Author: Colleen Hoover
Published by: Atria Books
Publication Date: November 10, 2015
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.
Oh dear, here we go again, Colleen Hoover busting out all the feels with November 9. To say I highly anticipated this book would be an understatement. One thing is for certain, I was not disappointed.
I was already looking forward to November 9 just for the fact that it’s a CoHo book, but my excitement shot through the roof when I read the premise. The idea of forming a strong connection with someone and deciding to meet once a year without contact in between is one I love. A big part of my excitement is because it reminded me of the movie Same Time, Next Year, which I adore. They’re executed differently though, and I have to say, I absolutely love the way Colleen brought it all together. I’m not going to get into a bunch of details, because it’s best to experience it yourself.
Ben and Fallon are adorable! While we get Fallon’s story pretty much right from the beginning, Ben remains a bit of a mystery. Oh, the anticipation of discovering what was going on with him was great, especially when it came to the book he was writing based on their situation. Yes, Ben is a writer, and the way books and their tropes were incorporated into the story was clever and a just so damn cute!
Going on this journey with these two was quite an emotional rollercoaster, and that’s something I can always count on from CoHo. The wealth of humor, the swooning, the angst … I crave it all. Experiencing everything with Ben and Fallon put my dark heart through the wringer on a number of occasions, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. Give me all the feels!
There’s so much great dialogue, with an abundance of wit and smile inducing banter that flows so easy between them. There was definitely a whole lot of laughing going on! I like to highlight my favorite parts to revisit later, but I did it so often that I might as well just reread the book in its entirety.
Seriously, there’s so much to love about this book! So grab a copy and enjoy this completely fun and heartfelt romance. Now the painful wait starts for Colleen’s next book …