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Losing Hope - Colleen Hoover

Title: Losing Hope
Author: Colleen Hoover
Genre: Contemporary Romance

“But I’ve learned over the past year what it really means to be able to miss someone. In order to miss someone, that means you were privileged enough to have them in your life to begin with.”

I will never do Colleen Hoover's books any justice in a review. None whatsoever. I understand this, have accepted this as fact, and strongly suggest you do too.

“You did everything you could, but sometimes all the love in the world from mothers and brothers isn't enough to help pull someone out of their nightmare. We just need to accept that things are what they are, and all the guilt and regret in the world can't change that.”

want to say I have a love/hate relationship with Colleen Hoover and her books... but that would be a lie. I love her and all her books and will forever keep them on my self to read again and again and again. To be honest, I have a love/hate relationship with crying. And I cry every time I finish one of her books. Every. Fucking. Time. Without fail. I usually hold back the tears and keep my emotions in check because once they get the best of me... they overwhelm me. This is my outlet. I'm allowed to feel here, and I want to thanks Ms. Hoover for giving that to me. It hurt, but in a good way.

“But everything wrong with her is everything that draws me in and makes her perfect. She’s flat-out rude to me and I love it. She’s stubborn and I love it.”

I love all the characters yet again. Holder and Sky are just fantastic, likable, relate-able characters and I'm so glad I got to understand both of them so thoroughly. They were so strong and intelligent. But I also loved all the secondary characters. Brecken was fantastic yet again. And Daniel was a nice surprise. He was for Holder in Losing Hope what Six was for Sky in Hopeless. He was my comedic relief to all the tension and pain going on. We needed him more than we even realized. I can't wait to see what happens with Finding Cinderella. I even learned to love Les, even though I didn't really get to meet her.

“I call her Val because it's short for Valium and I always tell her she needs to take that shit by the bucketful. I wasn't lying when I said she was fucking crazy.”

I don't know what you want me to say. There are just some books that touch you in such a way... that hurt you in that perfect way... that just changes everything for you. I've run into a lot of books I've liked. fewer books I've loved. But very few that have actually changed me. This is another one of those books that just.... became everything to me.

“Is it racist of me to not really want to hear about your gay sex?”

Gosh, I'm gushing and rambling (and yes, crying). The book was beautiful and I have found another author. I will read everything she ever writes. Guaranteed.