Book Review: Losing Hope By Colleen Hoover


In the follow-up to Colleen Hoover’s #1 New York Times bestseller Hopeless, the charming and irresistible Dean Holder tells the passionate story that has melted thousands of hearts.

In Hopeless, Sky left no secret unearthed, no feeling unshared, and no memory forgotten, but Holder’s past remained a mystery.

Still haunted by the little girl he let walk away, Holder has spent his entire life searching for her in an attempt to finally rid himself of the crushing guilt he has felt for years. But he could not have anticipated that the moment they reconnect, even greater remorse would overwhelm him…

Sometimes in life, if we wish to move forward, we must first dig deep into our past and make amends. In Losing Hope, bestselling author Colleen Hoover reveals what was going on inside Holder’s head during all those hopeless moments—and whether he can gain the peace he desperately needs.


While I enjoyed this book, I didn’t love it as much as I did the first one. The main reason for that is pretty obvious and simple; I already knew the story. I have no idea why this bothered me. But in this one I was reading and thinking the scenes Colleen chose for this book weren’t always appropriate. And there were a lot of parts from the first book that I thought she should have kept.

Anyways, I loved the letters all throughout the book! It was a very unique element for this sequel. I enjoyed that in the end we had a chance to see Dean’s mom meeting Sky, which we didn’t see in the first book and I thought it was an important thing to write. I wish we had the chance to see Dean interacting with his dad though.

I really liked Daniel and I’m super curious about Finding Cinderella because I have a feeling it will be about him. And I was hoping the girl could be Six but I’m not sure.
I also love the Mormon guy. I can’t remember his name. And I loved every single bonding moment between him and Dean!

Reading this book from a different POV, in Hopeless I was so focused on the book itself. In finding out about everything that the similarities just passed by me.

So this novel can be read alone but you would be getting an outsider’s point of view for the same story. I did find it interesting.

4/5 Stars


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