November 9 by Colleen Hoover - 5+ stars
This is only my third book by Colleen Hoover, and going into it I wasn't sure what to think because I didn't like the sound of the blurb. On top of that, when I shared with people that I would be reading it there were a few negative come backs.
I am so so glad I still read it.
The book was GREAT! I really don't get or agree with all the negative comments... To me the book was sweet, romantic, full of drama, entertaining... all a New Adult novel should be. I read it in one sitting, 5 hours I think... I tried to put down twice at least and ended up going in for just 'one more chapter' both times. Obviously that trick didn't work 🤣
Here is the Blurb:
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…
The ultimate plot twist towards the end is massive. Shocking! I did NOT see that coming at all and it was one of my favorite things about the book. Romance novels can be so predictable (which I don't mind, I love them regardless) but when you get one that still surprises you like that!!! WOW! And it was beautifully written too. The characters grew through the years, matured, and it shows on the way Fallon treated Ben in the end. Had she found out his secret at the very beginning things would have turned out very differently.
Ben and Fallon's story was quite a ride... At first it was funny and sweet. The way they met, the way he treated her and the way she slowly changed because of him made for an adorable read. As the story progressed things got more intense, more personal. There were heartbreaking moments, moments full of passion, moments full of anger... And towards the end my heart stopped. As I said, that was one shocking plot twist.
Both characters were lovable and well developed. I really enjoy when we get to see character growth on a book, when the love story progresses through years or months rather than days.
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