BOOK REVIEW: Maybe Now by Colleen Hoover


GOODREADS: What is more important? Friendship, loyalty or love?
Colleen Hoover and Griffin Peterson collaborate once again to bring fans of Maybe Someday back into the musical world of Ridge and Sydney.
And Maggie.
And Warren and Bridgette.

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This should be read after Maybe Someday and Maybe Not. I loved love love Maybe Someday although I did not particularly like Maybe Not.

Now, this book Maybe Now did not resonate to me so much. Maybe because I expected more romance (just like Maybe Someday) and other might argue that this book is very cheesy. But in my opinion, the book focuses more on the importance of loyalty, kindness, understanding and friendships.

Although it lacked romance for me, I still applaud the character of Sydney. To be honest, I don’t think I will ever have the decency and maturity to allow my boyfriend take care of his ex girlfriend – in ANY scenario. I don’t care if it seems immature, but no – I won’t allow it.

But I do liked that I get to follow through the story of Ridge and Sydney and how they overcome their history of emotional cheating and communication barrier. And just like Warren and Bridgette, we also see them in this book, following Maybe Not and how their very sexual relationship progress to something more meaningful and ending up in marriage. ❤

This book is more focused on Maggie and her story revolving on her bucket list, her sickness and her new love interest – Jake. And by the way? I love Justice! What a witty, straight forward kid. Haha.

  • People need to put themselves first sometimes. If you aren’t living your best life for yourself, you can’t be your best self for those in your life.
  • Even if the rest of our lives were predictable, I’d never get tired of you. You make routine something I look forward too.
  • But sometimes the wrong thing is the right thing.
  • I forgot how stupefying attraction can be.
  • Sometimes caring about someone means saying things you don’t want to say, but that need to be said.
  • We shouldn’t revolve our lives around their possible endings. We should revolve our lives around the experiences that lead to the endings.
  • No one is the best version of themselves all the time.
  • The Brain and Heart Theory – how they are both detrimental to each other.
  • As a father, I’ve learned to take what I can get while I an get it, because none of the phases a child goes through last forever.
  • It’s the small things people do for others that define the largest parts of them.
  • PROPOSAL: just say WHEN. — When.
  • Our Maybe Someday just became our Absolutely Forever.

BOOK REVIEW : Regretting you by Colleen Hoover


Goodreads: Morgan Grant and her sixteen-year-old daughter, Clara, would like nothing more than to be nothing alike.Morgan is determined to prevent her daughter from making the same mistakes she did. By getting pregnant and married way too young, Morgan put her own dreams on hold. Clara doesn’t want to follow in her mother’s footsteps. Her predictable mother doesn’t have a spontaneous bone in her body.
The only person who can bring peace to the household is Chris—Morgan’s husband, Clara’s father, and the family anchor. But that peace is shattered when Chris is involved in a tragic and questionable accident. Morgan finds comfort in the last person she expects to, and Clara turns to the one boy she’s been forbidden to see.

I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of reading Coho books. ❤ ever since I saw her post about working on this book, I’ve been reeling to get my hands on this!

The story of Morgan and Clara blends together so well. Two different individuals with two different personalities going through the same loss paired with confusion and lots of heartache. It’s like Coho gave us all three books in one. You’ll see a grieving wife and a sister who’s experiencing the worst betrayal but continues to fall in love and learns to put down her walls. You’ll see a teenage girl who’s grieving for her hero yet finds out one of the most painful secrets. You’ll see how the relationship of a mother and her daughter grows through life experiences.

”Everyone around me seems to have a purpose, yet I feel like I’ve reached the age of thirty four and have absolutely no life outside of Clara and Chris”. From this book, I think I appreciated my mother better. Morgan’s pent up feelings and issues of self doubt felt so painfully real. You’ll see how much mothers sacrifice for their children, putting their dreams and life to a pause or to a complete stop. I wonder if all mothers go through that? feeling like you have no life other than being a mother to your children and a wife to your husband. I’m not saying there’s anything wrong. But like Morgan, that’s one of my fears too. Coho illustrated it so well. I wish every mother knows how important they are and how respected, appreciated and loved they are.

It makes me wonder how a seemingly good husband seems to be perfect one time and hurts you so much without knowing it? How can anyone be perfectly good liars in front of your face? I hate that I liked Chris at first. ‘What if your future wife doesn’t like it?’ ‘ You won’t’.

