You can fill your life with nice things, but nice things don’t fill the holes in your soul.”Excerpt from:
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Life and a dismal last name are the only two things Beyah Grim’s parents ever gave her. After carving her path all on her own, Beyah is well on her way to bigger and better things, thanks to no one but herself.
With only two short months separating her from the future she’s built and the past she desperately wants to leave behind, an unexpected death leaves Beyah with no place to go during the interim. Forced to reach out to her last resort, Beyah has to spend the remainder of her summer on a peninsula in Texas with a father she barely knows. Beyah’s plan is to keep her head down and let the summer slip by seamlessly, but her new neighbor Samson throws a wrench in that plan.
Samson and Beyah have nothing in common on the surface.
She comes from a life of poverty and neglect; he comes from a family of wealth and privilege. But one thing they do have in common is that they’re both drawn to sad things. Which means they’re drawn to each other. With an almost immediate connection too intense for them to continue denying, Beyah and Samson agree to stay in the shallow end of a summer fling. What Beyah doesn’t realize is that a rip current is coming, and it’s about to drag her heart out to sea.
This is my first Colleen Hoover novel, and it will most certainly not be my last. Considering that this was my first Hoover novel, I had very high hopes. Numerous book influencers are endorsing her work, and her novels are widely shared on social media. Even though I had a collection of her books on my iBook, I had never attempted to read one. However, last night, after being encouraged by one of the youtubers, I chose this book to be my first exposure to this author. There is more to this book than what I initially thought based on the book cover. Yes, it is undoubtedly profound, and I adore it.
The first few chapters captivated me right away. You will instantly notice how damaged the main character is. It was difficult to put yourself in her place, and you will undoubtedly sense her strong will to survive, despite her difficult life. In addition to having great characters, this book also offers a lovely and stirring love tale. The way the tale developed was so natural and captivating. We can see that the novel is intense, which makes it stand out from the rest and gives this love tale such depth. It was so deep that you couldn’t quit thinking about it.
While reading that, I couldn’t help but smile. I could sense the unspoken feeling in my chest that this book was going to be spectacular because of the emotions that poured off the pages. Words cannot express how fantastic this book was. This was an amazing tale. It’s one of those novels that you can’t put down because you need to know what happens next. I like how these characters didn’t realize they needed each other. From different standpoints, they each offer a reasonable viewpoint. I also didn’t see my tears pouring when Beyah confronted her father. Although I’ve never experienced it, when I read this, I could feel her suffering.
When I read a Colleen Hoover book, I never know what to anticipate. This novel inspires me to be a better person. She also inspires optimism in mankind by giving me faith that the characters she writes will all possess a similar depth of soul. I adore Colleen Hoover’s perception of human nature, which endows her characters with a tiny hint of humanity and makes me come to like them.
This book is the perfect book for me to begin my Colleen Hoover exposure. It was quite pleasant, and I could see why her followers were so enthusiastic. She truly understands how to create a wonderful narrative, and as a result, she has earned a spot on my list of faves. I wholeheartedly suggest this work to anybody who enjoys reading romance stories with a unique twist and depth. This is well worth your time and emotions.