Book Review: This Girl by Colleen Hoover

So keep your ocean ...I'll take the Lake

 Slammed Series #3
Released April 30th 2013 by Atria Books
NA/YA, Romance,Contemporary

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Layken and Will’s love has managed to withstand the toughest of circumstances and the young lovers, now married, are beginning to feel safe and secure in their union. As much as Layken relishes their new life together, she finds herself wanting to know everything there is to know about her husband, even though Will makes it clear he prefers to keep the painful memories of the past where they belong. Still, he can’t resist his wife’s pleas and so he begins to untangle his side of the story, revealing for the first time his most intimate feelings and thoughts, retelling both the good and bad moments, and sharing a few shocking confessions of his own from the time when they first met. In This Girl, Will tells the story of their complicated relationship from his point of view. Their future rests on how well they deal with the past in this final installment of the beloved Slammed series.

Words can not convey
how This Girl made me feel
heart racing, happy tears, and butterflies
ultimately made it more real.
What I thought I was going to receive
was a repeated version from a male's POV.
Surprising, what I acquired was a deeper understanding
of the love this boy had for This Girl.
True they had their ups and downs
And just when you thought things were falling apart
something magical happened
giving them a new start.

Ok, so I'm not that great at doing a Slam and I'm ok with that. Ms Hoover has truly out done herself. I am soooo in love with Will and Lake. They have the most purest love for each other. Even tho, its been years since I've read Slammed or Point of Retreat once you start This Girl all of those same ooey gooey feelings immediately comes right back.

While on their honeymoon Will decides to give Lake his version of events. Which gives them a small break in between their "marriage consummation marathon" This Girl was so much (still looking for the words to articulate this feeling) but not over the top. Having to recount  some of the moments when they had to fight the urge of being together was so hard to bare. My heart broke for them. I squeeeeeed. I found myself very often smiling like an idiot. I was embarrassed for them ( the pool incident and Lake's mom walking in on them).  I enjoyed all of the emotions that This Girl allowed me to feel and would do it 100 times over.

One of the most heartfelt moments for me was the epilogue Lake's mother who has now past away left Will a letter to congratulate him on a special occasion for him and Lake.

My suck: That the Slammed series is over, I will honestly miss Will, Lake, the boys, Gavin and Eddie.

My sweet: That I had the chance to read this This Girl, and I loved it so much.

Honestly if you have not read Slammed or Point of Retreat ( why are you denying yourself) I still think that it would be simple enough to get through This Girl and love it just as much.

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***I recieved an Arc copy from the publisher via Net Gallery. I was not compensated in any form, this review is of my own opinion***

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