Author: Colleen Hoover
Release date: January 5, 2012
Publisher: Atria Books
Falling in love can feel like poetry. Or it can feel like a slam to the heart.
Colleen Hoover’s romantic, emotion-packed debut novel unforgettably captures all the magic and confusion of first love, as two young people forge an unlikely bond before discovering that fate has other plans for them.
Following the unexpected death of her father, eighteen-year-old Layken becomes the rock for both her mother and younger brother. She appears resilient and tenacious, but inside, she's losing hope. Then she meets her new neighbor Will, a handsome twenty-one-year-old whose mere presence leaves her flustered and whose passion for poetry slams thrills her.
Not long after a heart-stopping first date during which each recognizes something profound and familiar in the other, they are slammed to the core when a shocking discovery brings their new relationship to a sudden halt. Daily interactions become impossibly painful as they struggle to find a balance between the feelings that pull them together and the forces that tear them apart. Only through the poetry they share are they able to speak the truth that is in their hearts and imagine a future where love is cause for celebration, not regret.
My teaser, from p. 77 in the paperback:
"Come on, Lake! You aren't being fair." He matches his tone to mine, and I know I've hit a nerve. "I can't do this. We can't just be friends. It's the only choice we have."I'm super excited because I'm going to be seeing Colleen Hoover along with Abbi Glines on Saturday, so I'm getting myself quite prepared for the signing. I've heard lots of good things about her books, so I'm looking forward to reading this one once I finish The Bitter Kingdom. :)
I'll be visiting around and visiting back, so leave me links to your teasers! Have a lovely Tuesday!