Losing Hope - Colleen Hoover

Losing Hope

By Colleen Hoover

  • Release Date: 2013-07-08
  • Genre: New Adult
Score: 4.5
From 645 Ratings


#1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover held readers spellbound with her novel Hopeless, the story of what happened when a troubled girl named Sky encountered a long-lost childhood friend, Dean Holder. Now, in Losing Hope, we finally learn the truth about Dean Holder.

Haunted by the little girl he couldn’t save from imminent danger, Holder’s life has been overshadowed by feelings of guilt and remorse. He has never stopped searching for her, believing that finding her would bring him the peace he needs to move on. However, Holder could not have anticipated that he would be faced with even greater pain the moment they reconnected.

In Losing Hope, Holder reveals the way in which the events of Sky’s youth affected him and his family, leading him to seek his own redemption in the act of saving her. But it is only in loving Sky that he can finally begin to heal himself.


  • Great book!!

    By CandyinNaples
    Great addition to the series!
  • LOVE the book 😍

    By Yeezii
    Love the story and HOLDER! 😊💗😍
  • I loved reliving this story thru the eyes of Holder.

    By Annmric8
    I love being inside Dean's head reading his journal entries. This story is about Dean and how he deals with losing both Hope and Les. Colleen handles these sensitive subject matters with great precision. High school is tough and I've never personally known someone to die during that time so this is a new experience for me. Colleen has covered all the bases. Colleen adds a nice balance to this story considering the topic of death and kidnapping. There's humor mixed in with grief. There's anger mixed in with happiness. There's fighting mixed in with loving. There's intimacy mixed in with cheating. I read Hopeless maybe 3 years ago and have wanted to read Losing Hope for those 3 years. I am amazed how easily all the information came back so simply. It was as if I read it yesterday. That story imprinted itself on my mind forever. I'm not one to remember details of a story but this one is still fresh in my mind. It has a draw to me. It touched my heart. Holder is playing the part of a patient guy and its intoxicating. The flirting is seductive. I'm imprinting each moment in my mind. I love how Holder wants every moment to have meaning. Each shared encounter ship has to be relevant. I'm driven crazy by the sweet torture of Holder and his appreciation for Sky when he's adoring her. I'm so wrapped up this story for a second time and I can't pull myself away. There is no part of the story that is easy to step away from. From one chapter to the next I find myself eagerly turning the pages. I love Holders character. I find Colleen has a way of capturing the innocence of a young male character. It's so sweet and pure. It makes me ache to have that tenderness. Colleen you have a brilliant mind. I can see why people love you so much. You have this ability to look at all possible scenarios. You are like the devils advocate. Someone who can understand every possible path and give clarity to that perspective. That's what draws the reader. It's emotional and dynamic.
  • Beyond great

    By Ambient am
    I read "Hopeless" and "Losing Hope" in 2 days because I couldn't put these books down. You will go through an emotional roller coaster reading them but that's what keeps you reading. I don't remember ever reading a book where I LOL so much and then cried just as much but I loved every minute of it! The love that Holder and Sky share is beyond moving and heartwarming and everyone wishes they loved someone like they love each other. The only problem I had with these books is that they ended! I wish there was a 3rd book so we could see their life years later but unfortunately I know all good things must come to an end. Thank you for writing such incredible books and taking me on my emotional roller coaster and thank you for sharing Sky and Holders story of hope, fear, loss, trust, friendship, but most importantly, LOVE! Everyone should read these books!
  • Beautiful.

    By Rdfgjfgh
    I fell in love with hopeless & once I found Losing Hope, I was ecstatic! Hoover is an incredible writer, she def has become my top-fave--must-drop-everything-when-she-releases-a-new-book-author. It's been a while since I've read hopeless, and after reading this, it took me on a whole nother ride, leaving me speechless. I think it was beautifully written, the ending brought a tear to my eye. And honestly, Hoover has been one of the only authors that ever made me cry. Read her other books as well! They will not disappoint!! Thank you Colleen!
  • Best book ever!

    By Christy1393
    That's all there is to say!!!!
  • Amazing

    By Gilligirl1207
    I cried, I laughed and ignored my husband for a few days. I was so hooked, I read 3 books in under 2 days!! Colleen Hoover is my new favorite author :) can't wait to read more of her books..
  • so upset

    By Jsjsudbehdb
    Not worth my money. Too expensive for the decent book
  • Losing hope

    By Dora Wora
    Excellent book! Strongly recommend.
  • Loosing Hope

    By Maddie paddie
    Amazing touching! I loved hearing Holder's side of the story from his eyes. A touching story of lost friend found who saves a boy that feels completely hopeless. A sister gone who helps heal hearts broken in the past.