Review: NOVEMBER 9 by Colleen Hoover

In November 9 by Colleen Hoover, Fallon O’Neil, a former teen actress, has decided to move to New York City and is meeting her father, the famous actor, Donovan O’Neil, to break the news to him. Fallon is not in a great mood to begin with as it is the anniversary of a fire that left part of her body scarred and ended her acting career. Donovan and Fallon end up getting in a huge argument when suddenly a stranger plops down in their booth. Claiming he is Fallon ‘s boyfriend,  Benton James Kessler is confident, cocky, and hot in the way he shuts down  Donovan. Fallon and Ben end up spending the rest of the day together before Fallon’s flight to New York. They agree that they will meet every year on November 9th at the same time and place. They are not allowed any contact with each other throughout the year. As Ben and Fallon fall in love with each other, Ben realizes he needs to tell Fallon the horrible secret he is hiding. Will the truth rip them apart or will they find a happily ever after?

25111004Colleen Hoover has become one of my must buy authors. I don’t care what the book is about. Hoover could write a book about paint drying and it would be epic.

I thought I knew who my favorite hero was out of all of Colleen ‘s books. And then along came Ben Kessler. Ben is devastated by his mother’s suicide and commits a stupid act that leaves him haunted. Ben is confident,  sexy,  and his words to Fallon will have you equal parts swooning and crying. Not to mention Ben goes on a romance novel binge when he finds out Fallon loves reading them and he becomes determined to be better than any book boyfriend. Fallon and Ben even have a hilarious conversation about romance novels and refer to it as booksting  (my new favorite word).

Fallon is an excellent heroine and counterpart to Ben. She is struggling with her confidence after the fire but she is determined to live her life on her own terms. She gives her heart completely over to Ben and even finds a way to forgive Ben when he tells her the truth about his past.

November 9 is a roller coaster emotional ride that will have you laughing out loud during one chapter and then ugly crying the next chapter. Hoover once again delivers with well developed characters that feel real. Her unique plot line makes this book stand out in the romance genre. Anyone who loves a good romance needs to read this book.

Reviewed by Candy* * * * *

About the Book:

TitleNovember 9

Author: Colleen Hoover

Release Date: November 10, 2015

Publisher: Atria Books

Category: New Adult Romance

Source: Purchased from Amazon


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 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.

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