Title: November 9
Author: Colleen Hoover
Paperback, 320 pages
Published: November 10th 201
Publisher: Atria Books
Genre: NA - Contemporary - Romance
Beloved #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover returns with an unforgettable love story between a writer and his unexpected muse.
Fallon meets Ben, an aspiring novelist, the day before 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.
I f*cking hate being a fan of Colleen Hoover sometimes! I know full well what I'm going into; I know full well that the book would be brutal. But every time she releases a new book, I'm there buying it. UGH!
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“When you find love, you take it. You grab it with both hands and you do everything in your power not to let it go. You can’t just walk away from it and expect it to linger until you’re ready for it.”
Fallon met Ben for the first time on November 9, the anniversary of the fire that destroyed her acting career. Their attraction is instant but Fallon was scheduled to move across the country that day, so they made a plan to meet every year for the next 5 years on November 9. This book follows their story through the 5 November 9's, told in Ben's and Fallon's point of views.
“You’ll never be able to find yourself if you’re lost in someone else.”
To be honest, there were just so many things about this book that I hate that I was so surprised how much I loved this one! I mean, this whole book happened in a span of less than a week, for Christ's sakes, and there were so many things that happened already! There was insta-love, but it didn't really feel like insta-love to me. There was so much lying going around,their relationship was so dysfunctional and confusing, and Fallon is a bit whiny and a masochist.
“You can’t leave yet. I’m not finished falling in love with you.”
I have no idea how CoHo made this all work out because I wasn't even thinking how annoying any of those were while reading the book. In fact, CoHo made Fallon and Ben's love story feel like the perfect love story. Can you see how powerful and wonderful this woman is with words? AMAZING! And all the bookworm talks? They were just perfect! Not only did this book make me fall in love, it also made me laugh out loud.
“If we’re going to kiss, it has to be book-worthy.”
Just like any other novel written by Colleen Hoover, this book was amazing and heart-wrenching. I can't believe I loved this book, but at the end of the day, I did. I will always be a Colleen Hoover fan, and I would always buy her books even without reading the synopsis.
“She “loved me” in quotations She kissed me in bold I TRIED TO KEEP HER in all caps She left with an ellipsis . . .”
Totally EPIC! One of the best books I have read. A MUST read!
This was a reread and I would reread it again!