Losing Hope


Losing Hope

Did I say Oh My God?

We have been patiently waiting for Losing Hope, which is Hopeless from Holders point of view. I got my hands on it Thursday and I was like a giddy child. In fact I almost got whiplash when I saw Colleen Hoover‘s post on Facebook that it was available on NetGalley. I loaded t straight up but it was mid night and I had to go to sleep knowing I was going to have a very early morning wakeup call. I had been glued to it ever since and read the last few pages this morning (Sunday).

I normally start a review by giving a brief run down of the storyline. You all know this storyline however. I would like to take this opportunity to say that if you have not yet read Hopeless then you have no business reading Losing Hope and I mean that in the nicest possible way. I also mean that you need to go get Hopeless (you can read my review here), read it and get your ass back here to read about Losing Hope.

I decided as I wiped the last tear off my face this morning that I was going to write the review straight away. Hopeless was already in my all time top three books. It was amazing, so intense and you just didn’t know where it was going to take you. This book however, in my humble opinion, blows Hopeless out of the water. I almost feel as though I am betraying the book by saying such a thing. The intensity of Hopeless was 75% Holder and 25% where the story was going, so if you can imagine the same story told from Holders own perspective, well freakin’ hell.

I don’t know if I am getting my point across too well. Losing Hope kicks ass. Right now it is occupying the #1 spot in my list.

There is so much going on in Holders head that we had no idea about. He was broken, like seriously broken. Colleen Hoover found the best way to portray this, through a diary of sorts. Through getting everything down on paper and working through things in his head he is able to deal with his feelings for Sky and work out just what it is he needs to do. Sky puts him back together and by the end of the story between Sky, his mother and Les he is whole again. That’s what we wanted for him. If you fell in love with Holder even just a little bit in Hopeless then be prepared to fall hard and fast in Losing Hope. There is nothing that will save you.

Have the tissues ready girls. There is nothing going to make you cry like a broken man!

To read an interview I did with Colleen back in February click here.
P.S I feel sorry for all of you that have to wait til July 8th but be assured, it’s worth it!


  1. In writing my review of Losing Hope I digressed to an idiotic, blathering, incoherent fool. I highlighted the crap out of it. All of Colleen’s words are thoughtfully, written, coherent and compelling. How did they cause me to lose my rational reasoning side of the brain?

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