I love the adoring banter between Miller and his gramps. Gramps is pretty witty himself. ❤ And the way Jonah freakin saves all the watermelon jolly ranchers ever since they were kids? GAH. And the way Miller has been stalking Clara for three years!! I want a promposal, just like that. ❤ ‘One of these days, that girl is gonna notice me. You just wait’. 😀 Plus miller named his truck Nora!!! The character Clara played in the theater. ❤

  • I wonder if humans are the only living creatures who feel hollow inside.
  • Sometimes when we’re alone, he looks at me in a way that makes me feel empty when he looks away.
  • His words jar me.
  • I love it when he smiles, even after all these years of marriage.
  • Sometimes you have to walk away from the fight in order to win it.
  • I guess that happends when you become a mother, though. Your focus is no longer on yourself.
  • Heartbreak builds character.
  • For some reason, sadness in music eases music eases the sadness in my soul. It’s like the worse the heartache in a song is, the better I feel.
  • I’ve believed in you the moment I met you. I believe in myself now that I’ve finally left you.
  • I think it’s time I figure out who I was meant to become before I started living my life for everyone else.
  • Everything you do is epic, Clara.
  • Grown ups might not have their shit figured out nay more than we do. They just wear more convincing masks.
  • I just love you because I can’t help it, and it feels good to love you.
  • Attraction isn’t something that only happens once, with one person. It’s part of what drives humans. Our attraction to each other, to art, to food, to entertainment. Attraction is fun. So when you decide to commit to someone, you aren’t saying, ‘I promise I’ll never be attracted to anyone else’. You’re saying, ‘I promise to commit to you, despite my potential future attraction to other people’.
  • Relationships are hard for that very reason. Your body and your heart don’t stop finding the beauty and the attraction in other people simply because you’ve made a commitment to one person. If you ever find yourself in a situation where you’re drawn to someone else, it’s up to you to remove yourself from that situation before it becomes too hard to fight.

I ache, I smiled, I teared up, I hurt. One morning when I was with my colleague buying breakfast, she looked at me worried asking if I’m okay because I was tearing up, and I only said, I’m reading. ❤ This is what Colleen does to me.

BOOK REVIEW : It ends with us by Colleen Hoover


GOODREADS: Sometimes it is the one who loves you who hurts you the most.

Lily hasn’t always had it easy, but that’s never stopped her from working hard for the life she wants. So when she feels a spark with a gorgeous neurosurgeon named Ryle Kincaid, everything in Lily’s life suddenly seems almost too good to be true. As questions about her new relationship overwhelm her, so do thoughts of Atlas Corrigan — her first love and a link to the past she left behind. He was her kindred spirit, her protector. When Atlas suddenly reappears, everything Lily has built with Ryle is threatened.

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When you love a person, you believe them. You believe their promises, their lies and just about anything. You believe in the goodness of their hearts. You believe in their intentions and you believe and hope that they will change.

As the story progressed, I am in awe of lily’s character. As vulnerable as she is, it took a lot of strength to take control of her life, even if there was a child on the way.

  • I feel like everyone fakes who they really are, when deep down we’re all equal amounts of screwed up. Some of us are just better at hiding it than others.
  • NAKED TRUTHS
  • There is no such thing as bad people. We’re all just people who sometimes do bad things.
  • You’re already my favorite person but now you’re making it really unfair to all the other humans because no one will ever be able to catch up to you.
  •  I like you. Everything about you. Being inside you, being outside of you, being near you. I like it all.
  • All humans make mistakes. What determines a person’s character aren’t mistakes we make, it’s how we take those mistakes and turn them into lessons rather than excuses.
  • Life is a funny thing. We only get so many years to live it, so we have to do everything we can to make sure those years are full as they can be. We shouldn’t waster time on things that might happen someday or maybe even never.
  • Maybe love isn’t something that comes full circle. It just ebbs and flows, in and out, just like the people in our lives.
  • Just because we didn’t end up on the same wave, doesn’t mean we aren’t still a part of the same ocean.
  • In the future, if by some miracle you ever find yourself in the position to fall in love again, fall in love with me.
  • Just because someone hurts you doesn’t mean you can simply stop loving them. It’s not the person’s actions that hurt the most. It’s the love. If there was no love attached to the action, the pain would be a little easier to bear.
  • She left someone she loved so that her daughters would never think that kind of relationship is okay.

