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Fallon meets Ben an aspiring novelist the day before her scheduled cross country move Their untimely attraction leads them to spend Fallon’s last day in LA together and her eventful life becomes the creative inspiration Ben has always sought for his novel Over time and amidst the various relationships and tribulations of their own separate lives they continue to meet on the same date every year Until one day Fallon becomes unsure if Ben has been telling her the truth or fabricating a perfect reality for the sake of the ultimate plot twistCan Ben’s relationship with Fallon—and simultaneously his novel—be considered a love story if it ends in heartbreak?Beloved #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover returns with an unforgettable love story between a writer and his unexpected muse


10 thoughts on “November 9

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    2182017 UpdateHoover responded via a Facebook video ebook and the next printing of November 9 if one will happen will have a major edit to update the scene where Ben is touching Fallon without her consent I'm incredibly grateful for this and you can see my follow up response in the link aboveIn the aftermath of this apology I have edited my review for a less hostile tone and to cut out my overuse of the word literally lol My original review can be read here Abuse rapeSPOILER ALERTI would give this zero stars if I could Since I was on the plane when I began reading this I was unable to snapchat vlog how much I hated it Therefore here’s my list of complaints in word format• Fallon describes herself as being “obsessive compulsive” about hygiene You could just say you find hygiene important instead of belittling an actual mental illness for a hyperbole • Homeboy Ben eavesdrops on a conversation Fallon has with her father in a restaurant then when she says she hasn’t had a boyfriend he SLIPS INTO THE BOOTH NEXT TO HER AND PRETENDS TO BE HER BOYFRIEND? WTF THE FUCK? GO SIT BACK AT YOUR OWN TABLE STOP TOUCHING HER AND CALLING HER LADYBUG AND BABY 1 800 DID NOT ASK AND WAS NOT INVITED • I’m tired of every colleen hoover being about a girl with self confidence issues Even worse in this one the MC has disfiguring scars which just worsens the fact that Hoover would exploit trauma and burn victims to establish a character trait• LITERALLY THE ENTIRE FIRST CHAPTER IN BEN’S PERSPECTIVE IS TALKING ABOUT HER BOOBS AND WHAT COLOR UNDERWEAR SHE IS WEARING WHAT THE FUCK???? HOW IS THAT SEXY OR ROMANTIC FOR A GUY TO BE FANTASIZING ABOUT UNDRESSING A GIRL IN HIS HEAD BARELY TWO MINUTES AFTER THEY MEET????? • FURTHERMORE I’ll stop using caps now bc I feel like I’m wearing it out but please do bear in mind that I’m furious he literally says “if we’re just going to sit here and stare at each other it’d be nice if she were showing a little cleavage instead of wearing this long sleeved shirt that leaves everything to the imagination It’s pushing eighty degrees outside She should be in something a lot less convent inspired” pg 24 IT’S CHAPTER 2 AND YOU’RE ALREADY DICTATING HOW SHE SHOULD DRESS?????? OH MY FUCKING GOD I WANT TO TEAR THIS BOOK APART• A few paragraphs later he starts looking at her scars and he’s like “Are her breasts scarred too? How much of her body is actually affected?” And I get that it might be a genuine curiosity to see her and wonder how much of her body is affected by the burns bUT YOU CAN’T JUST ASK SOMEONE THAT OR BLATANTLY FANTASIZE ABOUT UNDRESSING THEM JUST TO SATISFY YOUR CURIOSITY ABOUT THEIR DISEASE OR SCARS I literally don’t understand this This is absolutely disgusting “I begin to mentally undress her and not in a sexual way I’m just curious Really curious” pg 25 WTTTFFFFF?????? this is so wrongly voyeuristic and completely fetishizes her scars• I call bullshit on this book I know the romance genre is unrealistic because it’s mostly just womens’ wish fulfillment but a straight not unattractive guy swooping in to save a girl from a verbally abusive dad buys her dinner is a creative writing student etc? It doesn’t happen This doesn’t exist • I’ve always gotten subtle homophobic vibes from Hoover’s books but on page 28 MC says “No gay man I know would have left the house looking like you do right now” and just the outright stereotyping and trying to use that to be funny is just gross Assuming every single gay man puts fashion on an alter is so stupidly stereotypical and I’m angry about it • Ahhh Page 34 He begins to get all romantic and heavy and saying “want to know what I was thinking about when I saw you for the first time?” and we thought we were going to get a touching story about looking past her scars at her beauty but nope Full paragraphs talking about her ass and him wondering if she was going commando The objectification of women in this one is so undeniably and painfully real • Ben basically navigates throughout this book doing whatever he wants without asking Fallon’s consent and then forcing her to do things because he thinks she’s uncomfortable for no reason It’s just disgusting that the man’s presence in this book is written so much naturally and commandeering in this book • For instance there’s this entire scene where Ben wants her to wear this really revealing dress and she doesn’t want to but he keeps pressuring her to and finally Fallon is about to have a panic attack and cry and she’s sueezing her eyes shut because Ben is running his hands along her shirt and unbuttoning it WHICH DEFINITELY MEANS FUCK OFF SHE DOESN’T WANT YOU TOUCHING HER FUCK YOU BEN FUCK YOU and he finally takes off her shirt and looks her over and it’s so uncomfortable and nonconsensual and totally inappropriate having only met a few hours ago then he taKES OFF HER PANTS AND DOES THE SAME THEN TELLS HER TO LIFT HER ARMS AND PHYSICALLY PUTS THE DRESS ON FOR HER and I just wanted her to literally slice him in half like I’m so done with him He is the opposite of romantic and if I were to ever encounter him in person I would literally stomp him like a roach• May I just say that when he was telling her what dress to wear he literally said “I’m paying for dinner so I get to choose what I stare at while we eat” Is that not a characteristic of an abusive boyfriend to be so controlling to force her to wear what he wants her to wear? And they’ve only been “friends” for 3 hours? • Ben tells her 3 hours into their friendship I uote “It’s your own fault people feel uncomfortable looking at you” I can’t even make this up He tells her it’s her fault that she has burn scars that they make her feel self conscious and the reaction people have to them If I didn’t already hate this character so much I would actually tear