Verity by Colleen Hoover Book Review

Verity by Colleen Hoover Book Review is here. As many of you know, Verity was my Book Club pick for March! I was so excited to read this book. It was my FIRST Colleen Hoover read! I have seen this author’s books all over booktok and bookstagram. I could NOT believe I hadn’t jumped on the Hoover trained sooner! But anyway…I read this book in about two days. I read it at night, and literary could not fall asleep. This book is probably the MOST twisty book I’ve ever read and the most disturbing. BUT I won’t give away spoilers. I will, however, tell you why I would and wouldn’t recommend this book.

What is Verity about?

Colleen Hoover Verity
Have you read Verity?

Verity centers around Lowen. She is a published writer but not a bestselling writer, and after her mother dies struggles to find her place in the world. Her publisher calls, and she goes in for a meeting where she meets Jeremy, the husband of Verity. A well-known and very popular author. In my imagination I thought of how popular Colleen Hoover is in real life. Anyways, Lowen is told due to an injury Verity is not able to finish writing her series, but her husband has selected Lowen to finish writing the series for his wife.

Long story short, Lowen goes to live with Jeremy and Verity and their son (I know, creepy) and uses her time with them to go through Verity’s office to get all the notes Verity left behind. Well, Lowen uncovers a memoir from Verity dictating her life with Jeremy. It is incredibly sexy, shocking, and horrifying as Verity divulges very dark secrets. But can Lowen bring herself to tell Jeremy things he doesn’t know about his beloved wife, especially when Lowen finds herself attracted to Jeremy? Will she be able to fulfill the agreement with her publisher and finish Verity’s series? What is Verity hiding? Find out why you read Verity.

I will say for those who have read it… are you TEAM manuscript or letter for those that have read it?

Here are my thoughts on Verity…

Verity
Team Manuscript or Team Letter?

I have never read a book like Verity, and I’ve read SO many books! It was dark, twisted, and had me at the edge of my seat. I couldn’t read it fast enough because I had to know what happened. The twists and turns were brilliant. Colleen Hoover did an amazing job writing a story that really stays with you (for both good and bad reasons) and forces you to question literary everything about this book. Some say the cover is the fishing net referenced in the book, and you can see a knife in it…I keep looking at it trying to figure out if I’m right or just seeing things.

The book kept me up too! I read it at night, and when I was finished a chapter, I could not sleep. My brain kept going back and forth a million miles a minute, thinking about this story.

My negative thoughts on this book are that there was so much graphic spice that I wanted to flip the pages when I got to the sections towards the end. I don’t mind spice in a book, don’t get me wrong (you all know I love a good romance read), but I wanted to see more from Verity and Jeremy than the spice in their relationship. And I have to say it was also twisted, too, in my opinion.

Also, I was not a huge fan of protagonist Lowen either.

She kept rubbing me the wrong way, and for those who agree, maybe that was the point? Lowen at the end of the book and with Jeremy, I just wasn’t a fan of her character. Again, I’m pretty sure that was the point, but I love protagonists that I love—not end up not being a huge fan of.

Oh, and I am team manuscript. I won’t say too much (you can write in for more of my thoughts), but I kept feeling like there was no way I could be team letter because it was just too disturbing. Okay, I won’t give any more away than that! But if you are team letter, let me know why! I would love to hear your theories!

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