This Girl: A Novel by Colleen HooverThis Girl: A Novel by Colleen Hoover

This Girl: A Novel

byColleen Hoover

Paperback | August 13, 2013

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There are two sides to every love story. Now hear Will’s.

There are two sides to every love story. Now hear Will’s.

Colleen Hoover’s New York Times bestselling Slammed series has brought countless readers to their knees with a whirlwind of love, passion, and heartache. Layken and Will’s love has managed to withstand the toughest of circumstances, and the young lovers, now married, are beginning to feel safe and secure in their union. As much as Layken relishes their new life together, she finds herself wanting to know everything there is to know about her husband, even though Will makes it clear he prefers to keep the painful memories of the past where they belong. Still, he can’t resist his wife’s pleas, and so he begins to untangle his side of the story, revealing for the first time his most intimate feelings and thoughts, retelling both the good and bad moments, and sharing a few shocking confessions of his own from the time when they first met.

In This Girl, Will tells the story of their complicated relationship from his point of view. Their future rests on how well they deal with the past in this final installment of the beloved Slammed series.
Colleen Hoover is the author of six New York Times bestselling novels. The Slammed series, which includes Slammed, Point of Retreat and This Girl. The Hopeless series, which includes Hopeless, Losing Hope and the free novella FINDING CINDERELLA. The most recent release is the NYT's bestseller, Maybe Someday, which includes links to an ...
Title:This Girl: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8.25 × 5.31 × 0.7 inPublished:August 13, 2013Publisher:Atria BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1476746532

