Bestselling author Colleen Hoover is known for her collection of romance novels that each tell a unique story that never seems to disappoint.
You may have heard of his bestselling novels “It ends with us”, “Ugly Love” or “Verity”. The question is, how will his latest version compare to his best novels that remain top sellers years after their publication?
Anyone who’s ever read a “CoHo” book knows how Hoover consistently delivers a love story with a writing style that keeps readers invested and for the most emotional readers, leaves them in tears over fictional characters.
In “Reminders of Him” lead character Kenna has just been released from prison due to a tragic accident that cost her 5 years of her life and custody of her daughter whom she has yet to meet.
Kenna has spent the last 5 years trying to come to terms with her tragic mistake and wanting to rebuild her life in hopes of getting her daughter back. But when she returns to the town where she is known only as a villain, people’s preconceptions of her leave her last hope of appearing completely out of reach.
“It will either complete me or destroy me. There is no in-between,” Kenna says.
At first glance, this book’s storyline seems nothing but dark and depressing, but it wouldn’t be a Hoover book without a bound unsuspecting love story and plenty of empathy for broken characters.
Ledger, the only person who didn’t completely shut Kenna out, happens to be the only bond Kenna has left for her daughter. Ledger struggles with the attraction and hatred he feels for Kenna and wonders if he should continue to protect this little girl who means so much to him, or if he keeps her away from someone who love him just as much.
“Maybe it’s harder to think with a level head when they’re heartbroken,” Ledger says.
Hoover does a brilliant job creating empathy and perspective for all the characters’ feelings in the face of great tragedy.
In “Reminders of Him”, Hoover tells a heartbreaking story of forgiveness and love.
Stereotypically, romance novels are pretty predictable, and I was shocked to see that this story lacked the classic Hoover plot twist that puts those suspicions to shame.
Despite this, the ending is certainly not what you would think at the beginning of the book, and what Hoover lacks in the epic twists it makes up for in moments of tears and happiness, exercised through letters Kenna writes throughout the book that end up being a whole. far more impactful than the main character’s reader or even suspect.
“Whoever was the first to say they fell in love must have already fallen in love with it. Otherwise, they would have called it something much better.
Hoover once again ties the book title to the end and the only way to truly understand the heartwarming meaning behind the book title as well as the last line, “Hi, Scotty”, is to read the whole story.