Rating: ★★★★★ (Actual Rating 4.5 stars)
Summary: 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.
Genres: New Adult, Romance, Contemporary
My thoughts: At first I was hesitant to read November 9 because I didn’t enjoy Colleen Hoover’s last release, Confess, but I am so incredibly glad that I gave this book a try and finished it in one sitting. November 9 is another Colleen Hoover book that completely gripped my attention from the start, making me dive into this love story between Fallon and Ben who only meet once a year on the same date for five years. This entire plot line was unique by only following the characters on the date November 9, masking the rest of their years from our views until all that mattered was the relationship that was slowly brewing. The relationship itself was so addicting to read about and so interesting with all the hidden secrets they had and the fact that they can’t be together until the five years past because of Fallon’s rules she set between them. I really loved this book, although it didn’t make me cry like other readers said they did; it is a book that I would consider reading over again if I am ever in a reading slump.
One thing I adore about Colleen Hoover books is the fact that each couple has a dark secret that isn’t revealed until the end. It keeps the readers guessing as they devour this quick read to find out what the characters could possibly be hiding in order to prevent them from being together. And it wasn’t any different for this book. This book was full of secrets and lies that helped the book progress and have a climax towards the end that made me rush to see how it was going to be resolved. The character in this novel were all so precious and quirky. Ben, the writer, had some hilarious internal monologue as well as banter with Fallon and his family members I immediately loved reading about. Fallon was this bookworm who related her relationship with Ben to all the romance novels she read which was spoken about throughout the entire novel. She was also one of the most unique characters in Colleen Hoover’s books because she had an impairment that was discussed in a respectable way and was very important to Fallon’s incredible character development she had.
Reading about the couple’s banter and how they spoke about their feelings for each other was so heartwarming and lovely. No two relationships written by Colleen Hoover are the same and I really loved the dynamic of this novel, especially the family aspect that played a giant role in how the relationship unfolded as the book progressed. I highly recommend this book for New Adult book lovers as well as Colleen Hoover fans. This book is a wild ride that you won’t want to get off of. I loved every moment of it, from the love the was brewing to the frustration and the fact that the characters can’t be together until five years have passed. Every moment of this book was so enjoyable and lovely, and now I am counting down the days until Hoover releases another incredible romance story.