Hopeless by Colleen Hoover


Colleen Hoover’s Hopeless Now Available!
Sometimes discovering the truth can leave you more hopeless than believing the lies…

That’s what Sky realizes after she meets Dean Holder. A guy with a reputation that rivals her own and an uncanny ability to invoke feelings in her she’s never had before. He terrifies her and captivates her all in the span of one encounter, and something about the way he makes her feel sparks buried memories from a past she wishes could just stay buried.

Sky struggles to keep him at a distance knowing he’s nothing but trouble, but Holder insists on learning everything about her. After finally caving to his unwavering pursuit, Sky soon finds that Holder isn’t at all who he’s been claiming to be. When the secrets he’s been keeping are finally revealed, every single facet of Sky’s life will change forever.

 
 
My Review of Hopeless by Colleen Hoover
 
WOW WOW WOW did I say WOW!
 
I was truly blown away by this book.  I have read Colleen’s other books Slammed and Point of Retreat so knowing what she is capable of in delivering a story I was really excited for this read.  She didn’t disappoint!  The story in itself was simply fantastic and the delivery was spot on! 
 
Sky is your typical 17 year old, OK so really she isn’t typical at all.  She lives with her adopted Mother and leads a fairly sheltered life.  No electronics and I mean NONE no cell phone, no television, no Internet and she is home schooled.  Now from the very beginning of the book I kept saying why?  In this day and age how does one live without their iPhone, iPad, Internet and every other modern convenience? 
 
Sky is luck to at least have a neighbor and best friend in Six.  Yes I said Six but her name is really Seven?  And no this isn’t that strange TV show Blossom from the 80’s…  Six moved next store to Sky and they became instant best friends.  Unfortunately after convincing her mother Karen to allow her to attend public school her senior year she finds out that Six has been accepted to study abroad and she will be entering her senior year alone. 
 
Sky isn’t really shy but she doesn’t interact well with guys, most of the guys that she knows is through her neighbor who is deemed the school slut, which unfortunately makes Sky her accomplice in such behavior.  Sky is everything but a slut actually.  She really doesn’t have any interest in guys and whenever she does become “friendly” with them she tends to zone out into her own little world feeling numb.  That is until she meets Dean Holder at the local grocery store.  From the moment she sees him in the check out line she is completely drawn to him and isn’t sure why.  They have a brief and all be it odd conversation in the parking lot where he mistakes her for someone he thinks he knows.  What Sky doesn’t know is that Holder is also completely drawn to her but can’t explain why.  Sky’s instant attraction is foreign to her because she has NEVER felt this way about a guy before… EVER! 
 
Sky is warned off of Holder with her best friend painting him as the perpetual bad boy!  As Sky starts school she realizes quickly what a mistake it was.  Sky quickly learns that the legacy that Six left behind seems to have rubbed off on her in the worst way but being the type of girl that she is she shrugs it off and simply doesn’t give into the high school drama.  She knows who she is and so does her new best friend in the whole world Breckin.  Breckin and Sky form an instant bond since they are both new at the school.  With Six gone she is happy to find at least one person in this school that she is willing to be friends with. 
 
Sky is really surprised when Holder enrolls back into the school that she is attending and seems to be in her face everywhere she turns.  What she comes to find is that umors are just that rumors. Holder is up front with her about his past when she finally asks the questions about what happened to him the previous year.  Holder is very open and honest with his feelings and he is a very deep person.  He holds a lot of hurt and anguish over things that have happend in his past.
 
 Sky and Holder seem to find a common ground and become fast friends which leads to more… When she shows up in a bracelet that sparks anger in Holder, he refuses to explain and it sets off somewhat of a chain reaction. 
 
As Sky starts having dreams that she just can’t explain.  She feels that they aren’t real but deep down knows that they are in some way.  Her story quickly starts to unravel when Holder mistakenly calls her by the wrong name on night while drunk and falling asleep in her bed.  This sends her into a flurry of emotions and brings about information that she doesn’t know if she wants but knows that she needs…  Holder holds the keys to her past and her world quickly changes and she struggles with the information she is being dealt.  It unravels so fast it made my head spin like the girl in The Exorcist!
 
The end of the book is simply just non-stop twists and turns that had me wondering what could possibly happen next.  I was captivated by this story and simply could not put it down. 
 
Colleen’s characters are simply lovable and irresistible! I don’t know how she came up with this story but it was a delight and will be one I will want to read again someday!  I don’t have too many of those books I would read again but this is will surely make that list!
 
I give HOPELESS 5 STARS it was really THAT GOOD!!!!!
 
This book does deal with abuse so if that is something that truly bothers you maybe this isn’t the book for you but it is dealt with in a delicate manner.