Book: This Girl
Authors: Colleen Hoover
Reading Format: Physical
Read: 15th August, 2017
Rating: 4/5 Stars
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 Slammedseries.
“Sometimes two people need to fall apart to realize how much they need to fall back together.”
This book is marketed as a ‘retelling’ of Slammed. However it is a lot more than that.
We see glimpses into Lake and Will’s honeymoon (which, swoon by the way), and we also see Slammed from Will’s point of view, but it isn’t a boring word-for-word, scene-for-scene retelling!
“I lie back on my pillow and think back to that day. The day that I fell for my wife.”
It has been yearsss since I read this series, so reading this was so surreal to come back too! I loved being back with these characters, however it also made me realise how I always thought Slammed was my fav Colleen book, but now I’m not so sure.
The epilogue of this book was the best part of it by far! The last page actually made me gasp and get goosebumps all over my body hahah, loved it!
“My sweet is that me and Kel are finally brothers. My suck is that I now know what Will and Layken did during their honeymoon.”
It was fantastic to be back in Lake and Will’s world for a while, and to see how everything went down in regards to Will’s side of things.
Definitely still worth the read if you’re considering maybe not reading it due to the ‘retelling’ aspect.