This Girl (Slammed #3) by Colleen Hoover
4 Sweet stars!
“I want to be your soulmate, even if I don’t believe in them.”
Short review this time. This Girl begins with Lake and Will on their honeymoon.
Lake and Will are taking a, um, breather, and Will begins to tell Lake the story of how he met her. Before long it turns into his perspective of their entire story.
It’s been so damn long since I first read Slammed, it was one of the first new adult type books I had ever read and there’s a reason it’s a classic. So reading this book was kind of like reading Slammed all over again, because I didn’t actually remember much about Lake and Will after all this time.
I loved getting to see Will’s side of things, of his struggle to maintain his integrity while his heart was telling him to do otherwise. The parts of Slammed where he seemed stoic or indifferent were explained. I had never thought of him as a jerk or butthead in the first book, and in this he proved he was a great guy.
“She deserves to be kissed by someone who loves her. Someone who spends every waking moment trying to do everything right by her. Someone who would rather die than see her hurt. She doesn’t deserve to be kissed by anyone other than me.”
There’s really not much more to say, the majority of us know Lake and Will’s story, and for a retelling CoHo did an amazing job. I normally hate the same book/different point of view thing this genre tends to put out, but CoHo mixed it up and included a bunch of new in with the old.
“You want to know my sweet? You. Always you.”
**small random: reading this made me really want a grilled cheese. I blame Coho for the random food craving**