Happy Friday and Earth Day! I decided to post my review of one of my favorite CoHo books, November 9. And I promise not to put any spoilers. I’m currently rereading it for the second time, and I still cry like a baby. It’s one of her most emotional books in my opinion, and she writes it perfectly. I’ll give you guys the summary from the back of the book.
Fallon meets Ben, an aspiring novelist, the day of 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 it ends in heartbreak?
Intense, right? Just wait until you read it. So first of all, Colleen Hoover’s creativity completely makes this book so original and amazing. I’ve never read a book with the concept in which they meet each other only on one day (November 9th) every year. It’s absolutely brilliant and so intriguing. I also love the plot twists, as heartbreaking and emotional as they may be. Be sure to have tissues ready and I don’t recommend being in a public place while reading this. That would be a disaster. Lastly, the characters were fabulously written. Fallon was witty, kind, and sexy all in one. Her perspective was great to read in, and she was never petty or annoying. She made mistakes, but is human for it. And Ben? Oh. Dear. Lord. He just pushed many of my book boyfriends out of the way and settled at the top of my list for favorite book boys. He was sexy (oh so sexy), smart, and hilarious. I loved reading his excerpts of writing every time a new November 9th rolled around. He is such a loving guy and I get butterflies just thinking about him. Benton James Kessler, I love you so much.
(This is the actor for Ben featured in the app Crave Romance. Oh my.)
I highly recommend this book for anyone who hasn’t read it! Or any Colleen Hoover novel, for that matter. You’ll cry and laugh and then read it all over again. Everything considered, I definitely give it a 5 of 5 stars (again).
Have a great Friday, and thanks for reading my first review!