Review: Losing Hope (Hopeless #2) by Colleen Hoover

Losing HopeTitle: Losing Hope
Author: Colleen Hoover
Series: Hopeless #2
Rating: 5 stars
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Blurb:
In the follow-up to Colleen Hoover’s #1 New York Times bestseller Hopeless, the charming and irresistible Dean Holder tells the passionate story that has melted thousands of hearts.

In Hopeless, Sky left no secret unearthed, no feeling unshared, and no memory forgotten, but Holder’s past remained a mystery.

Still haunted by the little girl he let walk away, Holder has spent his entire life searching for her in an attempt to finally rid himself of the crushing guilt he has felt for years. But he could not have anticipated that the moment they reconnect, even greater remorse would overwhelm him…

Sometimes in life, if we wish to move forward, we must first dig deep into our past and make amends. In Losing Hope, bestselling author Colleen Hoover reveals what was going on inside Holder’s head during all those hopeless moments—and whether he can gain the peace he desperately needs.

My Review:
I honestly didn’t think I could love Dean Holder any more, but I was wrong. I adored reading this companion novel from his POV and Colleen managed to deliver a fresh, thoroughly engaging read. Sometimes I find that companion novels fail to live up to my expectation and they can often feel like a rehash of the original book. That definitely was not the case with Losing Hope. There are lots of new scenes that we haven’t read before, and we get a really good insight into Holders world.

I loved the journal letters to Les and it was a very creative way of weaving Holder’s twin into the story. I loved how Holder was emotional without being sappy, and I felt so sad for all the guilt he was carrying around over both Les and Hope.

I also loved getting to know Daniel, though I think it’s a little weird that he didn’t feature at all in Hopeless. I thought he was hysterical and quite a unique character.

Colleen sure knows how to write captivating male characters and Holder has skyrocketed to the top of my Book Boyfriend list.

If you have read Hopeless then you MUST read this book. Highly Recommended.

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