Blog Tour and Review-Verity by Colleen Hoover

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“Sublimely creepy with a true Hoover pulse. I’ve been waiting on a thriller like this for years.” Tarryn Fisher, New York Times bestselling author

Verity, an all-new romantic thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover, is available now!

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Lowen Ashleigh is a struggling writer on the brink of financial ruin when she accepts the job offer of a lifetime. Jeremy Crawford, husband of bestselling author Verity Crawford, has hired Lowen to complete the remaining books in a successful series his injured wife is unable to finish.

Lowen arrives at the Crawford home, ready to sort through years of Verity’s notes and outlines, hoping to find enough material to get her started. What Lowen doesn’t expect to uncover in the chaotic office is an unfinished autobiography Verity likely didn’t intend for anyone to read. Page after page of bone-chilling admissions, including Verity’s recollection of the night their family was forever altered.

Lowen decides to keep the manuscript hidden from Jeremy, knowing its contents would devastate the already grieving father. But as Lowen’s feelings for Jeremy begin to intensify, she recognizes all the ways she could benefit if he were to read his wife’s words. After all, no matter how devoted Jeremy is to his injured wife, a truth this horrifying would make it impossible for him to continue to love her.

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Excerpt:

“What are you wearing?” Corey is staring down at my shirt, perplexed, just now noticing it despite having spent the last fifteen minutes with me.  

I look down at my oversized shirt. For a moment, I forgot how ridiculous I look. “I spilled coffee on my other shirt this morning and had to change.”

“Whose shirt is that?”

I shrug. “Probably yours. It was in my closet.”

“You left your house in that? There wasn’t something else you could have worn?”

“It doesn’t look high fashion?” I’m being sarcastic, but he doesn’t catch it.

He makes a face. “No. Is it supposed to?”

Such an ass. But he’s good in bed, like most assholes.

I’m actually relieved when the conference room door opens and a woman walks in. She’s followed, almost comically, by an older man walking so closely behind her, he bumps into the back of her when she stops.

“Goddammit, Barron,” I hear her mumble.

I almost smile at the idea of Goddammit Barron actually being his name.

Jeremy enters last. He gives me a small nod that goes unnoticed by everyone else.

The woman is dressed more appropriately than I am on my best day, with short black hair and lipstick so red, it’s a little jarring at nine thirty in the morning. She seems to be the one in charge as she reaches for Corey’s hand, and then mine, while Goddammit Barron looks on. “Amanda Thomas,” she says. “I’m an editor with Pantem Press. This is Barron Stephens, our lawyer, and Jeremy Crawford, our client.”

Jeremy and I shake hands, and he does a good job of pretending we didn’t share an extremely bizarre morning. He quietly takes the seat across from me. I try not to look at him, but it’s the only place my eyes seem to want to travel. I have no idea why I’m more curious about him than I am about this meeting.

Amanda pulls folders out of her briefcase and slides them in front of Corey and me.

“Thank you for meeting with us,” she says. “We don’t want to waste your time, so I’ll cut right to the chase. One of our authors is unable to fulfill a contract due to medical reasons, and we’re in search of a writer with experience in the same genre who may be interested in completing the three remaining books in her series.”

I glance at Jeremy, but his stoic expression doesn’t hint at his role in this meeting.

“Who is the author?” Corey asks.

“We’re happy to go over the details and terms with you, but we do ask that you sign the non-disclosure agreement. We would like to keep our author’s current situation out of the media.”

“Of course,” Corey says.

I acquiesce, but I say nothing as we both look over the forms and then sign them. Corey slides them back to Amanda.

“Her name is Verity Crawford,” she says. “I’m sure you’re familiar with her work.”

Corey stiffens as soon as they mention Verity’s name. Of course we’re familiar with her work. Everyone is. I hazard a glance in Jeremy’s direction. Is Verity his wife? They share a last name. He said downstairs that his wife is a writer. But why would he be in a meeting about her? A meeting she isn’t even here for?

“We’re familiar with the name,” Corey says, holding his cards close.

“Verity has a very successful series we would hate to see go unfinished,” Amanda continues. “Our goal is to bring in a writer who is willing to step in, finish the series, complete the book tours, press releases, and whatever else is normally required of Verity. We plan to put out a press release introducing the new co-writer while also preserving as much of Verity’s privacy as possible.”

