“If I took every romantic poem, every book, every song, and every movie I've ever read, heard or seen and extracted the breathtaking moments, somehow bottling them up, they would pale in comparison to this moment. This moment is incomparable.”
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 hispoint of view. Their future rests on how well they deal with the past in this final installment of the beloved Slammed series.
This is it. This is the last installment of a much loved series. I’ve been waiting for this but when I finally got a copy, I felt like I do not want to read it because after that, it’s over and I won’t get another glimpse of Will and Layken’s world again.
Basically a retelling of Slammed, This Girl shows the story in Will’s POV. I’m such a sucker for guys’ POV so I was very much excited for this. If we thought that reading the love story through Layken’s eyes, it was hard, it was also hard reading it from Will’s POV. Here was a guy that’s very much in love with this girl and after all that he’s been through, he deserved to be happy. However, due to certain circumstances, they cannot pursue this love as of the moment. It was heartbreaking seeing it through Will’s eyes.
And seriously, Colleen Hoover has such a way with words! Her writing just pulls you in and it holds a part of your heart and you just fall in love with it! I’m just quite lazy so you won’t see many highlights on my copy but the words are just so damn beautiful!
Now, let’s talk about the slam poetry. Some of them we’ve already read in Slammed but they’re nice to read again. However, there are new ones too and as usual, they are beautiful. Swoon.
Finally, the reader should be glad to know that although this is a retelling of Slammed, This Girl also has never-before-read scenes and new dialogues so one won’t feel like they just read Slammed all over again. And there’s that sweet epilogue at the end that you just have to look forward too.
I think my only suck for this story is that Will is just so perfect! He’s out of this world! Definitely my new book boyfriend. (Or maybe I’m just jealous because I want a Will Cooper in my life.)
It’s bittersweet to say goodbye to such an amazing series but I’m just so damn glad that I even get to read them. It does pay off to take a chance on newbie authors. I just want to thank the writing gods for Colleen Hoover.
A satisfying end to an amazing series.
Thank you, Colleen Hoover, for Slammed.