Fans of Colleen Hoover will want to start where it all began with the Slammed series.
This is the ultimate guide to the Slammed series, giving you all the details regarding this fan-favorite book series including the Slammed series summary, the Slammed series reading order, and the Slammed series genre, trope, and age rating.
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This ultimate guide to the Slammed series will give you all the details to the series to determine if it’s a book series for you and so that you read all of the books in the right order.
Slammed Series Summary:
The Slammed series follows the love story of Layken and Will. Eighteen year-old Layken moves to a new town after losing her father and meets her neighbor, twenty-one-year-old Will, who she soon finds out is also her teacher.
This is their forbidden love story interwoven with slam poetry, told also from Will’s perspective in the final book of the series.
How Many Books are in the Slammed Series?
The Slammed series by Colleen Hoover comprises three books:
The series begins with Slammed, Colleen Hoover’s first novel that she independently published in 2012 and became a hit on social media, catapulting Colleen Hoover’s name and subsequent work onto the main stage where it’s only continued to grow.
What is the Best Reading Order for the Slammed Series?
Slammed should be read first in the series but can also be read as a standalone novel.
If you fall in love with Layken and Will’s love story, you’ll want to follow it up with book two, Point of Retreat, which continues their story.
Finish the Slammed series with book three, This Girl, which tells their love story from Will’s point of view after they are married.
Slammed Series Genre and Trope:
The Slammed series will appeal to young adult romance and new adult romance fans.
Romance tropes include teacher student romance, forbidden romance and neighbors to lovers.
Slammed Series Recommended Age Rating:
These books have a recommended reading age rating of 14+.
Slammed Series Main Characters:
Layken Cohen and Will Cooper
Slammed Series Order With Summaries:
Eighteen-year-old Layken has moved to a new town after she lost her father. She’s just trying to keep it all together for herself and her family.
Then she meets her new neighbor Will, a twenty-one-year-old whose mere presence leaves her flustered and whose passion for poetry slams thrills her.
Not long after a heart-stopping first date their new relationship comes to a sudden halt when Layken walks into his classroom.
Daily interactions become impossibly painful and it’s only through the poetry they share are they able to speak the truth that is in their hearts.
In the follow-up to Slammed, Layken and Will’s emotion-packed story continues where a stunning and unforeseen revelation about Will’s past leaves them questioning everything that they thought they knew about each other.
With the foundation of their relationship at risk, they must decide whether they are willing to fight for a future together, or to retreat back into solitude and heartache.
How far does Will have to go to prove to Layken his love for her will last forever?
2013 Goodreads Choice Awards Nominee for Best Romance
Layken and Will’s love has managed to withstand the toughest of circumstances, and the young lovers, now married, are beginning to feel safe and secure in their union.
As much as Layken relishes their new life together, she finds herself wanting to know everything there is to know about her husband, even though Will makes it clear he prefers to keep the painful memories of the past where they belong.
Still, he can’t resist his wife’s pleas, and so he begins to untangle his side of the story, revealing for the first time his most intimate feelings and thoughts, retelling both the good and bad moments, and sharing a few shocking confessions of his own from the time when they first met.
In This Girl, Will tells the story of their complicated relationship from his point of view. Their future rests on how well they deal with the past in this final installment of the beloved Slammed series.
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