Slammed: A Novel

By Colleen Hoover

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

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

Colleen Hoover’s romantic, emotion-packed debut novel unforgettably captures the entire magic and confusion of past love, as teenagers forge an not going bond earlier than learning that destiny has different plans for them.

Following the unforeseen loss of life of her father, eighteen-year-old Layken turns into the rock for either her mom and more youthful brother. She appears to be like resilient and tenacious, yet inside of, 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 each one acknowledges whatever profound and typical within the different, they're slammed to the middle while a stunning discovery brings their new dating 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. simply during the poetry they percentage are they in a position to communicate the fact that is of their hearts and picture a destiny the place love is reason for occasion, no longer remorse.

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Cooper did you see—” “Gavin,” Will interrupts. “You don’t need to name me ‘Mr. Cooper’ the following. We went to highschool jointly. ” A mischievous grin crosses Gavin’s face. He nudges Eddie and so they either smile at Will. “Can we name you—” “No! You can’t! ” Will interrupts back. He’s blushing. “I’m lacking anything here,” I say, having a look from Will to Gavin. Gavin leans ahead in his chair and places his elbows on his knees. “You see Layken, approximately 3 years ago—” “Gavin, I’ll fail you. I’ll fail your little female friend, too,” Will says. Everyone’s giggling now, yet I’m nonetheless misplaced. “Three years in the past, Duckie right here determined to begin a prank battle with the newcomers. ” “Duckie? ” I say. i glance at Will and his face is buried in his fingers. “It grew to become obvious that may, I suggest ‘Duckie’, was once the only in the back of the entire pranks. We suffered by the hands of this guy. ” Gavin laughs as he gestures towards Will. “So, we determined we’d had adequate. We got here up with a bit plan of our personal, referred to now as Duckie’s revenge. ” “Dammit, Gavin. I knew it used to be you! I knew it,” Will says. Gavin laughs. “Will used to be identified for his day-by-day naps in his vehicle, rather in the course of Mr. Hanson’s background category. So, we him to the parking zone in the future and waited until eventually he used to be off in l. a. los angeles land. We acquired approximately twenty 5 rolls of duct tape and wrapped him contained in the motor vehicle. There needed to be six layers of duct tape round his automobile already sooner than he eventually awakened. lets listen him screaming and kicking on the door all of the as far back as the varsity. ” “Oh my god. How lengthy have been you in there? ” I ask Will. I don’t even hesitate whilst I converse to him. i love that we’re interacting back, no matter if it's only as associates. this is often solid. He cocks an eyebrow at me while he responds. “Now that’s the kicker. Mr. Hanson’s background type was once moment interval. I wasn’t minimize out of the automobile until eventually my dad referred to as the varsity looking for me. I don’t be mindful what time it used to be, however it was once darkish. ” “You have been in there virtually twelve hours? ” He nods. “How’d you employ the lavatory? ” Eddie asks. “I’ll by no means tell,” he laughs. we will do that. I watch Will as he interacts with Eddie and Gavin; they’re all guffawing. I didn’t imagine it'd be attainable before—a friendship among us. yet the following, straight away, I do. Nick walks again as much as the desk with a bitter glance on his face. “I don’t suppose so sizzling. do we move? ” “How a lot did you consume, Nick? ” Gavin says, status. Eddie seems at me and tilts her head to front door, insinuating it’s time to head. “See you the next day, Mr. Cooper,” she says. “Are you yes approximately that Eddie? ” Will asks her. “You and your good friend right here aren’t taking one other courtyard nap the next day to come? ” Eddie appears to be like again at me and clasps her hand to her mouth, exaggerating a pant. Will and that i get up as all of them dossier out. “Just go away Kel at my residence tonight,” he says after everyone seems to be out of earshot. “I’ll get him to college day after today. They’re most likely asleep by way of now besides. ” “Are you convinced? ” “Yeah, it’s high-quality. ” “Okay, thank you. ” We either stand there, no longer yes find out how to half.

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