Following the unexpected death of her father, 18-year-old Layken is forced to be the rock for both her mother and younger brother. Outwardly, she appears resilient and tenacious, but inwardly, she’s losing hope.
Enter Will Cooper: The attractive, 21-year-old new neighbor with an intriguing passion for slam poetry and a unique sense of humor. Within days of their introduction, Will and Layken form an intense emotional connection, leaving Layken with a renewed sense of hope.
Not long after an intense, heart-stopping first date, they are slammed to the core when a shocking revelation forces their new relationship to a sudden halt. Daily interactions become impossibly painful as they struggle to find a balance between the feelings that pull them together, and the secret that keeps them apart.
So Colleen Hoover has proved time and time again that she’s one of my favourite authors. Now this book Slammed is honestly high up in my favourites list. In this book, it had my emotions running all over the place to being happy, to sad, to having hope and then being angry. Every one of them occurring more then once. But I absolutely loved this book. The hard life that Will and Laykrn lead is beyond fair, but they pulled through it with strength I’ve never “read” of. It was amazing.
Layken’s thoughts on Will’s actions.
Despite my objections I realize, almost pathetically, that I have just experienced the most passionate kiss I’ve ever received from a guy – and it was on the freaking forehead!
Who knows how many doors I’ve slammed since we moved here? I’m constantly leaving or entering rooms, pissed off at someone.
Will slams poems; I slam doors.
Layken replies to Kel
“Nothing,” I say ” y’all can go back to class. She just wanted to know where we got the materials for your costumes so she can be a hemorrhoid next year.”
The song that suits this book is ‘Alone No More by Philip George & Anton Powers’
I rate this book 5 stars.