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May 27, 2020

Book Review Wednesday: Too Late by Colleen Hoover

After reading Verity & Regretting You, Colleen Hoover became an author I was really intrigued by. She has a lot of books in her repertoire and so many of them are available on Kindle Unlimited. My latest read is her novel, "Too Late".

I started this book a few weeks ago on a whim. I was scrolling through my Kindle and wanted something light, not a true crime or thriller, just something romantic. Well, that definitely isn't this book and we'll get into that.

I started reading "Too Late" at the same time I was reading "After" so this of course took second fiddle. Last weekend though,  I flew through it and it definitely wasn't what I expected. 



Publisher's Summary

Sloan will go through hell and back for those she loves.
And she does, every single day.
After finding herself stuck in a relationship with the dangerous and morally corrupt Asa Jackson, Sloan will do whatever it takes to get by until she's able to find a way out.
Nothing will get in her way.
Nothing except Carter.

Sloan is the best thing to ever happen to Asa. And if you ask Asa, he'd say he's the best thing to ever happen to Sloan. Despite Sloan's disapproval of Asa's sinister lifestyle, he does exactly what he needs to do in order to stay a step ahead in his business. He also does exactly what he needs to do in order to stay a step ahead of Sloan.
Nothing will get in his way.
Nothing except Carter.

My Thoughts

I am very indifferent about this book. I liked it but I also was annoyed by it. I hated the character of Asa, as we all should, and I didn't like how Hoover, at times, tried to make us feel bad for him. I didn't like how helpless Sloan felt at times and felt that she could've done a better job of escaping from underneath Asa.

Carter/Luke was incredible and by far my favorite character... he was a good guy with a lot of compassion and I enjoyed reading in his POV.

Another thing I had an issue with was the timing of the book... it felt like it moved too slow at the beginning and then sped up out of nowhere. I also wasn't a fan of the time jumps later in the book... it made things feel rushed and messy. 

However, I did like the storyline: a drug dealer's girlfriend falls for the undercover cop and tries to 'escape'. The book got really dark pretty fast with the plotlines of rape, emotional abuse, mental illness, and murder. It wasn't the light-hearted book that I thought I was getting myself into. 

The book was pretty long, maybe a little too long but it did keep my attention. It was never boring, even when it was slow. You were constantly waiting for the other shoe to drop and for Asa to get what was coming to him... and he definitely does, in so many ways. 

I held my breath at a few moments... pretty much until the end and it was a wild ride. Like all good books, in my opinion, come with a huge twist, and "Too Late" hits the nail on the head. There are multiple twists, some good, some bad and some jaw-dropping. 

All in all, I really did enjoy reading "Too Late" and it further proves that Colleen Hoover is one of my new favorite authors!

xoxo
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