him to shreds with my bare hands• You wanna know what the male gaze is? It’s a male supposed love interest saying shit like “There’s just enough showing at her neckline to keep me good and happy” Because women their boobs and their lowcut shirts exist to make men “good and happy” Barf Gag Vomit• HE LITERALLY SAID TO HER “ you could very well be as dumb as a rock But at least you’re pretty” pg 57 WAY TO FUCKING OBJECTIFY A WOMAN TO REDUCE HER TO HAVING NO CAPACITY FOR INTELLIGENCE AT ALL AS LONG AS SHE’S WEARING A LOWCUT SHIRT • There’s this scene where he’s running his hands along her scars He asks “is this okay?” asking for consent Great Awesome But she responds “I don’t know” And he fuCKING KEEPS GOING NOPE YOU RUINED IT GOODBYE I’M NOT EVEN SURPRISED SHE’S DESCRIBED AS HAVING TEARS IN HER EYES THE NEXT PAGE BECAUSE YOU FUCKING KEPT GOING WHEN SHE DIDN’T CONSENT TO BEING TOUCHED MORE • They start outlining rules for what to do between the time that they’ll see each other again and whereas fallon’s are things like “read these books and have fun” ben’s is literally “go on dates You don’t have enough experience for girls of your age” Like great That makes me feel really good about myself Great job • She eventually reveals that her left breast was disfigured from the fire and in the next line of dialogue ben is like LET ME SEE IT I NEED TO SEE IT CONSIDER IT RESEARCH I WANT TO KNOW Like in what the fuck world is that acceptable? It’s her number one insecurity and he’s such an entitled asshole that he’s like “uhhuh cool but let me see it Because I’m curious”• Every sexual advance after that wasn’t because “you’re beautiful I love you” it was “let me take off your clothes so I can see the scars you keep trying to hide” So disgusting• I think the saddest thing is Fallon never stops Ben from doing anything She continually complies even if it causes her to have tears in her eyes shakiness etc She has so much internalized misogyny that she allows men to control her and tell her what to do and she contributes it to the alpha male personality in the romance books she reads I’m so so upset for her that she can’t stick up for herself and Ben disguises his exploitative disgusting and toxic obsession with her scars and undressing her as concern and love • They were talking about their favorite foods Ben said Pad Thai Fallon said Sushi “they’re almost the same thing because they’re both Asian food” pg 121 lmao okay• Fuck the Tate and Miles cameo I fucking hate Miles • “I step forward and shut her up with my mouth” lollolololol I hate this I fucking hate this Let her speak Stay in your own fucking lane You don’t dictate when she needs to shut up especially kissing her forcibly to make her stop talking • “He kisses me with entitlement” is a real fucking line in the book It literally just proved my point Ben thinks he’s so entitled to her body This is actually a perfect summary of any CoHo book you’ll read Such arrogant ridiculous entitled men• After she loses her virginity to him she literally describes it as she “lost a part of herself to the person inside her as if the second they joined together a tiny piece of their souls got confused and a piece of his fell into her and a piece of hers fell into him” IS THIS NOT THE EXACT WORDING OF ABSINTANCE ONLY SEX ED??? TELLING GIRLS THAT THEY ARE POLLUTING THEMSELVES AND GIVING AWAY PARTS OF THEMSELVES TO MEN WHEN THEY LOSE THEIR VIRGINITY????? VIRGINITY IS A CONSTRUCT YOU AREN’T LOSING ANYTHING YOU ARE AN INDIVIDUAL PERSON EVEN AFTER SEX OH MY GOD THIS BOOK IS UNBEARABLE PLEASE MAKE IT END• fuCKING GUESS WHAT IT GOT WORSE• the next morning she was like “I gotta go” and he literally said I uote “I’ve never wanted to use physical force on a girl before but I want to push her to the ground and hold her there until the cab drives away” He literally threatens physical violence on her BUT SO CUTE AND RELATABLE AM I RIGHT???• He actually gets pissed when she refuses to let him move in with her and exchange numbers Like cry me a river fuckboy • This book is just so outright woman hating Ben has such frail masculinity He was like “Fallon said she hates insta love but apparently she hates semi instant love and slow love and love at a snail’s pace and love in general” Like way to villainize a woman because she wants the best for you???? Horny motherfucker go take a nap • At this point I stopped taking notes because shit was happening every paragraph but here’s the rest of what I remember• SEVERAL times in this book Fallon tells Ben “I need to leave” and he either grabs her stands in front of the door or otherwise blocks her exit That’s extremely controlling and nasty • At one point she tries to drive away from him but he grabs her keys out of her hand and walks to his own car forcing her to scream after him and follow him to get them back He walks all over her life and calls it “alpha male” romance• Near the end of the book Fallon’s out on a date with another guy and he shows up and is super manipulative pretending like he’s interviewing them for an article or some shit but he’s actually just creeping on the guy she’s with because he hates how she’s moved on from him That’s so controlling and disgusting? Literally leave her alone she’s with another man? What the fuck? Grow up?• During this same scene Fallon is drunk at the bar and Ben takes her drags her down a hallway corners her there demands to know who he is and Fallon laughs Hoover continually normalizes and REWARDS this behavior by making the main female character perceive it as humor or protectiveness• At one point she tells him “I need to get back to my date” and it says that he “leans closer and sandwiches her against the wall” then he says “Don’t be like that I’ve been through hell today trying to find you” OH OKAY SO YOU STALKED HER CORNERED HER AND NOW YOU FEEL ENTITLED TO AN EXPLANATION? ENTITLED FOR HER TO LEAVE HER CURRENT DATE FOR YOU? I hate this man Fuck his privilege and entitlement • At this point I’ve yelled so much I’m going to try and stay calm for this one because it’s the most serious one While they are in a bar together—Fallon drunk Ben sober—he pulls her into a storage closet and they begin making out Ben initiates this Fallon is hesitant but complies He starts touching her and clear as day she tells him “Stop her voice louder than it’s been all night” This is an absolute loud clear indication that she does not want to proceed But what does Ben do? His hands continue to “graze the edge of her panties” and he whispers—he fucking whispers to her face—“I’m trying Ask me again” He didn’t stop He Didn’t Stop THIS IS RAPE CULTURE I TOLD MYSELF I WOULDN’T USE CAPS BUT IN A COLLEEN HOOVER BOOK THAT HAS A 445 RATING ON GOODREADS THE MAIN