Verity by Colleen Hoover

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Title: Verity

Author: Colleen Hoover 

# of Pages: 314

Rating: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

 

I would label Verity as an adult romantic thriller. The book follows Lowen, a struggling writer who is given a huge break when she meets Jeremy. Jeremy is the husband of the famous author Verity, who is unable to finish her popular series due to injuries resulting from a car accident. When Lowen scours Verity’s office to find information that she needs in order to start the remaining novels, she comes across this hidden manuscript. This manuscript, meant to be seen only by Verity, reveals heartwrenching admissions about tragedies that the family has endured. 

During the process of reading the manuscript, she has to decide whether revealing the harsh truth to Jeremy is necessary. This decision is made more difficult as her feelings toward Jeremy intensify. Does she want to reveal the truth because Jeremy deserves to know or advance her own romantic feelings?

I loved this book so much! It definitely deserves the coveted 5 star rating that I gave it. Rare enough rating coming from me as it is only my second so far this year. I decided to give this book a try when I heard great reviews from many people in the book community. I wasn’t sure what I was getting into because this is my first Colleen Hoover book. 

I really enjoyed the characters in the household. I think Colleen Hoover did a great job developing the characters in a way that made me like them more as I continued to know them. Everything about Lowen felt genuine. She’s this woman who is down on her luck, just trying to make it in life. Five year old Crew was so cute and adorable. AND funny. I LOVED him. The best part about this was the way we learned about Jeremy. We see Jeremy as a kind, considerate, and chivalrous man. Not only do we get to experience him in real time, we also learn more about him in Verity’s perspective throughout the manuscript. 

The ONLY thing I did not enjoy was the ending. The ending left me with questions. Questioning whether or not certain characters were really the person they seemed to be during the entirety of the story. I would have liked to see these characters make different decisions because I liked who they were beforehand if that makes sense.

I would recommended Verity to any reader that wants to read a novel that is easy to get into. I was so invested in the story that I didn’t want to put the book down. I finished reading this book in two sittings. If you enjoy lovable characters that feel genuine, this book is for you. Also, she was able to instill a level of mystery/suspense through the book that felt real. If you enjoy reading mysteries, you will very much enjoy this book. I know it is only February, but I’m positive that this book will end up on my favorite reads of 2019. 

Have you read it? Let me know what you thought about it!

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