Layken Cohen isn’t your typical 18-year-old. After the recent death of her father, she is forced to be the rock for both her mother and younger brother. Outwardly, she appears resilient and tenacious, but inwardly, she’s slowly losing hope.
Enter Will Cooper: The 21-year-old new neighbor with an intriguing passion for “slamming.” Will and Layken immediately form an intense and emotional connection neither of them knew they needed until it was found. However, the two of them are slammed to the core when a shocking revelation forces their relationship to a halt.
Once again, Layken must put on a brave face and accept that which she cannot control, but when a family secret comes into play, it becomes the ultimate test of her resolve. Unable to accept the harsh reality of her future, Layken puts everything at risk and turns to Will for solace.
Both Layken and Will struggle as they attempt to find a balance between that which keeps them apart and the feelings that pull them together.
This book tells the story of Layken whom, after her father’s death, is forced by her mother to move to Michigan. Even being miserable, she can see a light at the end of the tunnel when she meets her new neighbor, Will.
An immediate connection is established between them, then Will invites her to a meeting as she has ever had in life. He takes her to an unbelievable poetry competition called Slam, that shocks and delights her at the same time (at this part ‘m already in love with Will ❤ ) .When Will appears on stage, she discovers that her new neighbor has a past even sadder and darker than hers.
Excited at the prospect of a relationship with Will, Lake discover abruptly that they can’t be together. Now they will have to learn to deal with their feelings and, especially, to find a balance between reason and emotion.
I think the review may sound like another cliché romance, but it isn’t! I just finished the book in one day! All the characters are deep and passionate, and the narrative touches you deeply well (I was cried in two parts) , making you rethink your own life and how to face it .
There’s a reflection about the priorities of our choices and family ties , whether of blood or not. Just wonderful!
The poems are also incredible and touching . There’s no way not to get involved.
Another thing that had forgotten: the beginning of each chapter is an excerpt from a song of The Avett Brothers that has some connection with the chapter, I loved this detail too!
I also already read Point of Retreat and just loved it too!
I look forward to reading This Girl, the last book of the Slammed trilogy .
Colleen Hover just came into my favorite authors list!
So you keep your ocean,
I’ll take the Lake.
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