November 9: A Novel - Colleen Hoover

November 23- December 29

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

Review: Ben meets Fallon on November 9th which is a big date in this book . Fallon was in a big accident when she was younger a fire was set on her dad's house and he forgot about her so at this dinner with her father where he's mostly insulting her cause she wants to get into acting again she's moving to NYC and then Ben steps in pretending to be her boyfriend so they spend the night together hang out and agree to spend November 9th together until there 23 Ben is going to write a book about there love story I loved this book these characters are very interesting I laughed I cried a lot reading this book I think I loved this book more than Slammed . The second November Fallon meets Ben's brothers Ian and kyle , Kyle ends up punching Ben for we find out later on Ben gets a tattoo it was a cute scene Fallen leaves for NYC . The next november was sad Ben's brother died in a car accident I felt so bad for Jorden his wife who is pregnant with there child I cried so much so Ben couldn't make it this November 9 and he wanted fallen but she goes to him which I thought was really sweet they end up having sex and Ben wants to move to NYC but Fallen tells him no he has to be here for his family and she's right but Ben is heartbroken . Fallen ends up moving back to LA so she can teach acting and Ben shows up with Oliver and he breaks the news to Fallen he's with Jorden the worse part is you can't hate Jorden cause of what she's been through but I felt so bad for Fallen and Ben Fallen says she's not going to show up next year and I started crying . Ben finds her next year when Fallen is on a date with a big douche Ben and fallen end up making out and then some punching happens and Fallen goes to Ben's place and she finds his book and we learn he started the fire I screamed WTF how what I needed answers but Fallen was afraid so she left and Ben was heartbroken . Ben Sends Fallen the book but she doesn't read it but her mom comes over and ends up reading it and tells Fallen to read it and all of Ben's past was intense his mom committed suicide she had cancer and Ben found her Ben's mom dated fallon dad for awhile he's a prick I wasn't a fan of him Ben ends up setting a fire of his car but he didn't know it would spread but Ben goes into a depression and wakes up in Jorden bed hes freaking out but mostly she told him to grow up and he was drunk Fallon finishes the book and finds Ben and they kiss I loved this book so much one of my new favorites .
Ps I think they intertwined some of ugly love in this book cause Tate and Miles were in this and Ian was Miles friend in ugly love omg

Favorite quotes
I'm not going to pretend that I know what youve gone through . but after reading those pages , I can assure you that you aren't the only one who was scarred in that fire . just because he chose not to show you his scars doesn't mean they don't exist . she picks up the box and sets it on my lap . here you need to show him the respect he showed you by not turning away from them

I dont want to be your first , Fallon . I want to be your last

it pisses me off you allow something so trivial to define such a huge part of you . I can't make you pretty in the book . Because that be an insult You're fucking beautiful. And you're funny . And the only times I'm not completely enamored by you are the moments you're feeling sorry for yourself because I don't know if you've realized this yet , but your alive , fallon . and every time you look in the mirror you don't have a right to hate what you see . Because you survived when a lot of people don't get that lucky so from now on when you think about your scars , you aren't allowed to resent them . you're going to embrace them, because you're lucky to be on this earth to see them. And any guy you allow to touch your scars better thank you for that privilege.

Wow . Is he ...
he is
Ben . I say narrowing my eyes . Are you... booksting me ?
he cocks an eyebrow . Booksting ?
Yeah when a hot guy talks books with a girl . It's like sexting but out loud with books instead of sex . Nor does it have to do with texts . Okay , so it's nothing like sexting , but it made sense in my head . He falls onto the bed in laughter . I scoot toward him and place my hand on his chest as I lean over him . Don't stop I tease in a seductive voice . Give me more Ben . Did you read ebooks or... I run my finger slowly down his chest . Hardbacks ? He pulls his hand behind his head and a smug look washes over his face . Oh they were hardback, all right and I'm not sure if your ready for this , but .... I have my very own TBR pile you should see it , Fallon . It's huge .


one of the things I try to remind myself is that everyone has scars , she says . A lot of them even worse then mine . the only difference is mine are viable most people's aren't .


I read a lot of romance , so I know when the timing is right . if we're going to kiss it has to be book-worthy.

I practically live in Starbucks . I'm a writer . it's a rite of passage


If we’re going to kiss, it has to be book-worthy.”


She “loved me” in quotations She kissed me in bold I TRIED TO KEEP HER in all caps She left with an ellipsis . . .”

You can’t leave yet. I’m not finished falling in love with you.

“It’s easy to fall in love, Ben. The hard part comes when you want out.”

Loving someone means accepting all the things and people that person loves, too.”

When you’re willing to give up the things that mean the most to you just to see someone else happy, that’s real love.”

I’m not sure if sex is supposed to make you feel like you’ve just lost a part of yourself to the person inside you, but that’s exactly what it felt like. It felt as if the second we joined together, a tiny piece of our souls got confused and a piece of his fell into me and a piece of mine fell into him. It was by far the single most intense moment I’ve ever shared with another person.”


“if you tell me you want to spend every single day on the calendar this year falling in love with me, then I’m going to kiss you. And I promise it’ll be an eleven.”


I need you to to know that it was always you who had my heart.”