By Colleen Hoover
Publisher: Simon and Schuster Australia
There are two sides to every love story. Now hear Will’s.
Layken and Will’s love has managed to withstand the toughest of circumstances and the young lovers, now married, are beginning to feel safe and secure in their union.
But as much as Layken relishes their new life together, she finds herself wanting to know everything there is to know about her husband; even though Will makes it clear he prefers to keep the painful memories of the past where they belong. Still, he can’t resist his wife’s pleas and so begins to untangle his side of the story, revealing for the first time his most intimate feelings and thoughts, retelling both the good and bad moments and sharing a few shocking confessions of his own from the time when they first met.
This Girl starts exactly where Point of Retreat finishes and tells Will’s side of their love story. In it we are half in the present and are taken back into the past when Will is explaining something that Layken wants to hear. I really enjoyed Layken’s side but I think I enjoyed Will’s side more. Also I learnt so much more about Will and what has made him the person that he is today than I had in any of the other books and it made me love him more. Although Will telling Layken his side does create some problems for them, they don’t yell at each other like most people, they take themselves out of the situation think about what was said and then calmly come back and discuss how it has made them feel. If only all relationships were like this. Just by reading how they work through each of the new problems that arises you know that they are going to make a fabulous couple that lasts a lifetime and will be able to get through anything that is thrown their way.
There are so many moments throughout this series that I have laughed, cried and nearly thrown the book across the room in frustration but that is what makes a series worth reading. And This Girl really is the perfect ending to this series and the epilogue defiantly sums up how I imagined the ending would be.