Hardships and heartache brought them together… now it will tear them apart.
Layken and Will have proved their love can get them through anything; until someone from Will’s past re-emerges, leaving Layken questioning the very foundation on which their relationship was built. Will is forced to face the ultimate challenge…how to prove his love for a girl who refuses to stop ‘carving pumpkins.
After I’d finished reading Slammed I jumped into this book. This book was just as emotional maybe slightly more than the first one and it was also just as amazing. The one main thing that I think made this book better was that it was told from Will’s P.O.V. I absolutely adore Will and I’d been dying to get inside his head during Slammed so I was kind of excited when I realised Point of Retret was told from his P.O.V
So after everything that happened in Slamed, Lake and Will are finally together but what the two of the don’t realise is that their relationship is about to put to the test again.
As much as a love Lake, there were times in this book when I just wanted to shake some sense into her. I get why she stormed off and was upset with Will but did she really need to ignore him for that long? No, Lake. You didn’t! But I do really love her character. Lake is getting used to her new role after the events at the end of Slammed and she seems to be coping well with everything. Lake is a tough character and she’s got a lot of inner strength, but she’s insecure about herself and her relationship with Will which causes quite a few problems in this book.
Oh, Will. I didn’t think I could love you anymore than I already do, but this book proved me wrong. Getting to hear from Will actually helped me understand his character a lot more, and also allowed me to fall completely head over heals for his character. Will is just one of the sweetest guys ever and it broke my heart seeing him basically tearing his hair out to prove himself to Lake when she was acting like a 5 year old. It’s so obvious to everyone but Lake that he cares about her deeply and I just wanted to see them together again. Will has always got everyone else’s best intrests before his and he’s so sweet that he just wants to help everyone.
So in Point of Retreat, Will heads back to college and it turns out his ex-who dumped him days after his parents died and completely broke his heart- was in his class and abviously she’s a complete bitch who tries everything she possibly can do to win Will back and break up his relationship with Lake. She’s constantly flirting with him and I really wanted to punch her. Eddie and Gavin had their own problems going on which were intertwined with the bigger storyline because Eddie and Gavin are a massive part of Will and Lake’s lives.
The addition of Kiresten and Sherry to this book added a hell of a lot. Kiersten was like a mini Eddi and I loved her so much! She was so hilarious and was always coming out with something that made her seem older than she actually was. Sherry was…strange but she was a fantastic character. She was there for Will and Lake when they really needed her and she was amazing.
Colleen Hoover sure knows how to write soul-destroying twists. At about 60% there was a heart wrenching twist that left me unsure of what was going to happen to a few of the characters. Honestly I was preparing for the worst and I just didn’t stop crying.
And then the ending also had me in tears because I was freaking happy. I love Will and Lake and that ending was just perfect for them. And also, Gavin and Eddie are adorable. Overall Point of Retreat was a fantastic follow up to Slammed. It was so much more emotional, soul destroying and beautiful than the first one and I adore Colleen Hoover’s writing now. I’ll definetly be reading every single book she writes.