Sometimes in life, in order to move forward you must face the past…
In Hopeless, Sky left no secret unearthed, no feeling unshared and no memory forgotten, but Holder’s past remains a mystery.
He is haunted by the little girl he let walk away from him and he has spent his entire life searching for her. He had hoped that he would finally gain closure and be able to rid himself of his guilt the moment they were reconnected. But he could not have anticipated that the exact opposite would occur and even more guilt and regret would be thrust upon him.
Sometimes in life, if we wish to move forward we must first dig deep into our past and make amends with it. In Losing Hope, readers will learn what was going on inside Holder’s head during all those moments that left him feeling hopeless and see whether he can perhaps gain the peace he desperately needs.
Tell us about Losing Hope.
Well, it’s a companion novel to Hopeless. It’s Hopeless from Holder’s point of view. Readers get a lot of insight into what Holder has been through and how he dealt with it all. It’s hard to give away much more without giving away the story.
We remember that when we interviewed you about Hopeless there was a similar need for secrecy. Does everyone need to have read that book before coming to this one?
Technically, no. But I would recommend it. Losing Hope will still make sense if you read it first, but I think readers don’t get the full effect unless they read Hopeless first.
What genre are these novels?
Tell us about Dean Holder. What kind of man is he?
He’s a little rough around the edges. He’s been through a lot in life and it shows. He’s mature for his age and very protective, but also has a funny/goofy side.
What do we need to know about Sky?
Sky is tough. She doesn’t let other people get her down or get in her way. She’s also very independent and tends to go against the grain.
Fans say that your novels are like a punch to the stomach – and they mean it as the highest compliment.
I’ve been told its made some people cry. I guess it’s really a personal opinion, so people will just have to read it to find out.
You’ve written a free novella, Finding Cinderella. Tell us about it and how it connects to Losing Hope and Hopeless.
Finding Cinderella is from Daniel’s POV. Daniel is Holder’s best friend. It’s a little more lighthearted, but I was surprised to find out it did still make some people cry. Again, can’t say much without giving the story away.
We’ve learned to expect secrecy with Colleen Hoover novels! At least you can tell us a little about yourself, right?
I work. A lot. I drink Diet Pepsi. A lot. I like The Airborne Toxic Event. A lot. I like Paul Rudd. A lot.
Oh, and I have a husband and three kids and they’re great, too.
What are the best ways to follow you online?
Instagram (my favorite): @colleenhoover
My blog: www.colleenhoover.com
I’m giving away a book every single day for the year of 2014 and will alternate between these different platforms, so it’s best to follow all of them if you want a chance to enter every giveaway.
Maybe Someday releases March 18th. I’m really excited about it. Here’s a video you can watch that explains what it’s about.