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Point of Retreat: A Novel

Point of Retreat: A Novel


Point of Retreat: A Novel

ratings:
4.5/5 (180 ratings)
Length:
303 pages
4 hours
Publisher:
Released:
Aug 10, 2012
ISBN:
9781476715933
Format:
Book

Description

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of All Your Perfects and It Ends With Us. Sometimes two people have to fall apart to realize just how much they belong together.

As Layken and Will’s emotion-packed story continues, a stunning and unforeseen revelation about Will’s past leaves them questioning everything that they thought they knew about each other. With the foundation of their relationship at risk, they must decide whether they are willing to fight for a future together, or to retreat back into solitude and heartache.

How far does Will have to go to prove to Layken his love for her will last forever? It will require something truly extraordinary to keep this couple together, and the decisions they make and the answers they find will change not only their lives, but the lives of everyone around them.
Publisher:
Released:
Aug 10, 2012
ISBN:
9781476715933
Format:
Book

About the author

Colleen Hoover is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Slammed, Hopeless, Maybe Someday, Maybe Not, Ugly Love, Confess, November 9, It Ends with Us, Without Merit, and All Your Perfects. She has won the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Romance three years in a row—for Confess (2015), It Ends with Us (2016), and Without Merit (2017). Confess was adapted into a seven-episode online series. In 2015, Colleen and her family founded The Bookworm Box, a bookstore and monthly subscription service offering signed novels donated by authors. All profits are given to various charities each month to help those in need. Colleen lives in Texas with her husband and their three boys. Visit ColleenHoover.com.


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  • (5/5)
    So good! I butterflying could not put this one down. I think I liked this one better than Slammed.
  • (5/5)
    I Butterflying love this book. It was so happy and sad at the same time. Only Colleen can use the word butterfly the way she did. It really made me laugh. I love Kierstan's character. I can't wait to see what Colleen does for the third book.
  • (5/5)
    Just when I thought I could not love Colleen Hoover more, I read this book. I was afraid this would be a let down compared to Slammed, but oh mama it wasn't! This book had my emotions all twisted up and the all surprises really caught me off guard. Colleen Hoover has perfected the formula of new adult books & I can't wait to read some more of her novels!
  • (5/5)
    The story is powerful; I like how it was presented. Good job writer! If you have some great stories like this one, you can publish it on Novel Star, just submit your story to hardy@novelstar.top or joye@novelstar.top

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  • (5/5)
    This is a very sweet book. I enjoyed reading it.
  • (2/5)
    booknook — Young Adult book reviewsIf you read my review of Slammed, you'll know that I quite enjoyed the book. But I really wish I had just stopped there and savoured my good memories. I did not like Point of Retreat. Throughout the entire book I felt like I was constantly rolling my eyes or thinking "Really?" Point of Retreat is so over dramatic. I feel like every possible bad thing that could have happened, did happen. In fact, there were so many bad things that it felt a little unrealistic. And then there was Layken...In my review of Slammed, I talked about how Layken was an immature, annoying teenager when she got mad. This happened again in Point of Retreat, and caused me to really dislike the main conflict in the story. The whole story basically came down to this: "How do you know? How do you really know? You couldn't leave me now if you wanted to. Your heart is too good for that, you would never do that to me. So how do I know that you would really be here if our circumstances were different? If our parents were alive and we didn't have Kel and Caulder, how do you know you would even love me?"—Layken in Point of RetreatThe whole conflict is really just one big "what if" game. If their circumstances were completely different, would they have still fallen in love? Layken is concerned that Will only loves her because they both experienced similar traumas. She's afraid that if neither of their parents had died, Will wouldn't love her. Well my opinion is: who cares? Why spend so much time worrying about what would have been, if that's not the case? Will obviously loves Layken right now, and that should be all that matters.. but Layken doesn't see it that way. It's like me crying and yelling at my boyfriend because I'm afraid he wouldn't have loved me if we first met in person instead of online. I told him that and we both agreed it would be absurd to even think/worry about that.The whole thing was so immature and so childish. I could have gotten over it if that was one minor concern in the book, but that was the entire central conflict. I actually feel really sorry for Will because of all the crap Layken made him go through.. and over what? Nothing! Some stupid idea that he might not love her in some alternate hypothetical universe.I do have to admit that the end of Point of Retreat made me smile. The last quarter of the book still had its fair share of drama and ridiculous "unfortunate events" (I say ridiculous just because there were so many). But the absolute end did put a smile on my face.I'm sad to be saying this, but I do wish I hadn't read Point of Retreat. If I hadn't, I'd just be left with fond memories of Layken and Will. I think that having read Point of Retreat will make me forget the whole series much more quickly than I would have otherwise.