Losing Hope? I Would Beg to Differ

Okay, okay. I know. Who hasn’t written a review for Colleen Hoover, right? Well folks, this girl right here.

Though rest assured, I’m about to pop the cherry. Yep, that’s right, it’s going to happen….right now…. with Losing Hope because what better way to pop the cherry than to do it with Holder. *WINK*

Some Info on the Book:

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Losing Hope is Holder’s side of the heart wrenching, devastating story that we all read in Hopeless.

Returning home from living with his father, Holder finds himself simultaneously trying to deal with the suicide of his twin sister, Les, and coming face to face with a girl who looks a lot like someone he’d never see again.

What happens when everything he thought he knew, crumbles around him and he’s left rediscovering who he is, who he knows and what really happened to that girl across the street, Hope?

Losing Hope <—- Click to check it out on Goodreads

Things not Found in the Synopsis:

The song I think I’m gonna pick is…

Too Late

By M83

Ohhhh yeah.

 So I’m not gonna lie… I was totally torn between this song and: Like Real People Do by Hozier. If y’all prefer that one… I’m sorry…sort of LOL.

 Anyways, I’ve decided to go with this one because… well I’m LOVING the lyrics. Here they are in case you’re curious 🙂

I look into your eyes
Diving into the ocean
I look into your eyes
Falling
Like a wall of stars
We are ripe to fallAnd if you are a ghost
I’ll call your name again
And if you are a ghost
I’ll call your name…You, always.

 
I mean look! They even have to do with stars and ghosts… I felt like I couldn’t really turn them down LOL. I also felt the overall “vibe” of the song suited the book better – for me anyways.

Overall Rating: 5 Stars *****

I know, I know. You’re all shocked, right? A 5 stars review from the wonder that is Mrs. Hoover?! Impossible… not really.

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Well the books is pretty… AMAZING! I’ll be honest, I thought I loved Hopeless –truly, I did – but Losing Hope was a fantastic companion to it. I loved seeing inside Holder’s head ( though I’m generally a Hero sympathizer 😉 ). It just made his struggle to come to terms with Les’s death that much more real. Her character itself and her struggle became so much more tangible, through reading Holder’s perspective and she became a true ‘person’ to me, not just someone I heard/ read about.

I know there were a lot of aspects that were a replay of what happened in Hopeless, but I loved it. There was so much going on in that story, I didn’t mind the replay of information from another perspective. With the subject matter and the tolls that it would take a person, while I may have already known the outcomes, I was so immersed it didn’t matter.

The books themselves are extremely character driven and yes, if you aren’t a fan of reading books, where it’s more about the plot and you like being surprised, then reading both this and Hopeless may not be your cup of tea. However as a character driven book… it’s phenomenal! Right from the start, Colleen pulls you into Holder’s head and leaves no emotion spared, no thought unthought, and no heart intact. His actions become that much clearer, while his pain becomes it’s own living breathing thing to accompany the monster that is his guilt.

I’d highly recommend this book (me along with thousands of others) if you want something different from the classic alpha-male story where things manage to magically fall into place. This story is real. It’s flawed and incredibly human.

Go pick it up

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 It’s a gooder!

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Cheers,

Delicious Cake!

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Well I dunno about you guys, but I’m craving cake – and a lot of it. I mean this book has quite the recipe that’s for sure, a sexy older man, a bakery… and delicious fudge cake, that known to be used in the bedroom to spice things up.

 About the Book:

Jenny is just a normal girl working at a bakery that in known for making delicious cakes. Whether they’re just eaten or used for naughtier things,  the cakes are one of the finest in town.

One day while working the most gorgeous man she’d ever seen walked in. Jenny couldn’t take her eyes off him and she was too busy swooning… until he opened his mouth that was and only arrogant words spilled out.

Despite this, Jenny finds herself attracted to the man – Ernest – and they end up ‘dating’. His dirty mouth, brings out her wild side and she feels like she’s finally able to let loose around him. But maybe Ernest isn’t everything she thought he would be…

Delicious<—– Click to find it on Goodreads

Things not found in the Synopsis:

For this book I’m liking…

Chasing the Sun

by The Wanted

Ah, yes the old top 40 song 😉 But this song is upbeat and the book is pretty upbeat. On top of that I felt it kinda went with the whole chasing something impossible type idea.

Overall Rating: 3 Stars ***

I received this book as an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review. I loved the premises of this book. I mean a bakery that makes cake that looks like this:

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Can you say “YUM!”

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Anyways, back to my review. For me this novella was too short and there wasn’t enough details about the characters. I really wanted to get to know Ernest a little bit more – outside of the dirty talk and amazing capabilities in bed. 😉

Anyways, it was a fun read. Though I would have liked there to be sexy time instead of just fade to black  because Ernest talked so highly of himself I would have liked to see him in action. But with a nickname like “Hazel Eyes” and described to be really sexy can one really go wrong? I’ll leave that up to you to decide.

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Thanks so much Dora Sky for the fun, quirky read!

Cheers,

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