Saturday, March 23, 2013

Weekend Reads




Title: Slammed (Slammed #1)
Author: Colleen Hoover
Publisher: Atria Books
Published: January 4, 2012 
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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.
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Title:  Point of Retreat (Slammed #2)
Author: Colleen Hoover
Publisher: Atria Books
Published: February 25, 2012
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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.’

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My fabulous friend and blog wifey Teresa over at Readers Live a Thousand Lives  picked these books for me to read. She knows me so well, and I am already madly, deeply in love with Slammed. It is seriously blowing me away! Love her to pieces!

 What book are you curled up with this weekend? 
Have a great one, and we'll see you Monday!

19 comments:

  1. Awww look at us being all twinish and talking about each other in our posts *squishy hugs*

    I am so super duper glad you are loving Will... erm I mean Slammed. These books are just all sorts of butterflying awesome. Pretty sure Will is my first contemp love and I am pretty sure this is also the book that kicked my ass into the heartbreaking contemp genre and now look at me... its what I always want.

    Anyhoo Happy Reading wifey!

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    1. Completely unplanned, and I just love it! Twins!

      Oh, I am! I could just hug the butterfly out of you for picking this one for me. It's perfect! We will be squeeing and gushing over this one for a very long time, wifey dearest! xoxoxo

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  2. Slammed sounds really interesting! I love when people know my tastes well enough to pick books out for me. :) Happy reading! I am reading Three Times Lucky right now.
    ~Stephanie

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    1. It's a beautiful story, Stephanie! I think you'll like it! Yes, my book friends are the most amazing people on the planet <3 Enjoy Three Times Lucky -- I can't wait to hear your thoughts!

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  3. I haven't heard of this series before. Hope you enjoy them though!

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    1. Thank you, Kristin! These books are soooo good!

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  4. I'm reading Dark Triumph, and loving it so far! Can't wait to read your review of Slammed. :-)

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    1. Oooh, I look forward to your thoughts on Dark Triumph! I haven't gotten to that one yet but it sounds amazing! Enjoy!

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  5. I LOVED these books. I am so glad you are enjoying them! I am reading The Chosen Ones.

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    1. They are fabulous! Enjoy The Chosen Ones!

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  6. I'm glad to hear that you're enjoying Slammed! Both of these books have been recommended to me countless times, though I haven't had the chance to pick them up yet. I look forward to trying Hoover's writing soon, though! :)

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    1. Colleen Hoover will break your heart, mend it, and break it all over again ;) Hope you can read one of her books soon!

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  7. I totally have to read Slammed too or Lisa is going to kill me one of these days. She just adores Hoover's books and has been trying to talk me into reading one for months. I hope you enjoy them!

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    1. They were fabulous! Hope you enjoy Slammed!

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  8. OMG I so can't wait to read these! Enjoy your weekend :) i already got some exciting texts about these books yay! <3 I planned to read Apollyon this weekend but I have been writing and stuff! Hope to finish it soon :) Then I can catch up on other reading so I can read these! Have a great weekend love!

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    1. Yessssss! Hahaha - I did have to send you some texts about Will Cooper! You are going to LOVE him! Hope you get to read more in Apollyon soon! *hugs*

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  9. Slammed is on my TBR. I finished The Collector and started River Road. :)

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    1. Can't wait to hear what you thought about your reads! Enjoy!

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  10. oh these sounds interesting. happy reading :)

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