Monday, July 8, 2013

Review for Losing Hope by Colleen Hoover

5:45 AM 7/7/13
HOLY CRAP I am going to attempt to write this review but be warned I have been up all night reading and my emotions are still so raw.

In Hopeless, Sky left no secret unearthed, no feeling unshared, and no memory forgotten, but Holder’s past remained a mystery.

Still haunted by the little girl he let walk away, Holder has spent his entire life searching for her in an attempt to finally rid himself of the crushing guilt he has felt for years. But he could not have anticipated that the moment they reconnect, even greater remorse would overwhelm him…

Sometimes in life, if we wish to move forward, we must first dig deep into our past and make amends. In Losing Hope, bestselling author Colleen Hoover reveals what was going on inside Holder’s head during all those hopeless moments—and whether he can gain the peace he desperately needs.

Sandie's Review:

I just finished reading this book. OMG I have a snot rag sitting here because I think about the book and the tears begin again.
This book if you have expectations of it being IDK another Hopeless just from Holders POV, YOU ARE SO WRONG! In this book we get Holder but we get a backstory his emotions, his reactions, we get answers to the questions we asked in Hopeless but most of all we get to see the man stripped and bared. 

I don't even know how to put into words how this book made me feel. I really just want to say READ THE DAMN BOOK ITS AWESOME and be done with it. 

10:24PM 07/07/13

Needed a break because I was serious when I wrote the statement above. I really wanted that to be my review. I know it gets right to the damn point. So here I sit again staring at the computer as scenes from Losing Hope run through my mind. I will just let my heart flow free and hopefully you will all enjoy this review.

Holder, is a man that any parent would be proud to call their son. He is caring and smart and wonderful and just an awesome person all the way around. In this book we get a better sense of who he is and why he did certain things that he did in Hopeless. We see from when Les was alive and a bit into their bond. Colleen just has a way of incapsulating me into this world with her writing that as I am reading I can see the scenes playing before my very eyes. 

Finally seeing through Holders eyes the things he knew and the truths he had to face. I cried so hard reading Hopeless but Losing Hope had me just in sobbing hysterics. I believe I woke my hubby up during a really heartbreaking scene. He thought I was crazy but he held me and let me cry. He fell back to sleep mind you but at least he was there. As a mother my heart ripped apart and as I remember that scene, I am crying once again because I could feel the weight of that emotion. The feeling of loss and my heart just breaking not only for Holder but for his mother as well.
I have read many many books but the way that Colleen writes whoa! she is magical because I felt every emotion, I was angry, I was sad, I was DEVASTATED, my heart broke, I blushed, I smiled, I laughed, I needed a hug! 
I still have to say the non kissing, non sex having scene is by far the BEST SCENE EVER!!! I didn't re-read Hopeless and I am glad I didn't because I don't feel like I missed a thing. I did remember a few scenes from Hopeless, that scene being one of them. Oh man it was just as good reading it through Holders eyes as it was through Sky's!!!

Learning the real reason that Holder stayed away from Sky for that month it all just made so much scene it was like... 
I can not put into this review just how awesome this book is. You need to read and experience the Hoover effect for yourself. Its so funny since her last name is Hoover she sucks you in seeeeee.... 
That woman has magical fingers for writing and an extraordinary mind because the way she puts words together, its so full of emotion and beauty I want to pick her brain so I can absorb her awesomeness!

Well it is now 7:55AM 07/08/13 and I think I have finally finished. Yeah it took me this long because in all realness I just wanted to say "READ THE DAMN BOOK BECUZ ITS JUST PHENOM!!" but I know I couldn't get away with that soooo. Hope you all liked the review. 

Oh yeah I need to rate the book, but ummm seriously I need to rate it??? you can't figure out what I am giving it just by all that I said above ? NO?? ok fine I know some ppl need to see the rating for themselves....Huh how do I put a rating on this book?? its one of the best books I have read all year....I know 5 hearts is not enough, shit even 10 isn't! I will give this book my stamp of approval. 20 living/loving hearts is that enough?  I think so too

x's these by 4

**ARC provided by Atria Books via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review**

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