Overall Rating: 5 Stars
Title: November 9
Author: Colleen Hoover
Format: Audiobook purchased from Audible
Fallon meets Ben, an aspiring novelist, the day before 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.
Can Ben’s relationship with Fallon—and simultaneously his novel—be considered a love story if it ends in heartbreak?
This book threw me onto a rollercoaster of emotions.
Right off the bat, I was desperately in love with the book. It was immediately a 5 star read… and then, about halfway through, it was plummeting fast… and finally, as you can see, it shot right back up.
Colleen Hoover has a way of toying with your emotions like very few other authors and, on top of that, she also writes the most epic and unique love interests of all time. Pair it all with her beautiful writing and she has quickly become one of my all time favorite authors.
November 9 was such a gorgeous story of love: new love, self love.
As always, Colleen’s characters were complex and what I like to call Human Plus. They are relatable and feel like they could be real, but at the same time they have that little spark of fiction.
I loved seeing Fallon’s struggles and successes with her physical confidence and Ben’s struggle with his internal confidence. These two characters had so much immediate chemistry and just fit so well together while still being very different.
If you want a new adult love story with a twinge of something more, this is a great choice.
Audiobook Performance: 5 stars
I mean… it’s Zachary Webber… he’s my ultimate narrator crush. SWOOOOON!
Butterfly Rating: 5 Stars
Re-read Worthiness: YES!
Bookshelf Placement: YES!
I need a Colleen Hoover shelf!
Book Boyfriend Rating: 5 stars