Published: March 30, 2016 - April 9, 2016
Sloan will go through hell and back for her little brother. And she does, every single night.
Forced to remain in a relationship with the dangerous and corrupt Asa Jackson, Sloan will do whatever it takes to make sure her brother has what he needs.
Nothing will get in her way.
Nothing except Carter.
Sloan is the only good thing to ever happen to Asa. He knows this and he never plans on letting her go; even if she doesn't approve of his lifestyle. But despite Sloan's disapproval, Asa knows what it takes to get what he wants. He knows what he needs to do to remain on top.
Nothing will get in his way.
Nothing except Carter.
So here I was on vacation minding my own business, and when I get home I discover that Colleen Hoover one of my absolute favorite authors has released a surprise book... not just a surprise book, but a FREE surprise book. I love this woman for so many reasons. I think I adore her most, for how completely humble she is about the popularity of her books.
Anyways, she was slowly releasing a few chapters at a time of a book she wrote completely for herself on Wattpad. Well, she wrote it for her readers, but I mean she didn't have to comply to wishes of her publishing company or the expectations of her readers. This is not a clean YA/New Adult book. If you thought Ugly Love was a racy book... it is nothing compared to this book. I had to put off reading, because I tend to sit and read a whole Hoover book in one sitting... I knew I couldn't handle being forced to wait.
See the thing is guys, I'm not a patient person. Hence why I'm a fast reader, I don't like to wait. So, last night I decicided to give my self, just a small little sample of the story, nothing major. Just a chapter or two. I should have known better. Before I finally pulled myself out of the book, I was a solid 20 chapters in, and copletely in love with the story... Luckily, this morning I woke up to see a post on Hoover's facebook saying the whole story was now up. Is that good timing or what?! I quickly marathon read through the rest of the story... and guys. It was amazing!
Sloan is the sweetest girl, that has had a really really tough life. She has either lost, or cut off her entire family except for her severely handicapped brother. Everything she does, revolves around him and what is best for him. She is determined to give him the care he needs, at the wellbeing of herself. So she stays with her abusive and destructive boyfriend Asa, simply because he is willing to pay the bills for her. Until one day, she meets Carter who seems to be everything Asa isn't... except from what she can see... he is tied up in the same destructive world.
Carter has his own secrets, but tends to let his emotions rule his life. He becomes determined to save Sloan from the life she is stuck in... at the risk of his career and even his life. I loved Carter, like really loved him. He was adorable, and sweet, and imperfect in the exactly right ways. He thinks with his heart first, and I just love that in a guy. Yes, it was a bit of instalove... but the actual relationship was a very slow burn despite their feelings. And Carter, was not afraid to admit his feelings to Sloan... not even a little bit. He laid it out from the very beginning. It as beautiful.
I have to say, the chapters from Asa's point of view were super creepy. He was so wrapped up in his little delusions and paranoia... it was scary wondering what could he do next... at the same time, my heart kind of broke for the guy. He never stood a chance at a healthy normal life. He had such a horrible upbringing, on top of undiagnosed mental disabilities. It made me so sad... and scared for everyone wrapped up in his world.
Anyways, this book was fantastic. Plus, in case you missed it up there. It is FREE, as in forever FREE. If you haven't heard about it yet, you can find the story by clicking right here. If you have liked any of her past books and are okay with very graphic scenes, I highly highly recommend it. But, if you are under 16... or truly lack the maturity to deal with some very disturbing stories, I'd definitely hold off.
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