Review: Too Late by Colleen Hoover
Author: Colleen Hoover
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Dark
Sloan will go through hell and back for her little brother. And she does, every single night.
Forced to remain in a relationship with the dangerous and corrupt Asa Jackson, Sloan will do whatever it takes to make sure her brother has what he needs.
Nothing will get in her way.
Nothing except Carter.
Sloan is the only good thing to ever happen to Asa. He knows this and he never plans on letting her go; even if she doesn’t approve of his lifestyle. But despite Sloan’s disapproval, Asa knows what it takes to get what he wants. He knows what he needs to do to remain on top.
Nothing will get in his way.
Nothing except Carter.
“And that’s where love finds you… in the tragedies.”
Whoa, Colleen Hoover just showed us her dark side! Too Late was so different compared to her previous works because this book contains some graphic sex scenes, use of drugs, and domestic abuse. Once again I was awed by Colleen’s writing and I’m happy that she was able to come up with something new, but I honestly can’t say that I loved everything in this book. Although there were parts that blew me away, there were things that unfortunately didn’t hit the mark for me.
The book is told from three POVs. It’s a story about college girl Sloan who has been enduring an abusive relationship with her boyfriend Asa. Now let me tell you that Asa is a sick fuck. He’s a selfish asshole and a drug dealer who treats Sloan like she’s a possession and cheats on her and fucks around with other girls behind her back. Sloan is well-aware of Asa’s drug involvements but she cannot get away from him because she owes him a lot financially. When she met Carter though, she felt an instant connection with him. But how can she be attracted to him when he is, after all, one of Asa’s constituents?
First, I love dark books so it was so easy for me to get sucked into this story. Plus, CoHo’s beautiful writing is a bonus! I especially loved that she offered intensity in every chapter. There was also an angst which is my weakness in a New Adult book.
The romance, by the way, was definitely there, but it wasn’t as overwhelming as I expected it to be. The thing that made it kind of off, I guess, was the insta-love. After Carter and Sloan met for the first time, they already decided that they’re in love.
Right. And it didn’t sit well with me.
I also didn’t see the chemistry between Sloan and Carter. There was certainly none.
Aaaand don’t even get me started on Sloan!
MINOR SPOILER in this paragraph:
Given her freedom to freely get in and out of Asa’s house, she could easily leave him behind, report him to the cops or whatever but why did she has to need Carter to save her? She can do it herself. I don’t understand why for once, she can’t stand on her own and just let somebody save her ass. What also irked me most was how she can never say NO to Asa whenever he needs a quick f*ck. I get it that she’s helpless and compromised but like I said, she had all the chances to get out of the abusive relationship.
Wish she did this to Asa.
The action scenes in the last few chapters were badass though and I have to give it to CoHo. It was so intense my level of adrenaline was on top! All in all, it was an enjoyable dark read but I wasn’t totally charmed. Still, it’s a must if you’re an avid CoHo fan.
“You’re all I see, Sloan. Beyond the job, beyond the right and wrong. You’re all I see.”
NOTE : This book may not be suitable for minor readers.
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