ISBN - 13:9781476746531


Rated 3 out of 5 by from Skip The Sequels to Slammed If I thought the sequel to "Slammed" (entitled "Point of Retreat") was unnecessary, this third and final in the series was even more so. This novel was essentially the story of "Slammed" from Will's perspective. For die hard fans of the series, this may be a welcomed additional novel but if I'm honest, I think it took away from the original novel. "Slammed" is and was beautiful to read. I think some of the unknown moments and unanswered questions were beneficial to the story and contributed to the beauty of it. Having that story, from the perspective of the other main character, answered some of those questions and clarified some of those moments. Sounds good but in reality it took away from the beauty of the story. We do not always need answers for everything. For those that are expecting a third novel with new content, there is only a small part of that in this story. The majority of the novel is built from flashbacks and it was not done in a way that was cohesive. It felt like only portions of "Slammed" were selected to look back on and with that, it did not flow well between those moments. The ending of the novel (the majority of the new content) was appreciated and if anything, rounded this book from a 2-2.5 star to a 3 star rating. It was an ending that the story deserved but I don't think that we should have had to reread a story that we have been told to get there. This ending could have been equally effective as an epilogue in the sequel "Point of Retreat". At this moment, I will continue to stand by the statement that I thought "Slammed" was beautiful and amazing. However, I think it was a beautiful and amazing standalone. In various ways, the second and third book in this trilogy took away from the original story and its beauty. If I was recommending the original book to others, I would tell them to stop after that first and original novel. Admire that beauty for what it is and stop there.
Date published: 2018-10-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Such a great ending i loved revisiting this series and these characters and learning all new things!
Date published: 2018-01-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from a sweet ending to the series Although interesting to see things from a different point of view this one felt a little repetitive at times but still enjoyed the new details and colour it added to the previously shared stories.
Date published: 2017-07-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love it! It's like re-reading a good novel for the second time (which is great since Layken's perspective was great!).
Date published: 2017-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved Good storyline, loved the characters. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-02-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great but repetitive After reading Slammed and Point of Retreat I couldn't wait to read This Girl. It was interesting getting Will's perspective from the first novel but I found I had to force myself to read until the end, and I was skimming some sections because it was repetitive from the first novel. This is probably my least favourite Colleen Hoover novel, but it's still very good.
Date published: 2016-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant Alternate POV! Brilliant alternate POV! Great to relive all of the greatest moments of Slammed and beyond. I didn't think I could love Will and Lake any more than I already did, but of course Colleen Hoover could do it! Butterflying fantastic!
Date published: 2014-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great I love Collen Hoover! Always a mixture of funny and emotional... Always the bittersweet like just she can be.
Date published: 2014-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome!! Sad that it is over
Date published: 2014-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome!! Loved hearing Wills side, made me fall in love with him more!!
Date published: 2013-10-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Moves along! Laken loves her newly married life with Will. But it seems the more she is willing to share,the more Will withdraws into himself.
Date published: 2013-09-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This Girl I summer a lot cuz I knew the story but also knew that I had to know what happened and to get the other view of the story...... still captivated!
Date published: 2013-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from unique read I won this book as part of the free reads program on and jumped into this book without much of a clue as to what it was about, other than it was the final book in the series, and that it was a love story told from the male's point of view. I read this book in the early hours of this morning as I was having one of those sleepless nights. I read this book in about 3 hours give or take and found that it is a truly unique book for this genre being that I have never read a love story from the man's point of view before and for me to say that. You have to understand that I own thousands of romance novels and I have read most of them and plan to read the rest soon
Date published: 2013-07-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Another Great Book By Hoover Like the previous two books, This Girl is a strong, great read. Will and Lakyen's story is a long one but totally worth the read. This book is basically focused on Will and Layken and Will sharing how HE felt about their past expierences. Its written in his POV and jumps from present day to the past, and he shares with his how he felt and how Hoover wouldve written the first book if it was from his POV. Will shares important parts that shaped his relationship with Lakyen, some in the first book and others are ones Hoover hadn't given us the full story of, or havent shared with readers at all. Will is a great narrator and I enjoyed seeing his view on past memories. I think its a fresh take and a good way to take the series. I do have a problem with the Slammed series. A lot wouldnt agree with me, but im honest when I say I really enjoy Will and Layken and their story, and its definitely a great series of romance books, but theres something missing. Nothing really stands out about these books-okay, well, not true. The poetry is by dar the best part of these books and it makes it different from other romance books. But the romance, as sweet as it is, isnt anything special. In my opinion, the story, characters, and romance are great and strong, and the poetry is the WOW factor that makes this book so appealing to me, but it just could have been better. Overall, its a great series, a great book, but i need another element that would make me want to read it again. This book is cute and i dont think its cliche or predictable, sometimes its corny, but its never anything big. I have enjoyed Will and Layken from the start-although neither character is AMAZING, to me anyway,-and i really, really like this book. I definitely recomment it. And its such a great feeling to read this book and it sucks that this is (i think...?) the end of their journey. But i enjoyed it from the beginning. This Girl shows everything about Will and Layken and their journey and how far theyve come. I did not cry-although i understand if you do-but its touching, like all the others. Hoover is a great writer and I love the poetry, like always, and I'll definitely read Hopeless, another book by her that is apparently very, very good. We get to see the painful, terrible, agonizing moments of Will's life and his relationship with Layken, but we also get to see the happy, heartfelt, joyful moments that make you smile like a little girl all over again. They seem like the same great events and the same wonderful yet not so wonderful moments that shape their relationship. But, at the same time it feels like a completely different story-the same deep relationship and most of the same events but written in a different POV and wow,does it ever change. I dont feel like im reliving it as much as witnessing completely different events and moments that shape a relationship that I love. All cuz Will is telling the story. Thats the power of writing, folks. So, yes, I am conflicted,and its always hard reviewing books that i enjoy yet that have that THING, the one i know is there and that bugs the heck out of me, yet I cannot pinpoint it. But I do recomment this series because it is a strong, memorable, heartwarming series of books and its so much more then just a romance. I was impressed with this whole book and enjoyed all of it, so dont hesitate to read it. Dispite everything, its so nice to read a real romance book thats realistic, deep and focused not all on the two characters, but that has elements of family and dealing with loss and everything. So, yeah. Read it.
Date published: 2013-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This Girl... Can't say enough good things about this book. If you loved Slammed and Point of Retreat do yourself a favour and read this. It's worth it just for the epilogue alone :-)
Date published: 2013-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from As good as other two. Loved it...what a great way to end story.
Date published: 2013-06-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from This girl The first two books were fantastic I loved them this one not so good :(
Date published: 2013-05-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This Girl I love Will's point of view. This book makes me love Will more. I finished it in a day. Can't seem to put it down. I simply love this book.
Date published: 2013-05-08