Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Teaser Tuesday # 180 - Slammed (Slammed #1) by Colleen Hoover

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away! You don't want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

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My Tease for this week comes from:

(Slammed #1)
Colleen Hoover

First - The Blurb:

Following the unexpected death of her father, 18-year-old Layken is forced to be the rock for both her mother and younger brother. Outwardly, she appears resilient and tenacious, but inwardly, she's losing hope.

Enter Will Cooper: The attractive, 21-year-old new neighbor with an intriguing passion for slam poetry and a unique sense of humor. Within days of their introduction, Will and Layken form an intense emotional connection, leaving Layken with a renewed sense of hope.

Not long after an intense, heart-stopping first date, they are slammed to the core when a shocking revelation forces 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 secret that keeps them apart.

Second - The Tease:

He moves his hand to my shoulder and slides his fingers underneath the strap of my shirt, slowly tracing along the edge of it. His movements are slow and methodical as he pulls his legs off the table in front of him and turns his body towards me. His expression seems full of conflict but he slowly leans in and presses his lips against my shoulder. I place my hands on the back of his neck and inhale. His breath becomes heavier as his lips slowly move across my shoulder and onto my neck. The room starts to spin so I close my eyes. His lips make their way to my jaw and closer to my mouth. When I feel him pull away, I open my eyes and he's watching me. There's a slight moment of hesitation in his eyes just before his lips close over mine.

I read Slammed several years ago. In a lead up and as a way to refresh my memory before reading This Girl - the third and final book in this series, I did a quick re-read. My thoughts haven't changed. I loved the book then, and I still love it now. Below are my original thoughts:

I liked both Layken and Will right from the start and was a little shattered when their relationship of only a few days came to a screeching halt.  For those of you who haven't read this book I won't say why but it's one of those moments when you say "Oh NO!" and wonder how they are going to get past this... if at all.

There are lots of emotional scenes, some of which are revealed through slam poetry (Yeah, I didn't know what that was either until I read this book). It can be quite intense.

Slammed is the first book by Colleen Hoover which I've read, and I have to say, I thoroughly enjoyed it. It is well written and easy to read. I found this one difficult to put down until all the pages had been read.

My Rating: 5 out of 5

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Okay, so what do you think?

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  1. Nice tease- I have seen this author around a lot. Still haven't read anything by her.

    My Teaser

  2. Nice tease! See this author around a lot as well. But sadly she's just not my kind of read. Hope you're enjoying this one!

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  3. Great tease... I think I need to meet Will, soon! Glad you enjoyed the re-read!