Review: Point of Retreat

Point of Retreat Book Cover

Point of Retreat by Colleen Hoover, published October 2012 by Simon & Schuster UK.

Read: May 2015
Genre: Young Adult/New Adult/Romance/Contemporary
Source: Purchased
#Pages: 400
Get It Now: Wordery

Add to GoodreadsGoodreads Synopsis: Layken and Will have managed to overcome the obstacles that threatened to destroy their love, proving that they are destined for one another. What they are about to learn, however, is that the things that have brought them together may be the very things that ruin their connection forever…

Layken is left second-guessing the relationship, whilst Will is jumping over hurdles to prove his love for her. What the young lovers discover about themselves along this journey may change their entire world and the lives of those who depend upon them the most…

The Review

I am so behind on my reviews guys, I read this in May! OK, so I read and loved Slammed, and completely fell head over heels for Will Cooper (because, who wouldn’t), and I was so ridiculously excited to continue this series that I ordered the sequels on-line when I was only about 70 pages into Slammed. CoHo is one of a few authors where anything else I’m reading just gets put down in order to read her books the minute they come through my letterbox. And Point of Retreat is from the POV of Will, my favourite CoHo leading man, so I knew I’d be on to a winner…

This book picks up a few months after the end of Slammed, and we see our main characters try to settle into domestic life at a young age – settle into their new relationship, into their new roles as quasi-parents, and into general grown-up life (yea, it isn’t easy, and they don’t give classes in it to prepare you, and they should). Ahem – anyways – the story obviously has to have conflict, it wouldn’t be a Hoover book if it didn’t break our hearts, but it was so excellently done. There were a couple of elements in this book that I particularly loved, such as the vase of star-shaped notes, and the addition of child-character Kristen – she is a hilarious genius.

Even though Lake could, at times, come across as too stubborn or immature, I have to say that it does feel realistic given her circumstances, and there’s something about her stubborn nature that comes across more like a feisty strength to me. After a while though, given the storyline of the book, I did want to knock some sense into her, but she got there eventually. I butterflying LOVE Colleen Hoover!


“Sometimes things happen in life that you didn’t plan for. All you can do is suck it up and start mapping out a new plan.”

“Love is the most beautiful thing in the world. Unfortunately, it’s also one of the hardest things in the world to hold on to, and one of the easiest things to throw away.”

“Sometimes, two people have to fall apart, to realize how much they have to fall back together.”

The Rating


Have you read the Slammed series by Colleen Hoover? Do you love her? Do you love Will? Come fangirl with me in the comments!

About Rachel

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11 Responses

  1. Brandie

    Great review, Rachel! You’re reminding me how much I loved these books. It was Slammed that made me first fall in love with CoHo and her writing!


  2. This is a great review. I admit, I’ve been dithering about whether or not to give this a read. I really enjoyed Slammed and am always nervous reading a book which continues after the ‘happily ever after’ of the previous book. I know I’ll read it eventually, but your review is definitely motivating me to make it sooner rather than later.


  3. Ahhhh you’re making me really want to reread the Slammed series, it’s been far too long!!! Also… OH MY GOD… YES!!! I AM SO BEHIND ON REVIEWS. I have books I read months and months ago that I haven’t even got to yet. I am not even going to be able to review them at all because I won’t remember a thing. IT’S TERRIBLE >.<


  4. […] feel like confidantes and friends, as opposed to just people on the page. I rated Slammed 5*, and Point of Retreat 4.5*, This Girl will be getting 4*, because it is my least favourite out of the series, but it was […]


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