Paperback: 416 pages
Publisher: Atria Books (2013)
Synopsis: Would you rather know a truth that makes you feel hopeless, or keep believing the lies?
Beloved and bestselling author Colleen Hoover returns with the spellbinding story of two young people with devastating pasts who embark on a passionate, intriguing journey to discover the lessons of life, love, trust—and above all, the healing power that only truth can bring.
Sky, a senior in high school, meets Dean Holder, a guy with a promiscuous reputation that rivals her own. From their very first encounter, he terrifies and captivates her. Something about him sparks memories of her deeply troubled past, a time she’s tried so hard to bury. Though Sky is determined to stay far away from him, his unwavering pursuit and enigmatic smile break down her defenses and the intensity of the bond between them grows. But the mysterious Holder has been keeping secrets of his own, and once they are revealed, Sky is changed forever and her ability to trust may be a casualty of the truth.
Only by courageously facing the stark revelations can Sky and Holder hope to heal their emotional scars and find a way to live and love without boundaries. Hopeless is a novel that will leave you breathless, entranced, and remembering your own first love.
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When I realized that I had never reviewed HOPELESS by Colleen Hoover – the first CoHo book I have ever read – I nearly fell off my chair. HOW HAVE I NOT REVIEWED THIS BOOK?!
Let me start by saying that when I picked up this book I had zero knowledge of CoHo, her writing style or really what this book was about – in general, CoHo was still an up-and-coming author with a much smaller following than she has now. Sky and Dean’s story is so powerful with surprising turns at each page that I was truly shocked and completely sucked into their story. I had no idea to suspect the twists and turns of the story, which made it so much more exciting to read.
Sky and Dean are both highly relatable and loveable characters. And their story is so heartbreaking that it will leave you speechless and then put your heart back together again. If I could reread this book for the first time again, I would 100%. This book started my CoHo obsession and I have never read a book that had the same effect that this one had on me.
A must read for all New Adult fans!