Point of Retreat: A Novel (Slammed)

By Colleen Hoover

From the number one New York occasions bestselling writer of Hopeless and Losing Hope.

Sometimes humans need to disintegrate to gain simply how a lot they belong together.

Colleen Hoover entranced readers in all places together with her bestselling novel Slammed, the ebook that brought Layken and should, a tender couple whose love overcame devastating hardships to emerge better and extra resilient than prior to. Now, as Layken and Will’s emotion-packed tale keeps, a beautiful and unexpected revelation approximately Will’s earlier leaves them wondering every little thing that they inspiration they knew approximately one another. With the root in their courting in danger, they need to make a decision whether or not they are keen to struggle for a destiny jointly, or to retreat again into solitude and heartache.

How some distance does must visit turn out to Layken his love for her will final endlessly? it is going to require whatever really awesome to maintain this couple jointly, and the selections they make and the solutions they locate will switch not just their lives, however the lives of every person round them.

“Colleen Hoover's moment novel is simply as tremendous and interesting as Slammed. Point of Retreat is absolute poetry.” —Jamie McGuire, writer of Beautiful Disaster

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You married? ” I shake my head. “Me neither,” she smiles. I don’t like this. I don’t like how she’s me-I’ve obvious that glance from her sooner than. We dated for over years, i do know her pretty much. And right away, her intentions aren’t reliable for me. “I’m now not married, yet i'm relationship someone,” I make clear. i will be able to see the mild shift in her expression, yet she makes an attempt to masks it with a grin. “Good for you,” she says. “Is it severe? ” She’s digging for tricks. “Very. ” We either face front of the room whilst the professor begins explaining the semester standards and going over the syllabus. the remainder of the hour, we don’t converse a lot except occasional questions from her in regards to the type details. whilst the professor dismisses us, I fast rise up. “It’s significant seeing you, Will,” she says. “I’m eager about this classification now. we now have loads of catching as much as do. ” I smile at her with out agreeing. She supplies me one other speedy hug and turns away. I assemble my issues and head to my moment category as i feel of how to holiday this to Lake. Lake hasn't ever requested approximately my previous relationships. She says there isn’t something strong that may arise from discussing it, so we by no means have. I’m now not even definite she understands approximately Vaughn. She is aware I had an exquisite severe courting in highschool. She even is aware I’ve had sex-we said that. I don’t know the way she’ll take this. I’d hate to disillusioned her, yet I additionally don’t are looking to disguise whatever, both. yet what may I be hiding? Is it fairly essential to inform her who all of the scholars are within the sessions I’m in? We’ve by no means mentioned it prior to, so why do i believe the necessity to now? If I inform her, it is going to simply reason her to fret unnecessarily. If I don’t inform her, what damage is it doing? Lake’s now not in my classification, she’s now not even at school the times i'm. I’ve made it transparent to Vaughn that I’m in a relationship…that can be more than enough. via the tip of my final category, I’ve effectively confident myself that Lake doesn’t want to know. *** When I pull as much as the user-friendly college, Kel and Caulder are seated outdoor on a bench, clear of the remainder of the scholars. Mrs. Brill is status correct in the back of them, ready. “Great,” I mumble to myself. I’ve heard the horror tales approximately her, yet I’ve by no means really needed to care for her. I kill the engine and get out. It’s noticeable that’s what she’s awaiting me to do. “You needs to be Will,” she says, extending her hand. “We’ve met sooner than, simply no longer formally i think. ” “Good to satisfy you. ” i look to the lads who are not making eye touch with me. whilst i glance again at Mrs. Brill, she nods her head to the left, indicating she wish to seek advice from me out in their earshot. “There was once an incident with Kel final week within the cafeteria,” Mrs. Brill says as we stroll down the sidewalk, clear of the gang. “I’m uncertain what the connection is among Kel and your self, yet I wasn’t in a position to get involved along with his sister. ” “We’re conscious of what happened,” I say. “Layken lost her mobilephone. Do i have to permit her recognize to touch you? ” “No, that isn’t why i need to speak to you,” she says.

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