Author: Colleen Hoover
Release Date: January 5, 2012
My Rating: D
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. (Goodreads)
Slammed, by Colleen Hoover, made me feel every range of emotion; however, the one that stuck with me throughout this entire read was rage. Never before have I been so angry at a book character. From wanting to pull my hair out, to wanting to pull their hair out, Slammed did a fine job of ‘slamming’ my heart against a wall and leaving it an open, bloody, mess.