Saturday, July 20, 2013

[Review] Losing Hope - Colleen Hoover

Released: July 8th, 2013

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 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.

"But I've learned over the past year what it really means to be able to miss someone. In order to miss someone, that means you were privileged enough to have them in your life to begin with."

LA LA LA. I want to shut off my feelings. This book was so freaking intense, it's unbelievable. Somehow, I find it much more interesting when a book's written in the guy's point of view.

If you loved Holder in Hopeless, you are going to fall hopelessly in love with him in this one. Since it's all told by Holder, we figure out more about his character and understand deeper about his past and why he is the way he is.

This book not only focuses on the romance between Sky and Holder. It's also telling the story about a young boy who lost a friend and has been carrying all this guilt inside of him. And then there's also the complications with his family. He's maturing so fast in such a short period because his whole environment had affected him.

Okay, let me start off by saying that Dean Holder is so fucking perfect with all his imperfections. He's cracked but not broken. He's strong but he's not unbreakable. He's cocky but he's not arrogant. He's like this giant contradictory.

Now, let's begin with his looks. Dean Holder is so motherfucking gorgeous. I mean, all the ladies want into his pants and it's only the rumors and his reputation that's holding everyone back. Everyone trusts the gossip and believes that he did all the bad shit for all the wrong reasons. But, really, it's impossible to not be attracted to him.

And then there's his vulnerability. I think that the fact that he feels so responsible for all the shitty things that's been going around him is very noble of him. He carries around so much guilt inside of him that it consumes him. Everything from Hope to Les. He feels like he's letting people down.
"Then that reminds me of the pictures she was at my house for, then that reminds me of Les, then that reminds me of Hope. Then of course I'm consumed with guilt again."
God, in scenes like these, I just want to hug him!

And he's so damn grown up that, because of what happened around him, he realized something:
"We lived in this perfect world where adults are always right and bad things don't happen to good people. Then, in the span of a minute, you were taken and everything we thought we knew turned out to be this false image of life that our parents had built for us. We realized that day that even adults do horrible things. Children disappear. Best friends get taken away from you and you have no idea if they're even alive anymore."
Holder turns into a realistic character as he accepts that the world isn't as perfect as the adults around him has made it seem to be. Crime happens. Hate exists. Shitty things just hit us like a ton of bricks without a warning. 

Enough of the depressing stuff *wipes away tears* GOD, NOW COMES THE ROMANTIC SIDE. I can quote so many things from this book that include all of his sweetness. He has such a way with words that leaves you speechless.
"Time has completely stopped, and all I'm thinking about while we kiss is how this is what saves people. Moments like these with people like her are what make all the sufferings worth it."
"I live you, Sky...I live you so much."
And their sense of humors match and that's so freaking adorable *squeals* Really, they could probably make a good comedy team with their texts and banter. Holder's actually pretty witty in both an intellectual and cocky kind of way and that's just alerkjaelkr best.
"Those texts will inflate your ego so much, you'll explode. We need to rectify this situation before you start suffering from delusions of grandeur."
I love how they're so easygoing with each other and they end up having a best-friends-slash-boyfriend-girlfriend kind of relationship. That's just the best kind of dating.

Minor Faults:
  • There's too much repetition of the words 'hopeless' and 'helpless'. I get that Holder felt that way but Colleen kept using those two words over and over.



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About The Author:

Colleen hoover is a huge fan of music and she has an eclectic taste. She's addicted to diet pepsi, and it's a serious case. She gets excited with friend requests on goodreads. So far, she's written two series, which include the Slammed series and the Hopeless series. She is expected to have two more books coming out in 2014.

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