Book Review: Hopeless



Sometimes discovering the truth can leave you more hopeless than believing the lies…

That’s what seventeen-year-old Sky realizes after she meets Dean Holder. A guy with a reputation that rivals her own and an uncanny ability to invoke feelings in her she’s never had before. He terrifies her and captivates her all in the span of one encounter, and something about the way he makes her feel sparks buried memories from a past she wishes could just stay buried.

Sky struggles to keep him at a distance knowing he’s nothing but trouble, but Holder insists on learning everything about her. After finally caving to his unwavering pursuit, Sky soon finds that Holder isn’t at all who he’s been claiming to be. When the secrets he’s been keeping are finally revealed, every single facet of Sky’s life will change forever.

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For some reason I read this after Crooked Kingdom because I thought, “Crooked Kingdom was really emotional. Let me just read a chill romance.” Well that was a huge mistake. Obviously I forgot who Colleen Hoover is and how heartbreaking her novels can be because if Hopeless didn’t make me full out cry it definitely made me tear up and question why the world was such a terrible place.

From the start I had my suspicions about Holder and his connection to Sky but when all the truths were revealed I was honestly shocked and I loved it. Books that can surprise me are my favorite kinds of novels and the truth about Sky and the secrets Holder was keeping were perfectly sewn together that I remember putting down the book because I needed a minute. The plot was just so great and how everything comes together broke my heart.

Moreover, I absolutely loved Holder. He’s one of my all time favorite book boyfriends now. Someone find me a Holder. Seriously, at first I was wary but then I fell for him and I just love how he treats Sky. He’s amazing.

Really this whole book just made me laugh and cry and I loved every second of it. I couldn’t put this book down. I needed to know everything and I had so many questions that needed to be answered and they all were. This is definitely a contender for my favorite CoHo book. I loved it so much. Please read it if you haven’t yet.


5 stars

Favorite Line:

“The moment my lips touch yours, it will be your first kiss. Because if you’ve never felt anything when someone’s kissed you, then no one’s ever really kissed you. Not the way I plan on kissing you.”

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4 thoughts on “Book Review: Hopeless

  1. I just about spat out a mouthful of coffee when I read you thought ‘Hopeless’ was a chill romance initially. Ha ha ha. Yes, it certainly drags out all the feels, and is anything but chill. This is the book that got me hooked on Colleen Hoover, and now she is one of my automatic buys as an author. I have ever title she has ever written (not all of them read though – I have to space them out because they are usually intense) Great review, and thanks for sharing 🙂

    1. Lol. Glad I could make you laugh. I realized my mistake almost instantly. I don’t know what I was thinking, honestly. Sadly, I only own two of her books but I’ve read almost all of them now. The only ones I haven’t read yet are Finding Cinderella, This Girl, and the series she wrote with Tarryn Fisher. I’ll be posting my review of Losing Hope next week. Thankfully I knew what to expect going into it lol.

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