In Reminders of Him, Colleen Hoover wrote an angsty, emotionally-charged novel about finding forgiveness and redemption for past mistakes, taking her already evocative writing to a whole new level.
Her another book It Ends With Us also opened to great reviews all over. Though this book addresses issues of depression, child custody, and re-entry programs. In my opinion, every Hoover fan should read this story!
Summary Read Time: Less than 4 minutes
Actual Book Length: 335
First Published in: 2022
Below is the detailed yet quick summary of the book:
Kenna was recently released from prison after being involved in a drunk driving accident that killed her boyfriend Scotty. She moves back to town to in order to fight for custody of her daughter who is being raised by Scotty`s parents, the Landrys. She accidentally ends up getting to know Scotty’s best friend (who she hadn’t met before), Ledger, and they fall for each other.
The book ultimately reveals that Kenna and Scotty were driving an open-top convertible down a country road on the night of the accident. After the crash, Kenna believed Scotty was dead, but she later learned he had been alive for hours. Unable to find her cell phone, Kenna walked from the scene to get help, disoriented by her own injuries. She came home and passed out from a head injury.
Meanwhile, Mr. and Mrs. Landry are completely against letting Kenna back into their lives. Before Ledger can tell them what’s going on, Landry’s realize that Ledger has been secretly dating Kenna which makes them furious. However, Ledger apologizes and shows them a letter Kenna wrote about how much she loves Scotty. Landrys eventually forgive Kenna and agree to apologize for how they treated her. Kenna finally gets to have her daughter in her life and the book ends with Kenna and Ledger having a son together years later who they name Scotty.