CHARACTER TOLD THE LOVE INTEREST TO STOP DURING A HEAVY ROMANCE SCENE AND HE CONTINUED TO SHOVE HIS HAND UP HER SKIRT WHILE SAYING “ASK AGAIN” UPDATE 21817 Hoover will be editing this out of the book • At this point in the book I was done Then the plot twist occurred• The plot twist just secured this book’s place in hell for me Ben was manipulative Ben lied Ben was voyeuristic trying to see her scars because HE CAUSED THEM This isn’t cute This isn’t romance This is a drunk driver running a red light and hitting another car nearly killing a passenger and then stalking abusing and preying on the passenger who now bears scars because of his reckless behavior Behavior that she Forgives Him For And Hoover subseuently normalizes by publishing this book By publishing this book Hoover has said “it is okay to allow men to get away with this behavior if he loves you If it was an accident If he had good intentions If he’s angsty If it was meant to be”• Fallon’s father who at the beginning of the book told her “you’re too ugly for broadway no one will hire you your career is over boys don’t love you etc” is posed as “misunderstood” and someone who doesn’t know how to communicate HE RECEIVES FORGIVENESS FOR THE DESPICABLE WORDS HE SAID TO HER AT THE BEGINNING HE RECEIVES FORGIVENESS AND AN EXCUSE • I have to stop this otherwise my head is going to explode I’m not shaming anyone who likes this book but I can’t believe it has escaped notice of so many people I can’t believe I’m the only person who’s lividThis is the end of my support for Colleen Hoover Her books aren’t going to half price books they’re going in the trash


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    FULL REVIEW NOW POSTED SPOILER FREE “If she’s not careful I might just fall in love with her Tonight” WOW WOW WOW November 9 blew me away I read it in one sitting with my heart racing the whole time The story was SO uniue and unexpected that it took me completely by surprise over and over again I swooned I fell in love my heart was broken and then healed again And THE TWIST Holy hell that twist Total shocker but I LOVED it This book was perfect from cover to cover and definitely one of the BEST BOOKS of the year 5 stars I went into this story completely blind without knowing anything other than what the blurb said and knowing the fact that it was a standalone My personal recommendation is that you do the same thing Try not to read anything about the plot and just dive right into the story As such I’m not going to talk about the storyline at all here — this is a spoiler free review — and instead I’m only going to share the blurb Fallon meets Ben an aspiring novelist the day before her scheduled cross country move Their untimely attraction leads them to spend Fallon’s last day in LA together and her eventful life becomes the creative inspiration Ben has always sought for his novel Over time and amidst the various relationships and tribulations of their own separate lives they continue to meet on the same date every year Until one day Fallon becomes unsure if Ben has been telling her the truth or fabricating a perfect reality for the sake of the ultimate plot twist Now in complete honesty blurbs usually over exaggerate when they say things like “for the sake of the ultimate plot twist” but I promise you that wording is fully deserved here I genuinely did not see the twist coming and I absolutely loved that it surprised me It just gave the story that extra ooomphThis book starts off by just throwing you right into the story You hit the ground running and it’s a non stop ride until the very end As you can guess from the blurb the story takes place over several years focusing on Fallon and Ben’s single day together each year I fell in love with them together Each time I desperately waited for them to reconnect and couldn’t wait to see where each new year would take them “You can’t leave yet I’m not finished falling in love with you” I was especially impressed with the way their relationship was set up so strongly that even after spending an entire year apart with literally no contact they could pick up like they’d never been separated“He slowly plants kisses down my neck keeping my hands secured to the bed not allowing me to touch him back while he explores my skin God I’ve missed him I’ve missed the way I feel when I’m with him I wish I could have this every day Once a year isn’t enough”PS this is a complete standalone not part of a series but there’s a secret something in this book that’s guaranteed to make you SUEE if you’re already a fan of Colleen Hoover’s books Anyways I started this book late at night but ended up staying up til the wee hours of the morning to finish it because I just needed to find out what happened next for Fallon and Ben The I read the my heart sueezed I was deliriously excited for their reunions while being kinda scared about what would happen each year while they were apart My heart was in my throat I felt ALL THE FEELS “She’s the only one I want with me today and here she isJust for me Because she missed meIf she’s not careful I just might beg her to stayFor good” Ohhhh and this story really built up My gosh there was this one specific point where seriously guys I was raging OMG My stomach dropped I was so mad that I was practically shedding angry tears I was furious to the point of not believing I could ever forgive that person I was done MAD But ohhhhh how the grovel was epic It was so epic that it actually did make me genuinely feel for and understand that character and believe the apology in a way that made me forgive what I thought would probably be unforgivable and still fully love that character To me that’s a sign of damn good writingIn the final hour of reading this book I went from full on freaking out angst filled stomach dropping rage to sitting with the biggest silliest happiest grin on my face basking in all the warm happy feelsI really found it to be amazing how these two characters could literally spend only a matter of hours together over the years and still have me wholeheartedly believe their love for each other But I really did I felt the feels believed their love understood the mistakes cheered for the victories I loved it so much “This is real life and in the real world you have to bust your ass for the happy ever after When you find love you take it You grab it with both hands and you do everything in your power not to let it go” Isn’t that an awesome uote??This book was uniue unexpected gripping addictive a lot of fun but angsty at times and also totally swoon filled and beautiful because the truth is that no person is perfect and even the best of us make mistakes What counts is whether we learn from them and how we repair the damage and how far we are willing to go to prove our love for each other no matter what happens I really felt like regardless of whether I agreed with them I understood these characters and I absolutely adored their beautiful yet unconventional love story I laughed cried swooned and fell completely in loveI have loved every single book that Colleen Hoover has written Her stories just reach right into my heart and this book was another top notch winner — a truly fantastic top recommendation “I think about you every second of every day and I don’t know how to get over you” she says“Don’t” I beg her “Please don’t get over me” This is one of those books you’ll want to drop everything to read the moment it’s liveRating 5 STARS Standalone romance For of my reviews book news and updates✦ Main blog Aestas Book Blog✦ Facebook Blog Page✦ Twitter ✦ Subscribe by email


