By Colleen Hoover
4.6/5 Barnes & Noble
GENRE: Fiction, Romance novel
Before Julia passed away, we made the mistake of taking things too far, too soon—a crucial mistake on my part. It was just two weeks after we started officially dating, and Caulder was spending the night at Kel’s house. Lake and I came back to my place after a movie. We started making out on the couch, and one thing led to another, neither of us willing to stop it. We weren’t having sex, but we would have eventually if Julia hadn’t walked in when she did. She completely flipped out. We were mortified. She grounded Lake and wouldn’t let me see her for two weeks. I apologized probably a million times in those two weeks. Julia sat us down together and made us swear we would wait at least a year.
Point of Retreat is essentially Will’s perspective of what happened in Book 1, Slammed.
Will Cooper lost his parents in a car accident that left him with no parents and a sibling to care for. As a working student, he juggles classes and a job as a teaching assistant at the local high school. His life is pretty mundane until a new neighbor shows up, Layken Cohen.
Reading the book based on Will’s perspective was interesting and it was mirrored to the less stereotypical perception of how men are. Will has moments wherein he remains poised but is actually on the verge of freaking out.
Aside from the typical drama that is caused upon the reappearance of Will’s ex-girlfriend Vaughn, the core of the story revolves around the promise Will and Lake made to Lake’s mother, Julia (who has already passed away) which is to wait for a year before they become intimate which is probably how this book got its title as the point of retreat is when they would stop themselves from being intimate in order to uphold this promise.
How about you? What do you think about the Point of Retreat? If you’re considering to read it, I highly suggest you read “Slammed” beforehand. You can read more details about it here.