve never read Colleen’s books but this post really makes me want to!!!

Toni Hamel May 13, 2013 at 9:41 AM

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Amy May 13, 2013 at 9:42 AM

I have to say this whole series was butterflying awesome. It was not what I expected at all. I think Colleen Hoover is one of the most gifted storytellers out there. She truly knows how to hook a reader and capture their attention. She creates such beautiful characters!!

Holly Baker May 13, 2013 at 9:42 AM

Without a doubt Will and Layken are my favourite book couple ever! This Girl was the perfect series ending. I’m gonna miss them but I can’t wait for more books from Colleen, she’s an amazing writer and story-teller.

Francine May 13, 2013 at 9:43 AM

This was a fantabulous read that has a spot waiting for it on my greatest hits shelf. CH nevers ceases to disappoint. I loved the fact that this story, although told from Will’S POV, was told to Lake. I have so many favorite parts. I can’t wait for this to be available in print.

Heather May 13, 2013 at 9:43 AM

I love the Slammed series & Colleen Hoover. Slammed & Point of Retreat were two of the first books I read after Fifty Shades got me addicted to reading romance :)

Sabrina May 13, 2013 at 9:43 AM

OMG, I’ve heard this series from my friend, but haven’t read it :(
Arghhh, I want it so baad.

Mary Housel May 13, 2013 at 9:45 AM

Can’t hardly wait to read this book. Just adore Will!

val May 13, 2013 at 9:46 AM

Loved this … hey I will reread the whole sereis again … wow…

sharifah May 13, 2013 at 9:47 AM

Very nice review. I have yet to read the latest by Collen Hoover but based on your review, I am positive it is as good as the other.

Rhonda Beyer May 13, 2013 at 9:47 AM

Wow, I love this series. Wonderful review. Thanks!!!!!

Monica Martinez May 13, 2013 at 9:48 AM

I butterflying love Will!!!

Jen May 13, 2013 at 9:49 AM

Loved this book! A great way to end my favorite book trilogy!

Heather Sperry May 13, 2013 at 9:50 AM

I can’t wait to read this one. I loved Slammed and Point of Retreat. Colleen Hoover has become one of my favorite authors and after Hopeless she solidified it for me. Thanks for the great review once again Maryse!! You Rock!! :)

Wilmarie Valentin May 13, 2013 at 9:52 AM

This series is the reason why i LOVE reading. Ive said it i think 20 times. I FREAKING LOVE WILL. I love colleen and this Review is amazing!!!!

THANK YOU COLLEEN!! YOURE THE BUTTERFLYING BEST!!

Michaela Rodriguez May 13, 2013 at 9:58 AM

I love all things Colleen Hoover!

Joyce May 13, 2013 at 9:58 AM

Colleen I LOVE all your books! Your books are the only ones I can laugh out loud & cry my eyes out all on the same page!!!
I never had a love for reading till I came across Hopeless! You are an amazing author & by far my most FAVORITE author! I know I speak for everyone when I say “WE WANT MORE”
This Girl was everything I hoped it would be & more! Was never once disappointed except for when it ended!
THANK YOU for making me love to curl up with a good book & read all day!

Steffani May 13, 2013 at 10:03 AM

This book made the first book better for me because we finally saw the whole story. Will’s emotional turmoil made the romance from the first that much sweeter. I loved this book more than words can describe, and re-read it when I am in the mood for the best romance ever told. *le sigh*

debra elsner May 13, 2013 at 10:06 AM

I absolutely fell in love with This Girl. This was one of the most beautiful stories I have read; I loved Slammed and Point of Retreat, but this one left me with a huge smile on my face. I love Will and Lake even more. Colleen Hoover is one hell of a writer.

Gayle May 13, 2013 at 10:06 AM

LOVED this series. I got my 13 year old daughter to read them as well and she went squee’ing to all her friends at school about them as well.

Linda Stansfield May 13, 2013 at 10:14 AM

That was a great review and totally touched so many things in my heart. I loved the Slammed series and This Girl is the icing on the cake. So many tears of joy and heartache. Will is the best book boyfriend ever and I loved hearing his story. Colleen Hoover is simply “The Best”

Becky K. May 13, 2013 at 10:17 AM

Great review and congratulations, Colleen, on all your success. Now I vote that your next tv interview be done in the Australian-English-Pirate speak :)

Juli Ek May 13, 2013 at 10:24 AM

I butterflying love the Slammed series, Will and Lake are perfect! Gah I miss them already!!

Angie May 13, 2013 at 10:33 AM

I loved how Will’s pov was told. There are lots of authors doing this with these kinds of books, but this was a breath of fresh air really.

Alice Rizzi May 13, 2013 at 10:38 AM

I haven’t read this series yet, but it is on my tbr list! I am just crazy over Hopeless so know these will be fantastic!!!

Jany Garcia May 13, 2013 at 10:45 AM

Oh my GOD! What can I say that hasn’t already been said???? This book – this series- is mind-blowing. It reaches parts of me I didn’t know existed. It made me question things I have said and done. It made me see things in a different way. It made me s better wife, a better mother, and a better friend. (Not that I was bad at any if the three!!!) But it made me appreciate things so much more. No other author has ever done this to me. The Slammed Series and Hopeless touched my heart, ripped and tore at my heart and then put it back together in the most wonderful, inspiring way! Colleen is pure genius and so funny. I don’t just live her books- I butterflying love them!!!! Thank you for writing your books, Colleen. There isn’t anything that you write that wont read!

Gloria May 13, 2013 at 12:58 PM

I can’t wait to read this!!! I’ve got mad love for Colleen Hoover :)

Vera Gomes May 13, 2013 at 3:04 PM

Such amazing review!! I always love them. I haven’t been here in ages.. I got a new computer and all my bookmarks were lost. Thank god to someone I’m friends with, who decided to share the link on facebook!!! :)

I loved the first two books of this series, and tomorrow is my birthday, hopefully I’ll get some money to buy This Girl, and the other two in paperback! Can’t wait to read it! :D

Lisa May 14, 2013 at 4:13 PM

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this series. I think Lake and Will are my all time favorite young couple ever. He is the most patient, caring young man. She is strong and understanding. Together they endure far more than anyone their age should ever have to. They take the moments that drown some, together in stride and build their lives around those precious moments. I love the boys…Kel and Caulder (I hope I am spelling it right, the book isn’t with me) are absolutely adorable little boys. Smart as whips and resliiant and brave…these boys endure a lot and with the help of Will and Lake they make it through it all. I would love to read books about each of the boys as they grow up and fall in love themselves. I WANT MORE…MORE…MORE!!!!

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