Spooking My Way To The New Year: Layla by Colleen Hoover [ spoiler-free book review ]

“But it’s hard to know where to draw the line when the lines aren’t even in the same world.”

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Author: Collen Hoover

Genre: Adult > Paranormal Romance

Publisher: Montlake

Published: December 8, 2020

Format Read: Kindle Copy

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Book Blurb

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover comes a novel that explores life after tragedy and the enduring spirit of love.

When Leeds meets Layla, he’s convinced he’ll spend the rest of his life with her—until an unexpected attack leaves Layla fighting for her life. After weeks in the hospital, Layla recovers physically, but the emotional and mental scarring has altered the woman Leeds fell in love with. In order to put their relationship back on track, Leeds whisks Layla away to the bed-and-breakfast where they first met. Once they arrive, Layla’s behavior takes a bizarre turn. And that’s just one of many inexplicable occurrences.

Feeling distant from Layla, Leeds soon finds solace in Willow—another guest of the B&B with whom he forms a connection through their shared concerns. As his curiosity for Willow grows, his decision to help her find answers puts him in direct conflict with Layla’s well-being. Leeds soon realizes he has to make a choice because he can’t help both of them. But if he makes the wrong choice, it could be detrimental for all of them.

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About The Author

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International and #1 New York Times bestselling author of romance, YA, thriller and Women’s Fiction. And maybe a ghost story soon.

I don’t like to be confined to one genre. If you put me in a box, I’ll claw my way out.

My social media username is @colleenhoover pretty much everywhere except my email, which is colleenhooverbooks@gmail.com

Founder of www.thebookwormbox.com charity and Book Bonanza.

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A Strong Way To Start My Year

📚 Series? No.
📚 Genre? Paranormal Romance.
📚 Cliffhanger? No.

⚠ Content Warnings:  Eating disorders. Mental illness. Suicide. Infidelity. Murder. Gun use.
⚠ Book Tags :  Music. Paranormal. Ghosts.
⚠ This Book In Emojis: 👨🏻‍🎤👫🏻👻🕵🏻

Picking out the first read for the year is an exciting task. However, it is essential to take the choosing aspect with care, because it might set the one for your entire year’s reading journey.

I was in the mood for something I’m sure I would like, so, of course, I went with something from Colleen Hoover. What I did, though, like I always do with her work, is that I didn’t read anything about it and just went in blind.

Boy, was I in for a surprise!

Layla is a paranormal romance unlike any book I read before. I guess it’s good to trust CoHo with original crazy plot points that will give a great story.

In a few sentences, the book goes like this. Leeds and Layla met at the wedding of the latter’s sister. They fell in love, but an accident messed things up for both of them. As an attempt to rekindle the love, Leeds brings back Layla to the B&B where they first fell in love. There he meets Willow, and as much as he tries, he can’t stop getting fascinated with her.

To be honest, I don’t know how paranormal romances really work but this one pulled me in so effectively. As always, CoHo’s writing style perfectly jives with my tastes. It was so hard to stop turning the pages as the story keeps getting better and better.

Most of all, the plot twist was nowhere near close to where I thought it would be. The big reveal blew me away, and even the few chapters beyond that still shocked me.

Overall, I think this book is no Verity but it still gave me the combination of romance, mystery, and the paranormal to keep me going. It’s a story I’m sure I’ll carry with me for a long while.

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My Book Rating Breakdown

🌼 Blurb:⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌼 Main Character:⭐⭐⭐☆☆
🌼 Significant Other: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌼 Support Characters:⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌼 Writing Style:⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌼 Character Development:⭐⭐⭐⭐☆
🌼 Romance: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌼 Thrill/Suspense: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌼 Pacing: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌼 Ending: ⭐⭐⭐⭐☆
🌼 Unputdownability: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌼 Book Cover:⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Final Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ | 4.67/5

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