Title: Point of Retreat (Slammed #2)
Author: Colleen Hoover
Publisher: Atria Books
Release date: September 18th 2012
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Hardships and heartache brought them together…now it will tear them apart.
Layken and Will have proved their love can get them through anything; until someone from Will’s past re-emerges, leaving Layken questioning the very foundation on which their relationship was built. Will is forced to face the ultimate challenge…how to prove his love for a girl who refuses to stop ‘carving pumpkins.’
Point of Retreat takes place few weeks after Slammed and everything is going well in the romance between Layken and Will, they´re in love and they help each other and share the responsibility of raising their respective brothers. Then someone comes along and plant the seed of doubt about their relationship on Layken´s mind and she begins to doubt his feelings for her, so Will must convince Layken that his love for her is real and they must be together.
Point of Retreat is told from Will´s POV, which I loved because he´s a great character, his voice is so real and made me love his character even more. Will Cooper is the mature one on the relationship and trying to be the voice of reason. Layken meanwhile is more immature, she throws tantrum but her doubts are reasonable doubts.
In Point of Retreat the amazing secondary characters that I loved on Slammed are back, Eddie, Gavin, Caulder and Kel, but this book also introduces new characters: Sherry and her daughter Kiersten..they´re amazing and it is the latter that steals the spotlight. Kiersten is a 11 year old girl, she´s friend of Kel and Caulder, she is a mini-adult and she speaks her mind about everything. My favorite characters in this book are Will Cooper (swoon) and Kiersten.
Point of Retreat is a amazing contemporary novel!, is poignant, intense, heartbreaking, is also funny and with a twist that I honestly did not see it coming, ..... the last 6 or 7 chapters of the book had me crying (a lot), this book is a emotional roller coaster. And I also loved the poetry Slam. Colleen Hoover is a wonderful writer and I cannot wait to read This Girl third and final book in the trilogy Slammed.
I highly recommend this book if you like intense and poignant contemporary novels.
I want to thank Atria Books and Netgalley for this review copy.