Blog Tour Review: November 9 by Colleen Hoover @ColleenHoover

Blog Tour Review: November 9 by Colleen Hoover @ColleenHooverNovember 9, 2015 by Colleen Hoover
on November 10, 2015
Genres: Romance
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Fallon meets Ben, an aspiring novelist, the day of 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?


“November 9 is yet another breathtaking novel by Colleen Hoover that’s full of blushing, gushing, and heartache. I loved every page and breathed in every beautiful word.”
—Anna Todd, Author of the After series

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For every Colleen Hoover book I complete I think how will she top the last or how will I express the feelings and emotions this book brought out of me. I have come to the conclusion that she won’t top the last. Each book stands on its own as a masterpiece. That’s sounds cliché but it is 100% true. It’s crazy insane how effortless Colleen’s writing reads. Regardless of the behind the scenes process, her final product is breathtaking. The perfect moments, as well as the painful ones create a story greater than the pages it is contained in.


Ben and Fallon’s story is a breathtaking. One full of emotions and events that will rock the reader to the core. Very few books make me cry or give me that coveted “book hangover” and November 9 was one of the select few. Colleen Hoover fans will fall in love with Ben and Fallon’s journey. Ben is just… everything! As the story unfolds so will the emotions. You will be talking about this one till the calendar falls on November 9th once again.

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November 9 was everything I had hoped for. When I finished it I was just like BRAIN. EXPLODING. BRILLIANT. OMG. I LOVE THESE CHARACTERS. I LOVE EVERYTHING. I’m just so obsessed with this story and obviously the characters. I can’t really put into words, non-spoiler words, to explain what this book did to me and why I loved it so much…it was just everything and made my love for it expand all the way to the undiscovered parts of the universe and back. Colleen Hoover is just so brilliant in the way she truly makes me feel and understand these characters, why they do what they do, their struggles, what they are fighting for, etc. She continues to deliver the perfect amounts of everything I need: amazing character development, complex romances/relationships, hella interesting plot and flawless writing. It’s just one BIG book of badassery and perfection. Everything was just epic!


This is definitely one of my most favorite books of 2015 and I want everyone to meet Fallon and Ben! They are definitely one of those characters you want to wish into existence so that you could be friends with them. There are a whole lot of adjectives I could use to describe them but really you just need to meet them. And the best thing about this book is how Colleen portrays a lot of common experiences — grief, loss, insecurities, falling in love, heartbreaks and forgiveness. It’s just such a delightful and REAL story with strong messages that never feel like they are hitting you over the head. Just straight up REAL TALK through the plot and dialogue that is thought provoking.

I enjoyed the message about loving and forgiving; the hold-your-breath moments, scenes that will make you laugh and cry and happy cry. It was all glorious and I am basically dead still after reading it. I definitely recommend this book to contemporary/realistic fiction fans, readers who want a book that brings the lols and the sentimental feels, a delightful read that made me laugh out loud at times and put my hand to my heart and sigh. Simply amazing!



Staring at the screen of my laptop, I’m trying to figure out how to write this review. I told my blog partner today that Tarryn Fisher is rubbing off on Colleen. It’s a good thing, just not one I was ready for. I wasn’t ready for the darkness. I wasn’t ready for the way I felt listening to this book. My review is for the Audible addition. Between Colleen’s writing and the narrators, I wasn’t ready for the heartache and devastation that each part brought. Zachary Webber is a brilliant voice actor. His ability to bring Ben to life is impressive. I’ve listened to many audio books and Zachary is one of my favorite narrators. This was my first time listening to Angela Goethals and I enjoyed her portrayal of Fallon.

Ben and Fallon’s story is dark, painful, and heart breaking. The pain that these two face was sometimes overwhelming. I joke that after reading so much, I’m immune to these types of stories. It takes a lot to get me to cry. I cried multiple times with this book. I sobbed when the plot shifted and secrets were revealed. I cried at the beautiful way the ending was written. And I bawled like a baby when the secondary characters faced heart wrenching devastation in their lives.


I don’t think my words can really justify my feelings for this book. I have a love/hate relationship with it. It has become my favorite CoHo book. I hated the pain it inflicted on my heart. I hated the breath it stole with its powerful plot twists and horrifically sad storylines. And I hate that I loved every single word of it. I listened to 9 hours and loved every bloody word. Bravo, Colleen! Welcome to the dark side.



