Monday, January 19, 2015

Review: Losing Hope by Colleen Hoover

 Title: Losing Hope (Hopeless #2)
Author: Colleen Hoover
Source: Purchased


Synopsis:

In the follow-up to Colleen Hoover’s #1 New York Times bestseller Hopeless, the charming and irresistible Dean Holder tells the passionate story that has melted thousands of hearts.

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.




Review:





Losing Hope is the second book in the Hopeless series. It's mostly the same story, only told from Holder's point of view. There are some extras though – like Holder dealing with the death of his sister before Sky comes along. These extras are what kept this book from getting boring for me.

If you read the first book, then you already know what's going to happen in this book. It's funny though, how different characters seem when you read from different perspectives. In Sky's book, Holder seemed a little creepy and stalkerish. Sky seemed like a nice, normal character to me. In Holder's book, you get to see just how sensitive he is. Also, from his point of view I almost thought that Sky seemed a little b*tchy in the beginning.

I've read other reviews, and I totally understand where other readers are coming from when they complain about Sky and Holder's sexual encounters. It seems very strange. However, I believe that all victims of sexual abuse handle it in different ways.

The story of Sky and Holder is amazing and I gave the first book 5 stars. I'm going to have to give this one 4 stars just because half of it is stuff we've already read, so it wasn't as exciting. There is no more mystery. It was very well written though, and I'm looking forward to Finding Cinderella – the novella that revolves around Sky and Holder's friends Daniel and Six.


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