My heart simply breaks for both Lily and Ryle. :/  How can you ever willingly give up someone you love and choose yourself? I think Domestic Violence happens to a lot of relationships, not just to women. But only a few brave souls can have the courage and strength to do what lily chose.

I think it makes it even harder if you love the person. It is never easy to just leave and end things. Coho taught me that right choice will always be the hardest ones. I hope I never get the chance to ever be in the same position.

BOOK REVIEW : Finding Cinderella by Colleen Hoover


GOODREADS: A chance encounter in the dark leads eighteen-year-old Daniel and the girl who stumbles across him to profess their love for each other. But this love has conditions: they agree it will last only one hour, and it will be only make-believe. One year and one bad relationship later, his disbelief in love-at-first-sight is stripped away the day he meets Six: a girl with a strange name and an even stranger personality. Unfortunately for Daniel, finding true love doesn”t guarantee a happily ever after… it only further threatens it.

Okayyy, I would have never thought of that twist. I already new Six was Cinderella but that they were able to conceive a child? Woahhh.

You all know how much I love Hoover books but Love at First sight disgusts me. It’s absurd!! Attraction at first sight, sure. But love? really? Can you honestly tell me that you would do anything, even give your life to the person you just fucking met? Geeez. What a lunatic.

The book was fairly easy to read. I finished it in a day, well given that it’s only less than a hundred pages, there is.

  • I try to pay attention to the road, but she makes it pretty damn hard.
  • We all have deal-brakers. Some of us just hope we can keep them hidden forever.
  • Never. Not after this. Not after you.
  • Because we show up, six. that’s what we do. It’s me and you, babe.

Colleen Hoover, you really are the best. This may not be your finest hour. But I will still read your books, over and over. ❤

BOOK REVIEW : HOPELESS by Colleen Hoover


GOODREADS: Sometimes discovering the truth can leave you more hopeless than believing the lies…

That’s what seventeen-year-old Sky realizes after she meets Dean Holder. A guy with a reputation that rivals her own and an uncanny ability to invoke feelings in her she’s never had before. He terrifies her and captivates her all in the span of just one encounter, and something about the way he makes her feel sparks buried memories from a past that she wishes could just stay buried. When the secrets he’s been keeping are finally revealed, every single facet of Sky’s life will change forever.

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This book will let you experience butterflies in your stomach at one point and when you’re invested already, it will make you see pain, fear and trauma.

First, let me just put it out there:

  • Everything about him causes my lungs to fail and heart to go into over drive.
  • You can’t get mad at a real ending.
  • Not everything is going to go my way and not everyone gets a happily ever after. Life is real and sometimes it’s ugly and you just have to learn how to cope.
  • LIVE  (Like + LoVE)
  • When it’s you and me, Sky.. it’ll never be anything less.
  • Life can’t be divided into chapters .. only minutes. The events of your life are all crammed together one minute right after the other without any time lapses or blank pages or chapter breaks because no matter what happens life just keeps going and moving forward and words keep flowing and truths keep spewing whether you like it or not and life never lets you  pause and just catch your fucking breath.
  • The bad things aren’t you. They are just things that happen to you. You need to accept that who you are and the things that happen  to you, are not one and the same.
  • Sometimes you have to choose between a bunch of wrong choices and no right ones. You just have to choose which wrong choice feels the least wrong.
  • There will be days that I don’t think we’ll know how to survive. But we will. We will, because we have each other. So, I’m not worried about us. I’m not worried at all.

 

THE BANTER. ❤ ❤ ❤ I am fascinated with guys in the books who has a PHD in Banter. GAH. The way they twist their statements . . . ❤  ANYWAY, what I liked about this book is that it’s not just another romcom YA. It talks about the grief and devastation of a child who experienced a very traumatic sexual abuse at such a young age from her father. Alcohol, drugs and let alone depression will never be and should not be an excuse for anyone to sexually abuse someone. It haunts the victim and they carry it with them, no matter how long it has been.

I guess the only thing I didn’t like about the book is the romance part. I know I did say that I love the banter, but it’s just that. How can they fall in love in just 2 months and talk about forever? How can Sky feel ‘broken’ after just going out for 2 days? How can she feel devastated just because a guy refused to talk to her for a week? I mean, come on!! Get a grip! Sure, there were I love yous but I don’t really believe in Sky + Holder. 😛

It was an okay read but there was no I-can’t-put-it-down urge. Tho, I finished it in 2 days!

