Sunday, July 7, 2013

Early Review: Losing Hope (Hopeless #2) by Colleen Hoover

Title:  Losing Hope (Hopeless#2)
Author: Colleen Hoover
Publisher: Atria Books
Expected Publication: July 8, 2013
Source:  Publisher
Purchase:  Amazon  |  B&N

My Rating:

Goodreads Description:

In the follow-up to Colleen Hoover’s #1 New York Times bestseller Hopeless, the charming and irresistible Dean Holder tells the passionate story that has melted thousands of hearts.

In Hopeless, Sky left no secret unearthed, no feeling unshared, and no memory forgotten, but Holder’s past remained a mystery.

Still haunted by the little girl he let walk away, Holder has spent his entire life searching for her in an attempt to finally rid himself of the crushing guilt he has felt for years. But he could not have anticipated that the moment they reconnect, even greater remorse would overwhelm him… 

Sometimes in life, if we wish to move forward, we must first dig deep into our past and make amends. In Losing Hope, bestselling author Colleen Hoover reveals what was going on inside Holder’s head during all those hopeless moments—and whether he can gain the peace he desperately needs.


Losing Hope is a must-read for all fans of Hopeless – especially for those who fell for and could never get enough of Dean Holder.  This is a beautiful look inside the story we all became emotionally invested in and shows us everything Holder was experiencing as it all unfolded. 

I loved Hopeless, and I felt the author gave us great resolution with its ending. But then I read Losing Hope and received answers to questions I didn’t even know I had and the closure I never knew I needed.  Because we read Hopeless from Sky’s POV, we only had the part of the story that she was able to give us… and things weren’t always as they seemed.  Holder holds the other half of the story; and his POV offers so much insight, allowing the reader to really get to know him on an entirely new and poignant level.  He gives us a breathtaking ending to this beautiful novel. 

I loved these characters the first time around, and I cherish them even more now.  I was thrilled to have more interaction with Breckin, whom I adore; and I thoroughly enjoyed the addition of Daniel and his inappropriate but hilarious banter.

The horrible things that happened can never be erased, but I love how the hopeless find hope and that my favorite characters find the peace they deserve.  

I received an ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.