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    “Why would a girl care to find herself when she’ll never be able to make herself feel as good as a guy can?” I've said this before but I'll say it again I like Hoover's writing I like her concepts for novels that differ from the standard format of NA romance books I really enjoyed Never Never and I also liked Confess This book however reminded me of all the reasons her stories and characters have annoyed me in the pastThe relationship between writers and the truth is something I find fascinating I especially like it when authors structure their novel so it's like a book within a book or a story within a story and you can't be sure whether you're reading the truth or what the writer wants you to believe November 9 touches upon that concept barelyBut the reality is it just isn't done very well From that opening uote that had my jaw dropping in horror at what I was reading to the weird apologies made for bad romance novels Seriously this should be called “in defence of shitty romance novels” or “how to write a shitty romance novel” because all the tips are here The book tries to make excuses for itself through the use of Ben being a romance writer Fallon doesn't like instalove one of my own biggest pet peeves and yet both her and Ben conclude that they did have a kind of instalove But you know acknowledging something doesn't necessarily make it okay In this case it doesn't at allFallon is so annoying and melodramatic I swear she must cry at least once per chapter Also she makes some sweeping dramatic statements that seem off Why does she think it would be a normal reaction for Benher hypothetical boyfriend to dump her after witnessing her argument with her father? What a drama llama Just imagine it your boyfriend sees you having an argument with your dad and he's like oh wow that's it it's over I wouldn't think that was normal I'd think what a jackassBen is another controlling douche wrapped up in a gorgeous I give you new self esteem package I shove the dress back at him “I don’t want to wear that I want to wear this”“No” he says “I’m paying for dinner so I get to choose what to stare at while we eat” Be still my beating heart I think I'm in love sarcasmHe also at one point interrupts Fallon and puts his hand over her mouth so she can't speak while he delivers this big speech about how beautiful she is and only she cares about her scars Which as the book shows actually isn't true and also get your controlling hands off her mouth douchebagSo those are the characters but there were other things I didn't like Like the fact that Ben uotes poetry when he sees her naked and they're about to have sex eww and he says this cringy line “Baby” he says his lips forming a smile “You have already made this the best I’ve ever had and I’m not even inside you yet” And oh my god when he finds out she's a virgin “Fallon” he whispers dragging his lips slowly across mine “Thank you for this beautiful gift” Oh please Just let me unsee it Ugh Ugh UghThen there's the fact that the blurb refers to the ultimate plot twist which can really only be one thing The characters lives are not developed enough that there are multiple possibilities regarding the twist It was so obvious what it had to be aboutAnd finally the plotangst wasn't very well conceived I honestly didn't buy into their reasons for not being together it seemed like excuses made to prolong the story I've experienced what it's like to meet someone new click with them instantly and become completely wrapped up in them and your emotions You generally do whatever you can to be with these rare people; you do not come up with crappy excuses why it won't workFallon and Ben like each other they’re falling in love with each other but oh no they can’t be together It’s not time They would just distract one another from their goals What a load of bullshitAlso one last thing This is a small matter given all the other criticisms I have but can we stop using stereotypes for gay men? And can we stop saying that the guy over there can't possibly be gay because he forgot to shave today? It's just stupid And let me tell you my brother is gay and he waits until we're all like it looks like a bunch of furry caterpillars died on your face before he shaves Just sayin'Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Youtube | Pinterest


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    You'll never be able to find yourself if you're lost in someone else  COLLEEN HOOVER YOU COLD HEARTED SHE DEMON HOW CAN YOU DO THIS TO PEOPLE? I must seriously love abuse because I keep coming back for of it when it comes to your books  This could be the last book I read all year and I would be perfectly content with it November 9 is stunning All us book nerds have one serious thing in common when it comes to reading We love book uotes We love to say them we love to share them we love to make pictures with them we just seriously love them November 9 hands down has some of my favorite book uotes in it Not just from things I read this year from things I've read in general If I could I would just copy and paste the entire book as my review and just leave it at that It's all just so beautiful November 9 follows Fallon a girl who meets a young writer Ben the day before she's set to move cross country With a seriously silly introduction it leads these two characters to spend her last night in town with each other This becomes the inspiration for Ben's first novel and for the two too met up every year on the same day I seriously can't get over these two They're both so easy to fall in love with Fallon with her insecurities and Ben with his boyish charm will win your heart over within a few pages Fallon is this character who is struggling to find her footing again in life and Ben who knows what direction he wants