You know, each and every time I pick up a Colleen Hoover, I say to myself "she can't do better than ..." (whichever is the last of her books I have read).
But each and every time she blows that thought right out of the water, and it was not different with November 9.
I loved the premise of November 9 - after a chance meeting, Ben and Fallon to decide to meet up on the same day every year for the next 5 years, but will have no contact for the rest of the year.
Told from Ben and Fallon's POVs, through trials and tribulations, through relationships, careers, lives in general, the reader can feel the excitement as November 9 comes around each year. The anticipation, the fear, the wondering - are they as wonderful as they remembered?
As the years progress, Ms Hoover does things to me
3rd November 9 - my heart breaks
4th November 9 - Ms Hoover rips my still beating heart out of my chest
Last November 9 - I swear she was trying to kill my by dehydration as I leaking so much!
As much as November 9 is a story about love, it is a story about friendship, loss, survival.
From the minute I picked it up, I could not put it down. I just needed to know what was going to happen to our lovelies as each year passed.
November 9 is a beautiful story that will at times break your heart, and needs to go on your TBR list!