After feeling such a strong attachment to Lake and Will in the first two books, I was doomed to love this one as well. Sadly, I didn’t love it quite as much as either of the first, but I did still enjoy it nonetheless. It was nice to see the love between them continue to grow, and it was great to see them build from where they left off. This is actually going to be a really short review though, because a pretty good sized chunk of the book is super repetitive from the first two.
Colleen took the major events from the first two books, and retold them in the opposite point of view. So, what was told before by Lake, is now told from Wills prospective and so on. I really like the concept of what Colleen did here, because you get to re-feel it all from a different angle. But, at the same time I was a tinsy bit bored at times because I already knew it all.
Needless to say, this entire book was bitter sweet for me. On one hand, Colleen’s writing is as impeccable as always, and the tear-strings were most definitely pulled! On the other hand, it didn’t live up to the first two books, because the second time around in all the major events is never as good as the first. It was kind of slow reading, it took me a bit longer to get through than the other two. All in all, it’s a great book, but an unnecessary installment to what could have been a perfect duo.
Colleen Hoover’s New York Times bestselling Slammed series has brought countless readers to their knees with a whirlwind of love, passion, and heartache. Layken and Will’s love has managed to withstand the toughest of circumstances and the young lovers, now married, are beginning to feel safe and secure in their union. As much as Layken relishes their new life together, she finds herself wanting to know everything there is to know about her husband, even though Will makes it clear he prefers to keep the painful memories of the past where they belong. Still, he can’t resist his wife’s pleas and so he begins to untangle his side of the story, revealing for the first time his most intimate feelings and thoughts, retelling both the good and bad moments, and sharing a few shocking confessions of his own from the time when they first met.
In This Girl, Will tells the story of their complicated relationship from his point of view. Their future rests on how well they deal with the past in this final installment of the beloved Slammed series.