Point of Retreat (Slammed #2) by Colleen Hoover
Published February 25, 2012
Genres Young Adult, Romance
Hardships and heartache brought Layken and Will together and now it will tear them apart. They have proved that their love can get through anything, until someone from Will’s past returns, 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.”
Point of Retreat jumps about a year forward from where Slammed ended. When I first realized this, I thought we might miss out on a lot of detail, but as usual, the author wrote it very well. I enjoyed this book just as much as I enjoyed Slammed. We get to know all of the characters; Will, Layken, Gavin and Eddie even better in this book. We also finally get to see the dynamics of Will and Layken in an actual relationship. This book is told from Will’s point of view, where as the first book, Slammed, was told from Layken’s point of view. I liked the way this book progressed and I liked the story line. It never got boring, but I can honestly say that about everyone of the author’s books. This book also focuses on themes such as changing family dynamics, non-traditional families, love, relationships, grief and friendships. This book has Layken questioning the things their relationship is built on and if they would still be in a relationship if their circumstances were different. Layken knows that she loves Will and that Will loves her, she just wants to make sure it’s for the right reasons. This slightly annoyed me at first, but after a chapter or two I completely understood where she was coming from.
Just like when I finished Slammed and immediately started reading this book, I immediately started reading the next and final book, This Girl, again thank goodness for e-readers. I usually buy all the books in a series before I start reading it because I am not very patient when it comes to books. Most of the author’s books are stand alone books and it is actually funny that I am now reading the first books she wrote after reading almost every single book she has written. I still have Hopeless and the sequel to that book to read, but I am saving it in case Colleen Hoover doesn’t release another book for a while! Happy reading!