to aim but needs the arrow guided I liked their ups and downs I liked how their struggles became our struggles We get to grow with these characters and we get to go through so much time with them Fallon and Ben will make you feel every single emotion One page these two would have me dying laughing then I would turn it and the next I would be crying so hard I couldn't breathe Their relationship will have you second guessing your hate for insta love That's all I'm going to say character wise Vague I know but if you've ever read a CoHo book if you haven't where the hell have you been?? you know the last thing you want is to be spoiled on characters What are you waiting for? He drags in a raspy breath 'To wake up I think' He lowers his mouth and kisses my neck 'I'm dreaming right?' Okay I'm just going to warn you now the vague character description is going to be the only organized and put together part of this whole review From here on out it's going to be a jumbled mess of spoiler free fangirl talk You've been warnedThe plot OMG the plot It's a sucker punch from all directions It's an uppercut to the face an elbow to the stomach a smack to the ear of pure emotion thrust upon you Let me break this down for you The first few pages I was all lah tee dah minding my own business being all swoony over all the possibilities of where this story could head WHEN OUT OF NOWHERE I GET FREAKING THROAT PUNCHED BY THE MOST ROMANCE SCENE I HAVE READ IN MY ENTIRE LIFE AND THIS IS FROM A GIRL WHO HAD READ A BUTT TON OF BOOKS I mean good God and it's only 50 pages in I wanted to lay a book worthy kiss on Ben so hard because that moment is pure perfection Every girl deserves a Ben Maybe someone can invent a pocket sized version of him and whenever were having an ugly day ladies you know what I'm talking about you can pull out your pocket sized Ben and he can pay you compliments and make you feel like the princess you are If you can't tell by that bizarre thing I just said then let me just come right out and say it I was completely hooked I was just sitting on the sofa sobbing Then it's scene after scene of these perfect stolen moments breathtaking events and heart stopping romance that you'll be rooting for But don't get too comfortable because you know one of those epic CoHo twist are going to happen AND THIS ONE IS THE PITS When it happened I couldn't breathe and I swear I almost threw up Feeling all emotions at once hit me so hard it almost induced vomiting But mainly just caused me to do that heavy cry where you can't even function or form words and all your sentences come out in broken fragments Pain swept my legs out from under me


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    5 stars There is nothing uite like a Colleen Hoover book She is one of those authors that leaves a stamp on her work Her plots seem to have this special twist her story lines are always uniue and her characters are witty wonderful and flawed When I read November 9 I expected greatness This is a CoHo book And I wasn't disappointed November 9 is a day on the calendar One day out of 365 It’s a day that I’ve never really thought about but from now on I don’t think this date will pass without me thinking of Ben Fallon and their story When I read the blurb for this book I was intrigued At first I thought such a cool idea Then I thought how is this going to work? This is a book that put me through the ringer My emotions were all over the place It made me feel It made me stay up all night reading There were points I was sad points i was angry it’s been a while since I’ve been this upset at a character still not over it LOL and points my heart was bursting full I want to talk about the story but I can’t talk about the story It’s one of those you don’t want to know to much about Be surprised and let the emotions consume you November 9 is the perfect mix of humor twists and turns love angst and it has that Colleen Hoover stamp that is unmistakable You will laugh you will cry if you’re like me you might be so full of frustration that you want to throw your kindle a time or two but by the ending you’re left with an unforgettable story that is real raw and riveting ps there were some fantastic and fun bookisms in this story and every single one of them put a smile on my face


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    Note to self Give up on NAYA MauraAs others have said it is hard to write this review without giving anything away so I won't say too muchToo cheesy for meToo much dramaToo many coincidencesHer books are a hit and miss for me This one definitely missed the mark It had everything but the kitchen sinkI am in the minority here Most loved it and those of you still to read it will probably love it tooHoover's writing is strong but the whole storylineplot just did not work for me Aw well Suspension of disbelief or willing suspension of disbelief is a term coined in 1817 by the poet and aesthetic philosopher Samuel Taylor Coleridge who suggested that if a writer could infuse a human interest and a semblance of truth into a fantastic tale the reader would suspend judgement concerning the implausibility of the narrative Suspension of disbelief often applies to fictional works of the action comedy fantasy and horror genres Cognitive estrangement in fiction involves using a person's ignorance or lack of knowledge to promote suspension of disbelief


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    Once upon a time I was a die hard fan of Colleen HooverThings change She laughs and focuses on my eyes for a beat but then her focus falls to my mouth and God I want to kiss her I want to kiss her so bad it hurts and now I can’t smile because I’m in too much pain It’s like that all story longI’m not saying that I have a cold heart and can’t appreciate “romancey” passages It just doesn’t fulfill my definition of true honest and realistic loveIn other words this book is extremely cheesy And since we get both Ben and Fallon’s chapter point of views the cheesiness really stands out and becomes ubiuitous “One of the things I always try to remind myself is that everyone has scars” she says “A lot of them even worse than mine The only difference is that mine are visible and most people aren’t” Then why do you keep complaining about it?She’s always self conscious about her scars which appeared after she survived a fire It’s all she thinks about when in company of others especially guys Are they staring at me? Do they see me as a monster? Am I repulsing to them?Just stopI understand that her confidence is low due to the scars but does she have to whine about them all the time and continuously mention them? I vote for a no “Take a seat Fallon’s in the shower” I