Publication Day: 2 August 2016
Publisher: Atria Books
Category: Fiction, Contemporary Romance, Women’s Fiction
An exceptional read! My emotions ran the gamut of joy, laughter, anger, and sorrow with this book. Goodreads Choice 2016 Winner, Colleen Hoover, is remarkable at drawing you in with so much joy and happiness for her characters and then ripping your heart out on the next page.
Lily’s life has not been normal or easy, to say the least. She grew up in Maine watching her abusive father brutalize her mother swearing she would not let that happen to her. As a teen, she met and fell in love with a homeless boy who was squatting in the empty house next door, but he moved away. She meets the man of her dreams (a neurosurgeon) on the top of a building in Boston, but is he too good to be true? She has a wise best friend who gives her the best advice she can give her despite the consequences to Lily’s life.
The character development is slow and deliberate building to a heartbreaking, but an enlightening experience for Lily Rose Bloom. Hoover has written this story from experience and it is memorable with powerful insights into abuse, mental illness, and the power of love and resilience. I have a new favorite author. Highly recommend.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Colleen Hoover is the #1 New York Times and International bestselling author of thirteen novels and multiple novellas. She lives in Texas with her husband and their three boys. She is the founder of The Bookworm Box, a non-profit book subscription service and bookstore in Sulphur Springs, Texas.