Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Withering Hope release and review!!

Book & Author details:

Withering Hope by Layla Hagen
Publication date: January 19th 2015
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Aimee’s wedding is supposed to turn out perfect. Her dress, her fiancé and the location—the idyllic holiday ranch in Brazil—are perfect.
But all Aimee’s plans come crashing down when the private jet that’s taking her from the U.S. to the ranch—where her fiancé awaits her—defects mid-flight and the pilot is forced to perform an emergency landing in the heart of the Amazon rainforest.
With no way to reach civilisation, being rescued is Aimee and Tristan’s—the pilot—only hope. A slim one that slowly withers away, desperation taking its place. Because death wanders in the jungle under many forms: starvation, diseases. Beasts.
As Aimee and Tristan fight to find ways to survive, they grow closer. Together they discover that facing old, inner agonies carved by painful pasts takes just as much courage, if not even more, than facing the rainforest.

Despite her devotion to her fiancé, Aimee can’t hide her feelings for Tristan—the man for whom she’s slowly becoming everything. You can hide many things in the rainforest. But not lies. Or love.
Withering Hope is the story of a man who desperately needs forgiveness and the woman who brings him hope. It is a story in which hope births wings and blooms into a love that is as beautiful and intense as it is forbidden.

My 4 star review of Withering Hope

I really enjoyed this novel from Layla Hagen, it was my first book by her- and I can say it won’t be my last. This story is a standalone, one of hope- of determination and perseverance.

Aimee is on her way to her wedding. She has everything planned out to a tee- especially her life. And when the private jet she is taking crashes in route to this wedding, needless to say, nothing goes as planned. They have no communication and they are in the middle of the Amazon Rainforest. The only chance she has is Tristan, the pilot- they can work together and survive.

But the more time they spend together, trying to live- the harder it is to fight the chemistry that is blooming between them. On the Island is one of my FAVES, and this had a similar feel to it, but I was totally ok with that! There is more than one way to tell a story like this. I loved knowing how they survived because I can’t imagine that happening to me.

I really liked the slow building romance, because while yes she was engaged to another man, she did feel that hopelessness that she would never see him again- and start to believe in the hope she could be with Tristan. And I loved Tristan- he really tried to keep away from Aimee at first, but the more they got to know each other, the harder it was.

 I really loved this book, and I would re- read when my TBR gets shorter that is! I loved the dang epilogue, seeing into their future was amazing! I received this story in advance in exchange for my honest review! 

My name is Layla Hagen and I am a New Adult Contemporary Romance author.
I fell in love with books when I was nine years old, and my love affair with stories continues even now, many years later.
I write romantic stories and can’t wait to share them with the world.
And I drink coffee. Lots of it, in case the photo didn’t make it obvious enough

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