"In Hopeless, Sky left no secret unearthed, no feeling unshared, and no memory forgotten, but Holder’s past remained a mystery.
Still haunted by the little girl he let walk away, Holder has spent his entire life searching for her in an attempt to finally rid himself of the crushing guilt he has felt for years. But he could not have anticipated that the moment they reconnect, even greater remorse would overwhelm him…
Sometimes in life, if we wish to move forward, we must first dig deep into our past and make amends. In Losing Hope, bestselling author Colleen Hoover reveals what was going on inside Holder’s head during all those hopeless moments—and whether he can gain the peace he desperately needs."
The sequel is less a sequel and more a sort of retelling from Holder's POV.
In ways I liked it a little better, there aren't many romance stories told only from a guy's perspective. And the ones that are can often be better than many of the books in the genre that are told from a girl's POV. With Holder, it was really great seeing inside his head when it came to things.
Although a lot of the other book I had figured out pretty quickly, it was nice knowing what was going through his head during some of those scenes. Holder is adorable, and the letters he writes to his deceased sister were both heart warming and heart wrenching. I don't know what it's like to lose someone that close to me, but I could still really understand his pain and anger. It was all a little justified.
Half the book made me wish I could reach through the pages and hug him. He was dealing with a lot of shit that most adults never have to deal with. Also, I liked that even though he is dealing with a lot of anger, he doesn't aim it at random people, or just everyone. He aims the anger at the people that the people that caused his pain. He's not the typical "bad boy" that are in many of these YA/NA contemporary romance books.
Holder is a character that loves those who matter to him so deeply that it seems that he feels their pain equal to theirs. I only wish there was more to their story. I would have liked to read how Six took the information about Sky's past if she was ever told, because I doubt that she let the vague explanation that Sky gave her go.