Point of Retreat by Colleen Hoover
Series: Slammed #2
Published by Simon and Schuster on September 18th 2012
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
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…
Why?! Why is Colleen Hoover such an amazing, fantastic author?! 2 books and I’m in love. (Well this review is incredibly late… So at the time, this was my 2nd book of hers ;) ) because this is a sequel and continues Lake and Will’s story, I won’t be providing a synopsis because of possible spoilers. All you need is Will. That’s it. That’s all you need to pick this up. Not kidding…
I loved that this was in Will’s perspective and we get to see their story through his eyes and not just Lake’s. Slammed devastated me and this one didn’t help either. Colleen Hoover is so clever when it comes to romance. She knows how to suck you in big time and be completely immersed in the characters’ lives. This was such an amazing sequel!!!
I adore all the side characters. You’ll butterflying love them. ;) there isn’t a side character I didn’t become incredibly attached to.
“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.”
“Kiersten?” Eddie says. “Will you be my new best friend?”
Lake grabs a french fry off her plate and throws it at Eddie, hitting her in the face with it. “That’s Bullshit,” Lake says.
“Oh, go BUTTERFLY yourself,” Eddie says. She returns a fry in Lakes direction.”– page 10-11
“If I were a carpenter, I would build you a window to my soul. But I would leave that window shut and locked, so that every time you tried to look through it all you would see is your own reflection. You would see that my soul is a reflection of you.”
“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.”– page 31