Is is possible to enjoy a book that leaves you crying? Despite waking up with swollen eyes because I stayed up late finishing this book and cried for a good time after, I did like the book. I admit it, sometimes I do like a good cry. I chalk it up to being female. Don’t get me wrong, this a true romance book and it promises a happily ever after. Since this book is a retelling of the story from Hopeless, except told from Holder’s point of view, the main story line was not a surprise. Actually, it was knowing that I was guaranteed a happily ever after was what got me through this story.
I loved how the surprising twists were revealed in Hopeless, but the drama in Losing Hope was sensational. It was painful and heartbreaking. It was excruciatingly delightful. Isn’t that what you want from a book? Colleen Hoover does a tremendous job of explicitly making the reader feel Dean Holder’s pain, concern, frustration, and uncertainty. I felt like I was transported into the tornado of Dean’s emotional drama.
If you revel getting lost in a romantic book, I think you will enjoy this book, too.