I loved Point of Retreat, though not as much as Slammed. It was really great to see the characters a year or so later and learn what had become of their lives.
The love between Lake and Will was just as emotionally explosive and sexually frustrating as the first book. In fact, it was worse, but in a good way. Kel and Caulder are causing more trouble than ever, and now they have an accomplice! A girl named Kirsten who has moved into the neighborhood and outwardly curses, uses adult vocabulary and is WAY more mature than any kid her age. She was awesome though and added just the right amount of humor to the book.
Problems start when Will’s ex-girlfriend decides she was an idiot and wants him back. Lake catches Will and the ex in a compromising position and the shit hits the fan! This is where my problems with the book start.
Will turns into this sort of whiny, desperate guy and basically thinks smothering the hell out of Lake will get her to forgive him. He was pretty much pathetic and I gagged a few times. Lake annoyed me with her stubbornness and refusal to get over herself. But then again, I could relate. If I had caught my boyfriend in that kind of situation with his ex, I would have FLIPPED OUT.
On the other hand, Will’s commitment to Lake and their relationship was made known. He loved her like CRAZY, and in the end, who doesn’t wanna be loved like that?
Overall, I am totally in love with these two books. Hoover is a talented author with a clear vision of what real love looks like. Books like these are what keeps me believing that true love is always possible.