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About Colleen Hoover

Colleen Hoover’s love for writing began in 1985 when she was five years old. Her first story was titled “Mystery Bob” and was a huge hit with her mother, who was really good at faking interest.
Colleen continued to write short stories for friends and family until December of 2011, when she decided to write a long story she titled, “Slammed.” She self-published SLAMMED to Amazon in January, 2012 and it hit the NYT’s bestsellers list in May, 2012. She has since signed with Atria Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, and now has six NYT’s bestsellers. Colleen prefers to be called a writer, as the term “author” still terrifies her and makes this feel like a job with expectations. She doesn’t work well under pressure and hopes writing will always remain fun and exciting.

You can follow Colleen on Instagram and Twitter @colleenhoover. You can also find her on her blog at where she holds a daily book-a-day giveaway, or on her very active Facebook page at where she loves to give away more free stuff when her husband isn’t looking.

Colleen also wants the world to know that writing short biographies in third person is incredibly awkward.

38 comments on “Blog Tour Review: November 9 by Colleen Hoover @ColleenHoover”

  1. Great review. I love Colleen’s take on her male characters, she is so good at it! The emotions of them are perfect! What Ben went through, it was like I was right there and wanted to give him a hug! Loved Fallon and Ben together!

  2. Great review! This was another Colleen Hoover 5-star read for me as well. I love how she always punches me in the gut, then heals me by the end of the book. She is my only 100% 1-click author. I never even read the blurbs; I just pre-order. Thanks.

  3. There is so much that I can say about November 9. I’m so overwhelmed with feelings and love for Colleen for bringing this book as well as the others that she has wrote. We are all blessed to have her in this world bringing her words to us! November 9 is an amazing story that I encourage everyone to read!

  4. Loved your reviews! It made me in serious need of this book! I need to get it ASAP. I love Colleen and for your amazing reviews I just know that I’ll love the book. I’m in love with it since I read the blurb! Thanks for sharing your thoughts <3

  5. ‘And the best thing about this book is how Colleen portrays a lot of common experiences — grief, loss, insecurities, falling in love, heartbreaks and forgiveness.’ THIS! November 9 is by far my favorite CoHo book. It broke my heart in a thousand pieces, but it also glued me back together. And all of Ben’s quotes at the beginning of each chapter were so amazingly beautiful and poetic <3333

  6. Great review! What I love about Colleen is she never fails to hurt me ha ha. Its like she can do no wrong! I remember when I finished November 9 I cry myself to sleep. Like I always do whenver I read her book!

    P.S: I want to marry Benton James Kessler and do that book worthy kiss.

  7. Great review! What I love about Colleen is she never fails to hurt me ha ha. Its like she can do no wrong! I remember when I finished November 9 I cry myself to sleep. Like I always do whenver I read her book!

    P.S: I want to marry Benton James Kessler and do that book worthy kiss please.

  8. Great review! What I love about Colleen is she never fails to hurt me ha ha. Its like she can do no wrong! I remember when I finished November 9 I cry myself to sleep. Like I always do whenver I read her book!

    P.S: I want to marry Benton James Kessler and do that book worthy kiss. Xoxo

  9. Well, if I didn’t already have this book on my TBR list, I most certainly would be adding it after these reviews! =)

  10. Fantastic reviews. I’m so jealous right now, it’s on my TBR but with Christmas approaching and financial not it good spot. I had to put a couple of books that have currently been released on hold.
    But November 9 was my top.
    Reading these reviews made me tear up a bit.
    It will be on my wish list.

    Thanks for the reviews.

  11. Great reviews! I’m so obsessed with this book! I’m even making a fan art because I loved it so much! Colleen is one of my favorite authors ♥

  12. Fantastic reviews! It’s impossible to pick a favorite Colleen Hoover book because they’re each special for many different reasons. Love Ben and Fallon forever!

  13. Awesome review! Although she is an amazing writer, I just can’t help myself whenever I see her books in a store! A wonderful writer and I hope to meet her someday haha! I got to read November 9 soon I have been so busy lately! Her books just have no words to explain that’s how good it is ! Especially I am so excited she won’t the category for romance 2015 on Good reads !:)

  14. I really can not wait to read this now. All of Colleen’s book have been great so I am sure this one will be just as awesome!

  15. I am dying to read this book!!! Colleen, honey, I feel like you are starving me. I am deprived of November 9 and its not fair! My cousin Evelyn Sword won it in a book giveaway and refuses to mail it to me but wont shut up about how amazeballs it is! I need this book to go on!

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