Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Blog Tour Book Review: Without Merit by Colleen Hoover

Being a huge CoHo fan it doesn't take me long to sign up for one of her tours and to jump at the chance to read one of her stories. Her latest was both something unexpected and also something so classic YA CoHo. I loved every minute of it and can't encourage you enough to pick it up and try it for yourself. 





Title: Without Merit
Author: Colleen Hoover
Published By: Atria (October 3, 2017)
Genre: YA Contemporary
Source: ARC Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)

Book Description:
In Colleen Hoover’s gripping novel, reminiscent of the bestselling works of Liane Moriarty and Jojo Moyes, a young woman decides to reveal the dark secrets of her seemingly-happy family before she leaves them behind, but when her escape plan fails, she must deal with the staggering consequences of telling the truth.





About the Author:



I detest bios, but this is what Wikipedia has to say about me.

Colleen Hoover is the New York Times bestselling author of eleven novels and five novellas. Hoover’s novels fall into the New Adult and Young Adult contemporary romance categories.

Hoover published her first novel, Slammed, in January 2012. Since then, all her eligible works have become New York Times best sellers.

Colleen Hoover is published by Atria Books, a division of Simon & Schuster. Colleen also has several self-published titles.

In 2013, Colleen’s third novel, Hopeless, was the first self-published novel to reach #1 on The New York Times, where it remained for several weeks. Hopeless went on to become one of the top 20 bestselling ebooks of 2013.

In 2015, Colleen’s novel CONFESS won the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Romance. That was followed up in 2016 with her latest title, It Ends With Us, also winning the Choice Award for Best Romance.

Her novel CONFESS has been filmed as a series by Awestruck and is due to release this spring on go90. Katie Leclerc and Ryan Cooper star in the series.

Ugly Love is slated to begin filming in late 2017.

Colleen founded The Bookworm Box, a charity subscription service and bookstore, with her family in 2015. The Bookworm Box is a subscription service that provides readers with an exciting opportunity to receive signed novels in the mail each month from authors all over the world. All profits from the subscription service are donated to various charities each month. To date, The Bookworm Box has donated over $850,000 to help those in need.

Colleen’s next release is WITHOUT MERIT, a contemporary romance novel due to release through Atria Books in October, 2017.

Colleen’s current work-in-progress is an exciting revisit to a previous novel, not yet announced, due to release in early 2018.





CoHo never ceases to impress and even stun me with her work. Her books are always so emotional and moving that it is hard to not pick them up as soon as you get them, dive in and enjoy the ride. It is hard not to get chocked up, be shocked, cry, laugh, get mad, and a whole other slew of emotions. The woman knows how to bring them all out and she never lets me down.

With her last book she went into a territory that was not only a sensitive topic, but one that was near ad dear to her heart. Something personal and that emotional connection for her revealed itself to all her readers and we loved her all the more for it. 

Her latest release is just as mind blowing and is what I love CoHo for best. No matter what she writes, no matter the genre, she can do it and do it well and still leave it feeling fresh and new and even dare I say unique. She catches us by surprise and again, that is why we love her and anxiously await each new release from her. We know we are going to get something amazing and wonderful and something even heart wrenching. 

Time will stop while we are engrossed in her words, things will be left undone, meals may be missed, and sleep even lost and still, we will keep reading because once started, they are so very hard to put down. 

There is very little said in the description of this book and it should be left this way. It is best read with no expectations, with no idea of what you will get because it makes what comes, the emotion, the feels so very worth it and so satisfying. This isn't like her other stories and yet it is the same because once again CoHo poured her soul into it and it shows. It is real, it is raw and it is wonderful. 




50 comments:

  1. I enjoyed this one too. Different than her normal stuff - or recent stuff- but it worked. Glad you enjoyed it! Great review!

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    1. Definitely different but so good at the same time!

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  2. I still need to read something by her, but I want to! This one sounds great. I kind of like that it's best to go in without many expectations. I'm glad to hear you loved this one!

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  3. Ooooh this one sounds like it'll make a huge emotional impact. Ya know, I own two books by CoHo but have yet to read anything by her...pathetic I know. I've only heard amazing things.

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    1. Definitely pick her books up, you won't regret it. ;)

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  4. I've been seeing great things about this one. So glad you loved it!

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    1. Thanks Eileen, it really was good and not like her last ones which made it even more good I think. ;)

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  5. I've seen this author's books around and I'm still on the fence about picking it up. I don't do well with too much angst in the story so maybe that's why I'm hesitant. I'm still waiting for a story's description to grab my interest. Glad you loved it though.

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    1. Her books do have angst but for some reason, they are so well done, it never bothers me. ;) Hope you find something soon!

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  6. Definitely sounds like another winner. love how much she can make us feel.

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  7. I just got this from the library today on audiobook and I can’t wait to dig in. I am seeing so many positive reviews for this one. Glad to see you loved it too.

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  8. I'm glad that this book ended up working for you, I have to agree that Hoover does deal with tough issues really well! Great review! :)

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  9. I'm so nervous to pick this up, since I've seen a lot of mixed reactions, but I do have a review copy. The last book I read by CoHo was a complete miss for me, but I'll try to keep an open mind here. I feel better seeing you loved it so. :)

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    1. It is different from her others in a lot of ways and has a lot of...hard things in it to digest but overall it really was brilliant. I really hope you like it!

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  10. I received this for review some months ago, but just finally picked it up last week. I'm not sure if I just wasn't in the mood for it, but I ended up putting it aside. I'm a fan of CoHo as well, so I do plan on picking it back up, especially after reading your review. Here's to hoping I love it as well!

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    1. Hope you have better luck with it the second time!

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  11. I can't wait to read this one. Sounds awesome.

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  12. Wahoo! So glad you loved this. I plan to listen on audio :)

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    1. I hope you love it, it is different from her others recently but really good.

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  13. I'm so curious to read this one! I really love her books!

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  14. Ohh, I have a few of her books in my list. It's time for me to try one. And my, this sounds so good too. I'm glad you enjoyed it :)

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    1. Do try her, she really is a fabulous writer and can bring out so many emotions in her readers and characters. ;)

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  15. It looks like this one really did it for you Kindlemom. That cover is really intense too!

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    1. Her covers for her books are always gorgeous. ;)

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  16. I haven't been able to get on the COHO van. Her stuff just hasn't done it for me yet. I may try this one and see. SO glad you enjoyed this one!

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    1. That's okay, I can see how she isn't for everyone but you never know until you try right?

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  17. I have yet to read her but you really have me wanting to pick up a book by her very soon. Oh this one might be the one. I think I have all her books on my wishlist. :)

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    1. My absolute favorite is Maybe Someday, I highly recommend it, especially for a first time read by her. ;)

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  18. I'm glad you enjoy her so much and that she bring forth such an array of emotions for you

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    1. It is nice to have an author like that for sure.

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  19. Agreed. She has that magic touch with her writing that totally sucks me in.

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    1. Yes! Hey did you pick up Tiffany's new book as well? I kept meaning to email you about it and then I forget. I'm sure you saw it already though.

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    2. Tiffany Reisz? Umm, I'm not sure. On NG? I'll look.

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  20. I've seen the book around. The author and book are both new to me so I enjoyed the post.

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  21. I just finished the book and I must say that I really enjoyed the book, but the first 150 pages for me were really boring. But was a good book 4/5 stars for me

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  22. Sounds hard hitting. Not sure if I'm quite feeling the mood at the moment, but might need to give it a look later. Thanks. :)

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    1. Her books always know how to pack a punch. ;)

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