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.
©2012 Colleen Hoover (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
I'm proud to be a bookaholic...addicted, obsessed, passionate!!! My favorite way to relax & escape reality....
Yes, its a definite book I would listen to many times over. I hope that Audible releases the sequel...
I didn't feel one character was more favorable than the other.
I really am not one to give spoilers so lets just say I was completely surprised many a few scenes in this book. This book took me by surprise. I absolutely fell in love with it!
Yes, I went thru a half a box of tissues towards the end. This book has all the winning qualities ....romantic, tragic, passionate, heartfelt!
You will not be disappointed if you purchase this book.
First of all, as a mother of a teenager, the romance level was difficult to enjoy. I would not tell my 16 year old teenage daughter to read it, but I would tell my daughter to read it when she turns 18.(I know it's just a number, but it's a number that says you are an adult and legally and fully responsible for your actions). It is easy to portray in a book that sex is an emotionally binding act between teenagers, but the truth is that boys are usually not able to respond in a way that supports a teenage young woman. In this story, Holder is amazing; better than any adult male I've ever encountered!
Putting that aside, it was a heart-wrenching story, and very well written. I laughed and I got teary. It actually helped me clarify my own issues with a heart-wrenching teen experience. For that I am truly grateful, because now I can work on letting it go and moving on from that pain and betrayal. It always feels like karma when something like that happens when I read a book. That could not have happened if the writer was not so talented. I've read all of Colleen Hoover's books and have enjoyed them all. I would strongly recommend this book and all her books.
The narrator is very talented and adds depth to the audio-book. There is nothing worse than in inappropriate narrator to ruin a great story. Fortunately Angela Goethals has an appropriate voice and speed for all the characters and timing of the story. I would listen to other books narrated by her in the future. Definitely worth the credit and the time. I could not stop listening to it!
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It has been awhile since Ive given a book FIVE stars. I read and listen to so many books that nothing really stands out any more. But this book kept my interest. The charactors and story were amazing. I will be listening to this book again in the future.
This was by far the most depressing book I've ever listened to/read. The main characters are high school kids who are very messed up. Not a feel good story.
Oh. Wow. I'd put off reading this due to all the good reviews I've read cause I was really afraid of being disappointed. Not the case, so loved this! Now I MUST get Holders story. Bravo Colleen!
I love audio books that the characters come to life and have me feeling as if I was there too.
This book came out of left field... It took a turn that I did not see coming OMG it was so good. This is a great love story and worth your money. MOST DEF a relisten.
I've always been a avid reader so now I'm a avid listener. I prefer the paranormal genre but I do like to switch things up. It's boring if you don't have variety. Of course I do love the romance and the hotter the better. Also, you can't beat a good thriller filled with suspense and a ending you can't even guess at until the very end.
Not a listen thats going to bring your spirits up but it's based on the reality that some people have to face. I think it's well written. A good testament to the amazing strength of the human spirit and the will to survive. In my opinion it's worth a credit, It doesn't contain much sexual content, most by implication, instead of being graphic.
This is my granddaughter's picture! She is my love.
I downloaded this book thinking I would like it. When I started to listen I almost quit but something kept me listening. I tend to stay away from young adult books and I am not a romance novel person and that is what this book starts out to be. If you stick to it, after a while, maybe a couple of hours, the story changes dramatically. It moves from a light teen love story to an absorbing story. It includes the detail that will make you flinch, cry, throw things, and finally at peace. There is no fairytale ending but it does bring everything together in a very realistic way.
This book is emotional but well worth the read! Stop reading all the reviews and start reading the book :)
This is such an amazing love story, and I love how Colleen writes. The sexual tension between Sky and Holder is amazing, and the love scenes are very tasteful. The story definitely has a serious side with what Sky has to deal with from her past, but the love story seemed more real and grounded because of it..less like a fairy tale. I am so excited that the story is told from Holder's point of view in "Losing Hope" ... I didn't even know that there were two books until after I finished this one. I can't wait to start the next one because I couldn't get enough of this story.
For a long time i never really had a use for the 'performance' rating but within 30 minuets of listening to this book i completely understand why its there.
The speech was constantly being cut short and you could even hear background noise on accession.
It wouldn't be half as bad if the story line was really well written... but after finishing the book i didn't feel anything other then being slightly relieved i had finished it.
The story was okay, it had an interesting concept but i found waiting for it to get better.
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