Book Review: Slammed (Slammed #1) by Colleen Hoover

Slammed (Slammed, #1)Title: Slammed (Slammed #1)
Author: Colleen Hoover
Publication Date: January 5, 2012
Publisher: Atria Books
Pages: 317
Format: e-book
Source: Bought
Age Group: New Adult
Genre: Romance


Following the unexpected death of her father, 18-year-old Layken is forced to be the rock for both her mother and younger brother. Outwardly, she appears resilient and tenacious, but inwardly, she's losing hope.
Enter Will Cooper: The attractive, 21-year-old new neighbor with an intriguing passion for slam poetry and a unique sense of humor. Within days of their introduction, Will and Layken form an intense emotional connection, leaving Layken with a renewed sense of hope.
Not long after an intense, heart-stopping first date, they are slammed to the core when a shocking revelation forces their new relationship to a sudden halt. Daily interactions become impossibly painful as they struggle to find a balance between the feelings that pull them together, and the secret that keeps them apart.
Eighteen year old Layken Cohen was miserable.  Her father had recently died and because of financial reasons, her mother moved the family from Texas to Michigan during her senior year of high school.  She thought her life would pretty much suck from that point on until she meets the slightly older, very hot, Will Cooper, who happens to live across the street in their new neighborhood.  Love at first sight? Definitely.  Happily ever after? Not so fast.  

After an instantly strong connection and an amazing first date, Will and Layken are both completely smitten with each other. Circumstances quickly unfold and they soon realize they cannot be together.  But how can they just undo all those exciting new feelings, especially when they have to see each other every day?  It also doesn’t help that their brothers are already best friends.

I love this book. For me, it has everything.  I laughed and cried and went through an array of emotions but always felt completely satisfied with not only every chapter or page but every word.  I literally could not read fast enough.  Colleen Hoover really nailed it with this one.  It’s hard to believe that this is her debut novel.  Having now read all of her books, I can honestly say that she has definitely become my favorite author.  


  1. I love this series so much! This is back when I had an obsession with Colleen Hoover. I love Hopeless, too, but her latest books haven't been for me. :/

  2. I haven't even read anything by Colleen Hoover, but lately I have been seeing a lot of positive reviews of her books, including this one, which makes me think I should be reading some! I would love to try this one and maybe another out and see if I like them too :D


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