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Lissa's Review: Slammed (Slammed #1) by Colleen Hoover


PUBLISHER: colleen hoover

narrator: Heidi Baker

RELEASED: August 30, 2012

GENRE: contemporary romance, coming of age

LENGTH: 7 hours and 36 minutes

FORMAT: ebook, paperback, Audible



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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.



Is almost an ode to poetry

The not as popular writing

That not many read

But a lot of people don't know

I also write poetry

So I connected in a way to this story

As the words flowed

I enjoyed this ode.

The love of writing it is embedded in me, I was born with it and tend to hear words and rhymes constantly. But enough about me. Let's review this story :)

Ok, I've heard a lot about slammed. It's one of the stories of Hoovers I hadn't read. So I decided to listen to it on audio. I love what Hoover did with this, this an older story of hers but it still has that touch. Layken and Will come together in an unfortunate way. Death has really surrounded all of them and they question what they did to deserve it. Slammed is a story as much as it is heartbreaking, there's hope just twisted in there.

I enjoyed this story, it didn't bring me to ugly cry but it touched me enough. The narrator was different and at first I was afraid I wouldn't truly connect. But her voice grew on me and kept me engrossed in the story.

Overall, I give this Four Boundless Stars.

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