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 just one encounter, and something about the way he makes her feel sparks buried memories from a past that 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. (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15717943-hopeless)
This was my first book by Colleen Hoover and I was not disappointed. The build up of the characters and the connection between them was wonderfully written and the plot of the story did not go the way I expected, it was much more heartbreaking. Dean and Sky experience life changing moments that will either bind them together or push them apart.
Sky is a happy, content young woman who lives an almost solitary life but for her mum, Karen, and her best friend, Six. After being home-schooled all her life, Sky is spending her senior year in high school. A chance meeting with the strange and mysterious Dean sets the wheels in motion that will turn Sky’s world upside down. Dean has is own issues to contend with but when he finds they interlock with Sky’s he will stop at nothing to protect her from whatever demons she may face.
As the story unfolds I found myself getting more and more attached to these two and the unfortunate twists and turns that life puts in their way. Fear not though, there is a happy ending but trust me when I say you may want some tissues handy for the not-so-happy parts.
This is book one in the Hopeless series – book two ‘Losing Hope’ is told from Dean’s POV