Review & Giveaway – Withering Hope by Layla Hagan @laylahagen @xpressoreads @xpressotours


Book & Author details:

Withering Hope by Layla Hagen

Publication date: January 19th 2015
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

the blurb


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

This book is captivating.  It’s essentially a story of 3 characters – Aimee, Tristan and the rainforest. But oh my, what a story.  I thought Aimee wasn’t going to be likeable.  I was wrong.  The characters are so wonderfully written, with such love and care, that I felt totally immersed in their story.

The story will grab hold of your feelings, stomp on them a bit, and leave you to pick up the fragile, bruised pieces.  And I didn’t mind.  Not one little bit.

You would think that I would know better by now than to read books in public.  But this one caught me out.  There will be tears.  Frankly, the ending to this book is so beautifully poignant, I think my heart broke, just a little.

the grade

A glorious A- (5* Amazon)

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About the author


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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