Review ~ Hopeless by Colleen Hoover

Hopeless (Hopeless, #1)Hopeless by Colleen Hoover


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.

Sky struggles to keep him at a distance knowing he’s nothing but trouble, but Holder insists on learning everything about her. After finally caving to his unwavering pursuit, Sky soon finds that Holder isn’t at all who he’s been claiming to be. When the secrets he’s been keeping are finally revealed, every single facet of Sky’s life will change forever.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wow!! Colleen Hoover has done it again. She has managed to write the most perfect book boyfriend ever, besides Will in Slammed. 🙂

So, this book starts with a prologue that left me about 99.9% confused. I could tell something was going to happen, something big–profound. Half way through the book, I thought I had it all figured out and, BAM!, I was only half right. I had no idea, didn’t see it coming, what was going to happen. What the big secret was until it was revealed and it shocked me. But it was a twist and it was a great and well thought out one.

Hoover is excellent with character development. Even in her Slammed series, I found that I felt like I knew every single character. In this book, Holder and Sky were just amazing. Sky’s friends were incredible and they weren’t even in the story that much, but even without their physical presence we knew about them, heard from them, and related with them. Hoover also did sexy times in this book like she never did in Slammed. They were HOT!! And, OMG, their first kiss, without actually kissing, was just HOT!! The BEST dry humping scene ever written.

The name of the story is just super clever and has so much more to do with the story than just being Hopeless. These two main characters were dealt a shitty ass life–hand– and were strong and they survived. They’d never be “right” again, because what they endured was just too much, but would survive together.

Holder, his name means something as well, at least to me, he held onto Sky all his life. He’s a holder/Holder. He loved her and wanted her and ached for her, for the life she led, for the pain she felt, for the suffering, and for ending up with a decent, good life. He was a misunderstood gentleman, young but so in tune with his feelings. He felt, felt hard and strong, and wore them on his sleeve.

And Sky was so likable and relatable and kind and she grew so much in this story.

I laughed and cried with these two. It was a beautiful, heartbreaking story.

Some great quotes from the book:

“The sky is always beautiful.Even when it’s dark or rainy or cloudy,it’s still beautiful to look at….it’ll be there no matter what…and I know it’ll always be beautiful.”
― Colleen HooverHopeless
“I want you to keep them open…because I need you to watch me give you the very last piece of my heart.”
― Colleen HooverHopeless

“Fuck all the firsts, Sky. The only thing that matters to me with you are the forevers.”
― Colleen HooverHopeless

“I live you, Sky,” he says against my lips. “I live you so much.”
― Colleen HooverHopeless

“The moment my lips touch yours, it will be your first kiss. Because if you’ve never felt anything when someone’s kissed you, then no one’s ever really kissed you. Not the way I plan on kissing you.”
― Colleen HooverHopeless

Just read it and you’ll get all of Holder’s sexy, romantic words. 🙂 

If you read this book and love it like I did, you may want to check out these:
Bonus Scene (Hopeless, #1.5)Bonus Scene by Colleen Hoover

And this one is the story in Holder’s POV. 🙂 Due to be released July 9th. 

Losing Hope (Hopeless, #2)Losing Hope by Colleen Hoover