Point of Retreat: A Novel (Slammed)
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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Hopeless and Losing Hope.
Sometimes two people have to fall apart to realize just how much they belong together.
Colleen Hoover entranced readers everywhere with her bestselling novel Slammed, the book that introduced Layken and Will, a young couple whose love overcame devastating hardships to emerge stronger and more resilient than before. Now, as Layken and Will’s emotion-packed story continues, a stunning and unforeseen revelation about Will’s past leaves them questioning everything that they thought they knew about each other. With the foundation of their relationship at risk, they must decide whether they are willing to fight for a future together, or to retreat back into solitude and heartache.
How far does Will have to go to prove to Layken his love for her will last forever? It will require something truly extraordinary to keep this couple together, and the decisions they make and the answers they find will change not only their lives, but the lives of everyone around them.
“Colleen Hoover's second novel is just as brilliant and entertaining as Slammed. Point of Retreat is absolute poetry.” —Jamie McGuire, author of Beautiful Disaster
budge. “I can’t wait until I’m bigger than you! I’m gonna kick your butterfly!” He gives up and runs down the hallway to Caulder’s room. Lake is staring down the hallway with a serious look in her eyes. “Should we be letting them say that?” I laugh. “Letting them say what? Butterfly?” She nods. “Yeah. I mean, it seems like it’s already a bad word.” “Would you rather him say ass?” Kiersten says, passing between Lake and me. Again, she’s here and I didn’t even hear her knock.
look as he walks to the couch and sits down. “Are you kidding?” he asks. Why would I be kidding? What would I be kidding about? I haven’t seen him in over a year. “No. What are you doing here? When did you get here?” He shakes his head with the same bewildered expression across his face. “Will, do you not remember anything from last night?” I sit down and try to remember. Eddie’s pregnant. Gavin’s scared. I let Lake go. That’s all I remember. He can see from the struggle in my
in right now. I finally give in and speak first. “You know, for someone giving me the silent treatment like a five-year-old, you sure are quick to accuse me of being immature.” She cocks her eyebrows at me and laughs. “Seriously? You have me trapped in a laundry room, Will! Who's being immature?” She tries to move past me again, but I continue to block her way. She's flush against me now as she pathetically tries to shove against my chest to get by. I have to fight the urge to wrap my
me. We’re both staring at our feet, almost like he’s trying to avoid looking me in the eyes. I know he has to hate this part of his job. I hate this part of his job for him. That’s why I don’t look him in the eyes…I feel like maybe it takes the pressure off. “The brain is the most delicate organ in the human body. Unfortunately, we aren’t able to tell just by looking at scans what exactly a person’s injuries are. It’s more like a waiting game, so for right now we’re keeping her under
She starts crying again…and laughing. She's laughing and crying and kissing me, all at the same time. We both are. “I was so wrong,” she says between kisses. “Sometimes a girl loves to be told.” *** “Are you knocked up?” Eddie asks Lake. “No, Eddie. That would be you.” We're all sitting in the living room. Lake couldn't wait to tell Eddie so she called her immediately to tell her the news. Eddie and Gavin were here within an hour. “Don't get me wrong, I'm super