Review #58

Title- Layla

Author- Colleen Hoover

Rating– 4.5/5

Genre- paranormal, suspense, romance

POV- This is one of the only stories recently that I’ve read all in a male’s POV from a female author

Trope- ghost stories

My emotions- creeped out (in a good way),


Leeds- country singer

Layla- spontaneous

Willow- the spirit


Page 79- just leave! lol. Don’t stay there

Page 99- great scene

Page 246- holy shit. It was right in front of me the whole damn time. And my brain knew but wouldn’t allow myself to go down that road.

Page 255- this is brilliantly done.

Page 275- this plan is definitely not going to work

Page 290- highly satisfying ending


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.

Best part- the second unexpected twist

What I’d change- Page 174- getting a little bored of the monotony. It’s a slow transition of his mindset being shown from Layla to Willow, but here I’m wanting something to get switched up or happen to mess up the current path.


“There could be realms of other existence we’ve never even entertained the idea of. They could be endless. I don’t think we ever really die.”

Pacing- I read in a 24 hour time

Published by CassieSwindon

Fiction author

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