Title: Losing Hope (Hopeless #2)
Daniela’s rating: 5 stars
Soreonne’s rating: 5 stars
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.
If you think this book is just Hopeless from Holder’s POV… You are wrong. Well, at least a little bit. Yes, you get to read part of Hopeless from his POV, but it’s so much more than that.
“But I’m not falling in love with her piece by piece anymore. I’m in love with the whole girl. Every single piece of her.”
Through this book you get to know Dean Holder, who he was before Hope was taken, who he was after he found Leslie and who he was after he met Sky. And you get to love him a lot more, since you start to understand him better. (You can actually love Dean even more!)
“I can’t explain to you how perfect this girl is. And when I say perfect, I mean imperfect, because there’s just too much wrong with her. But everything wrong with her is everything that draws me in and makes her perfect.”
In this second book of the Hopeless series,you get to understand what it truly meant for Dean Holder to lose his sister, to understand why she did it and forgive her and himself. He’d always felt guilty for losing Hope, his childhood friend and neighbor and now for not knowing what was going on in Leslie’s life to drive her to end her life. He’s such an amazing character, protective, sweet, intense, full of love, concern, omg I could go on and on. When he meets Sky, everything for him changes. Life starts to have meaning again.
I don’t think I could say I liked this one better than Hopeless, I actually loved them both. This is a great story, I love how Colleen Hoover describes real situations in a way that hooks you, moves you and makes you part of the story! She’s amazing. And she knows how to write a boy’s POV, I knew that when I read Point Of Retreat, but wow.. This book just reaffirmed that!
Got an ARC of Losing Hope and just about lost my mind before I read the first word.
I went in thinking sure I’m gonna love it because its Dean Holder! But this is just a retake of Hopeless….NOT! This was Dean’s story! And boy oh boy was it beautiful. I did not think it was possible to fall harder for Holder…wrong again.
The events made Dean seem more vulnerable, lovable, imperfect so more realistic. I loved every moment being in his head. Ms. Hoover is brilliant! Amazing! Her writing style makes me melt. I look forward to reading more of her material 🙂
P.S. The only thing I have to disagree on is I can definitely eat fried chicken allll the time lol.