Goodreads Rating: 4.51 / 5 stars
My Rating: 5 / 5 stars
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance
Publishing Date: November 10 2015
Publisher: Atria Books
Beloved #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover returns with an unforgettable love story between a writer and his unexpected muse.
Fallon meets Ben, an aspiring novelist, the day before her scheduled cross-country move. Their untimely attraction leads them to spend Fallon’s last day in L.A. together, and her eventful life becomes the creative inspiration Ben has always sought for his novel. Over time and amidst the various relationships and tribulations of their own separate lives, they continue to meet on the same date every year. Until one day Fallon becomes unsure if Ben has been telling her the truth or fabricating a perfect reality for the sake of the ultimate plot twist.
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Colleen Hoover once again made me speechless. Everything about this book is surreal, splendid, emotional, unique and filled with unexpected twists. I think it’s better to start to go blind into this and figure out what the story is all about.
Fallon O’Neil. (a.k.a Fallon the Transient). The girl who lost her dreams because of one accident that truly changed her life. Leaving marks that lowers her self-esteem and lost her confidence to pursue what she really wants. On November 9, she met Benton James Kessler. (a.k.a Ben the Writer) before her flight to New York. It’s really weird when these two get along easily as if they’ve known each other for years. I find that fascinating and I love how these two push each other to fulfill their dreams. As a deal, they meet every year the same day to see if things will eventually work out for them.
“When you find love, you take it. You grab it with both hands and you do everything in your power not to let it go. You can’t just walk away from it and expect it to linger until you’re ready for it.”
I love the writing style and the concept (which is fascinating) of the story. What I really love the most aboutNovember 9 are the twists. All those twists give me mini heart attacks and I have to pause for a while and let it all sink in. Though I may have guessed in the very beginning Ben knew Fallon all along but NOT THAT WAY (If you know what I mean). I may not cry as hard as the way Slammed did to me, still tears were shed in this book.
“Love is sacrifice… When you’re willing to give up the things that mean the most to you just to see someone else happy, that’s real love.”
Ben and Fallon’s story took me in an emotional roller coaster. Their happy, sad and swoon-worthy moments are worth reading. They are flawed because of their pasts. They learn to embrace it. They forgive each other and themselves at the very end. They’re indeed strong individuals and strong as a couple. I love Ben Kessler.. his words just.. fudging hurts!
This book is hands down amazing and by far the best out of all Colleen Hoover’s books. It successfully gave me a book hangover! P.S. It’s nice to see the appearance of one of my favorite couples from other Colleen Hoover’s book as well 😉