January 31, 2015

{Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway} Withering Hope by Layla Hagen

Hello and welcome to the last day of the Withering Hope Book Tour brought to you by the awesome people over at Xpresso Book Tours!

Withering Hope by Layla Hagen
Publication Date: January 19, 2015
Genre: 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.

I received a review copy in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to Giselle of Xpresso Book Tours and to the author for this wonderful opportunity,

What I love about this book is that the characters are mature. Aimee can pretty much stand up on her own. Based on her flashbacks, she's a very independent woman and I think that's what made Tristan fall in love with her. Aimee is engaged to her best friend, Chris. Both of them are very successful professionals too and everyone expects them to be together forever. But seeing Aimee struggle in the Amazon with Tristan changed that.

Tristan, on the other hand, only got a few chapters in but then that's good too because it just adds to his charisma as a really good leading man. He's more determined in keeping Aimee alive than himself really. He's very strong and we see him try his best just to get over the demons of his past.

It's not one of those very sappy romances (although I like those too). This gives you a new look in life and love. You really can't help who you fall in love with in the end. It's just a matter of fate and time.

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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  1. Thank you so much for your review Anette <3 I am so happy that you connected with Tristan and Aimee so much.


  2. Thank you so much for your review Anette <3 I am so happy that you connected with Tristan and Aimee so much.


    1. Thank you for commenting, Layla! I'll be forever in love with Tristan and Aimee.

  3. Great review, Anette! I also love NA for mature characters I find I can click with them a lot better than some YA protagonists. Glad you liked this one it sounds like a really character driven read!