Losing Hope by Colleen Hoover

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Sometimes in life, in order to move forward you must face the past…

#1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover held readers spellbound with her novel Hopeless, the story of what happened when a troubled girl named Sky encountered a long-lost childhood friend, Dean Holder. With Holder’s help, Sky uncovered shocking family secrets and came to terms with memories and emotions that had left deep scars.

Hopeless was Sky’s story. Now, in Losing Hope, we finally learn the truth about Dean Holder.

Haunted by the little girl he couldn’t save from imminent danger, Holder’s life has been overshadowed by feelings of guilt and remorse. He has never stopped searching for her, believing that finding her would bring him the peace he needs to move on. However, Holder could not have anticipated that he would be faced with even greater pain the moment they reconnect.

In Losing Hope, Holder reveals the way in which the events of Sky’s youth affected him and his family, leading him to seek his own redemption in the act of saving her. But it is only in loving Sky that he can finally begin to heal himself.


I was one of the very many that was overly excited when it was announced that Colleen Hoover was writing a book from Holder’s POV. And, when the publisher sent me a copy of the book, I read it immediately. To be honest, the reason why it took me so long to write to this review is because we moved and then it just slipped my mind.

While reading Losing Hope I was taken right back to the emotions and rollercoaster that Hopeless took me through and this was AMAZING!!! Seriously, who does not love Holder? Who does not want to know Holder?

“I just don’t want it to be insignificant to her. When I touch her…I want her to feel it. I want every single thing I say to her and every single thing I do to her to have significance.”

Losing Hope is basically Hopeless but what makes this book stand out from other books in this genre is the fact that we are given insight into the male psyche. Hoover shows a young man’s vulnerability, his insecurities, his fears, and his desire to be loved. Holder wears his heart on his sleeve and his words, thoughts, and actions jump off the page.

Hope/Sky and Holder’s stories are each special, unique, and intoxicating!! I highly recommend Losing Hope and if you haven’t read Hopeless then pick it up immediately!!!

DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of Losing Hope in exchange for an honest review.




Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Losing-Hope-A-Novel-ebook/dp/B00BOVFKOK/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1376607919&sr=1-1&keywords=losing+hope

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/photo/17340050-losing-hope



  1. Mary Lowery says:

    I got that book when it came out and I know it’s going to be great but I know it’s going to be very emotional and I’m not up for that right now…….very soon though. ….:)

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