Monday, November 23, 2015

BLOG TOUR- Review & Giveaway: NOVEMBER 9 By Colleen Hoover

Hello Readers!! Thanks for stopping by and checking out my blog tour stop for Colleen Hoover's newest novel November 9! I could not be more elated to bring you my review for this wonderful novel. I could not get enough of this book. I read this novel at the beginning of November and I am still thinking about it. Fallon and Ben's story is one to last through all the ages! Now before we get to my thoughts and the giveaway, here's a little bit about the book!

Title: November 9
Author: Colleen Hoover
Publisher: Atria Books Paperback
Pages: 320 pages
Pub Date: November 10, 2015

Fallon meets Ben, an aspiring novelist, the day of 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.

Can Ben’s relationship with Fallon—and simultaneously his novel—be considered a love story if it ends in heartbreak?


Colleen Hoover is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Slammed, This Girl, Point of Retreat, Hopeless, Losing Hope, Finding Cinderella, Maybe Someday, Ugly Love, Maybe Not, and Confess. She lives in Texas with her husband and their three boys.


Even though it has been almost a month since I read this amazing novel, and the feels are still going strong I am going to do my best to get coherent thoughts written down. As you all know I am a HUGE Colleen Hoover Fan. There has not been a book of her's that I have not loved. She is one of my instant buy authors. The minute I know she has a new book coming out. I've got to have it. With November 9, there was no disappointment.  I truly believe that Colleen Hoover has out done herself with her latest novel. 

From the minute you turn the first page and meet Fallon. This young actress who has suffered a tragic accident, feisty, strong, and witty! However, not away at how strong she really is. You just felt this instant connection with her. She is having an argument with her father, which we all have done with a parent a time or two. You cant help but root for her to prove her father wrong. Without getting to spoilerish, you'll see what I mean. 

Then in walks the WONDERFUL Ben!! Making his grand entrance, and probably one of my favorite book entrances. I LOVED him from that moment. I knew though that he was going to break my heart, because there was no way you couldn't fall in love with Ben. He is charismatic, witty, smart, and sexy as hell!

The way this story was told was fantastic. How Fallon and Ben decide after having an amazing day together, to meet every year for the next five years. That they will not follow each other on social media of any kind, or exchange phone numbers. But that they will meet up on the same day, November 9 at the same restaurant they first met to catch up.  Now of course there is much drama, and things happen. You find yourself yelling at the book, "WHY CANT YOU JUST EXCHANGE PHONE NUMBERS!! "

A quick story, I was reading this book at work (Barnes & Noble) and I only have the kindle app on my phone. So I'm reading and it gets to a specific part in the book. I am literally crouched down beind the registers. Holding my phone inches away from my face, practically in tears. I knew I should stop but I could not help myself, I needed more! It got so bad my manager heard me, came back to the music department and I make-up running down my cheeks. Lets just say I am no longer allowed to read at work. lol. But it was so worth it!

Now back to the book and my thoughts.....

The writing of this novel is amazing, I have half the book highlighted because there are so many great quotes throughout the book. 

You could relate to both Fallon and Ben in such different ways. Since Fallon was in a horrific fire when she was younger, she has major confidence issues that she is learning to live with. Issues that make her vulnerable when she is with Ben. But the most beautiful thing about Fallon and Ben's relationship is that he brings out this confidence in her. Which I think is the most perfect thing in the world. Every woman, and man should have the person in their life that just makes them feel better about themselves and make them realize that no matter what. They matter, their feelings matter, and its ok.

And Ben has secrets of his own, but Fallon helps Ben heal in ways that I don't think she will fully ever understand. Just like he will never fully understand what he's done for her. The development of their characters, watching them grow. It was like watching a flower bloom in the spring, and the color of the leaves changing in the fall. Absolutely breath taking to watch and I still want more!!

Bravo Colleen! Bravo! 


Now for the fun part.....a GIVEAWAY!!! Enter the Rafflecopter to win a prize bundle of one signed copy of NOVEMBER 9 and a pair of #November9 sunglasses! (5 prize bundles in total) Contest is open until November 30th.

Make sure you grab your copy TODAYY!!!!

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