Publication Date: November 9, 2015
Published by Atria Genres: Romance
Purchase a Copy: Amazon Kindle | Amazon Kindle Edition| Listen with Audible
Add to Goodreads
My Rating :
Beloved #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover returns with an unforgettable love story between a writer and his unexpected muse.
Fallon meets Ben, an aspiring novelist, the day before 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?
This is a unique and epic love story that spans more than 5 years between the characters as they grow, and as their love blossoms. Colleen Hoover writes books that are unforgettable, totally engrossing, and honestly one of a kind. I never knew I could fall in love with a book so deep, but this happened when I read this one. This is a story about two people who, although having damaged and heartbreaking pasts, are able to fall in love- one year at a time. Will time tear them apart? Will lies make their unique story turn into horrifying realizations? Or will the truth set them both free?
Fallon is an 18-year-old girl when we first meet her. She is shy and insecure due to the scars that cover part of her body due to a fire that almost claimed her life when she was 16. November 9 is the anniversary of this fire. The fire that changed her life forever. But come one never 9th, her life starts to look better. Because this is when she meets Ben. And all the insecurities she once felt begin to melt away.
Ben is a writer. He is handsome, charming, and completely sweet. He is also Fallon’s savior as. You see, he meets her by chance on November 9, a day that looks bleak to him and Fallon, and changes her world.
What starts at a chance meeting turns into a few years’ worth of memories, pain, and life altering moments. This is because Ben and Fallon have agreed to meet and speak only once a year for 5 years to see if they actually can withstand time and fall in love. There is not communication in between. Only a set of homework instructions that the two must complete before they meet again. Will the situation be ideal for them both? Will they be able to hold it together long enough for the 5-year mark? Or will things get in the way of these two soulmates who are clearly meant to be together? You’ll have to read to find out!
Overall, I was captivated by this book. I think it’s because the storyline is so unique and the characters are completely down to earth and realistic. I loved the quirks of the characters and even the insecurities. I loved the story within the story. And I loved the feeling of falling in love all over again. Colleen Hoover has a knack for writing stories that will crush your heart and then build it back up again. She will make you wonder numerous times if an HEA is ever going to happen. And, she will make you look at the world in a different way. This is no different with any of her stories which is why she is such a popular writer. This is a beautiful love story and of course, I highly recommend it!