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And you don't want to know what he does to the MPD when she decides she wants nothing to do with this haunted house they're in, or the dude who seems to be keeping her there. But I'll give you a hint. It rhymes with jalse jimprisonment. In any other storyline, this dude would straight-up be the villain and would probably be killed off or sent to jail at the end of the book. But in this book, he's the "hero" and his psycho clown actions are justified to us, even though BY HIS OWN ADMISSION, he didn't actually realize he was doing a good thing. He was totally down to mind-rape just to feel an emotional connection to someone else, using his girlfriend's body as a dial-up server for supernatural phone sex. Whoop-dee-doo. An asshole is you.
Whenever I see Colleen Hoover put out a book that crosses genres, I'm always salivating to get my hands on it. But it's not long into Layla before it becomes apparent that this story would be bogged down by a problematic narrative, and nothing can save it. This is only my second CoHo book but I sure do see why so many readers adore her. There is just something about her easy breezy style of writing that hooks you right away. Not to mention I just love her humor. She is one author that I would love to chill with and have a couple drinks. She just seems like my kind of gal. The best part? She has so many more books for me to discover and that makes my heart happy. From author Colleen Hoover comes a novel that explores life after tragedy and the enduring spirit of love.Am I the only person who lives for finding out the dedication in each Colleen Hoover book? No? Just me? Ok, let me start again. From #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover comes a novel that explores life after tragedy and the enduring spirit of love.
Leeds. He's the leading man in this 'love story'. He's also manipulative, abusive, selfish, judgemental, unsympathetic, a liar who routinely gaslights his girlfriend yet seems to consider himself a victim in everything.Since Leeds was the sole POV, we were privy to his innermost thoughts (most of which made me want to gag), and Colleen Hoover impressed me no end with the way she had his character justify and dismiss his obsessiveness and unhealthy behaviour. I was on the edge of my seat wondering how he was going to act and react, and just how nuthouse the plot was going to get. The answer – insanity times infinity. Layla is the perfect creepy read for readers like me. I don't want anything too scary, but this is just spooky enough- especially great for fall. I’ve read two books by CoHo, those being Confess and It Ends with Us, which I didn’t like. Given that I was not too fond of this one either, I can see where my relationship with this author is going. Unfortunately, I am someone who needs to continue reading books from an author I have read. Yeah, it’s a curse, I know.