BOOK REVIEW : Verity by Colleen Hoover


Goodreads: Lowen Ashleigh is a struggling writer on the brink of financial ruin when she accepts the job offer of a lifetime. Jeremy Crawford, husband of bestselling author Verity Crawford, has hired Lowen to complete the remaining books in a successful series his injured wife is unable to finish. Lowen arrives at the Crawford home, ready to sort through years of Verity’s notes and outlines, hoping to find enough material to get her started. What Lowen doesn’t expect to uncover in the chaotic office is an unfinished autobiography Verity never intended for anyone to read. Page after page of bone-chilling admissions, including Verity’s recollection of what really happened the day her daughter died.

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Okay, I . DID . NOT . EXPECT . THAT.

This is no secret, I love Colleen Hoover’s books but this is mind blowingly different. It got me all confused — in an intellectual, magnificent way of writing. Verity is the ultimate manipulator!

Okay, before I spill some more details . . this is sick af but I kind of connected with the Verity from the manuscript. It’s creepy as hell and I’m not saying that I can kill a person or attempt to kill one, at the very least. But I honestly feel the same way about kids, and I don’t know if it’s ever going to change. All I can say is that the Verity in the manuscript is twisted but I do understand where she’s coming from, (not the sex addict part though).

  • Will Jeremy hate Lowen when he finds out that she hid the letter from him?
  • Will Crew grow up as twisted as Verity is?
  • Did Verity really just wrote the manuscript as a practice to be good at writing from an Antagonist point of view?
  • Is Jeremy the bad guy for lying when in fact he knows about the manuscript already?

You can never truly know a person inside and out. This book has so many plot twists I don’t even know where the truth is! I have no idea who the good person is. Verity is twisted and disturbing but YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PUT IT DOWN. ❤

I completely recommend you read this book . . A S A P

BOOK REVIEW : All your perfects by Colleen Hoover


Goodreads: Quinn and Graham’s perfect love is threatened by their imperfect marriage. The memories, mistakes, and secrets that they have built up over the years are now tearing them apart. The one thing that could save them might also be the very thing that pushes their marriage beyond the point of repair.

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This is what scares me in a marriage. How can two perfectly in love couple just fall out of love? Can a relationship stay the same if both work on it hard enough? Infidelity is one but how can a person who used to give you so much contentment and happiness be the person you don’t want to see next to you in the morning? Two, children is not the sole goal to a marriage. Why can’t it be two people who wants to commit to each other for the rest of their lives call it a happy marriage whether or not they have kids? Children are an amazing gift of god, but I think it is only a by-product of the love the couple has for each other. It’s not only kids that keeps a marriage alive.

Anyway, despite the whirlwind of emotions this book cost me, I was able to finish it in one night and one day. That’s just how much I want to keep reading and rooting for their marriage to work out. I won’t spoil but Graham less the infidelity is just amazing, how much he loves his wife. And his tear jerking letters. I promise to love you more when…

With my marriage? I also hope to weather Category 5 moments or even the stronger ones. Fingers crossed. ❤ Colleen, you did it again! You really are one of my favorite authors! ❤

The SAD Parts: 

  • He used to look at me with amusement and awe. Now his eyes just flood me with pity.
  • It’s strange how I can miss a person who is still here. It’s strange that I can miss making love to a person I still have sex with
  • Should he be punished by my infertility? He says kids don’t matter to him as much as I matter to him, but I know he says that because he doesn’t want to hurt me. But ten or twenty years from now, he’ll resent me.
  • Just because we used to be perfect for each other doesn’t mean we’re perfect together now.

The GRAHAM Parts: 

  • Graham: Nothing about you is unimpressive.
  • Graham: You are so fucking beautiful.
  • Graham: Be my wife, Quinn. Weather the category 5 moments with me.
  • Graham: I didn’t marry you just for the good years. I didn’t marry you just for the amazing chemistry we have. And I’d be foolish to think our marriage could last an eternity without a few tough moments. I know one thing with complete certainty, I love you more this year than any year that came before it. And as much as I promise to be your pillar of strength for as long as you need one. I’m sure I will sometimes fail you. My whole purpose in life is to make you happy and sometimes I feel like I’m unable to do that anymore. Sometimes I give up on myself. But I just pray that you don’t give up on me.
  • Graham: I promise to love you more when you’re hurting than when you’re happy.  I promise to love you more when we’re poor than when we’re swimming in riches. I promise to love you more when you’re crying than when you’re laughing. I promise to love you more when you’re sick than when you’re healthy. I promise to love you more when you hate me than when you love me.

