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Point of Retreat

By: Colleen Hoover
Narrated by: Kamran R. Khan
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Publisher's Summary

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of All Your Perfects and It Ends With Us. Sometimes two people have to fall apart to realize just how much they belong together.

As Layken and Will’s emotion-packed story continues, a stunning and unforeseen revelation about Will’s past leaves them questioning everything that they thought they knew about each other. With the foundation of their relationship at risk, they must decide whether they are willing to fight for a future together, or to retreat back into solitude and heartache.

How far does Will have to go to prove to Layken his love for her will last forever? It will require something truly extraordinary to keep this couple together, and the decisions they make and the answers they find will change not only their lives, but the lives of everyone around them.

©2012 Colleen Hoover. All rights reserved. (P)2022 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Puts me to sleep but not in the good way! The reader is deadpanned. Book isn’t the worst be the reader is blah.

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Not my favorite…

Of Hoovers, but I guess I’m glad I listened to it. Just really different. Simpler, but a good story.

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I did not like this book.

Had I read this before reading her other books I would not have read anything of hers ever again. These characters were under developed and shallow. I was tricked into buying this two book series and I really regret spending my money. The voice is annoying and the story is predictable. Do yourself a favor and skip them both.

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Good Follow-up to Slammed

Point of Retreat, aptly named such for various reasons, it’s a good follow-up to Slammed. Where the first book moved me with its remarkable inspiration, Point of Retreat touched me with its tender love story. The characters are again faced with difficult challenges and obstacles to overcome.

This sequel makes a smooth transition into Will's perspective, and I enjoyed getting the chance to experience the story through his eyes. Will and Lake have been thrust to take on parental roles; accepting responsibilities which force them to grow up sooner than they should, proving that sometimes life really doesn't happen in chronological order. I admired their strength and their ability to maintain such selflessness when faced with dire circumstances.

Layken's Mom, Julia, continues to be a major part of this story. Her wisdom and unconditional love follow Lake and Will on their bumpy, but loving journey. I found Julia's strong spirit to be the most inspirational element of all.

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I felt that this book was much better than Slammed. I felt it developed the characters better and enjoyed the plot much more. Interested to see how the last book to the series is. This one had me laughing and crying.

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Must read for the rest of the story

What a great second half of the story of Will and Lake. This story has all the highs and lows. Colleen never fails.