Thursday, September 5, 2013

Swoon Thursday # 55 - Point of Retreat by Colleen Hoover

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My Swoon for this week comes from:

Point of Retreat

Colleen Hoover

First - The Blurb:

Hardships and heartache brought them together…now it will tear them apart. 

Layken and Will have proved their love can get them through anything; until someone from Will’s past re-emerges, leaving Layken questioning the very foundation on which their relationship was built. Will is forced to face the ultimate challenge…how to prove his love for a girl who refuses to stop ‘carving pumpkins.’

Second - The Swoon:

She eventually lifts her head off my arm and slides on top of me, placing her hands on the back of my neck. She leans in and slowly parts my lips with hers. I become quickly consumed by the taste of her lips and the feel of her warm hands. I wrap my arms around her and run my fingers through her hair as I return her kiss. It's been so long since we've been alone together without the possibility of being interrupted. I hate being in this predicament, but I love being in this predicament. Her skin is so soft; her lips are perfect. it gets harder and harder to retreat.

Third - My Thoughts:

Point of Retreat follows on a year and a bit later from where Slammed left off, only this time, we are told the story from Will's POV.

Finally having overcome some of the hurdles set in Slammed, Will and Layken are in a relationship. However, due to foolish male reasoning, Will makes a mistake which leads to Layken questioning why they are actually together. Having to prove his love to her, we are once again sent on an emotional roller coaster ride, some of which is related using slam poetry.

Once again, I enjoyed the story and found it difficult to put down until I'd reached the very end. I'm looking forward to reading book 3 - This Girl.

My Rating: 4.5 out of 5

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Okay, so what do you think?

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  1. Hmmm.... I think I am going to enjoy this series, once I get to it!! lol Nice review, great swoon!!

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

  2. Oh man I love that swoon! Will Cooper is my favorite! This book killed me, but I so loved it. Cant wait to see what you think of This Girl!

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    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

  3. I love Colleen Hoover! Cant wait to finish this series. Great pick!

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    Xoxo. Daisel @ Owl Always Be Reading

  4. Yay! I loved this book! Colleen is such an amazing writer! And like Teresa, this book killed me, but in such a good way! Great choice Marilyn!

  5. Oh I seriously need to read this series, everyone says it's so amazing and now with this beautiful romantic swoon I must find out more about this Will Cooper :)

    Thanks for stopping by My Swoon

  6. I have not read this series. Not sure if I really want to. But I loved your review.

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  7. This is one of my favorite series' by one of my favorite authors! What an intense and passionate kiss! Great Swoon pick Marilyn.

    Here's my Swoon:

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

  8. AHHH *Happy sigh* Loved this book! and OOHH that swoon :)