Some lines from the book: 

  • Sometimes when people change, it’s not always noticeable in a marriage, because the couple changes together, in the same direction. But sometimes people change in opposite direction.
  • The problem is, love and happiness are not concordant. One can exist without the other.
  • It’s hard to hold one to someone who has long since slipped away.
  • When you associate yourself with another person for so long, it’s difficult becoming your own person again.
  • Ten years from now on August eight, I’m going to roll over in our bed at midnight and whisper, ‘I told you so’ in your ear.
  • Smiling like he just conquered he world.
  • My husband’s heart is my saving grace.
  • He’s just the right amount of confident and cocky. But he balances that out with his reverent side. He’s funny and smart and he comes on way too strong, but it all feels so genuine.
  • Sadness is like a spiderweb. You don’t see it until you’re caught up in it, and then you have to claw at yourself to try to break free.
  • We’re all full of flaws. Hundreds of them. They’re like tiny holes all over our skin. Sometimes we shine too much light on our own flaws. But there are some people who try to ignore their own flaws by shining light on other people’s to the point that the other person’s flaws become their only focus. They pick at them, little by little, until they rip wide open and that’s all we become to them. One giant, gaping flaw.
  • When you meet someone who is good for you, they won’t fill you with insecurities by focusing on your flaws. They’ll fill you with inspiration, because they’ll focus on all the best parts of you.
  • Sometimes people meet and none of the surface-level-stuff matters because they see past all that.
  • It’s weird. I used to be fine when I was alone. But now that I have you, I’m lonely when I’m alone.
  • It wouldn’t matter if that consisted of a conversation, a kiss or a three day fuck-a-thon. Betrayal hurts the same on any level when it’s your husband doing the betraying.
  • A good husband stands at his wife’s side through sickness and health. A good husband – a husband who truly loves his wife – wouldn’t cheat on her and then blame his infidelity on the act that he’s lonely.
  • It’s funny how you can be so happy with someone and love them so much it creates an underlying sense of fear in you that you never knew before them. The fear of losing them. The fear of them getting hurt.
  • Be whatever you want to be. Be a soldier, if you want. Or a lawyer or a CEO or a housewife. The only thing you shouldn’t be is embarrassed.
  • No matter how much you love someone – the capacity of that love is meaningless if it outweighs your capacity to forgive.
  • What’s the secret to such a perfect marriage? Our marriage hasn’t been perfect. No marriage is perfect. There were times when she gave up on us. There were even more times when I gave up on us. The secret to our longevity is that we never gave up at the same time.
  • The sight of him alone instantly calms me.
  • The longer it takes, we might even appreciate it a little more. Gratitude is born in the struggle.
  • But I promise you I am loving you harder this year than any year that came before it.

BOOK REVIEW : POINT OF NO RETREAT by COLLEEN HOOVER


Goodreads: “Layken and Will have managed to overcome the obstacles that threatened to destroy their love, proving that they are destined for one another. What they are about to learn, however, is that the things that have brought them together may be the very things that ruin their connection forever…
Layken is left second-guessing the relationship whilst Will is jumping over hurdles to prove his love for her. What the young lovers discover about themselves along this journey may change their entire world and the lives of those who depend upon them the most…”

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  1. I love Lake’s Mother for thinking of a jar full of stars that would somehow make them feel that she’s still around when they both need guidance.
  2. Vaughn is really someone to hate.
  3. I despise Will for keeping a secret from Lake! How can you not tell your girlfriend that you’re ugly ex girlfriend whom you had sex with is in your class – who you get to see three times a week and is currently sitting beside you in class? Fuck will. How can you not tell her?
  4. I LOVE KIERSTEN, her intelligence, her with, her confidence to talking with older people and the way her mind thinks. And yes, kiersten – Can I be your new bestfriend too?
  5. SUCK and SWEET Time – something that family and friends could bond over.
  6. FOREHEAD KISSES – they’re my favorite too. And I would definitely be pissed if my significant other gives my favorite kiss to another person. So, Will – you suck at this again.

