Hopeless by Colleen Hoover
Blurb from Goodreads:
Sometimes discovering the truth can leave you more hopeless than believing the lies…
That’s what seventeen-year-old Sky realizes after she meets Dean Holder. A guy with a reputation that rivals her own and an uncanny ability to invoke feelings in her she’s never had before. He terrifies her and captivates her all in the span of just one encounter, and something about the way he makes her feel sparks buried memories from a past that she wishes could just stay buried.
Sky struggles to keep him at a distance knowing he’s nothing but trouble, but Holder insists on learning everything about her. After finally caving to his unwavering pursuit, Sky soon finds that Holder isn’t at all who he’s been claiming to be. When the secrets he’s been keeping are finally revealed, every single facet of Sky’s life will change forever.
Slammed and Point of Retreat both made my favorite books of last year and so I could not wait to read Hopeless. Even though it came out at the end of last year, there is no doubt in my mind that this book will be one of my favorites of this year. It was incredible. I'm not sure how she does it but Colleen Hoover is able to dive right in the mind of a teenage girl with such clarity and beauty that seriously held my heart with every turn of the page.
I love love love Holder and Sky together -- their past, their present and their future. I loved Sky's friends - Six and Breckin - and thought that they were excellent secondary characters that really added to the narrative. This book has a strong and powerful message -- it's beyond hope and beyond love and it's a testament to surviving and survival. We are capable of amazing (both good and bad) things as humans, don't ever forget it.
I said about Slammed and Point of Retreat that "every word of these books is beautiful" and Hopeless is no different! Colleen, you are amazing and I can't wait to read many more of your books to come.