I absolutely love everything that Colleen Hoover writes! Verity is way different than the romance novels she normally writes and is filled with suspense and some messed up situations. This book will have you on the edge of your seat the entire ride. This book does contain some sensitive subject matter so please read with caution.

Lowen Ashleigh gets the opportunity of a lifetime when she is asked to be the ghost writer for author Verity Crawford who was injured in a car accident and is not able to finish the book series she is working on. Verity’s husband Jeremy insists she stays with them so she can read through all of Verity’s notes so she can get started on the next book. She is absolutely shocked when she comes across an autobiography that Verity has written about her life that contains huge secrets that would tear Jeremy apart. Lowen suspects some crazy things are happening in the house but isn’t able to prove anything. Will she be able to get to the bottom of all the suspicious things happening or will she get spooked and decide to move out and move on with her life?

I loved the connection between Lowen and Jeremy. Their relationship starts in a messed up way at the beginning of the book but the strong attraction is hard to deny. Jeremy knows he should fight his feelings for Low since he is still married to Verity but he finds it very difficult to do. How will he feel about his wife when he finds out all the secrets she has been hiding?

This book contains so many messed up twists and turns that I couldn’t put it down. I’m thankful I read it during the day or I am certain I would have woken up in the middle of the night from a nightmare. I love that Colleen stepped out of her normal genre and I hope that we get more from the twisted side of her!

5 Chilling Stars!!

About Colleen Hoover

Colleen Hoover is the #1 New York Times and International bestselling author of thirteen novels and multiple novellas. She lives in Texas with her husband and their three boys. She is the founder of The Bookworm Box, a non-profit book subscription service and bookstore in Sulphur Springs, Texas.

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Cover Reveal-It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover

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IT ENDS WITH US

by Colleen Hoover

 Releasing August 2nd, 2016

Sometimes it is the one who loves you who hurts you the most.

Lily hasn’t always had it easy, but that’s never stopped her from working hard for the life she wants. She’s come a long way from the small town in Maine where she grew up—she graduated from college, moved to Boston, and started her own business. So when she feels a spark with a gorgeous neurosurgeon named Ryle Kincaid, everything in Lily’s life suddenly seems almost too good to be true.

Ryle is assertive, stubborn, maybe even a little arrogant. He’s also sensitive, brilliant, and has a total soft spot for Lily. And the way he looks in scrubs certainly doesn’t hurt. Lily can’t get him out of her head.  But Ryle’s complete aversion to relationships is disturbing. Even as Lily finds herself becoming the exception to his “no dating” rule, she can’t help but wonder what made him that way in the first place.

As questions about her new relationship overwhelm her, so do thoughts of Atlas Corrigan—her first love and a link to the past she left behind.  He was her kindred spirit, her protector. When Atlas suddenly reappears, everything Lily has built with Ryle is threatened.

With this bold and deeply personal novel, Colleen Hoover delivers a heart-wrenching story that breaks exciting new ground for her as a writer.  Combining a captivating romance with a cast of all-too-human characters, It Ends With Us is an unforgettable tale of love that comes at the ultimate price.

 

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Atria Books | Paperback | August 2, 2016 | 320 pages | ISBN 9781501110368 | $16.00

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Colleen Hoover is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Slammed, This Girl, Point of Retreat, Hopeless, Losing Hope, Finding CinderellaMaybe SomedayUgly LoveMaybe Not, and Confess. She lives in Texas with her husband and their three boys. Please visit ColleenHoover.com.

REVIEW, GIVEAWAY & TOUR INFO – November 9 by Colleen Hoover

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BY COLLEEN HOOVER

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Atria Books Paperback | 320 pages | ISBN: 9781501110344 |

November 10, 2015 | $16.00

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Fallon meets Ben, an aspiring novelist, the day of her scheduled cross-country move. Their untimely attraction leads them to spend Fallon’s last day in L.A. together, and her eventful life becomes the creative inspiration Ben has always sought for his novel. Over time and amidst the various relationships and tribulations of their own separate lives, they continue to meet on the same date every year. Until one day Fallon becomes unsure if Ben has been telling her the truth or fabricating a perfect reality for the sake of the ultimate plot twist.

Can Ben’s relationship with Fallon—and simultaneously his novel—be considered a love story if it ends in heartbreak?

