How did I get it?:
I bought it!


Layken’s father died suddenly, leaving her to gather every ounce of strength to be a pillar for her family, in order to prevent their world from falling apart. Now her life is taking another unexpected turn… Layken’s mother gets a job which leads to an unwanted move across country. However, a new home means new neighbours… and Layken’s new neighbour is the very attractive Will Cooper. Will has an intriguing passion for slam poetry, and a matching passion for life. The two feel an irresistible attraction but are rocked to the core when a shocking revelation brings their romance to a screeching halt. Layken and Will must find a way to fight the forces that threaten to tear them apart… or learn to live without each other.


I decided to check out Slammed after enjoying Hopeless and Losing Hope from Colleen Hoover. I didn’t enjoy Slammed as much as Hopeless and Losing Hope, but I think it was still a decent read, which kept me gripped.

Slammed is a sweet, romantic story about Will and Lake. Lake meets Will on the first day after moving to another State with her mother and younger brother following the death of her father. There’s an instant attraction there, but their connection doesn’t seem forced. However, it being New Adult, there are, of course, complications to their relationship. Unfortunately, the complication does mean the romance takes a while to develop, but for me, it didn’t affect the story.

Apart from the romantic drama there was family drama that also unfolded. I liked that there was more than one storyline progressing through the book. I thought Lake and her family were brilliant characters. Her brother Kel, and his friend Caulder were cute characters.

I’m not particularly a fan of poetry, but the inclusion of poetry in the book was lovely. I thought it was well-written and incredibly sweet. Colleen Hoover is so talented!

I enjoyed Slammed enough to check out the second book Point of Retreat. I’m just not sure when I’ll fit it into my TBR list..

Would I recommend it?
Yes! Despite the Fifty Shades-esque cover it’s nothing like Fifty Shades!

Reading next:
Blaze- Laurie Boyle Crompton

8 thoughts on “Slammed

  1. Colleen Hoover’s been all over the blogosphere recently – I can’t wait to pick up one of her books so I can figure out why. Great review, Chrissi – I haven’t read fifty shades and yet I’m glad you describe this as nothing like 50S 🙂

  2. I haven’t read anything by this author yet, but I have quite a few friends who love this book and her others! I’m not a huge fan of books that are mostly about the romance, so I’ve been hesitant to pick this up, but since you mentioned the family drama aspect, I might have to give it a try. Great review!

  3. Hmmm… you have me nervous about this now! I LOOOVED Hopeless & Losing Hope– which means I’m so excited to read this series, but crap!! Why couldn’t you say “I LOVED IT JUST AS MUCH AS..” hahaha though…. Hopeless is really hard to compete with. 🙂

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