If you have NOT read Hopeless – DO NOT read any further.
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.
I received an ARC copy about two weeks before Losing Hope was coming out – I started it, stupidly at about 9pm when I got home from work – what a HUGE mistake – because there was no sleeping after I started. I was hooked from the get-go. When I read Hopeless it gutted me – left me reeling and heartbroken. I had one of THE most horrible book hangovers of my life – shock – awe – it was just …. there are no words to describe it.
That’s nothing in comparison to what I felt after Losing Hope.
When you dive in heart first into a book, you become emotionally involved. I had no idea Holder could move me to the blubbering mess I became. Just when you think everything is fine – BOOM! Colleen Hoover throws something else at you – you didn’t even see coming. It breaks you – makes you laugh – and gives you the happily ever after you so desperately wanted for these two. But also, it’s giving Holder the closure he’s been chasing throughout the whole book.
We know the story we know what happened to Sky, and who Holder is to her. But I don’t want to give anything away in case someone stumbles upon this and hasn’t read Hopeless.
Just know that reading this story will change you – It will make you feel things. it will make your chest hurt, your eyes burn – and tears ….OMG the tears!
“I wonder if it’s possible for people to fall in love with a person one characteristic at a time, or if you fall for the entire person at once.” Holder
“But I’ve learned over the past year what it really means to be able to
miss someone. In order to miss someone, that means you were privileged enough to have
them in your life to begin with.” Holder
“I’ve loved Hope since we were kids. But tonight? Tonight I fell in love with Sky.” Holder
“What you want to do tonight?
I read Daniel’s text and respond.
WTF, puss flap!? No! Me. You. Plans.
Can’t. Pretty sure I have a date.
Can I come?
Can I be your date next Saturday, then?
Can’t wait, sugar.” Holder & Daniel
“…And I’m not ready to tell you I’m in love with you, because I’m not. Not yet. But whatever this I’m feeling – it’s so much more than like…And for the past few weeks I’ve been trying to figure it out. I’ve been trying to figure out why there isn’t some word to describe it. I want to tell you exactly how I feel but there isn’t a single goddamned word in the entire dictionary that can describe this point between liking you and loving you, but I need that word…”
“Living,”she finally whispers.
“I live you, Sky…I live you so much.” Holder & Sky
“I call her Val because it’s short for Valium and I always tell her she needs to take that shit by the bucketful. I wasn’t lying when I said she was fucking crazy.” Daniel
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