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November 9 is a captivating tale of love, loss, and the resiliency of the soul. In typical Hoover fashion, the story is unique with characters that will latch onto your heart and a story packed with drama that will take you on quite the emotional journey. With each book, I am blown away by Hoover’s clever storytelling. Her talent for capturing my heart and putting it through the wringer is unsurpassed and November 9, once again, validates why Colleen Hoover sits at the top of my favorite author list.

I adored Ben and Fallon. Their banter was entertaining, their chemistry was exciting and I thoroughly enjoyed watching them mature over the course of the story. My heart hurt for all they endured in their respective lives but there were several times I wanted to reach into the pages and shake some sense into both of them too. These characters have certainly left an impression on my heart.

It’s not enough to say I loved the story. As with all of Hoover’s books, I experienced the story. From the witty banter, to the secrets, and the emotional exchanges, there was never a dull or lagging moment. Though I would have loved a little more of the details for the years between meetings, the concept was brilliant, the execution was outstanding, and I applaud Hoover on an exceptional story.

Overall Rating 4.5 Stars

*I was provided a complimentary copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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Colleen Hoover is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Slammed, This Girl, Point of Retreat, Hopeless, Losing Hope, Finding Cinderella, Maybe Someday, Ugly Love, Maybe Not, and Confess. She lives in Texas with her husband and their three boys.

 

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Don’t miss Colleen on tour for NOVEMBER 9:

DALLAS, TX

Monday, November 9th

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10:00 PM

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Dallas, TX  75231

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CINCINNATI, OH

Tuesday, November 10th

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7:00 PM

2692 Madison Road

Cincinnati, OH 45208

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CHICAGO, IL

Wednesday, November 11th

ANDERSON’S BOOKSHOP

7:00 PM

26 S. La Grange Rd.

La Grange, IL 60525

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ

Thursday, November 12th

BOOK ENDS

7:00 PM

211 E. Ridgewood Avenue

Ridgewood, NJ 07450

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WHITE PLAINS, NY

Friday, November 13th

BARNES & NOBLE #2202

7:00 PM

230 Main Street

White Plains, NY 10601

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MIAMI, FL

Saturday, November 14th

BOOKS & BOOKS

5:00 PM

265 Aragon Avenue

Coral Gables, FL 33134

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BOSTON, MA

Sunday, November 15th

BROOKLINE BOOKSMITH

5:00 PM

279 Harvard St

Brookline, MA  02446

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LOS ANGELES, CA

Tuesday, November 17th

CHEVALIER’S BOOKS

7:00 PM

126 N. Larchmont Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90004

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AUSTIN, TX

Tuesday, December 8th
BOOK PEOPLE

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BLOG TOUR REVIEW & GIVEAWAY – Confess by Colleen Hoover

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CONFESS by Colleen Hoover

Atria Books | Paperback | On-Sale: 03/10/15  | 320 pages

Paperback ISBN: 9781476791456, $16.00 | eBook ISBN: 9781476791463, $7.99

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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover, a new novel about risking everything for love—and finding your heart somewhere between the truth and lies.

Auburn Reed has her entire life mapped out. Her goals are in sight and there’s no room for mistakes. But when she walks into a Dallas art studio in search of a job, she doesn’t expect to find a deep attraction to the enigmatic artist who works there, Owen Gentry.

For once, Auburn takes a risk and puts her heart in control, only to discover that Owen is keeping some major secrets from coming out. The magnitude of his past threatens to destroy everything important to Auburn, and the only way to get her life back on track is to cut Owen out of it.

The last thing Owen wants is to lose Auburn, but he can’t seem to convince her that truth is sometimes as subjective as art. All he would have to do to save their relationship is confess. But in this case, the confession could be much more destructive than the actual sin…

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 I confess that Colleen Hoover never ceases to amaze me with her creative genius and powerful words.  With secrets and omissions that will keep you on the edge of your seat and a story so intensely emotional you can’t help but be moved, Confess overwhelmed me in the best possible way. From Owen’s brooding silence to Auburn’s sweet innocence, I was enchanted by their attraction and the ease of their connection.

Colleen provided a memorable experience with the unique pairing of the poignant confessions and the exquisite artwork. My first read through was done without the artwork as they were not included in the ARC. While I attempted to picture what the paintings would look like, my imagination did not do justice to the beauty of Danny O’Connor’s work. But during the second read through I was awed by Danny’s artwork and I have a new appreciation for what secrets and confessions might look like through abstract eyes.

