This Girl: Will Cooper and Layken Cohen
Purchase on Amazon: This Girl: A Novel
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.
This book is a look at Slammed from Will’s POV, their first meeting, what was going through his head when he found out that they could not be together and the other important parts of Slammed. If you have not read Slammed I do not recommend starting with this book as it is not a full accounting of Slammed, but just parts of it.
What I liked about this book besides it’s in Will’s POV is the back and forth between present day (on their honeymoon) and the past. There was a back and forth so you a little bit of their newly married life and those important moments in Slammed that tugged at your heart. And trust, Slammed tugged at your heart and in Will’s POV those moments do not lose that same feeling as from Lake’s POV and in some cases Will might just tug a little more. I didn’t end up crying in this book like I did in Slammed, mainly because I knew what was happening so nothing was a surprise but it was still intense. This was a great retelling from a males perspective. Hoover does a great job of getting into Wills mind and making us feel what he did. Definitely one of the better male POV books I’ve read.
I don’t really feel like this book was necessarily needed to round out this series, I could have left at the end of book 2 and been happy but it is not unwelcome. It was nice to connect with Will and Lake again and feel their breathtaking romance all over again. If you’re a fan of this series you will definitely love this book!
Rating 4 Romanticals
*This copy was provided to me through NetGalley for an honest review. No other compensation was provided.