This Girl (Slammed #3) by Colleen Hoover
Published April 30, 2013 by Atria Books
Genres Young Adult, Romance
There are always two sides to a love story and this is Will’s story. As much a Layken is loving their new life together, she finds herself wanting to know everything there is to know about her husband, even though Will has made it clear that there are certain painful memories he would rather not discuss. However, he cannot resist his wife’s pleas and so he begins to tell his side of the story, revealing for the first time his most intimate feelings and thoughts. And also sharing a few confessions of his own from the time 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 Slammer series.
So first off, obviously do no read this review if you haven’t read the first two books! I really enjoyed Slammed and Point of Retreat. Slammed is told from Layken’s point of view, while Point of Retreat is told from Will’s point of view. This Girl, is also told from Will’s point of view but the set up of the book is much different from the previous two. The book basically takes place in the span of 2 days, during their honeymoon. One chapter will be Layken and Will in the present and the next chapter will be Will telling a story from his point of view, including the first time they met, their first date, their first fight, etc. At first, I was slightly annoyed that I felt like I was just re-reading the first books over again but as the book went on, I realized that the stories were different when being told from Will’s point of view, rather than from Layken’s. Overall, I enjoyed the book and also enjoyed getting to know Will a bit better, as well as understanding what he was thinking during the events of the first book and even some during the second book, even though it is from his perspective.
At the end, their is an epilogue that jumps forward a few years and I really enjoyed this part of the book. It kind of ties all of the story lines up and answers any questions one might have about Will and Layken’s relationship and all of the other characters in the book. I’ve never read a book by Colleen Hoover that I didn’t enjoy and I do believe this was a good end to the Slammed series. Happy reading!