glance at the couch and then at the hallway that leads to Fallon’s bedroom “You don’t think she needs my help in the shower?” The humor is another thing that I couldn’t stand I NEED it in my contemporary reads otherwise I uickly become disinterested in the story But the humor in this book is of very poor uality It’s bad so bad “What if we meet up again next year on the same day? And the year after that? We’ll do it for five years Same date same time same place We’ll pick up where we left off tonight but only for the day I’ll make sure you’re following through with your auditions and I can write a book about the days we’re together” The premise is the entire reason why I even started this novel Not because it’s a Colleen Hoover book not because of the cover or even the hype To me the idea of someone writing his own love story sounded fascinatingYeah rightMaybe it could have worked Maybe with other characters it might have been less annoying unrealistic eye roll worthy and cheesyIt’s not badly written Colleen Hoover knows how to express emotions “It pisses me off that you allow something so trivial to define such a huge part of you I can’t make you pretty in this book because that would be an insult You’re fucking beautiful And you’re funny And the only times I’m not completely enad by you are the moments you’re feeling sorry for yourself Because I don’t know if you’ve realized this yet but you’re alive Fallon And every time you look in the mirror you don’t have the right to hate what you see Because you survived when a lot of people don’t get that lucky So from now on when you think about your scars you aren’t allowed to resent them You’re going to embrace them because you’re lucky to be on this earth to see them And any guy you allow to touch your scars better thank you for that privilege” Except who would ever give this kind of perfectly structured speech to another human being?Maybe it’s my cynical side that’s speaking but I couldn’t take this book seriously It didn’t convince me DNF at 40%If it convinced YOU then I’m glad Books are there to be read and we either enjoy them or not I obviously didn’t like this one but my review isn’t meant to insult anyone who has read itYoutube Blog Twitter Instagram Google


  8. says:

    Huge disappointment I love everything CoHo writes but this one didn't work for me Let me start from the beginning I really liked the premise of this book and it was one of my most anticipated reads of the year I was really excited when it came out and wanted to love it I've read some really great reviews and my hopes were high But oh it didn't meet my expectations To explain myself let me give you an actual uote from the book Why would a girl care to find herself when she'll never be able to make herself feel as good as a guy can? Just what even????And also THE LIST OF UOTES I HATED FROM THIS BOOK Her boobs Both of them I know I'm pathetic But if we're just going to sit here and stare to each other it'd be nice if she were showing a little cleavage I shove the dress back at him I don't want to wear that I want to wear thisNo he says I'm paying for dinner so I get to choose what to stare at while we eat NOPE SHE WILL WEAR WHAT SHE WANTS Baby you already made this the best sex I've had and I'm not even inside you yet cringesAnd when she was about to lose her virginity to him Fallon Thank you for this beautiful gift OHGODWHYAnd those are not all of them just the ones I remember And those are said by Ben the male protagonist the one that's supposed to make us fall in love with him I don't really understand Fallon there's a scene that really disturbed me the first day they met he undresses her not in a perverted way it was just curiosity RIIIIGHTThe thing is I don't really like Ben He has some other great uotes and he's a funny guy sometimes but he's by far the worst fictional boyfriend Colleen ever created in my opinion And Fallon I kind of like her sometimes but she's too melodramatic There are also good things in this book as I said there are some funny uotes that really made me laugh and there are also some really nice uotes that I loved Examples It doesn't take a paycheck to validify that you're a writer Please don't tell me you're one of those pretentious readers who judge people by the books they like After their first kissHe pulls back in shock Seriously? That's all I get? A seven?I shrug I've read some great first kisses Confort can sometimes be a crutch when it comes to figuring out your life I'm never going to meet anyone who makes me feel the way he does People don't get this lucky than once in the same lifetime Another thing that I really liked is that Miles and Tate from Ugly Love made an appearance and it was SO CUTE I'll not spoil you but their relationship is going really well ' Miles deserves it The truth is I love Colleen Hoover and even if this book disappointed me I'll still read everything she writes She's still one of my auto buy authors I don't know what happened with this one I think I'm just tired of the same formula she always uses A guy with a tragic past and drama and angst and angst Or maybe I'm just not into NA any All the hot scenes made me roll my eyes All in all I didn't despise the book I'm just not amused by it


  9. says:

    155 starsI think or at least I hope that by know you guys know me well enough to know that I'm not the type of reader that loves to hate on hyped books If I love or hate a book I don't care how hyped or popular the book or author is you will get my honest opinion no matter what I will be the first to admit that I am a huge fan of Colleen Hoover's writing Her books are always high on my favorites lists and she is an auto read author for me Despite the fact that I did not like this book at all and that it didn't work for me one bit she is still one of my favorite authors and I will still be rushing to read her next book Unfortunately and it pains me to have to say this but November 9 just wasn't for meFrom the summary this book always made me a little nervous for several reasons 1 It immediately reminded me of the plot for One Day 2 I always have issues with romances that start from just one day of knowing each other 3 The hint about Ben possibly hiding something had me worried this would have one of those shock value plot twists which I normally hate But it's Colleen freaking Hoover and there was no way I was not reading this book I was super excited to get an early copy and despite the fact that October was only reserved for Netflix binging I couldn't help myself and had to read this book The thing that upsets me the most is that November 9 had so much potential and the first few chapters showed so much promise At first it was just a few things