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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.
Sometimes two people have to fall apart to realize just how much they belong together. Colleen Hoover entranced readers everywhere with her bestselling novelSlammed, the book that introduced Layken and Will, a young couple whose love overcame devastating hardships to emerge stronger and more resilient than before. Now, as Layken and Will's emotion-packed story continues, a stunning and unforeseen revelation about Will's past leaves them questioning everything that they thought they knew about each other. With the foundation of their relationship at risk, they must decide whether they are willing to fight for a future together, or to retreat back into solitude and heartache. How far does Will have to go to prove to Layken his love for her will last forever? It will require something truly extraordinary to keep this couple together, and the decisions they make and the answers they find will change not only their lives, but the lives of everyone around them. "Colleen Hoover's second novel is just as brilliant and entertaining asSlammed. Point of Retreatis absolute poetry. " --Jamie McGuire, author ofBeautiful Disaster
You've heard of love at first sight--but have you experienced love at first read? Introducing six of the most talented new voices in contemporary women's fiction. Prepare to fall head over heels for...Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuireAbby Abernathy is a good girl, who could bring the ultimate bad boy to his knees...but not before the secrets of her own dark past come back to haunt her. Love Unscripted by Tina ReberTaryn Mitchell is nursing a recent heartbreak, and content to keep her distance from men for a while...until Hollywood's most sought after actor walks into her small-town pub and turns her world upside down. Naked by Raine MillerBrynne Bennett is an American art student in London swept up in a torrid love affair with a sexy, successful businessman--who proves to be as domineering in the bedroom as he is in the boardroom. One Tiny Lie by K.A. TuckerAfter navigating the death of her parents and her older sister's self-destructive phase, smart and stable Livie thinks Princeton should be a breeze--but Jell-O shots, a party-animal roommate she can't say "no" to, and Ashton, the gorgeous but arrogant captain of the men's rowing team were definitely not part of the plan... The Sea of Tranquility by Katja MillayA story of first love--and forever love: In the midst of a bustling high school, a fragile girl and a lonely boy find each other. As they grow closer, the attraction between them grows, too--but can either of them risk losing the friendship that's saved them from their troubled pasts for a romance that might just shape their future? Slammed by Colleen HooverThe unexpected death of her father has left Layken feeling lost and invisible--until she meets Will, her new neighbor and a passionate poet. Sparks soon fly...but a shocking discovery could bring their relationship to a slamming halt before it's even fully begun.
Colleen Hoover's New York Times bestselling Slammed series has brought countless readers to their knees with a whirlwind of love, passion, and heartache. Layken and Will's love has managed to withstand the toughest of circumstances and the young lovers, now married, are beginning to feel safe and secure in their union. As much as Layken relishes their new life together, she finds herself wanting to know everything there is to know about her husband, even though Will makes it clear he prefers to keep the painful memories of the past where they belong. Still, he can't resist his wife's pleas and so he begins to untangle his side of the story, revealing for the first time his most intimate feelings and thoughts, retelling both the good and bad moments, and sharing a few shocking confessions of his own from the time when they first met. In This Girl, Will tells the story of their complicated relationship from his point of view. Their future rests on how well they deal with the past in this final installment of the beloved Slammed series.
Would you rather know a truth that makes you feel hopeless, or keep believing the lies? Beloved and bestselling author Colleen Hoover returns with the spellbinding story of two young people with devastating pasts who embark on a passionate, intriguing journey to discover the lessons of life, love, trust-and above all, the healing power that only truth can bring. Sky, a senior in high school, meets Dean Holder, a guy with a promiscuous reputation that rivals her own. From their very first encounter, he terrifies and captivates her. Something about him sparks memories of her deeply troubled past, a time she's tried so hard to bury. Though Sky is determined to stay far away from him, his unwavering pursuit and enigmatic smile break down her defenses and the intensity of the bond between them grows. But the mysterious Holder has been keeping secrets of his own, and once they are revealed, Sky is changed forever and her ability to trust may be a casualty of the truth. Only by courageously facing the stark revelations can Sky and Holder hope to heal their emotional scars and find a way to live and love without boundaries. Hopeless is a novel that will leave you breathless, entranced, and remembering your own first love.
The Atria Indie Lovers Collection brings together three celebrated #1 New York Times bestselling authors for the first time as they embark on the Atria Indie Authors Fall 2013 tour from October 21-October 28. This digital-only collection includes three sensational novels from three unforgettable authors. Twisted Perfection by Abbi Glines. Set in the elite world of Rosemary Beach, a haunting love story about Woods, a wealthy playboy bound by family duty and honor, and Della, the imperfect stranger who captures his heart. Losing Hope by Colleen Hoover. The much-anticipated sequel to Hopeless, which continues the passionate journey of Holder and Sky as they overcome their devastating pasts--this time from Holder's point of view. Red Hill by Jamie McGuire. From the author of Beautiful Disaster and Walking Disaster, an extraordinary novel about an ordinary group of people who must band together to survive in a brilliantly realized apocalyptic world. Each book is available separately in ebook, trade paperback, and a signed limited edition hardcover. To learn more about the Atria Indie Authors Fall 2013 tour and all three authors, please visit:
Featuring songs from Griffin Peterson! Sydney is living in an idyllic bubble - she's a dedicated student with a steady job on the side. She lives with her best friend, has a great boyfriend, and the music coming from the balcony opposite hers is fast becoming the soundtrack to her life. But when Sydney finds out her boyfriend is cheating on her, the bubble bursts. The mysterious and attractive man behind the music, Ridge, gives Sydney hope that she can move on and they begin to write songs together. But moving on is harder than she expects, Sydney can only hope.... Maybe someday... Colleen Hoover draws you in to this passionate tale of music, love and betrayal...Praise for Colleen Hoover:'Brilliant and entertaining' - Jamie McGuire, New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Disaster'This book will consume you - rip out your heart and piece it back together. I absolutely loved it!' - Paige Toon, author of One Perfect Summer'Unique, unlike anything out there... Go out and read it already!' - Tamara Webber, New York Times bestselling author of Easy
#1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover writes a free novella about the search for happily ever after. 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 comes with conditions: they agree it will only last one hour and it will only be make-believe. When their hour is up and the girl rushes off like Cinderella, Daniel tries to convince himself that what happened between them only seemed perfect because they were pretending it was perfect. Moments like that with girls like her done(tm)t happen outside of fairytales. One year and one bad relationship later, his disbelief in insta-love is stripped away the day he meets Six: a girl with a strange name and an even stranger personality. Daniel soon realizes the way he pretended to feel about Cinderella and the way he really feels about Six may not be so different after all. Especially when the two loves of his life end up being one in the same. Unfortunately for Daniel, finding Cinderella doesne(tm)t guarantee their happily ever aftereit only further threatens it.
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