November 9 by Colleen Hoover

December 10th, 2015 kimbacaffeinate Review 72 Comments

10th Dec
November 9 by Colleen Hoover
November 9
by Colleen Hoover
Published by: Simon and Schuster
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Source: Purchase
Purchase: Amazon
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Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star
Heat Level:One FlameOne Flame

Beloved #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover returns with an unforgettable love story between a writer and his unexpected muse. Fallon meets Ben, an aspiring novelist, the day of 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.

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November 9 by Colleen Hoover was an anticipated release for me and as an added bonus; it was the first book that my online book club, Caffeinated Book Club tackled. I adored the characters and the premise readily swallowing the little blue pill and falling for the events that unfold in November 9.

Reasons to grab November 9

  • You love impossible romance, believe in love at first sight or soul mates. I believe in soul mates but don’t necessarily believe you are destined for only one person. A soul can meet many soul mates in a lifetime.  There are people whose path you will cross that complete you, strengthen you and ground you. Such was the love story of Ben and Fallon.
  • You love witty dialogue, banter and heartfelt conversations. I loved the chemistry between Ben and Fallon. They were unique, poetic, troubled and independent. However, meeting each other changed them and gave them purpose. Hoover shares their story, weaves in their history, family and more allowing us to connect.
  • You want broken and flawed characters who expose their wounds, show growth throughout the story, and bear their souls to each other. Watching these two fall and experiencing their joy, pain and sorrow had me laughing, holding my breath and even shedding a tear.
  • You want the feels. Flipping the pages and reading into the wee-hours of the night because you just need to know if they will “find their happy” is a book high you crave. While I never doubted the outcome, Hoover added twists and turns wrapped in angst and heartache that had me reaching for truffles as the world slipped away.
  • Read it for the premise. Two souls meeting once a year on the same date transforming from friends to lovers.
  • The use of dual perspectives gave readers the chance to understand and feel each character’s emotions.
  • Through the characters we discover the significance of the date, November 9th. I closed the novel spent and eager to talk about it with everyone.
  • Hoover is a wonderfully storyteller who takes ideas and tropes forging them into something that steals a little piece of the reader’s heart.

November 9 delivered all that I wished for allowing me to become swept up in Fallon and Ben’s romance leaving me with a book hangover and empty box of truffles.

About Colleen Hoover

Colleen Hoover’s love for writing began in 1985 when she was five years old. Her first story was titled “Mystery Bob” and was a huge hit with her mother, who was really good at faking interest. Colleen continued to write short stories for friends and family until December of 2011, when she decided to write a long story she titled, “Slammed.” She self-published SLAMMED to Amazon in January, 2012 and it hit the NYT’s bestsellers list in May, 2012. She has since signed with Atria Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, and now has six NYT’s bestsellers. Colleen prefers to be called a writer, as the term “author” still terrifies her and makes this feel like a job with expectations. She doesn’t work well under pressure and hopes writing will always remain fun and exciting. She also wants the world to know that writing short biographies in third person is incredibly awkward.

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72 Responses to “November 9 by Colleen Hoover”

  1. Maryam Dinzly

    AWWWW this book sounds so cute. I’ve always been a hopeless romantic, and I’ll be sure to grab this book 😀 And that date, I’m so cuuurious about why that specific date. I guess I’ll have to read it to find out. Great review 😀
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  2. Angel Erin

    Fantastic review! I love Colleen Hoover and I can’t wait to read this one. I love all the feels her books give. 🙂

  3. Jenny

    Heidi really loved this one to Kim, I’m glad to see it’s getting such great reviews! I still have yet to read a Colleen Hoover book which I know is a complete fail, but I worry about the angst/drama level! I just haven’t been in the mood lately to have my heart ripped out and stomped on before it’s gloriously put back together:)
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  4. Laurel-Rain Snow

    I’ve only read one book by this author (Ugly Love), but I loved it…and I eagerly downloaded this book. Now I am trying to decide if it can wait its turn after the older books on my stacks…No, probably not! Thanks….
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  5. Heidi

    I really loved this one even with the added drama and angst that I wasn’t expecting. I loved the whole premise and Ben was just adorable. Glad I read this one for the book club.

  6. Lover Of Romance

    I have been hearing so many fantastic things about this one and I am thrilled to see that you enjoyed this one. Definitely have been wanting to read more books in this genre since I recently discovered it.

  7. Rita

    Aaah, I need to read CoHo very soon and get in on the fun! I missed out on this one for last month’s book club and am disappointed about that. Good review, and I will buy this with the Amazon gift card that I always get from someone for Christmas. Thanks for a great review!
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