That's what 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.
My thoughts; I became familiar with Colleen Hoover in 2012 when I read Slammed and Point of Retreat. I was dealing with the death of my father and I saw myself in Lake on more than one occasion. That kinship I felt for her character made those two books a part of my soul and I knew from that point forward, if Colleen Hoover writes-I will read it.
When Hopeless was released I had already obligated myself to do a couple of other reviews, so I had to wait. I will just tell you guys that once I started it, I devoured this book and it in return consumed me.
Sky is a good girl with a bad reputation. She has been sheltered by her mother he entire life. No phone. No Internet. Not even a TV. She has lived a very simple life to say the least. She has been home schooled from day one of her academic career. She has never stepped foot inside the insanity that awaits her, as she starts her senior year at public school. Her best friend and next door neighbor Six abandoned her for an exchange program. So she is left to face it all on her own.
Dean Holder is dealing with his own type of demons. He tragically lost his sister and he is carrying so much guilt on his shoulders. As he and Sky get to know each other, it becomes clear that there is something more going on. As things started to unfold I was so overcome with emotions that I felt as though my heart was truly breaking. And I fell completely in love with this Hopeless boy.
This book deals with a very sensitive subject matter but it is written in the most respectful way imaginable. I applaud the author for that. I look forward to seeing many books from her in the future.
If you have not had the opportunity to read this book yet, I strongly recommend you do. You will not be disappointed. It is definitely going on my top favorite reads of this year.