Fallon meets Ben, an aspiring novelist, the day before her scheduled cross-country move. Their untimely attraction leads them to spend Fallon’s last day in L.A. together, and her eventful life becomes the creative inspiration Ben has always sought for his novel. Over time and amidst the various relationships and tribulations of their own separate lives, they continue to meet on the same date every year. Until one day Fallon becomes unsure if Ben has been telling her the truth or fabricating a perfect reality for the sake of the ultimate plot twist.
Can Ben’s relationship with Fallon – and simultaneously his novel – be considered a love story if it ends in heartbreak?
I read my first Colleen Hoover book this week and bonus! I already had a second one from my new favourite place, the library. Colleen is quickly becoming one of my favourite authors. I absolutely adored Confess, and November 9 was just as enthralling. It’s quite a good idea actually, that two people meet only once a year, on November 9th. It was interesting year on year to see how Fallon and Ben’s life had moved on since their last meeting; to see what had happened in their lives and I thought that was quite an interesting aspect of the novel.
I really liked Fallon. She’s the kinda girl I could be friends with, and I admired her spirit. It takes absolute courage to move to New York, from LA, especially after all that happened, but she did it. She knew she couldn’t be an actress any more, at least not in Hollywood, so she took herself to New York, to try something new and that was pretty freaking amazing. And Ben! Ben is legitimately the perfect book boyfriend. I loved how he made Fallon feel about herself, how he didn’t let her get down about anything, and it was just so beautiful to see their relationship develop over the years.
This was such an uplifting book. It’s amazing to see how a relationship can develop and flourish year on year, when you only see someone once a year. I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know Fallon and Ben. What they had seemed so special, and although I knew there was going to be a sting in the tale, and it was quite surprising and devastating, it was also kind of beautiful, which is so weird to say, but it’s true. This was a really beautiful read, and I just love Colleen’s books. Now, which one do I read next?