Published by Atria Books on November 10, 2015
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary
Beloved #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover returns with an unforgettable love story between a writer and his unexpected muse.
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 L.A. 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.
Colleen Hoover sure knows how to write a gripping and emotional rollercoaster of a book. I don’t know how many times I’ve said that very statement, but it holds true with every book that I’ve read of hers. Including November 9.
Fallon and Ben meet on the one day that has a huge significance in Fallon’s life. November 9th. As the summary states, they spend an amazing day together and agree to meet up every year on the same date. I loved this aspect of their story, and to me it seemed like it made their relationship much more special. Although, I don’t think I would have been able to do it, I loved the fact that they could. Their chemistry was off the charts from the beginning and it only seemed to grow with each passing year.
There were quite a few plot twists in this book as well and while I’m not going to mention anything about them, I will say that I loved the way CoHo wrote Ben’s side of the story. I felt like it made so much more of an impact on me written this way, instead of her writing it in the more traditionally.
My favorite CoHo book will probably always be Ugly Love, but as of right now, November 9 is my second favorite, with Hopeless coming in at 3rd place. While I have my faves, all of her books are so well written and so entrancing that they are impossible to put down.