 

  • Sometimes, things can happen in life that you didn’t plan for. All you can do now is suck it up and start mapping out a new plan.
  • My heart pounds against my chest. Not because I’m nervous. Not even because I want her worse that I’ve ever wanted her before. It’s pounding against my chest because I realize I’ve never been so sure about the rest of my life than I am in this moment. This girl is the rest of my life.
  • Love is the most beautiful thing in the world. Unfortunately, it’s also one of the hardest things in the world to hold on to, and one of the easiest things to throw away.
  • I’ll never be able to give you everything you deserve, but I’ll definitely spend the rest of my life trying.
  • “Your mother encourages you to cuss?” Gavin says.Kiersten nods. “I don’t see it that way. It’s more like she’s encouraging us to undermine a system flawed through overuse of words that are made out to be harmful, when in fact they’re just letters, mixed together like every other word. That’s all they are, mixed up letters. Like, take the word “butterfly” for example. What if someone decided one day that butterfly is a cussword? People would eventually start using butterfly as an insult, and to emphasize things in a negative way. The actual WORD doesn’t mean anything. It’s the negative association people give these words that make them cusswords. So if we all just decided to keep saying butterfly all the time, eventually people would stop caring. The shock value would subside…and it would just become another word again. Same with every other so-called bad word. If we would all just start saying them all the time, They wouldn’t be bad anymore. That’s what my mom says anyway.”
  • You’re my plan. You’re always my only plan.
  • She’s so incredibly beautiful, especially when she’s not trying to be.
  • Everyone’s entitled to a bad day every now and then.
  • “Sherry, until I met you I didn’t know what life was. I had no clue that I wasn’t even alive. It’s like you came along and woke up my soul.

Well, best wishes to you, Will and Lake! 🙂

BOOK REVIEW :MAYBE NOT BY COLLEEN


Goodreads: ”When Warren has the opportunity to live with a female roommate, he instantly agrees. It could be an exciting change.

Or maybe not.

Especially when that roommate is the cold and seemingly calculating Bridgette. Tensions run high and tempers flare as the two can hardly stand to be in the same room together. But Warren has a theory about Bridgette: anyone who can hate with that much passion should also have the capability to love with that much passion. And he wants to be the one to test this theory.

Will Bridgette find it in herself to warm her heart to Warren and finally learn to love?

Maybe.                                               Maybe not. ”
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Bridgette was working in Hooters and just might be the step sister of Warren’s bestfriend. Warren manages a band. 

Just when I was starting to love Hoover, I read this and almost regretted loving her. Yes, it was a fun read but I didn’t see any theme in this book. It was mainly just filled with Sex, the deed, thoughts of a man doing the deed and all sorts of sex that you can inject. However, of course there was a love element to the story. But in my opinion, it was not that transparent for it to become an actual book. (again, in my opinion). For me, story was really shallow, even for a romantic young adult book. 

There were some fun parts, I admit. 

  • I fuck like I’m thor. 
  • She’s the best worst thing that’s ever happened to me. 
  • She single handedly got the upper hand for all eternity.
  • She’s nothing I’ve ever wanted in a girl and absolutely everything I need. 
  • That kiss on the cheek means were official. 
  • I don’t want you to change, bridgette. I’m not in love with who you could be, or who you used to be, or who the world says you should be. I’m in love with you. Just like this. 

**Read in 4 hours! 🙂

BOOK REVIEW : UGLY LOVE BY COLLEEN HOOVER


Alright! I finished my first book for this year in 5 days! 🙂 I absolutely L – O – V – E the book! Colleen, you are climbing to my top favorite authors!

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Goodreads:” When Tate Collins meets airline pilot Miles Archer, she knows it isn’t love at first sight. They wouldn’t even go so far as to consider themselves friends. The only thing Tate and Miles have in common is an undeniable mutual attraction. Once their desires are out in the open, they realize they have the perfect set-up. He doesn’t want love, she doesn’t have time for love, so that just leaves the sex. Their arrangement could be surprisingly seamless, as long as Tate can stick to the only two rules Miles has for her.

Never ask about the past.
Don’t expect a future.

They think they can handle it, but realize almost immediately they can’t handle it at all.”

What do I love about the book? The way it was written. The way Mile’s thoughts was put into writing – it’s as if you can clearly imagine how he feels (especially every time he recalls Rachel). GAD. I love the book. Did I just say that again? Haha. Well, I do. It has to be repeated – get the picture.

And BTW, Miles is a fucking pilot! AND, was promoted to be Captain at 24. Whoa. And don’t just girls love the mysterious type? the silent type? It makes you want to spend time with them and wait for them to open up to you.

