Reminders of Him by Colleen Hoover

Reminders of Him: SYNOPSIS 

After serving five years in prison for a tragic mistake, Kenna Rowan returns to the town where it all went wrong, hoping to reunite with her four-year-old daughter. But the bridges Kenna burned are proving impossible to rebuild. Everyone in her daughter’s life is determined to shut Kenna out, no matter how hard she works to prove herself. The only person who hasn’t closed the door on her completely is Ledger Ward, a local bar owner and one of the few remaining links to Kenna’s daughter. But if anyone were to discover how Ledger is slowly becoming an important part of Kenna’s life, both would risk losing the trust of everyone important to them. The two form a connection despite the pressure surrounding them, but as their romance grows, so does the risk. Kenna must find a way to absolve the mistakes of her past in order to build a future out of hope and healing.

Reminders of Him: FIRST SENTENCE

There’s a small wooden cross staked into the ground on the side of the road with the date of his death written on it.

Reminders of Him: MY OPINION

After a very long time I finally picked up a CoHo book again. I didn’t really know what to expect because as always I didn’t read the synopsis of the book. Although I enjoyed the story and the story was a classic CoHo one, there were still a few things I didn’t like.

The beginning of the story was a little slow and predictable in my opinion. Kenna is returning to the town where her four-year-old daughter is living to finally meet her. On her first night she meets Ledger who, as the evening continues, turns out to have been Scotty’s best friend. The best friend of Kenna’s dead boyfriend. The way both characters meet and act at the beginning was a little unrealistic for my taste and it didn’t feel authentic to me.

After the first 50 pages or so, the story got intriguing though and I couldn’t put down the book.

Kenna turned out to be a very strong and brave character who kept going and fighting for her daughter. I really liked that she wasn’t pushy and respected the boundaries of the people in her daughter’s life. Furthermore, I really enjoyed that the book showed two perspectives of being a mother. Kenna’s and Grace’s. However I would have loved to have more emotional attachment towards the characters. At points in the story I found the characters and their relationships (especially between Kenna and Ledger) a bit surface level and missed the depth. Their relationship evolved very fast in my opinion and I sometimes asked myself if I missed a situation or scene because they were so close and trusted each other very quickly.

Reminders of Him also shows how important it is to forgive people and give them second chances. I really liked this aspect of the story because what happened to Kenna could happen to literally everyone. One big mistake that does not mean she is a bad person.

Reminders of Him: SUMMARY

All in all, a good, but at some parts predictable book I recommend if you are looking for a light read!

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Find all the details about Reminders of Him on Goodreads.

Picture Cover: Amazon ; Synopsis: Goodreads





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