Slammed: A Novel

By Colleen Hoover

From the number one New York occasions bestselling writer of Hopeless and Losing Hope.

Falling in love can consider like poetry. Or it might probably consider like a slam to the heart.

Colleen Hoover’s romantic, emotion-packed debut novel unforgettably captures all of the magic and confusion of old flame, as youth forge an not going bond prior to researching that destiny has different plans for them.

Following the unforeseen demise of her father, eighteen-year-old Layken turns into the rock for either her mom and more youthful brother. She seems to be resilient and tenacious, yet within, she's wasting wish. Then she meets her new neighbor Will, a good-looking twenty-one-year-old whose mere presence leaves her flustered and whose ardour for poetry slams thrills her.

Not lengthy after a heart-stopping first date within which every one acknowledges anything profound and normal within the different, they're slammed to the center while a stunning discovery brings their new courting to a unexpected halt. day-by-day interactions develop into impossibly painful as they fight to discover a stability among the emotions that pull them jointly and the forces that tear them aside. in basic terms in the course of the poetry they percentage are they in a position to converse the fact that is of their hearts and picture a destiny the place love is reason for party, no longer remorse.

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She leans ahead and cocks her head at me. “Seeing who? What do you're thinking that is happening? ” “I don’t comprehend who! Whoever wrote you that poem on your nightstand! Whoever you’ve been going to work out each time you run errands. Whoever you’ve been announcing ‘I love you’ to at the mobile. I don’t comprehend who and that i quite don’t care who. ” She stands up and locations her arms on my shoulders. “Lake, I’m now not seeing someone. You’ve misunderstood every thing. it all. ” I can inform she’s being sincere, yet I nonetheless don’t have any solutions. “What in regards to the observe? And the financial institution statements? We aren’t broke, mother. and also you by no means even offered the home! You lied to us to tug us up the following. If it wasn’t for a few man, then why? Why are we the following? ” She eliminates her palms from my shoulders and appears down on the flooring, shaking her head. “Oh god, Lake. i presumed you knew. i assumed you figured it out. ” She takes a seat at the sofa back and appears down at her arms. “Apparently not,” I say. this can be so challenging. I don’t comprehend what might be so vital approximately Michigan that she might drag us clear of our complete lives. “So inform me. ” She seems to be up at me and locations her hand at the sofa cushion beside her. “Sit down. Please, sit. ” I chill out down at the sofa and stay up for her to give an explanation for every thing. She pauses for a very long time as she gathers her strategies. “The word, it’s simply anything your dad wrote. He used to be playing around. He drew on my face one evening and left the notice on my pillow. I saved it. I enjoyed your dad, Lake. I omit him loads. i'd by no means do something like that to him. There’s not anyone else. ” She’s being honest. “Then why did we flow the following, mother? Why did you are making us stream the following? ” She takes a deep breath and turns to stand me, putting her palms on best of mine. The glance in her eyes makes my middle sink. It’s an analogous glance she had within the hallway prior this 12 months while she got here to inform me the inside track approximately my dad. She takes one other deep breath and squeezes my fingers. “Lake, i've got melanoma. ” Denial, I’m certainly in denial. And anger. Bargaining? convinced, that too. I’m in all 3 All 5, might be. I can’t breathe. “Your father and that i have been going to inform you. After he died, y’all have been so devastated. I couldn’t carry myself to speak to you approximately it. whilst i began getting worse, i needed to maneuver again the following. Brenda begged me to, acknowledged she’d aid look after me. She’s the only I’ve been speaking to at the mobilephone. There’s a physician in Detroit that focuses on lung melanoma. That’s the place I’ve been going. ” Lung melanoma. It has a reputation. That makes it much more actual. “I used to be making plans to inform you and Kel the next day. It’s time you men be aware of, a good way to all organize. ” I pull my palms clear of her. “Prepare... for what, mother? ” She wraps her hands round me and starts off crying back. I push her again. “Prepare for what, mother? ” Just like plump important Bass, she can’t glance me within the eyes. She feels sorry for me. I don’t take note jogging out of the home, and that i don’t consider going around the highway. the one factor i do know is that it’s dead night and I’m beating on Will’s door.

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