November 9…Review

I was completely enamoured with this book as soon as I saw the title. This date has always been special to me so I knew I was going to read it regardless.

november9SYNOPSIS: 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.

Can Ben’s relationship with Fallon—and simultaneously his novel—be considered a love story if it ends in heartbreak?

Review: We all know I love Colleen Hoover. She is one of my favorite authors and I would totally recommend her books to any romance reader. This book was no different. I enjoyed it immensely and although I spent the entire day yesterday consumed by it (#TakeoverTuesday) I can’t say I LOVED it. I liked it very much and here’s why:

Fallon was amazing. She was flawed and somewhat broken but she had an inner strength that I adored.  Her sense of humor and love of romance novels made me giggle throughout the book. I think the quote I found most hilarious was:

“Because as much as I like to read about a guy telling a girl she’s so, so wet for him…if anyone ever said that to me during sex, I wouldn’t be turned on by it. I would be terrified I accidentally peed myself.” ~Fallon

Fallon went through something so tragic but slowly becomes reborn with the help of Ben. To watch/read her blossom was fantastic and this I did love.

Ben. Is. The. Man. I loved him from the moment he showed up. He isn’t perfect of course but he is himself and he doesn’t to pretend to be anything but. His quick wit will have you giggling

“But five years is a long time, Fallon. Who knows what could happen between now and then. Hell, I didn’t even have hair on my nuts five years ago.”

His honesty will make you swoon

“I’m not finished falling in love with you yet.”

And his transition from boy to man will make you fall in love

“I’m not at all putting any of the blame on you, Fallon. Okay? I only brought up that year you walked away because I need you to know that it was always you who had my heart. and I would never let anyone else borrow it if I knew there was a chance in hell you’d ever want it back.”

So Ben I totally loved and it totally helps that he is a writer. Which means he has a way with words, which is so damn sexy to me. Oh! I also loved the visit that he gets later in the book. I was completely captivated while reading his and Fallon’s growth over the years. I couldn’t wait to see how they interacted with each other after being away for so long. I even LOVED the twist. When I say I didn’t see that coming…I mean it was a “Holy WTF Batman” kind of twist. Now for why I am only going to give this 4 stars…I didn’t like the ending. I went through several emotions while reading this book and when I got to the very end I was a bit disappointed. I think Colleen has a way of writing that makes you believe what happens in her books could really happen, now with that in mind the ending was way to tidy for me. But please CoHorts don’t kill me I still love your fearless leader! So 4 stars for this Hoover newbie…p.s. I am still in love with Maybe Someday

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