Reminders of Him by Colleen Hoover

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In Reminders of Him, Kenna Rowan seeks to reunite with her daughter after serving time in prison for a mistake. Despite her efforts to prove herself, everyone in her daughter’s life rejects her except for Ledger Ward, a local bar owner. However, their growing connection jeopardizes both their relationships with those they care about. Kenna must confront her past and seek redemption to build a future with Ledger and her daughter.

Book review of Reminders of Him

Reminders of Him by Colleen Hoover is a touching and emotionally charged novel that will keep you hooked till the very end. This book explores the themes of love and loss, and how grief can consume a person’s life. The main character, Audrey, is still struggling to come to terms with the sudden death of her fiancé. She is lost and alone, unable to move on with her life until she meets Jesse. 

The book’s strength lies in its ability to capture the raw emotions that come with losing someone you love. Hoover does a fantastic job of depicting Audrey’s pain and sorrow, and it’s hard not to empathize with her. The story deals with themes of second chances and how the past can shape the present and future. Audrey’s journey is a reminder that life is unpredictable, and sometimes the only thing you can do is keep moving forward. 

Another minor flaw of the book is that Hoover uses letters as a major plot component, which can feel like a shortcut to provide information. While this is a recurring element in her books, it doesn’t take away from the story’s overall impact. In fact, it’s a testament to Hoover’s writing skills that she can incorporate such elements seamlessly into the narrative. 

Final verdict:

Overall, Reminders of Him is a beautiful and heartbreaking story that will stay with you long after you finish reading it. The characters are relatable, and the emotions they go through are raw and real. It’s a reminder that life is fleeting, and we must cherish every moment we have with the people we love. Hoover’s writing is engaging and evocative, making this a must-read for fans of contemporary fiction. If you’re looking for a book that will make you laugh, cry, and feel everything in between, then Reminders of Him is the perfect choice for you. 

Our Score


  • Emotionally powerful: The book is able to deeply explore the emotions of its characters, particularly the grief and pain that comes with loss. The reader is able to feel for the characters and connect with their struggles. 
  • Second chance at love: The book deals with the theme of second chances and how past experiences can affect present and future relationships. This adds an interesting layer to the story and makes it more relatable. 
  • Well-written characters: The characters in the book are well-developed and feel like real people. They have flaws and strengths, and the reader is able to root for them throughout the story. 


  • Overused concept: The theme of a protagonist trying to move on after the loss of a loved one is a common one in literature and media, and this book doesn’t necessarily bring anything new to the table. 
  • Use of letters as plot device: As mentioned in the review, the author relies heavily on letters as a plot device, which can feel like a shortcut or a crutch. 
  • Side character’s storyline: Some readers may find the storyline of a side character’s crush on a married woman uncomfortable or unnecessary, as it doesn’t add much to the main plot and can be seen as distasteful. 
Reminders of HimPublisher ‏ : ‎ Montlake (January 18, 2022)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 335 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1542025605
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1542025607
Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 11.8 ounces
Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.5 x 1 x 8.25 inches

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Marcus Wright

Marcus Wright is an avowed serializer and bibliophile. His perfect weekend plan is a series marathon followed by reading a good book. Optimistic by nature, he is always able to see the bright side of things.
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