Title: Point of Retreat (Slammed #2)
Author: Colleen Hoover
Publication date: February 25, 2012
Genre(s): New Adult (Contemporary)
*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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