At only 18 years old, Fallon has been through a lot thanks to a fire that left scars over one side of her body, and ruined her acting career just as it had gotten started. Life seems overwhelming, and her confidence has taken a major hit, but then she meets Ben in the most unusual way on the day she’s supposed to move across the country. They decide that instead of dating long distance, they’ll agree to meet up once a year, on November 9th, with the catch being that they won’t have any communication the rest of the days they are apart. The years come and go but things aren’t all that they appear, and someone has a lot of explaining to do. Are they soul mates or was this a horrible mistake?
For my first confession, I’m going to be completely honest and say that this is the first ever Colleen Hoover book that I have read, and I had no intention of ever reading one of her books because they “aren’t my type”. However, my daughter loves Hoover and really enjoyed November 9, so I gave it a go and for my second confession, I’ll admit that I probably loved this book a lot. I enjoyed the premise and the way the story evolved little hints at a time.
The characters were well written and easy to connect with and care about. And I especially liked that Ben’s character was written to be warm, friendly, and caring instead of suffering from angsty alpha syndrome that so many popular romances feature today. I had no issues with how immediately drawn to each other Fallon and Ben were or how (mildly) intense their once-a-year relationship was because it fit with this story just fine (and let’s be honest, that kind of love does exist, I’m over a decade into my own personal insta-love romance tale).
I’m giving this book a 5 out of 5. In the end, this book checked off all the requirements for me to give it a 5. I thoroughly enjoyed every moment of this story, I loved the characters, and even though I figured out the twist before it happened, I loved the way that Colleen Hoover brought it all together at the end. It was a great read, and I will definitely read this one again in the future.
If you’d like to read more about November 9 by Colleen Hoover, check it out on Goodreads.
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2 responses to “Book Review – November 9”
This is my first Colleen Hoover read as well, I think I read it in 2016? I remember I didn’t really expect it to be so good but then it blew me away. 5/5 stars for me, too!
[…] another Hoover book after it and ended up DNFing it almost immediately. You can read my review on November 9 here.I’m Glad My Mom Died was captivating and heart wrenching. I binged this one on audiobook so I […]