here and there that bothered me but eventually almost everything started bothering me and combined it just didn't make this an enjoyable book for me Since there were so many things that bothered me I'm gonna list these in a non spoiler and spoiler section below If you are avoiding spoilers simply skip that part and head to the end to my non spoilery final thoughts Non spoiler list of things that bothered me The first thing I had an issue with was the fact that Fallon was scarred on most of her body and face from a house fire that cost her her acting career Now I'm not this monster that expects or wants all MC's to be perfect and beautiful and flawless but this goes back to one of my main problems that I have with New Adult and the fact that everything has to be so fucking tragic I thought we were at the point in NA where we were past characters needing a tragic past but apparently not Speaking of New Adult my friend Megan wrote an awesome Almost Break Up Letter to New Adult last week and while I was reading it and was agreeing with all her points I would have never thought a Hoover book would fall victim to so many of those annoying and cliché NA traits We had tragic pasts for both characters drama overkill plot twists that felt like they were simply added for the sake of shock value recycled tropes that have already been done in previouspopular NA books super cheesy lines and conflict that seemed really forced Just to name a few Ben was too perfect in an unrealistic way Hoover's male characters always seem to have this really intense feel to them which I don't mind at all But in Ben's case there always felt something off about him He literally came out of nowhere to save the day and offer to be Fallon's pretend boyfriend in front of her dad What would have resulted in a one time thing turned into so much when he stayed with her a few hours while she packed for New York and broke down barriers that no one else could in only a few hours like letting him take off her clothes He said just the right things to make Fallon feel better about her scars He asked Fallon to date around while she was in New York for a year so she didn't 'miss anything' and he sounded like an inspirational coach half the time while the other half he said some really cheesy shit Things like Baby he says his lips forming a smile You already made this the best sex I've had and I'm not even inside you yet and this lovely gem as he's about to take her virginity Fallon he whispers dragging his lips slowly across mine Thank you for this beautiful gift And speaking of cheese Fallon said some really cheesy stuff too that made me roll my eyes It felt as if the second we joined together a tiny piece of our souls got confused and a piece of his fell into me and a piece of mine fell into him or I just know that there is no way I can tell him goodbye after this It'll tear me apart way worse than last year I can't go another day without him being a part of my everyday life Not after this Keep in mind that this is after he 3rd November 9th they have spent together roughly 12 hours they have spent together in total since they first met and after the first time they have sex Towards the end of the book by about the fifth November 9th they've spent together Ben and Fallon have only spent a grand total of 28 hours together This is one of the main reasons why I had such a hard time connecting with not only the story but with Ben and Fallon as a couple As stated in the summary Fallon and Ben only meet once a year on November 9th the day they met This all sounds romantic but it didn't work for me in a number of ways Ben and Fallon agree for some reason on that later that they should have zero contact at all during the years they are apart They block each other on social media they never give each other their phone numbers or emails so they don't talk text or email Basically they just show up to an agreed location on November 9th at a certain time and hope the other is there They have no idea if either of them have met someone else or any of the normal every day things that happen in life Meanwhile they always act like theirs is an epic love story despite the fact that in reality they just really basically strangers who happen to have a 'connection' Each time they met we had 1 2 chapters in his point of view and in her point of view and it was on to the next year The fact that this was sort of a book with in a book felt like a cheap ploy to uickly address and dismiss any issues the reader may have which honestly felt like an insult to us readers Because Fallon is an avid reader and gets Ben to read books too and Ben is a writer they kind of make fun of certain book scenarios while falling victim to those clichés Fallon tells Ben early on that she hates insta love and when she explains to him what insta love is and he says that it sounds like what they must have she uickly dismisses it Years later when it comes up again we are supposed to buy this half assed explanation with this You know how much I dislike insta loveOh it was still insta love I tell her But ours is legit Isn't that what every author says about their insta love romance in books? Later on when they have sex Ben muses about how as an author he has no words to describe that moment in paper so he will just have to fade to black Which is exactly what the book does at that moment After reading Ugly Love we all know Hoover is capable of writing really great and classy sex scenes This approach came off as lazy It felt like Hoover used the fact that Ben was an author and Fallon was a reader to shut down any problems I mentioned earlier that the plot of this book reminded me of One Day by David Nichols which I have read There is a scene in here that really bothered me when someone brings up the comparison It's a little bit like Sleepless In Seattle' Tate saysI immediately shake my head It's nothing like that They only agreed to meet onceTrue I's like One Day then That movie with Anne Hathaway?Again I dismiss her comparison That just focuses on one particular day every year but the two people still interact throughout the year like normal Fallon and I have no contactI don't know why I'm being so defensive I think writers just naturally become defensive when their ideas are compared to other ideas even if it's done innocently But mine and Fallon's story is one of a kind and I feel somewhat protective of it I don't like the fact that an international best seller book is reduced to simply an 'Anne Hathaway' movie I especially dislike it since Hoover is an author herself I'm sure it was innocent but this bothered me Another one of my issues with this story is that the conflict always felt forced The reason why Fallon moves to