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Losing Hope (Hopeless, #2) - Colleen Hoover **Warning: Spoilers for those who haven't read the first one**
Absolutely breathtaking.
A story about love.

And forgiveness.
Just when I thought it couldn’t get better, Colleen Hoover comes and just knocks it out of the park!
Dean Holder
Linden Sky Davis
Holder still hasn’t forgiven himself from walking away from Hope thirteen years ago. And with Les’ death, he isn’t the same person her used to be.
And then he sees her.
And gets to know her.
And falls in love with her.
There are two sides to every story.
And this is Holder’s.
My heart stops.
Time stops.
The whole world stops.
I recognize those eyes.
Those are Hope’s eyes.

Honestly, I knew I was going to like Losing Hope, but I was afraid that it was going to be a lot like Hopeless, and therefore, a little boring. I couldn’t have been more wrong. Yes, some parts were the same but it was also different looking at it from Holder’s POV.

The writing was phenomenal. The author pulls you in and I was experiencing everything with them like I was right there. I didn't want to put it down for a second. I was hooked. Like, wrap my iPad in ziploc bag and read while I shower, hooked.

Seeing everything through Holder’s eyes, while sometimes cute and hilarious, was heartbreaking. There was so much guilt and pain. I really felt for him in this book, even more than I did in the first one.
His guilt and pain over what happened to Les had me tearing up a few times. I don’t even know how to explain how much I felt, for him and for Les. It’s something you definitely need to experience on your own.
You knew I would be the one to find you and the fact that you knew that and you still killed yourself?
I hated that you did it anyway, knowing you wouldn’t be the only one who died. I was so mad because you let me die, too.

And the weight of walking away from Hope… was devastating.
What are the chances that the only two girls in my life I’ve ever loved… I’ve lost?
In Losing Hope, I really began to understand Holder. There were a few times in book one where I would question him but now I really know what went on and how precious Sky was to him.
Their relationship was even more beautiful reading it from Holder’s POV. With everything they have been through, they deserved each other.
If anything would make me believe in soulmates, it would be Holder and Sky.
“You know how I feel about you,” I whisper, staring into her eyes. “You know how much I love you. You know I would do whatever I could to take away your pain, right?
She nods, never pulling her gaze from mine, even for a second.
“I need that from you so fucking bad right now, Sky. I need to know you love me like that.”

The series is an absolute must read. You'll fall in love with the characters, the writing, and the story.
Just stunning.

**ARC courtesy of Atria Books via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review**