It’s him — remembering the small details about TATE that makes him charming and sweet and thoughtful but hot at the same time. It’s when he remembers that tate loves orange juice or that she wanted to know what it feels like to watch the sunrise from the sky or that he protected her from dillan, the maniac.

In essence, you can feel how deeply miles can love, may it be for Rachel or tate. He deserves happiness. 🙂

  • Birthmark – was a story of how a person lost the battle in their past life.
  • When Miles first met Rachel – he took a picture of her, sent it to his bestfriend and captioned it, ”she’s gonna have all my babies’.
  • Sometimes it’s easy to forget how much you miss people until you see them again.
  • It’s hard not to notice his presence when his presence becomes everything.
  • Sometimes moving on is….. the only way to move on.
  • That’s how it is when a person develops an attraction toward someone. he’s nowhere, then suddenly he’s everywhere, whether you want him to be or not.
  • I love the long drive scene. (Miles and Tate were playing in the mirror. they were both staring at each other. until they both caught each other)
  • His lips against mine feel like everything. Like living and dying and being reborn, all at the same time.
  • I would infiltrate his heart and spread myself around like a virus.
  • BEST pause SEX pause I’VE pause EVER pause FELT.
  • He looks at me like I’m the most interest thing.
  • Captain, the elevator guy — the lending ear.
  • Love isn’t always pretty, Tate. Sometimes you spend all your time hoping it”ll eventually be something different. Something better. Then, before you know it, you’re back to square one, and you lost your heart somewhere along the way.
  • We’ve got this, Rachel. We’ve got this, Miles.
  • Sometimes a man’s spirit just ain’t strong enough to withstand the ghosts from his past.
  • The difference between the ugly side of love and the beautiful side of love is that the beautiful side is much lighter. It makes you feel like you’re floating. It lifts you up. The beautiful parts of love hold you above the rest of the world. They hold you so high above all the bad stuff, and you just look down on everything else and think, Wow. I’m so glad I have her.
  • I know the thought of confronting your past terrifies you. It terrifies every man. But sometimes we don’t do it for ourselves. We do it for the people we love more than ourselves.
  • The pain will always be there. So will the fear. But the pain and the fear are no longer in my life. They’re only moments. Moments that are constantly overshadowed with every minute I spend with her.

HOW MILES FEELS

  • I instantly become aware of my legs and their inability to stand. My mouth forgets how to speak. My arms forget how to reach out to introduce the person they’re attached to. My heart forgets to wait and get to know a girl before it starts to claw its way out of my chest to get to her.
  • But her nod is the nicest thing a girl has ever said to me.
  • When words come out of her mouth, it makes me wonder why words are so much better coming from her mouth than any other mouth. and her eyes. There’s no way her eyes aren’t seeing a prettier, more peaceful world than all the other eyes.
  • She’s everywhere. She’s in everything. Everything single thing just become Rachel.
  • My new favorite flavor is Rachel. My new favorite thing is Rachel. I want Rachel for my birthday. I want Rachel for Christmas. I want Rachel for graduation. Rachel, Rachel, Rachel.
  • The way he’s looking at me right now — like I’m Thanksgiving Dinner.
  • I have a lifetime of things I want to do to you.
  • I want to laugh at everything she says.
  • The only thing I want to see is you, and if I can’t have that.. nothing else is even worth it. You make it better, Rachel. Everything.
  • But when you like to kiss someone because of who she is, the difference isn’t found in the pleasure. The difference is found in the pain you feel when you’re not kissing her. It only hurts when I’m not kissing her.
  • Simple kisses are better when they’re from Rachel. You make everything better. My life. It’s better with you in it.
  • I look at her – the girl I gave my heart to – and I wonder how I got so lucky. I wonder why she loves me just as much as I love her.
  • I love that I’m attracted to her even more now that she’s a mom. I can’t stop staring at her.
  • I want your mess. I want your clothes on my bedroom floor. i want your toothbrush in my bathroom. I want your shoes in my closet. I want your mediocre leftovers in my fridge. I also want you in my future, forever.

BOOK REVIEW : SLAMMED by COLLEEN HOOVER


What is actually worse? Losing your dad and moving to another place, or losing your mom from a fight against cancer? There is no way you could choose right. But both happened to Layken. 