The story was a little slow in the beginning. But once it picked up, it REALLY picked up and I could not put it down. I also thought the ending felt a little rushed but the final chapter nicely wrapped up the story. I love that this book reminded me of all my blessings. I love that the confessions were real and while some warmed my heart others filled me with sadness. I love the #ConfessYourTruth trend that has taken over social media as a result of this book. But above all, I love that Colleen Hoover continues to remind me why I refer to her as my favorite author.

*I was provided a complimentary copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Overall Rating 4.5 Stars

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Colleen Hoover is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Slammed, Point of Retreat, This Girl, Hopeless, Losing Hope, Maybe Someday, Finding Cinderella, and Ugly Love. She lives in Texas with her husband and their three boys. Please visit ColleenHoover.com.

 

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ATRIA INDIES ANNOUNCEMENT – The Abbi Glines, Colleen Hoover & Jamie McGuire OFFICIAL FAN BOOK

SUPER EXCITED to share this with you courtesy of Atria Indies.

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Today we’ve got an announcement about a fun and personal scrapbook created for fans of #1 New York Times bestselling new adult authors Abbi Glines, Colleen Hoover, and Jamie McGuire. To allow readers even more access and insight into three of their favorites in the Atria Indies family, we’ve put together exclusive photos and videos from the authors and a behind-the-scenes peek at their 2014 Atria Indies Fall in Love tour. This book contains exclusive childhood and family photos provided by the authors, as well as a private peek into their lives and careers, past and present, that they haven’t fully discussed in interviews. This book can be read on all eReader devices but the iBooks Author edition is interactive and offers the optimal reading experience.

To learn more about the inspiration behind the book, here’s a letter from our authors to you, their beloved readers. We hope you enjoy this brand new scrapbook and all the excitement within!


Dear Readers,

It’s hard to believe how much our lives have changed since we first began our publishing careers. Some of you may have discovered us with our new adult novels, Fallen Too Far, Slammed, and Beautiful Disaster, but our journeys started long before then. For Abbi, it began with her lifelong love of romance novels, an unforgettable Christmas present from her husband, and the inspiration she drew from the Gulf Coast. For Colleen, it began with her childhood imagination, an Avett Brothers lyric, and a desire to write the kinds of books she wanted to read. For Jamie, it began with a three-ring binder that became the first of twenty-one journals, a bestselling young adult series, and the support of her former high school librarian.

For those who have read and loved our novels, we offer you a glimpse into our lives and careers— both then and now—with photos and videos and a behind-the-scenes look at our 2014 Fall in Love tour. And you’ll also get a sneak peek at what’s coming up from us next.

Thank you so much for your support. We wouldn’t be here without you.

Abbi Glines, Colleen Hoover, and Jamie McGuire

 

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Abbi Glines is the New York TimesUSA TODAY, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Rosemary Beach, Field Party, Sea Breeze, Vincent Boys, and Existence series. A devoted book lover, Abbi lives with her family in Alabama. She maintains a Twitter addiction at @AbbiGlines and can also be found at Facebook.com/AbbiGlinesAuthor and AbbiGlines.com.

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Colleen Hoover is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Slammed, This Girl, Point of Retreat, Hopeless, Losing Hope, Finding Cinderella, Maybe Someday, Ugly Love, Maybe Not, and Confess. She lives in Texas with her husband and their three boys. Please visit ColleenHoover.com.

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Jamie McGuire is the New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Oblivion, A Beautiful Wedding, Red Hill, Walking Disaster, and Beautiful Disaster. She and her husband Jeff live with their children just outside Enid, Oklahoma with three dogs, six horses, and a cat named Rooster.

The Abbi Glines, Colleen Hoover, and Jamie McGuire Official Fan Book

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ANNOUNCEMENT & GIVEAWAY – Book Boyfriend Week

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BOOK BOYFRIEND WEEK ANNOUNCEMENT AND GIVEAWAY!

Instead of our usual spotlight author, we’re going to spend a week talking about our favorite book boyfriends. Each day, we will be featuring 1-2 new guys so stop by and hang out/drool with us!

Here’s a schedule for the week:
Monday (Sarah): Travis from Beautiful Disaster by Author Jamie McGuire AND Noel from the Black Falcon series by Michelle A. Valentine

Tuesday (Tera): Keiran from Sessions Interrupted by Kristi Pelton – authorAND Luke from the Rebel Walking series by Hilary Storm, Author

Wednesday (Katie): Caleb from the Til Death Do Us Part series by Krissy V. We also have a takeover that evening!

