Saturday, May 18, 2013

Review: This Girl (Slammed ,#3) by Colleen Hoover

This Girl
(Slammed, #3)

Colleen Hoover

New Adult/ Romance/ Contemporary 

4.5 stars out of 5
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.

My Thoughts

I can’t even begin to tell you how much I really REALLY loved this book!! Now, those who have read Colleen Hoover’s books know, this chick can write! Every word that she puts down on paper is amazing, breathtaking and brilliant. This being said, the Slammed series by her, brilliant! I have enjoyed this series so much by her. However, it is once again such a bittersweet moment to see a wonderful series, one that I hold close to my heart come to an end. (If only books could just go on and on forever)

The Slammed series is three books that are very close to my heart. I have fallen in love with the characters and their wonderful journey. Then to see it all come to a close, reading that last page, it brought all those memories, from reading the first book to reading that last page in the final book, it all came together in a wonderful moment. I’m not able to put down just one thing I love about these books, I can’t because I love so many things about this series. And This Girl, it was just an incredible read.

This moment is incomparable
Now, This Girl is different from the first other books; however, just as amazing. This one is told from Will’s POV.  Reading from his point of view is just breathing. His mind is a place that can make any girl swoon. Boy, did I swoon a lot reading this book!  If you thought you couldn’t fall more in love with Will, well, get prepared to fall even more in love with him.

This Girl just recounts certain events that happened throughout the first two books, but from Will’s point of view. I was able to get more of the story this way, understand why he made the decisions he made. It was just so wonderful reading events and seeing how Will saw things. Seeing how he saw Layken. A more in-depth aspect is achieved just seeing through Will’s eyes.

Though I do which that Colleen gave us more events from Will. I also thought that how Colleen wrote the scenes by flipping back and forth from the present to the past. It helped the transition into each event that Will would tell Layken about.

I lie back on my pillow and think back to that day. The day that I fell for my wife.
Colleen’s writing style is just perfect; just like it was in the first two books. It’s just the way Colleen writes that can sweep me away, make me so absorb in her books. She has a way with words, and a way to make me just fall for all her characters.

This Girl wrapped up the series flawlessly.  And the Epilogue was just, let’s just say it brought tears to my eyes and put the biggest smile on my face. 

In all honesty, I enjoyed everything about this book, and having to put it done, see it end, was a very sad and nostalgic moment. However, this is another series that I won’t just pick up once; it’s a series I will always come back to. Re-experience the wonderful story that Colleen created. 

The entire series of Slammed was sweet, endearing, and touching! 

I want to be your soulmate, even if I don’t believe in them.


  1. Magen! Its the series we bonded over! and now there are no more books in it *sobs* I need more Will! i absolutely loved this book and you review mentioned everything I loved about it. Gahh and that last quote! Magen I just cant! I loved this book to death and now that you got me thinking about it my brain will be going in Will Cooper circles all night! Fantastic review girl!

  2. AH! I want to read this NOW! I have it, just have a couple other books I have to read first. I'm glad you loved it! And you wrote a wonderful review. :D I butterflying love it!

    1. Hopefully you can get to it soon, I really enjoyed it! Hopefully you will, too!

  3. I need to buy the first book soon. I have it on my wish list! Sounds like a great series.


  4. Amazing review. I own book 1 in this series and have to read it. I've heard so many amazing things about this series!

    Thanks for sharing :)

    1. You must read it! Thanks for stopping by!

  5. Sounds amazing, I so need to start the first one


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