In the follow-up to Colleen Hoover’s #1 New York Times bestseller Hopeless, the charming and irresistible Dean Holder tells the passionate story that has melted thousands of hearts.
In Hopeless, Sky left no secret unearthed, no feeling
unshared, and no memory forgotten, but Holder’s past remained a mystery.
Still haunted by the little girl he let walk away, Holder has spent his entire life searching for her in an attempt to finally rid himself of the crushing guilt he has felt for years. But he could not have anticipated that the moment they reconnect, even greater remorse would overwhelm him…
Sometimes in life, if we wish to move forward, we must first dig deep into our past and make amends. In Losing Hope, bestselling author Colleen Hoover reveals what was going on inside Holder’s head during all those hopeless moments—and whether he can gain the peace he desperately needs.
My favourite thing about a companion novel or alternate POV, is that it takes a story that you loved, and flips it on its ass. You know this story, you know whats going to happen, yet the thoughts and emotions of a different character makes it a whole new experience. Losing Hope is Holder's story, and what a story it is.
Firstly if you havent read Hopeless yet, what the hell are you waiting for?! Dean Holder feels like he's let all the people he loves down. First he lets Hope go, then when his Sister Les commits suicide, he is wrecked with guilt. How could he not know his sister was suffering? Losing Hope gives us more, we travel with Holder along the journey of losing his sister, finding Hope, struggling with the truth, but ultimately we are witness to him falling completely in love.
I loved being back with Holder and Sky. There is still that high intensity emotions that were felt in Hopeless, but they are amplified being inside Holder's head. He's dealing with the death of his sister, which is heartbreaking, but what I found most intriguing was when he realises Sky is Hope. The emotional turmoil he is in deciding whether he should tell her, or if he should just be with her and wait until she remembers on her own. So many options he considered, but the only thing that rang true, was that he missed her like hell, and needed to be with her.
I don't want to say this, but with the intention of full disclosure, I should. This book didn't rip my heart out and squeeze it until I have trouble breathing. Your probably thinking thats a good thing, right? Nope, I've somewhat become an addict to those books that elicit such emotions, I'm a bit of a junkie now. All of Colleen's books have reduced me to a crying heap, struggling to breathe, yelling and screaming at no one in particular. Unfortunately, Losing Hope didn't. I dont know why, I really enjoyed the story, Holder had his own emotionally heartbreaking scenes that were not seen in Hopeless. Yet, nothing. *sighs* Maybe I'm broken? Maybe I wasn't in my right mind while reading? (possibly the most logical excuse, considering it's me were talking about) I'd love to know if anyone expereienced the same 'lack' of emotion. I feel I may be a minority..