Layla by Colleen Hoover
Intriguing Yet Strange
I love that this is something different from this author’s norm. I love a good paranormal romance myself and it’s so nice to see an author branch out and do different things then their “normal”. It was a nice refreshing read. If you want to read another outside the box read from Ms Hoover also try Variety. A fantastic read through and through.
The story was well written and executed and easy to follow. You must suspend belief but isn’t that the truth with all paranormal reads? My less than 5 star rating comes from the lead hero and heroine. Do not get me wrong I fully enjoyed the storyline itself. I just didn’t feel a super intense chemistry between these two. I felt love and friendship. But I didn’t feel that soulmate I can’t keep my eyes off you kind of love. You really have to believe in that sort of thing for this. I felt their chemistry more in the beginning before the accident, but once things change (without giving too much away) I didn’t feel the same intense feelings. I’m sure there is a reason for it but I just wasn’t sold on them. Things are different and they must be portrayed as such otherwise you’d be able to figure out what was happening really quick.
Anyways I was pleasantly surprised once we start getting answers. I really struggled with the hero’s decisions and found myself quite angry with him throughout but then he gets a little redemption when things come to light. I hope Colleen continues to experiment with different genres while still staying in line with her romance themes. I love her romances and have read a handful of them this year. I would say this book isn’t as freaky as Verity. There are some “spooky” parts but Verity scared me more because of the realistic touch where this one doesn’t have that reality aspect as much. Anyways give it a read! I’ve never regretted reading a Colleen Hoover book even if it’s different then what you’re used to from her.
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