Layken lost her dad, having died of heart attack. They had to move because her family simply cannot afford to live there anymore. When they moved to Michigan, she met a boy and fell in love. Only to find out later, that he was his English Professor. As she tries to resist the brooding sexy professor, she also has to deal with the fact that her mother is terminally ill with Cancer. Will teaches her how to continue living and that poetry, expression through the use of words can simply be therapeutic.

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  1. You know a band has true talent when their imperfections define perfection.
  2. The slightest touch and simplest gestures have such an illicit effect on my senses
  3. The way these poets were able to lure you into a whole new world, viewing things from a vantage point you have never seen before.
  4. The door between us feels like barricade.
  5. But when he feelings are there, it can lift you up and take you anywhere.
  6. I wish I could find a way to let go of the hold he has on me.
  7. I’m not a fan of inconsistency.
  8. And exactly one million, fifty one thousand and two hundred minutes from now, I’m going to propose to you, and ask that you share all the rest of the rest the minutes of your life with me.
  9. I’ll paint you a world one day. A world where smiles don’t fade. A world where laughter is played in the background.
  10. It’s amazing how many tears one person can have.
  11. It was life. Life happens. Shit happens. And it happens a lot. To a lot of people.
  12. The only thing any of us have in common is the inevitable.
  13. You’ll never be ready for it, Lake. You never will. (Death)
  14. Push your boundaries, Lake. That’s what they’re there for.
  15. Everyone assumes they have at least one more day.
  16. She was so full of life. So full and enthralled with a life that tried so hard to knock her down,
  17. He kisses me like he’s making up for an entire month of stolen kisses.
  18. That’s impossible Mom. You don’t know how to do terrible.
  19. It broke my heart that you needed him more than you needed me. (Mom)
  20. Decide what to be and go be it.
  21. Put emphasis on life.
  22. Sometimes life gets in the way. It gets all up in your damn way.
  23. Don’t take life too seriously. Punch it in the face when it needs a good hit. Laugh at it.
  24. Never judge others. Unexpected events can change a person. You never know what a person is experiencing in their own life.\
  25. Question everything.People make spontaneous decisions based off of their hearts all the time.
  26. His fingertips feel like electric pulses penetrating my skin.

Interesting things: ‘I would rather’ game.

Layken’s mother taught her that before engaging into any relationship, she must ask these three questions which I am sharing with you now: Does he treat you with respect at all times? If he is the exact same person twenty years from now that he is today, wold you still want to marry him? Does he inspire you to want to be a better person?

Has anyone of you ever read For One More Day of Mitch Albom? I remember that one of his points there was, ”When you lose your parents, it’s like you’re alone. and you will have to go through every battle alone”.
And that is exactly how it is. For me, I mean. My Mom, my mom is my rock.

It just pains me how Layken was dragged down to the blackhole when his father died. But the death of her mother? It just pushed her down back to the shit under the blackhole or farther, even. I could never imagine my life without my parents. And that’s the truth. And I don’t ever want to.

But there are also happy parts in this sad little story. There was a love interest, just like any other novel. The twist? Student – teacher relationship. I also admire how Will values his role in his little brother’s life. I respect him for putting his brother as his first priority.

Overall, I liked the story. It’s a good read too.

BOOK REVIEW : NEVER NEVER BY COLLEEN HOOVER


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As I saw one line from a friend, I down loaded a copy.
It’s out of the ordinary — strange even. Good strange though. It’s irritatingly good that about 10 pages before the book ends, it makes me want to read it nonstop. and then, it ends.

The story of Charlie and Silas.
I’ll grasp at any piece of her that might convince me I’m not losing my mind.
She’s beautiful but in a shameful way.
Everything about her is captivating, like the aftermath of a storm.
She smiles like she has one of my secrets.
Her eyes are like two open books and I suddenly want to devour every page.
Her endearment is full of sarcasm.
I’m lost in her.
uneasiness takes over inside of me, pumping through my veins until it settles in my heart.
I think if you cheat, it should be with someone worthy of your sin.
His photos pack a punch – just like his words.
Her eyes are screaming a thousand things.
My only familiar thing in a world of inconsistency and confusion.
You have no idea how many times a day I think about invading your body.
All my pieces and parts are going to fit into all your pieces and parts.
I can’t stop the stupid smile plastered across my face.
You feeling it yet? Do i make your heart go pitter patter?
I swallow what feels like three entire heartbeats. And I wonder if he always had this effect on me?

What the Hell Hoover? Release the next book already!
Love, Venice.