The #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller that People Magazine calls “a poignant, addictive read.”From #1 New York Times bestselling author of It Ends with Us comes a novel about family, first love, grief, and betrayal that will touch the hearts of both mothers and daughters.Morgan Grant and her sixteen-year-old daughter, Clara, would like nothing more than to be nothing alike.Morgan is determined to prevent her daughter from making the same mistakes she did. By getting pregnant and married way too young, Morgan put her own dreams on hold. Clara doesn’t want to follow in her mother’s footsteps. Her predictable mother doesn’t have a spontaneous bone in her body.With warring personalities and conflicting goals, Morgan and Clara find it increasingly difficult to coexist. The only person who can bring peace to the household is Chris—Morgan’s husband, Clara’s father, and the family anchor. But that peace is shattered when Chris is involved in a tragic and questionable accident. The heartbreaking and long-lasting consequences will reach far beyond just Morgan and Clara.While struggling to rebuild everything that crashed around them, Morgan finds comfort in the last person she expects to, and Clara turns to the one boy she’s been forbidden to see. With each passing day, new secrets, resentment, and misunderstandings make mother and daughter fall further apart. So far apart, it might be impossible for them to ever fall back together.
Colleen Hoover is an American author who has been categorized to be in the New Adult and Young Adult contemporary romance genre. Her published novels and novellas have all become a New York Times Best Seller. Her first novel, Slammed, was published in 2012 by Atria Books (a division of Simon and Schuster), Hopeless in 2013 was her first self-published novel. It went on to become one of the bestselling books of 2013.
Her 2015 novel, Confess, won the Goodread's Choice Award for Best Romance. It was also made into a filmed series by Awestruck. Katie Leclerc and Ryan Cooper star in the series. Another novel, Ugly Love, has also been adapted to film. Hoover's newest book is Without Merit, which is described as a contemporary romance.
Colleen Hoover founded The Bookworm Box which allows its subscribers to receive books from authors all over the world. The funds collected generate money for several different charities. The Bookworm Box project has donated more than $850,000 to those in need.