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I AM OVERWHELMED! I can’t begin to tell you how OVERWHELMED I am. I have just been on an unbelievable emotional roller coaster. In fact, I think I’m still on it! This one is going to take me a few days to get over.
Slammed hit me in such an unexpected way. It hit so close to home that I’m still reeling from it. Stories speak to each person differently. We all have different life experiences that shape who we are. So, when we read a book, it speaks to each of us differently.
Normally in a review I keep my personal life out of it. I can’t do that in this review.
When I started reading the book I figured it was a typical romance. Boy meets girl. Boy and girl fall in love. Boy and girl can’t be together. Boy and girl work it out. Slammed is that and so much more!
When I got to the part with Lake’s Mother’s cancer, the story shifted for me. It was still about Lake and Will but it had more to it than that. It became about embracing life and how much of that life you had left to live. To take each moment and make it count as it may be your last. This book just made me re-live remembering to live each moment to it’s fullest and embrace it. I got that lesson two years ago when my dad died from cancer and again last year when I was diagnosed. I have three small children and that’s when I realized life is so much more than work and bills, etc. Live it! Reading about it Slammed just kept reaffirming that fact for me. OK. Enough of the personal!
At the point of the cancer reveal is when the story changed for me. The focus was not on Lake and Will as much anymore it was on living life to it’s fullest!
I loved every character in this book. They each brought something different to the story and every one of them enhanced the story and the lives of the characters. We should only be so lucky as to have that many wonderful people in our lives.
The story that Colleen Hoover weaves is unbelievable! I cried. I laughed. I even read parts of it outloud to my husband. We’ve even begun to contemplate who can pull a Duckie Revenge on!
This is an amazing story and I have nothing negative to say about it. Well….just that I have to wait to read the next one!
I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.