Thursday (Whitney): Chris from the Shattered Hearts series by Cassia LeoAND Miles from Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover

Friday (Patricia): Brody from the Cranberry Inn series by Author Beth Ehemann AND Colton from the Driven series by K. Bromberg

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BLOG TOUR REVIEW & PLAYLIST – Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover

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We are thrilled to be apart of the Ugly Love blog tour. Be sure to scroll to the bottom to read about an opportunity for you and 10 of your friends to have Colleen Hoover attend a book club discussion.

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 UGLY LOVE by Colleen Hoover

Atria Books | 336 pages | PB ISBN 9781476753188 | August 5, 2014 | $15.00 | eBook ISBN: SBN 9781476753195 |  $7.99
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 Synopsis

When Tate Collins meets airline pilot Miles Archer, she doesn’t think it’s love at first sight. They wouldn’t even go so far as to consider themselves friends. The only thing Tate and Miles have in common is an undeniable mutual attraction. Once their desires are out in the open, they realize they have the perfect set-up. He doesn’t want love, she doesn’t have time for love, so that just leaves the sex. Their arrangement could be surprisingly seamless, as long as Tate can stick to the only two rules Miles has for her.

Never ask about the past.
Don’t expect a future.

They think they can handle it, but realize almost immediately they can’t handle it at all.

Hearts get infiltrated.
Promises get broken.
Rules get shattered.
Love gets ugly.

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 Patricia’s Review

 “It’s Intense. It’s heartbreaking. It’s devastating.”

Ugly Love is unique in that there is a story within the story that covers two timelines: present day and 6 years prior, as told from two points of view – Tate and Miles, respectively. The alternating timeline adds depth to the characters, intensity to the plot and the unfolding of the story was simply brilliant.

The story immediately draws you in with the legendary first meeting of Tate and Miles. It may not have been memorable for Miles, but Tate made a profound observation that would keep me engaged for the duration of the story.

“I don’t even know the guy, but the obvious devastation he’s experiencing is difficult to witness.”

The kind of agonizing emotion Miles exhibits is that of someone whose world has been wrecked. But the circumstance of that breakdown is not something he is willing to discuss. In fact, he is not much of a talker period. And so the brooding soul that is Miles quickly seeps into Tate’s every thought.

“That’s how it is when a person develops an attraction toward someone. He’s nowhere, then suddenly he’s everywhere, whether you want him to be or not.”

As they navigate their arrangement, it becomes increasingly difficult to be truly satisfied with no strings attached. Tate struggles to adhere to the rules Miles laid out in the beginning: never ask about the past and don’t expect a future. But she is inextricably drawn to Miles and the desire to be with him far outweighs the insignificant feeling that overcomes her with each casual dismissal.

And yet she trudges on, pushing the rules until lines blur, tensions mount, hearts fracture and things get ugly.

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I was conflicted with my views about Tate. On one hand I was disappointed that she would willingly continue with the arrangement when Miles was so blatantly indifferent towards her. On the other hand I wanted her to keep pushing in the hopes that Miles would eventually bend the rules if not break them all together. Perhaps that is just the hopeless romantic in me who wants to believe that love conquers all.

From the beginning, it was clear the devastation Miles experienced was the kind from which you never fully recover. As each chapter of his life unfolded, we saw glimpses of the man he was before it all turned sad. While I was angry with him at times for the way he treated Tate, I loved the incredibly thoughtful side he gave us glimpses of on occasion. It was evident Miles was drawn to Tate, anchored to her as if she was a life raft in his turbulent world. Miles’s story was captivating and overwhelming and my heart ached for him.

I absolutely love that Colleen Hoover stepped outside the box with Ugly Love. She has given us a story that is full of emotion but so very different from her previous books. However, she stayed true to her reputation of writing characters that are real and a story that is both compelling and powerful. The story is laced with Colleen’s humor and wit but the emotional response this story elicited far exceeded my expectations. Brace yourself for the emotional rollercoaster that will ensue while reading.

