Publisher: Atria Books
Publication date: April 30th 2013
My rating: 4 stars
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.
I LOVED Slammed and Point of Retreat by Colleen Hoover so I was guessing This Girl would be a slam dunk for me, and it totally was! This is a must read for any fan of this series. If you haven’t read either, you may want to stop reading now as there will be mild spoilers.
Will and Lake are on their honeymoon enjoying wedded bliss, and it’s here that we catch up with them. This Girl is told from Will’s perspective, and much of this story is reminiscing and going over the events of Slammed through his eyes and feelings. It was a treat to relive one of my favorite reads through Will’s POV. I had forgotten some of the angst and heartache that went on in Slammed, but this brought it all back, and my heart bled all over again for Will and Lake and all they had to go through. I have to mention that along with the heartache and angst we also get sweeter things like passion, intense longing, love and desire that consumed these two! My heart was bursting with feelings all over the place! Even though I know some of my frustrations towards Will were really unfair, but I couldn’t help but feel them all over again! And also, Taylor?!! Really, Will?!! Even though it was quite innocent and in the past, I would’ve reacted the same way as Lake! *shakes a finger*
Some of my favorite scenes relived through Will:
The poetry slams: The Lake, This Girl, Better than Third, I Got Schooled.
All so heartfelt, and capable of leaving me in a heap on the floor!
Pumpkin carving and the intense looks that speak volumes. *sigh*
Javier in all his idiocy exposed so much in Will. Green is such an attractive color on you, Will!
The epilogue!! Oh my heart! Glorying in their happiness is such a treat after everything we’ve seen them go through.
One of my favorite quotes:
I press my forehead to hers and look directly into her eyes when she opens them. “This is it, Lake,” I say, pointing back and forth between us. “It’s real now. I’m not ever walking away from you again. Ever.” Her eyes fill with tears. “Promise?” she whispers.
“I swear. I love you so much.”
A tear rolls down her cheek. “Say it again,” she whispers.
“I love you, Lake.”
If you haven't had a chance to pick up this series, you are really missing out! Go, now, READ!!