Rating: 5/5 stars
Hopeless was my first read from Hoover. After turning the final page I remember searching for every available book from her. I purchased them all within minutes. Confess and Ugly Love were good. Maybe Someday and Slammed were phenomenal. But I was ready for different. That’s where Without Merit comes in.
Going in blind is my personal preference, but Without Merit was getting a ton of mixed reviews. After weeding through the CoHort’s reviews that claimed it was the best book ever, flawless and perfect, I found the one and two star reviews. That’s where I struck gold. I got the real reviews rather than the opinions of her followers who think she’s incapable of writing anything bad.
Is it terrible that the low-star reviews are what made me read it?
If you read the book, then you already know it was not what you’d usually expect from a Colleen Hoover book. It was quirky, unconventional and dealt with many issues. Some of those issues were poorly executed but I still enjoyed this new side of the author.
The story itself was interesting, but the characters she created were what I loved most. I actually have sat here staring at my computer screen trying to come up with…words to describe them and I can’t! You will just have to see for yourself.