There are two sides to every love story. Now hear Will’s.
Colleen Hoover’s New York Times bestselling Slammed series has brought countless readers to their knees with a whirlwind of love, passion, and heartache.
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 his point of view. Their future rests on how well they deal with the past in this final installment of the beloved Slammed series.
When I discovered we were to be treated to Will’s side of ‘Slammed’ I was delighted yet at the back of my mind there was a tiny pocket of hesitancy at the thought of a repeated story. Yes it is a retelling of ‘Slammed’ which I purposefully chose not re-read beforehand as I wanted that feeling
of remembering the little things you tend to forget. Whilst we know how Will and Lake’ s journey ended I devoured this as if I was clueless to the story. It is quite simply its own book and Colleen Hoover has done an outstanding job in keeping the story fresh and full of every possible emotion.
I love getting into the head of male character and discovering their thougts,feelings, hopes and fears as well a greater insight into them as a character. As much as I thought I knew Will there is so much we never privy to; his confiding moments with Julia his friendship with Gavin and just how deep his inner turmoil ran. ‘This Girl’ reinforces what an exceptional man he is and I fell in love with him all over again.
Will and Lake’s situation over all 3 books has been heart warming,heartbreaking filled with happiness, sadness, frusatrion and humour. I felt their joy and their pain and I laughed and I fought the tears. Their brothers deserve a special mention as those little boys brought many of the uplifting moments from laughing at their innocent comments through to the touching nature of their unconditional love for each other, Will and Lake and not forgetting their resilence against the loss if their parents.
Whilst I am sad to have finished this wonderful series, the final chapters and the epiologue did it a serious of justice and finished the story beautifully. I have no doubt that Colleen Hoover will treat us to more gems in the future and irrespective of you age. ‘Slammed, Point of Retreat and This Girl’ are unmissible reads.
Two words to sum up…Butterflying Superb