Review: Layla by Colleen Hoover
A Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestseller.
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.
|Okay, let’s get the basics down for this story.
There are 3 main characters in this story:
Layla, Leeds, and Willow.
Layla and Leeds meet at Layla’s sister’s wedding. The attraction between them was instant. From that moment on they became a couple.
Through social media, Leeds ex-girlfriend finds out about this new budding relationship happening between him and Layla. His ex turns into a stalker and comes for the happy couple.
This is where Willow enters the story. She is trying to help Leeds and Layla except Layla isn’t aware Willow is trying to help them.
Does the story sound like it’s getting messy, yet? That’s the thing with CoHo books you have to trust the process. There have been books that I wasn’t sure how the loose ends were going to tie up but every time CoHo pulls it off. This was another example of that – I kept telling myself let’s see how this all comes together.
I can’t go too much more into the storyline because the reader will want the experience of wondering what the heck is happening and how it’s going to all workout.
LAYLA is a standalone. One thing I’ve learned from reading this book and CoHo’s other book, Verity, IF the title is a woman’s name the reader is in for some craziness. *lol*
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