BOOK REVIEW: Layla by Colleen Hoover

Publication Date: December 8, 2020
Format: Kindle
Genre:  Ghost Fiction 

Publisher: Montlake      
303 pages
Buy:  Kindle Paperback 


When Leeds meets Layla, he’s convinced he’ll spend the rest of his life with her―until an unexpected attack leaves Layla fighting for her life. After weeks in the hospital, Layla recovers physically, but the emotional and mental scarring has altered the woman Leeds fell in love with. In order to put their relationship back on track, Leeds whisks Layla away to the bed-and-breakfast where they first met. Once they arrive, Layla’s behavior takes a bizarre turn. And that’s just one of many inexplicable occurrences.

Feeling distant from Layla, Leeds soon finds solace in Willow―another guest of the B&B with whom he forms a connection through their shared concerns. As his curiosity for Willow grows, his decision to help her find answers puts him in direct conflict with Layla’s well-being. Leeds soon realizes he has to make a choice because he can’t help both of them. But if he makes the wrong choice, it could be detrimental for all of them.


I found this book through Kindle Unlimited. 

I've only read one Colleen Hoover book before but since so many people rave about her I thought I would give a 2nd one a go.  This book is a wild ride.  At first the ghost thing was interesting, then it got creepy, then in the end it was almost just downright sad.  I was not expecting the twist at the end but that may just be because I wasn't trying to figure things out I was actually just going with the flow for once.  

Leeds and Layla have a whirlwind romance until a tragic accident leaves Layla in the hospital.  Her recovery is taking a toll on Leeds and he thinks to bring her back to the place where they met to help them reconnect.  This is where he meets Willow, a ghost inhabiting the house they are renting.  Over time Leeds is finding his connection to Willow is stronger than his connection to Layla, which is upsetting to him. He loves Layla but Layla hasn't been herself since the accident and Willow reminds him of how fun life can be.

I am at the beach this week and this was the perfect get away beach read.  Not too heavy, but with enough weirdness to keep me interested and invested in the outcome.  I like paranormal romance so this wasn't outside my genre and I thought Hoover did a great job of really telling an intriguing story.  

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