Title: Point of Retreat
Author: Colleen Hoover
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: February 2012
Genre: Young Adult Fiction/Realistic Romance
Series or Stand Alone: Series, Book Two
Synopsis can be found here.
Will and Layken have made it through some very harsh times, but they're together now and are working through one day at a time. That is, until something surfaces that causes them to re-evaluate everything they know.
I enjoyed the first book so much, I immediately started reading this second book, and last one in the series.
Will and Layken's romance continue in Point of Retreat. They're thinking about taking their relationship to the next level, but it seems that the universe keeps getting in the way. And then when a huge problem arises, Will finds himself unable to convince Layken of the most important thing in their lives is real.
This second book was very satisfying for me. While I madly loved the first book, this second one wasn't as powerful or romantic as the first. However, it did have a beautiful development of characters, new obstacles and showed the deepening of relationships. While the first book is all about love, I thought this second book was all about love, in the real world.
I still loved Will and while Layken seemed a bit dramatic for me, I liked her too. It was refreshing for the book to be in Will's perspective and my only groan was that Will sounded a little bit too much like a love sick puppy. Yes, he loves Layken, but there were so many pages dedicated to him pining over her. Then again, maybe I'm a cynic.
Overall, a solid book two and ending to the series. I'm glad Hoover continued their story with this book. I'm sure I'll want to re-read the series soon. It's a favorite.
Rating: 7 Pretty Cool, Would Recommend