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