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A Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestseller.
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover comes a novel that explores life after tragedy and the enduring spirit of love.
When Leeds meets Layla, he’s convinced he’ll spend the rest of his life with her—until an unexpected attack leaves Layla fighting for her life. After weeks in the hospital, Layla recovers physically, but the emotional and mental scarring has altered the woman Leeds fell in love with. In order to put their relationship back on track, Leeds whisks Layla away to the bed-and-breakfast where they first met. Once they arrive, Layla’s behavior takes a bizarre turn. And that’s just one of many inexplicable occurrences.
Feeling distant from Layla, Leeds soon finds solace in Willow—another guest of the B&B with whom he forms a connection through their shared concerns. As his curiosity for Willow grows, his decision to help her find answers puts him in direct conflict with Layla’s well-being. Leeds soon realizes he has to make a choice because he can’t help both of them. But if he makes the wrong choice, it could be detrimental for all of them.
An Amazon Best Book of the Month: Romance
“Surprising and emotionally tense, this paranormal romance is sure to entertain.” —Publishers Weekly
“[Hoover’s] first foray into paranormal romance does not disappoint. Peppered with elements of mystery, psychological thriller, and contemporary romance, the novel explores questions about how quickly true love can develop, as well as the conflicts that can imperil even the strongest connections…fast-paced and engaging…A unique story of transcendent love.” —Kirkus Reviews
“The love between Leeds and Willow has a very appealing, slow build, while the many plot turns will keep readers guessing through to the shocking resolution.” —Booklist
“Hoover blends thrills, fantasy, and romance into one captivating story.” —Bookish
“Feel free to send Hoover your increased electric bill because you’re going to be keeping the lights on late to stay up and read this one.” —E! Online
“[A] beautiful spine-chilling novel.” —Her Campus
“[A] thrilling paranormal romance.” —Buzzfeed
“You should read this book if you like: Romance with paranormal echoes, gentle thriller-type elements, mysteries, dubious B&B vacations, plot twists, big reveals, true love…” —Goodreads
“Hoover brings her trademark poignancy and addictive prose to the novel, and the bulk of the plot is based in real tragedies and emotions enough that even the more fantastical elements feel real.” —BookReporter
About the Author
Colleen Hoover is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of several novels, including the bestselling women’s fiction novel It Ends with Us and the bestselling psychological thriller Verity. She has won the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Romance three years in a row—for Confess (2015), It Ends with Us (2016), and Without Merit (2017). Confess was adapted into a seven-episode online series. In 2015, Hoover and her family founded the Bookworm Box, a bookstore and monthly subscription service that offers signed novels donated by authors. All profits go to various charities each month to help those in need. Hoover lives in Texas with her husband and their three boys. Visit www.colleenhoover.com.
- ASIN : B085ZZFKBV
- Publisher : Montlake (8 Dec. 2020)
- Language : English
- File size : 3349 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 305 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 1542000173
- Best Sellers Rank: 288 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 8 February 2021
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Layla and Leeds were good together and their love transcending time was beautiful. The moment you find your soulmate you know. Life and death cannot separate true love.
I also feel that more time was needed to spent on Leeds life prior to Layla for the reader to feel the true affect of the story. I think with this element factored in the story would’ve had more impact.
Leeds our main character is a self absorbed jerk who doesn't deserve Layla anyway. They meet at Layla's sisters wedding and he plays in the wedding band. He notices her straight away and their romance starts from there.
Layla seemed like a free spirit and too good for him. She didn't care what people thought of her and enjoyed life. She genuinely loved Leeds and would do anything for him.
A dramatic event happens which changes the story for the rest of the book. I hated it from this moment. Leeds becomes so manipulative and abusive to who he thinks is Layla and starts using her to get to Willow the ghost in the house.
The ending was redeeming as in it makes it less bad.
I just really hated this book and I hope she doesn't do anything like this again.
So even if you don't think this book is for you, it is, everyone needs to read this it really will draw you in.
Fantastic story line, took me through the emotions (oh I was so angry with Leeds) kept me on edge right to the end, even though I actually felt scared to read the end at one point because I knew my heart was going to pound.
Thank you Colleen
I don’t give spoilers. Read the book that’s why it was written
1 click now you may freak out but you will not be disappointed
I have no words… just incoherent ramblings that will suffice as a review.
My mind is well and truly blown 🤯😳😱
And my heart is still racing and I wasn’t sure this book would turn out this way even I had thought I sussed it out- I was hit with a mass collision of plot twists… IN ALL HONESTY THIS DESERVES A 5-STAR for the sheer shock factor and for how brilliantly CoHo weaved this plot… but I expended so much energy with venomous dislike (a few too many choice expletives) towards Leeds for more than half of this book and that can’t be undone. I had so many mixed emotions where he was concerned and as much I found this ending favourable (okay it was better than favourable, but my emotions are still running high)- it was just a little too convenient (or maybe I was blindsided… idk I’m still reeling right now).
I’ve had this book on my shelf for way too long but I was happy to have discovered that this was read and listen for free with KU- Leeds’ character was narrated so well by Brain Pallino.
This wasn’t a spooky haunted ghost story I anticipated but it’s a perfect read for the spooky season.
If you like twisted plots and something that is out there, this is for you.
4.5 MIND BLOWING STARS ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️✨