Monday, June 25, 2012

Book of the Day: Slammed (Slammed #1) by Colleen Hoover

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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. 

“I got schooled this year

a boy that I'm seriously,
deeply, madly, incredibly,
and undeniably in love
And he taught me the most
important thing of all...
To put the emphasis
On life.” 

MY THOUGHTS: Wow!! Amazing!! Incredible!! Fantastic!! Awesome!!.... I could keep going, but there just aren't words to describe the brilliance of this book!! It was one of those books, where you get to the end and you just sit there and you realize that you've read something so incredible, that you know that from this point on it's always going to be one of those books that will remain up there as one of the best books you will ever read!!

I can honestly say that there was never one point in the book where I thought "oh, that was predictable!!" Each time something happened it was like BAM!! And you would ride that rollercoaster of emotions and then, BAM!!! You were gone again!!!

The slam poetry was emotional, and amazing!! I adored it all!! The love and heat between Will and Lake was incredible!! The friendship between Will and Lake's brothers was adorable!! And what an amazing character Eddie is!! One of my favourites!!!

If you read Slammed and don't completely fall in love with this story, the characters and the authors writing, then all I can say is that you are incredibly hard to please!!! Colleen Hoover has made a fan of me!!!

This guy is amazing!! His name is Marty Schoenleber and this is his reading of 'The Lake', a poem from Slammed.

Have you read Slammed? If not, what are you waiting for? Go and grab it today!!


  1. I absolutely ADORE this book and it's sequel! LOVED them both!

    1. I agree KATA!! They were both incredibly awesome!!


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