Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Teaser Tuesday # 180 ~ This Girl (Slammed #3) 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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This Girl
(Slammed #3)
Colleen Hoover 

First - The Blurb:

There are two sides to every love story. Now hear Will’s.

Colleen Hoover’s New York Times bestselling Slammed series has brought countless readers to their knees with a whirlwind of love, passion, and heartache. 

Layken and Will’s love has managed to withstand the toughest of circumstances and the young lovers, now married, are beginning to feel safe and secure in their union. As much as Layken relishes their new life together, she finds herself wanting to know everything there is to know about her husband, even though Will makes it clear he prefers to keep the painful memories of the past where they belong. Still, he can’t resist his wife’s pleas and so he begins to untangle his side of the story, revealing for the first time his most intimate feelings and thoughts, retelling both the good and bad moments, and sharing a few shocking confessions of his own from the time when they first met.

In This Girl, Will tells the story of their complicated relationship from his point of view. Their future rests on how well they deal with the past in this final installment of the beloved Slammed series. 

Second - The Tease:

I suddenly don't care where we are or who might be watching us. I have to kiss her. I have to.

I take her face in my hands and lean in closer, ignoring the part of my conscience that is screaming for me to wait. She closes her eyes, inviting me in. I hesitate, but as soon as I feel her breath fall on my lips, I can't hold back. I close the gap between us, lightly pressing my lips against her bottom lip. It's even softer than it looks. Somehow the background noise has completely faded and all I can hear is the sound of my own heartbeat, pulsating throughout my entire body.

This Girl is the original version of Slammed told from Will's POV.
There is a difference however. Will and Layken are now married and each chapter starts with a scene from their honeymoon before the reminiscing begins. I thought this a rather unique way of presenting the re-telling of the story and enjoyed it just as much as the original.

My rating: 5 out of 5

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Okay, so what do you think?
If you liked my Tease, please leave a comment below.


  1. This one sounds like a great way to re-tell a story. Loved his need to kiss her- great tease.

    My Teaser

  2. Nice teaser! I love when there's a book retold through another character's point of view! It's like a whole new story despite it actually being a familiar one! LOL!

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  3. Oh, that's so good!Especially ". I hesitate, but as soon as I feel her breath fall on my lips, I can't hold back." So powerful.
    I really like this tease! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. My gosh! I loved this book and this series! That tease :)

  5. I've yet to start this series. I've enjoyed other books by her so I'm sure I'd like these too. Such a sweet cover:)

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  6. *sigh* Love that tease...I *still* need to read this one, Marilyn! I'm glad it was just as enjoyable as the original. :)

  7. Wow... love that tease! And it sounds like a great re-telling of the original story. I need to pick up this series!