Monday, February 29, 2016

Book Review: November 9 by Colleen Hoover

Publisher: Atria Books
Publishing Date: November 10th, 2015
Genre: Adult Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 310 pgs
ISBN: 9781501110344
Source: purchased at Chapters

Summary from Goodreads:
Beloved #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover returns with an unforgettable love story between a writer and his unexpected muse.

Fallon meets Ben, an aspiring novelist, the day before her scheduled cross-country move. Their untimely attraction leads them to spend Fallon’s last day in L.A. together, and her eventful life becomes the creative inspiration Ben has always sought for his novel. Over time and amidst the various relationships and tribulations of their own separate lives, they continue to meet on the same date every year. Until one day Fallon becomes unsure if Ben has been telling her the truth or fabricating a perfect reality for the sake of the ultimate plot twist.

My Review:

Colleen Hoover is quickly making her way up my list of favourite authors. This is my third Hoover book and this one was just as great as the other two that I read. This just may be my favourite Hoover story. It is a story about Fallon and Ben. Fallon is slightly self conscious about the scarring she got during a house fire. She also has a tumultuous relationship with her father and one fateful day while sitting down to a particularly condescending tête à tête with said father, Ben just so happens to be in the same café. As he eavesdrops on the conversation, Ben decides to take matters into his own hands and inserts himself into conversation by pretending to be Fallon's boyfriend. As the day progresses it becomes clear that Fallon and Ben have some sort of chemistry. They decide to meet every day on November 9th at the same café for the next 5 years. The story takes place each year of November 9th. I've read One Day which has the same kind of idea and I wasn't completely sold on the idea but I loved it for this book. I loved seeing the changes in each character as the years pass. Sometimes they were frustrating to read, other times heartbreaking but at the same time they were always adorable. I devoured this book in a single day and I suspect that most of you will too. If you haven't read Colleen Hoover this is a good place to start and if you have but you haven't picked this one up yet, I ask you- Why not? Be warned, you will likely shed a tear or if you are more like I am you will ugly cry and your significant other may look at you like you have two heads. It's definitely worth it though.

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