Layken Cohen isn't your typical 18-year-old. After the recent death of her father, she is forced to be the rock for both her mother and younger brother. Outwardly, she appears resilient and tenacious, but inwardly, she's slowly losing hope.
Enter Will Cooper: The 21-year-old new neighbor with an intriguing passion for performing "Slams". Will and Layken immediately form an intense and emotional connection neither of them knew they needed until it was found. However, the two of them are slammed to the core when a shocking revelation forces their relationship to a halt.
Once again, Layken must put on a brave face and accept that which she cannot control, but when a family secret comes into play, it becomes the ultimate test of her resolve. Unable to accept the harsh reality of her future, Layken puts everything at risk and turns to Will for solace.
Both Layken and Will struggle as they attempt to find a balance between that which keeps them apart and the feelings that pull them together.
©2012 Colleen Hoover (P)2012 Colleen Hoover
Clear delineation between chapters. Pleasant tone of narrator.
Surprise party celebration with balloons from friends.
Her tone and diction.
Avid reader, enthusiastic book club organizer, aspiring writer & devoted mommy of one Doberman puppy, Maddox, and one Half-Arab mare Kissy.
I would recommend to a friend because it was a very good story.
I love Colleen Hoover!
they were all good.
I absolutely love angst filled stories and this one filled my tank to the rim! WOW! I'm also in love with Will Cooper!
I enjoy mysteries, NOT thrillers, contemporary fiction, especially about diverse cultures, and sometimes history, if it doesn't involve too many dates. I often listen to a book multiple times, discovering unnoticed details in the retelling.
Overcoming obstacles together
I think she illustrated lots of variety in her voices for the varied characters.
It took me awhile to go from the intro to the meat of the book.
Once I was into the story, I was captivated.
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Yes! it was a good read. My problem was that I read this book right after "Beautiful Disaster" that I LOVED..
it was too short for me. I would have liked to be more elaborated.
The male voices. I usually prefer a femaie narrator, but the male voices sounded all the same person.
I really enjoyed this book I can't wait until Point of Retreat becomes an audiobook.
When Layken realized Will loved her when he recited one of his slams.
Her narration of the novel was superb.
Yes when Julia told Layken she had lung cancer.
I can't wait to go to Barnes & Nobel to read Point of Retreat. The sequel to Slammed.
This book is a wonderful package of bittersweet amazing. The challenges that each character faces is thought provoking. Beautifully written. Get out your tissues. Heidi Baker does a great job conveying the poetry in this book. I just hope the sequel to this book is made into an audio version soon.
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First let me say this book addresses some really difficult issues of parental death and young people dealing with these difficult issues that you really never know how you will react. I appreciated the authors approach. My parents died young, I lost a brother when he was 12. I was diagnosed with cancer when my daughter was 16. Every day people deal with these horrible events that no one wants. The author's intelligence, and not sappy manner of working with these tough topics. I respect the book. I thought the romance was very well written...I didn't see that coming. This is a book you won't forget...I loved the poetry.
could not say
Will what he had been through and how he handled it
The 1st time Will read at club 9
Just a Fabulous story with great characters
I'm married with one daughter, just finished my BS in Health Science, and I'm a choosy fiction/romance/paranormal/anything spellbinding listener during my commute.
I really liked this novel; not because it gave me what I was looking for (because it didn't exactly... lots of closure is rumored to arrive in the next book), but because it successfully pulled me into this interesting story line, this addicting dramatic love dilemma, and the surprising use of openly(publicly!) poetic main characters.
This story is well worth the price, and I only wish that more of the meat of this story had been included in this first novel- I'm particularly adverse to the feeling of being strung along just to follow a great story into a series of sequels, and into the bottom of my wallet.
The passion in this story was spot-on; hot yet tender, sweet yet against the rules. I will be buying the follow-up.
"A very pleasant and easy listen"
This book is very pleasant. Easy to listen to - I really liked the narrators voice. The story is well paced and the story is sweet, it's uncomplicated. Will be liked by teenagers and young adults.
"A great YA novel with plenty of drama."
My first Audible book and i had a great time listening to this. The narrator was great for Layken's age.
I really enjoyed the story, wasn't expecting anything of what happened to happen, which is good! In fact i had total different scenario's worked out for some of the drama going on, and there was a fair bit of drama going on to keep us hooked.
The relationship between Layken & Will was so ahhh.... I was urging them on, but Will was right in all his decisions. He had responsibilities! So paws off Layken!
Only one thing that may be just the kids I come across lol, Kell seemed so much younger than his age, maybe it was his upbringing. I don't know, but a few times I was thinking, I would expect that from a kid a bit younger....with the no filter. But Kell & Caulder, they added some comedy magic with that lacking filter so it was all good!
A great young adult novel, I am looking forward to reading the rest of the series and more from Colleen
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