That’s what seventeen-year-old Sky realizes after she meets Dean Holder. A guy with a reputation that rivals her own and an uncanny ability to invoke feelings in her she’s never had before. He terrifies her and captivates her all in the span of just one encounter, and something about the way he makes her feel sparks buried memories from a past that she wishes could just stay buried.
Sky struggles to keep him at a distance knowing he’s nothing but trouble, but Holder insists on learning everything about her. After finally caving to his unwavering pursuit, Sky soon finds that Holder isn’t at all who he’s been claiming to be. When the secrets he’s been keeping are finally revealed, every single facet of Sky’s life will change forever.
There are times when I read a book and love it so much that I have to reread it immediately. It doesn’t happen a lot, but this book is one of those for me. Occasionally, I also feel completely inadequate to write a review that does justice to the book.
Hopeless is anything but…it is a story with characters that have claimed a piece of my heart and soul. It’s achingly beautiful, and poignant, and so well written that I have a hard time finding the right words to truly convey my passion for it. Hopeless is an intense read that is romantic, dramatic, humerous, heartbreaking, passionate…I could use a thousand descriptive words and it wouldn’t be enough.
The main characters, Sky and Holder are amazing…separately and together. She would be a girl you’d want to have as a best friend, and he’s a guy you’d want for a boyfriend. They both have issues, but you won’t really understand all the causes until fairly late in the book. I loved the way Colleen writes these two. They’re complicated and multi-layered, and they belong together. The things they have to face are difficult to read, and that’s putting it mildly, but Hopeless is written in such a captivating way, and with just the right amount of humor to keep it from being unbearable.
There are great secondary characters to love as well. Breckin and Six…the best friends you could ever want. Karen, who is Sky’s mother isn’t typical by any means. They add so much heart to the story.
I said at the beginning that I felt inadequate to write the review this book deserves, but I hope with all my heart that you’ll immediately buy and read this book. I loved Colleen Hoover as an author before, but with Hopeless she has become a top favorite author for me. Hopeless is a book that I will read and enjoy many, many times, and I think you will too.
My rating for Hopeless by Colleen Hoover:
5 You Must Read This Book Now Hearts