The highlighting in my kindle alone should validate my love for this story. But there is so much more to it than the written words that jumped out at me from the page. It’s in the connection I felt to Tate in the way that a kindred spirit would identify. It’s in the overwhelming emotion that stirred within me from Miles revelation. It’s in the havoc that was wreaked on my heart as I took this journey with Miles and Tate. And it’s in the fullness in my heart from this beautiful story.

Overall Rating: 5+ STARS

I was provided a complimentary copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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Colleen Hover is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Slammed, Point of Retreat, This Girl, Hopeless, Losing Hope, Maybe Someday, and Finding Cinderella.  She lives in Texas with her husband and their three boys.  Please visit ColleenHoover.com.

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Yes, you read that correctly: Colleen Hoover, #1 New York Times bestselling author, is coming to one lucky fan’s hometown to have a book club discussion with 10 of their friends!!  Get the teams together and pre-order UGLY LOVE then send your receipt to atriaindieauthors@simonandschuster.com by August 4th to enter for a chance to win.  The winner and their 10 guests will all get signed copies of UGLY LOVE, too!  Dreams. Come. True.

Good luck!

ARC REVIEW & GIVEAWAY – Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover

Maybe Someday

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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover, a passionate tale of friendship, betrayal, and romance—and the enchanting music that inspires one young woman to put her life back together.

At twenty-two years old, aspiring musician Sydney Blake has a great life: She’s in college, working a steady job, in love with her wonderful boyfriend, Hunter, and rooming with her good friend, Tori. But everything changes when she discovers Hunter cheating on her with Tori—and she is left trying to decide what to do next.

Sydney becomes captivated by her mysterious neighbor, Ridge Lawson. She can’t take her eyes off him or stop listening to the daily guitar playing he does out on his balcony. She can feel the harmony and vibrations in his music. And there’s something about Sydney that Ridge can’t ignore, either: He seems to have finally found his muse. When their inevitable encounter happens, they soon find themselves needing each other in more ways than one…

From the author of the New York Times bestsellers Slammed, Point of Retreat, Hopeless, This Girl, and Losing Hope, Maybe Someday is destined to become another bestseller and long-lasting fan favorite.

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PREORDER LINKS

AMAZON | KOBO | iTUNES | AUDIBLE | B&N

MAYBE SOMEDAY ALBUM – GRIFFIN PETERSON

MS Album

PURCHASE LINKS

iTUNES | AMAZON

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PATRICIA’S REVIEW

I am a music lover and you will rarely find me without music playing in the background.  The general exception is when I am reading as I need quiet to experience the story.  Maybe Someday is the exception to my exception as the music heightened this experience exponentially.  Even now, as I write this review, the music plays while I reflect on the experience of Maybe Someday – both the story and the album.

As the words of the songs infiltrate my mind, the words of the story permeate my heart.  This story will remind you why Colleen Hoover is so successful.  She develops characters that you will fall in love with and creates stories that will grip your heart.  For me personally, she has raised the bar with Maybe Someday.  This is my favorite Colleen Hoover book to date.

I don’t need to tell you about the characters.  I have no doubt you will love Sydney, Ridge, Warren, Maggie, Brennan and Bridgette.  I don’t need to tell you about the story.  I have no doubt you will love it as much as I do.  However, I do need to tell you about the experience of Maybe Someday.

It’s hard to put into words just how profoundly this story affected me.  Reading this story was an experience like no other.  I experienced various emotions with this story, some more prolific than others.    When I reached a part in the story where there was a reference to a song, I played that song.  In doing so, I felt as if I was right there living in that moment, experiencing what was taking place in the story.  I was no longer just reading this story.  I felt the words resonate in the depths of my soul while I felt the chords reverberate in my bones.

This experience was absolutely perfect and I am in awe of this fusion of my two favorite things: reading and music.  While my words cannot do justice to express how much I love the experience of this story, I will encourage you to have the experience for yourself.  For those of you who will be reading Maybe Someday, I offer the following tips:

  1. Timing – clear your schedule and get comfortable as you are going to want to read it from beginning to end
  2. Music Source – make sure you have the Maybe Someday music ready to go depending on how you will be reading the story.  I purchased the album as soon as it was available.
  3. Tissues – there were copious amounts of tears, both sad and happy, so be prepared.

To Colleen Hoover, I thank you for giving me such a wonderful story.  To Griffin Peterson, I thank you for giving me such wonderful music.  Your journey has been my ultimate reading experience and I adore you both for that.

This review first appeared https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/624656105

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