by Colleen Hoover
Series: Hopeless #2.5
Release Date: October 14, 2013
Publisher: Atria Books
Narrator: Jason Carpenter
Length: 4 hrs 2 mins
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
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This novella is a companion novel to the Hopeless series, but can be read as a standalone.
A chance encounter in the dark leads eighteen-year-old Daniel and the girl who stumbles across him to profess their love for each other. But this love comes with conditions: they agree it will only last one hour and it will only be make-believe.
When their hour is up and the girl rushes off like Cinderella, Daniel tries to convince himself that what happened between them only seemed perfect because they were pretending it was perfect. Moments like that with girls like her don’t happen outside of fairytales.
One year and one bad relationship later, his disbelief in insta-love is stripped away the day he meets Six: a girl with a strange name and an even stranger personality. Daniel soon realizes the way he pretended to feel about Cinderella and the way he really feels about Six may not be so different after all. Especially when the two loves of his life end up being one in the same.
Unfortunately for Daniel, finding Cinderella doesn’t guarantee their happily ever after…it only further threatens it.
I totally and completed fell in love with Daniel in Losing Hope. I even spoke of him as one of my very favorite parts of the entire story. In my review of Losing Hope, I said:
“One of my favorite parts of Losing Hope that was separate and apart from Hopeless was Daniel. I don’t remember him being a part of Hopeless at all. He was such a great addition to Holder, his partner in crime and best bud. Aside from his amazingly-hilarious sense of humor, totally raunchy nicknames and toolish ways, he was right there by Holder’s side. Gotta love a good, fun guy like that!”
So as you can see, I came into this story already infatuated with Daniel and couldn’t wait to get more of his story. Six makes her first appearance in Hopeless as Sky’s best friend, so seeing her reappear in this book was so fun. I loved her confidence and her overall aura. She was unlike the majority of teenage characters we see these days in YA books. The two of them together was nothing short of pure awesomeness.
I lean my head back and close my eyes, attempting to figure out where I went right in my life to deserve her.
Novellas are hit or miss with me. I often complain that they’re just too short to really get to know the characters and to enjoy the story. This one wasn’t too short at all. Yes, I would definitely love more of these characters… but at the end of this story I was left with total and complete satisfaction.
Another slam dunk for C. Hoover!!
Jason Carpenter never lets me down. I’ve heard several books now that he’s narrated, and every time I’m 100% happy and satisfied with his performance. He’s quickly become one of my very favorite narrators, and one that I will always turn to when I’m looking for a great audiobook.
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