New York is because he mother says that you don't know who you are until you are 23 years old and you shouldn't date until then because if you don't know yourself how can you fall in love And she always listens to her mother because her mother is always right Something that Fallon feels the need to remind us of several times So she moves to New York to try to find herself and put herself out there to try to help out her career This is all fine but Fallon is 18 and alone and miserable in New York And this doesn't explain the fact that she and Ben can't talk on the damn phone or text or email each other even as friends Years later when Ben wants to move to New York to be with Fallon so they could be together a family tragedy forces Ben to stay home Or should I say convinces Fallon that Ben has to stay home and once again can't have any contact with her For his own good of course All of this just felt really forced to meSpoiler things that bothered me When Fallon breaks Ben's heart and leaves to New York again she shows up the next November 9th expecting to find a happy go lucky Ben Instead Ben is dating his dead brother's ex wife and is raising his brother's son with her She is hurt and angry even though she's the one that told him to stay to help her Even though she's the one that left without refusing to give him her number She says something that really annoys me And no matter who is at fault for that whether it's mine for walking away last year or yours for not knowing I did it for your own good none of it changes things The whole 'I did it for your own good' move is stupid and condescending and overdone Plot twist It turns out that Ben is the one that set fire to Fallon's dad's house two years ago Intentionally That day he pretended to be her boyfriend he was following her dad and fully knew who she was This kind of negated all the 'your scars are what makes you beautiful' and 'you are lucky to be alive' and all that other after school speeches he gave her After that I never really knew if he really felt that way or if it was out of guilt for being the cause of that I know this came as a huge shock to most readers but it only annoyed me because the whole 'I'm responsible for your traumatic accident and now I'm gonna seek you out to ease my guilt' has been done before in Ten Tiny Breaths by KA Tucker and Leaving Paradise by Simone Elkeles The reason that Ben set Fallon's dad's house on fire is because Ben's mom killed herself He found some letters with his name on them and he assumed that they had an affair and he was responsible for his mom killing herself I would also like to point out that this assumption is incorrect Not only did Fallon have a tragic past the fire but Ben did too his mom killing herself This felt like overkill for a number of reasons Ben's mother had terminal cancer and she didn't want to be a burden on her sons So she shot herself in the head In their home Knowing that Ben was there at the time and he would be the one to find her since it was only the two of them that lived there How terrible and fucked up is that reasoning? Couldn't have she taken pills or something that wouldn't result with her brains being splattered all over her bedroom? What was worse was the suicide note she left for him I know this will be difficult for you to deal with so I've tried to make it as easy as possible Someone will need to clean up after they take my body so I've left a card on the kitchen counter for who you should call There's plenty of cash in my purse I've left it in the kitchen on the counter' Someone give her the mother of the year award so being so thoughtful In case you missed it Ben's mom killed herself on November 9 That same day he sets he fire that ruined Fallon's life Two years later that's the day they first officially meet So that date has an important significance for a number of reasons All of which I'm sure were meant to add to this supposedly epic romance but only ended up being over he topSpoiler free final thoughtsI'm not saying that you should not read this book or that's its terrible because a that's a shitty thing to say and b everyone has different tastes Just because I thought this was Hoover's weakest book and I pretty much hated it there is no denying that she is one hell of a talented writer I just honestly think that this was missing the certain Hoover feel that makes all her other books stand out and hit you right in the feels The fact that every single review on Goodreads is 5 stars and nothing less really makes me uestion the state of book blogging right now and how honest certain people can be when it comes to reviewing hyped books or books by author 'friends' I also really wish authors would find beta readers that aren't friends that can be truly objectiveNovember 9 was one of my most anticipated books of the year and I don't know if I'm disappointed in the fact that this didn't work for me because it's written by Colleen Hoover or of the fact that this Colleen Hoover book didn't work for me If you're on the fence about this I suggest you read reviews by bloggers you truly trust And if you do decide to read this book I hope you like it better than I did No matter what I thought about this book I'll always be looking forward to read her upcoming books and I still consider her one of my favorites


  10. says:

    Two words absolutely brilliant I’m amazed at CoHo's ability to deliver a uniue story with each and every one of her books After I was done with November 9 I spent a good hour or two discussing it with Kara There’s so much I want to say about it but really you can only do that with people who have read the book so not to ruin the story for othersOne thing that surprised me was when a certain couple made a cameo It put a smile on my face I'm so use to CoHo not following book trends that it was pleasant surprise to see the crossover CoHo’s men have a way of getting me worked up and not in a good way It started with her first book Slammed and has continued on in her other books While they make me want to smash my kindle against a wall they also make me appreciate the realness of the situation CoHo's love stories are guaranteed to have the ability to provoke strong emotions in the readerMy favorite aspect of the story is how the book flowed so well together even though the story took place over a large time span The story didn’t have any mundane lulls filled with everyday stuff It held me captive from the opening scene until the very end I LOVED IT PS I love that CoHo commented on my status update It made my year ✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦✦RELEASE DATENovember 10 2015 Pre order | order Complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review