Review: November 9 by Colleen Hoover

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November 9 by Colleen Hoover

5 Stars

Full disclosure: I went into this novel without even reading the synopsis. I just knew I wanted to read a Colleen Hoover book and my library had this audiobook available, so I went for it. Impulsivity success story!

I love stories where a couple has this amazing day/days together then part ways but keep reuniting or running into each other throughout the years, only to end up together in the end. I LOVE THEM. A Lot Like Love is a movie with such a story and it’s one of my favorites ever. Yes, even with Ashton Kutcher as the love interest. November 9 is also that type of story. YESSS! Well, except for the twisted parts.

See, there’s more to this story. There’s history and dark secrets and when all of it hits the fan, I really didn’t know how Colleen Hoover would turn things around to give us a happy ending. BUT before all of that, I got to fall in love with two characters that were so open to love but at the same time committed to this crazy plan. All I wanted was for them to love each other and be together but nooooo! Haha I appreciated their journey. The ups and downs they go through really stirred up my emotions which, if I’m being honest, hadn’t happened with a book in a long while.

I’m so happy I decided to finally read a CoHo book and to have started with this one. I’m looking forward to reading a lot more of hers now.

Audiobook Notes

Zachary Webber and Angela Goethals narrated this book wonderfully. They brought these characters to life with such real emotion and character. Really loved it!

Book Info

November 9 by Colleen Hoover
Narrator: Zachary WebberAngela Goethals
Published by Atria BooksSimon & Schuster Audio
Pub Date: November 10th 2015
Pages: 310
Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
Format: Audiobook | Source: Library
Genres: ContemporaryNew AdultRomance
Buy the book! | Goodreads

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.

Can Ben’s relationship with Fallon—and simultaneously his novel—be considered a love story if it ends in heartbreak?


About Colleen Hoover

Colleen Hoover

Colleen Hoover is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Slammed, This Girl, Point of Retreat, Hopeless, Losing Hope, Finding Cinderella, Maybe Someday, Ugly Love, Maybe Not, Confess, and November 9. She lives in Texas with her husband and their three boys.

Jess @ Gone with the Words

7 Responses to “Review: November 9 by Colleen Hoover”

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    I’ve heard so many great things about this and desperately want to read it! Wonderful review!! xx

  2. Tamara @ Gone with the Words

    Tamara @ Gone with the Words

    Great review! I’m actually reading this right now. I’m glad you liked it. Colleen Hoover really knows how to tell great love stories. You should try Confess next :)

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    Katie @ ShelfishlyAddicted

    Your review has me intrigued, Jess! I’ve been seeing this book EVERYWHERE (especially on Instagram) and have kind of avoided it because of that. However, now my curiosity is piqued and I will seek it out at the library :-)

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