Too Late by: Colleen Hoover
Synopsis: Sloan will go through hell and back for her little brother. And she does, every single night.
Forced to remain in a relationship with the dangerous and corrupt Asa Jackson, Sloan will do whatever it takes to make sure her brother has what he needs.
Nothing will get in her way.
Nothing except Carter.
Sloan is the only good thing to ever happen to Asa. He knows this and he never plans on letting her go; even if she doesn't approve of his lifestyle. But despite Sloan's disapproval, Asa knows what it takes to get what he wants. He knows what he needs to do to remain on top.
Nothing will get in his way.
Nothing except Carter.
YAS COLLEEN YASSSSSSSS!!!!! ONE DAY, YOUR BOOKS ARE GOING TO BE THE DEATH OF ME.
*Disclaimer: there is a lot (and I mean ALOT) of sex and other highly inappropriate scenes in this book so if that sort of thing makes you uncomfortable I would recommend that you move along. :)*
From the very first page, Too Late had me clinging to the edge of my seat because I became so immersed in the lives of the characters. Out of the 14 New Adult books that I have read by this author, this one has to be one of the most addicting. It tells the story of a young girl named Sloan who is struggling to balance college and caring for her mentally disabled brother. In order to support her brother and keep them off the streets, Sloan has to rely on her abusive, possessive, and controlling drug dealer of a boyfriend, Asa, to pay for her brother’s care. Sloan is determined to do everything in her power to make sure her brother is cared for, even if it means enduring Asa’s abuse and torment. At least that what she thinks until Carter steps into the picture. *spoiler alert, Carter is TOTALLY SWOON WORTHY*
The drama in this book was off the charts and I could not put it down. What I especially enjoyed was that not only getting to read from Sloan’s and Carters duel perspectives, but also hearing from the asshole himself, Asa. Hearing his side of the story and childhood while it in no way excused his actions helped develop his character and add a new angle to the story. While you wanted to hate him, you couldn’t help but just feel sorry for him. I am so happy I read this and I HIGHLY recommend all of Colleen Hoovers to anyone who is a fan of more mature contemporary romances.
Happy reading nerds!