TITLE: Too Late
AUTHOR: Colleen Hoover
My Rating: FOUR HEARTS! (♥♥♥♥♡)
“Sloan will go through hell and back for her little brother. And she does, every single night.
Forced to remain in a relationship with the dangerous and corrupt Asa Jackson, Sloan will do whatever it takes to make sure her brother has what he needs.
Nothing will get in her way.
Nothing except Carter.
Sloan is the only good thing to ever happen to Asa. He knows this and he never plans on letting her go; even if she doesn’t approve of his lifestyle. But despite Sloan’s disapproval, Asa knows what it takes to get what he wants. He knows what he needs to do to remain on top.
Nothing will get in his way.
Nothing except Carter.”
“Colleen Hoover is the New York Times bestselling author of nine novels, including the #1 bestseller, Hopeless. She lives in Texas with her husband and three children. She is the founder of The Bookworm Box, a book subscription service which donates 100% of its proceeds to charity. She also owns The Bookworm Box, a specialty bookstore located in Sulphur Springs, Tx.
Slammed Series (Slammed, Point of Retreat, This Girl)
Hopeless Series (Hopeless, Losing Hope, Finding Cinderella)
Never Never Series (Never Never Part 1, 2 and 3)
Maybe Someday Series (Maybe Someday, Maybe Not)
Standalones: November 9, Confess, Ugly Love, It Ends With Us (releasing on August 2, 2016)
Instagram and Twitter: @colleenhoover
Superb ending, I must say.
“Love shouldn’t feel like added weight. It should make you feel as light as air. Asa made everything in my life heavy. Luke makes me feel like i’m floating.”
I was surprised when I read the first few chapters of the story, and I realized that Too Late is a lot different from her other mellow, sugary novels with distorted endings, but a CoHo book will never be considered a CoHo book without its twisted finale.
Cheesy and remarkable lines delivered between the main characters that could literally sweep you off on your feet. Oh I love sweet-things. Interesting story line that could leave you awestruck (MAYBE SOMEDAY!). One of the characters begins to narrate their tragic background which develops as you delve into the chapters deeply, in short, character development is present. But in contrast with Too Late, it isn’t just one but two characters – Sloan and Asa. Perfect timing of boy-meets-girl-until-they-fall-in-love-with-each-other (Lovely)! Almost perfect guys! (C’mon, where’s mine?!). And the way she writes her novels: Simple yet attractive, remarkable, harmonious and just beautiful. And of course, her twisted, unpredictable, happy endings! Always a shocker.
Not-so-Colleen but ♥ (Too Late):
Dark, and abusive. It has more strong obscene chapters that are not allowed for readers below 17. More vulgar words than her usual works(because Asa is wicked). Asa, a brutal character who is a villain for me, and when Colleen Hoover revealed a chapter about his past life – well, I don’t know anymore if should hate him or not, ugh. Speaking of hate,I think I still hate him at this point. I have this urge to get inside the book and strangle him, albeit I feel bad for Asa, it isn’t right to degrade women, especially Sloan.
Some people would ask “Why didn’t Sloan escape?“, “Why didn’t she save herself?“, “Why didn’t she ask for help?“, “What if she just kill Asa when he’s sleeping and then get the hell out of there?“.
Lots of “Whys” and “What ifs,” but if we come to think of those moments, it isn’t just that easy. She feared for her and her brother’s life. She feared for their safety. And she mentioned a thousand times that there is NO ONE she could go into, no one to rely on aside from Asa, no other family members or friends that could save her from hell. Asa is her only chance of safety, even if he has done terrible things to her, all the betrayals and sufferings she has experienced. And we all know that she loved Asa. I know it’s hard to understand, but if we are in Sloan’s shoes, we could’ve done the same thing, if not for her disabled brother, she would be gone of Asa’s life in the first place, right?
I’m not a fan of cruel and heartless characters, but I like how the story goes. And of course, in every brutal story, a hero will always be present, and there goes Carter. As what we expected, Carter (or Luke) is the lion-heart, the warrior, the knight-and-shining-armor of Sloan *giggles*. But then, I didn’t felt the chemistry between the two because everything was so instant and so fast that I didn’t see it coming. I think I just love the idea where someone saved Sloan from all that mess.
And Sloan’s Prologue at the end of the story (yes it’s after the ending). OMG SLOAN! That prologue made me cry so hard. It was too heavy for me to bear.
“Did I give him this? I don’t even remember him asking if I was ready. If I wanted this. He just TOOK it. “
Cheers Colleen! ♥
COCONUT CAKES AND MEATBALLS! Now I’m hungry