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October 31, 2012

Review: Point of Retreat by Colleen Hoover

Point of Retreat (Slammed, #2)

Title: Point of Retreat (Slammed #2)
Author: Colleen Hoover
Publication date: February 25, 2012
Genre(s): New Adult (Contemporary)
Challenges: Contemporary
Source: Own
Format: Egalley
Pages: 352
Hardships and heartache brought them together…now it will tear them apart. 

Layken and Will have proved their love can get them through anything; until someone from Will’s past re-emerges, leaving Layken questioning the very foundation on which their relationship was built. Will is forced to face the ultimate challenge…how to prove his love for a girl who refuses to stop ‘carving pumpkins.’
*This review might have some spoilers of Slammed* 
Point of Retreat is the sequel to Slammed. I was so excited to pick this up and started it immediately after Slammed. What’s different about Point of Retreat is that it is told from Will’s point of view. I am usually excited yet at the same time wary of such POV changes between books. I always like the love interests to be a bit mysterious, and getting inside their heads removes all that. However I was so pleased with this POV change. Will was such an amazing narrator; I enjoyed looking at everything through his eyes this time; At Layken, at their brothers, at their relationship, and to basically feel his love towards Layken and anyone he cares about. 
Of course them finally ending up together means that trouble WILL be in paradise for this novel to go on. Enter Will’s ex-girlfriend. I honestly did not like her one bit, she was pushy, even though SHE broke up with him, and she didn’t take no for an answer. This causes Layken to re-evaluate their whole relationship and whether they are together just because they have very similar circumstances. I have to say, I was really frustrated with Layken in this book. Her faith in their relationship was so weak and no matter how much Will told her she just didn’t believe in them. I think I enjoyed being around Will way more than Layken. Still throughout all of this, the moments between the two still make your stomach flutter and your heart melt. They honestly are the perfect couple! 
I initially thought this book would just be a filler, the second book in contemporary series that usually always tested the relationship between the two. However I do think what happened was significant in terms of their relationship, which is why I was so invested in it and had my feelings in a jumble because I needed the two to make up! Point of Retreat, while not as good as Slammed, was still an amazing read. Fans of Slammed, pick this book up right now and read it. I can’t wait for the third book in this series to come out!  

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  1. I love this one too, Juhina! I agree, it wasn't quite as good as the first but I still loved it and was happy to see what happened to the characters. Great review. :)

  2. I actually really enjoy getting into the head of the love interest. It's one of the few times I'm happy for the point of view to change. So glad you liked this! I really need to try something by this author soon. Awesome review. :)

  3. Wow this sounds like a fantastic sequel and I really love it when a series takes on different POVs for each book! Then you really get to know the characters and you don't get bored of the same book done up twice which happens a lot! Lovely review, Juhina!!

  4. I haven't read Slammed, but the books sound really great. I love getting different POV's so I think I would love these. Great review!!

  5. This sounds great. I think I am going to have to find this series. Great review.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever

  6. I haven't read Slammed, but I am so curious with it, and the sequel- what won me over is that the sequel is more than a test of relationship.

    Great review Juhina!

  7. Oh, my gosh! I've read both of the books and absolutely LOVED them both. Turns out that there's a third installment in the series called This Girl that comes out next year. I'll be on the edge of my seat waiting! Fantastic review!

  8. I have been dying to read this series since I can't even remember. There are so many great things said about it so my interest in piqued. I can't wait to finally get my hands on this and explore the romance! LOL ;p I'm a sucker for these types of books....*shrug* ;p Brilliant review!

    ~ Maida @ Literary Love Affair