Well, that just happened. Yeah….I enjoyed this one very, very much!
I’m really keeping it pretty with this one but it might come off like I’m being messy but trust me, I’m not.
When I write my reviews you must understand that I have no idea what I’m going to say until I type it. I don’t have a clear plan in place, I write like I talk. My grammar might be shit and I might be all over the place but that’s me in real life. Plus, I write as though the characters are real and I’m sitting around with my BFF talking about them. I’m not a gossip, so when I’m talking shit, I only do it with the bestie.
Let’s have a quick word from the author….
Sloan will go through hell and back for those she loves.
And she does, every single day.
After finding herself stuck in a relationship with the dangerous and morally corrupt Asa Jackson, Sloan will do whatever it takes to get by until she’s able to find a way out.
Nothing will get in her way.
Nothing except Carter.
Sloan is the best this to ever happen to Asa. And if you ask Asa, he’d say he’s the best thing to ever happen to Sloan. Despite Sloan’s disapproval of Asa’s sinister lifestyle, he does exactly what he needs to do in order to stay a step ahead in his business. He also does exactly what he need to do in order to stay ahead of Sloan. Nothing will get in his way. Nothing except Carter.
Now, let’s get pretty….
We have 3 main characters….
- Sloan – college student and girlfriend of Asa.
- Asa – the biggest drug dealer on his campus who is being investigated.
- Carter/Luke – undercover police officer assigned to bring down Asa. Also the other man.
I liked Sloan, she was a great heroine. You see Sloan is strong, even though she didn’t think so. She wanted out of her relationship with Asa but if she leaves her brother, Steven won’t be able to receive services to help him physical and mentally. Asa is paying thousands of dollars a month to cover his expenses for treatment. She puts up with a lot from Asa from physical and mental abuse to being him in house sex slave (her term, not mine).
“He sends a check every month to pay for Stephen’s expenses. And that’s why I’m still there, Carter. Because I have no other choice.”
For a moment I almost regret being so open with him. I’ve never told anyone that. As much as Asa doesn’t deserve me, I’m still ashamed that I’m only with him because helps me. It’s embarrassing to admit the truth to someone.
Damn….poor thing. Sloan is tried of feeling weak but being strong, she needs someone to lean on and Luke/Carter gives that to her.
Luke’s undercover name is Carter and it’s his job to get close to Asa and gather enough evidence to bring him down. But wait a minute….he didn’t expect to meet Sloan who made him rethink if he can handle the job without getting too close. You see he knows and sees Asa abuse Sloan and wants to save her. He’s trying to be the next “Caption Save-A-Hoe”.
….I know that was a wee bit wrong of me to say but it was funny!
I liked Lucked from the moment this book started. He was so genuine and raw, it was refreshing. He wore his heart on his sleeve and he wanted nothing more than to give it to Sloan.
“You’re one of the strongest people I’ve ever met,” I whisper. “You are everything Asa doesn’t deserve. And everything I want.”
Asa was crazy as fuck, like seriously crazy. He’s that, “you need to be on medication” crazy. I can deal with a little crazy from time to time, but only that “sexy crazy”. I can’t deal with Asa’s crazy. He is so fucking delusional that I was scared of him and I live in the real world. I mean, his thought process is fucking ridiculous. The things he did were shocking to me. But here’s the thing – he wasn’t only crazy, he was smart too.
Being crazy and smart at the same damn time is a recipe for disaster.
The lengths Asa went through to get what he wanted were scary and he wanted Sloan anyway he could have her even if that meant committing murder to do it. Let me share a bit of his fucked up thought process with ya….
….I think the only option I really have left is to shoot Luke in his goddamn smug face and get Sloan out of here while I still can. Sure, she’s going to be a little traumatized. But we could go to therapy or something whenever we get settled again. She’s going to need it after being brainwashed like she was.
Ummmmmmm, did I hear him right?
Here’s the another thing with Asa – he gets off by placing fear into other, mainly Sloan. He even likes it when she cries during sex. WTF! Crazy ass motherfucker!
I wish my mother wasn’t a whore. I wish she would stop lying, so she wouldn’t get in trouble so much. I don’t like watching her get in trouble.
Daddy says it’s good for me, though. He says if I want to grow up and be a man, I need to see what a woman look like when she cries. Daddy says a woman’s tears make men weak, and the more I see their tears when I’m younger, the less I’ll believe their lies when I’m older.
That’s a fucked up thing to learn as a child, I suppose Asa never had a chance….
So what is love? How should one be loved? Who the fuck knows….Sloan found out what love wasn’t after meeting Luke. She realized that she never truly loved Asa and Asa’s version of love was unhealthy.
I never met anyone who brings more relief to my life than they do stress. Until Luke.
Love shouldn’t feel like added weight. It should make you feel as light as air.
Asa made everything in my life heavy.
Luck makes me feel like I’m floating.
I guess that’s the difference between being loved the right way and the wrong way. You either feel tethered to an anchor….or you feel like you’re flying.
Let me see here, I almost forgot to share this with ya….
Sloan is having a baby and she doesn’t know who the daddy is. I hoped it was Luke’s baby. But my hopes and dreams feel when I found out Asa was tampering with Sloan’s birth control pills. Asa wanted Sloan to be pregnant because he figured there was no way she would leave him if they had a baby together.
But Luke was so fucking awesome, he didn’t care if it was his baby or not, all he knew was that the baby was apart of Sloan and that was enough.
I wish she knew that whether or not those test results would prove that this baby is biologically a part of me or a pat of Asa, it changes nothing. I don’t love this child like I do because I have a biological responsibility to love hime. I love this child because I’m human and I can’t help it. I love him because I’m his dad.
He never had a DNA, he didn’t want one.
So there you have it folks, I’ve laid my review and thoughts on Too Late by Colleen Hoover out there and I hope I wasn’t too messy. Until next time….