Title: Hope for Her (Hope Series Book #1)
Author: Sydney Aaliyah Michelle
Published Date: October 1st 2014
***THIS BOOK WAS GIVEN TO ME IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW***
No one ever expected much from him.
Joshua Elijah Griffin, IV is on his last chance. A stint in rehab and a transfer to a new school has scared him into putting his life on track. He’s determined to live up to his family’s expectations, but on the first day of class, Josh meets a girl, and he knows his father won’t approve, but in Carrington, he sees a kindred spirit. He’s willing to give up everything to be with her.
No one ever thought she was special.
Carrington Olivia Butler is ready to shine. Always in the shadows of her siblings, she goes away to college to break out of her shell. All Carrington wants is to feel special. Josh’s attention is exactly what she craves, but their intense and sometimes volatile relationship is more than what she bargained for.
Josh’s demons return, and Carrington’s feelings fade, but both aren’t ready to give up hope. They give their love one last shot to survive, but hope, may not be enough.
**This book contains adult subject matter. Not intended for young readers.**
This story focuses on Josh and Carrington. Josh is an addict and Carrington is ready to leave the shadows of her siblings. They are both ready for a fresh start. While their original “meet cute” was adorable, Carrington was annoying to me from the start. Then, intensity and drama ensues as the two pursue a relationship together. Carrington is also interested in one of Josh’s fraternity brothers, Jackson, which causes more drama. Josh has a tramatic past and it seemed that he didn’t stand a chance from the beginning. Although, he does some pretty horrible things, so it’s not like you’re pulling for him.
I don’t want to give anything away, so this is my overview. Issues with editing makes it difficult to story to read. I would suggest hiring a professional editor. Although indies usually can’t put a lot of money towards services, it can interrupt the story if there are lots of confusing sentences and typos. Also, putting more time in for research about pregnancy and the medical issues involved with premature birth, especially what is possible and what is not.
With that being said, this is not my typical genre to read. I think the author has potential and the writing will improve over time. She seems to have quite a following, so with the right tools, she could go far. She tackled some really tough subjects in this book. It takes a brave writer to do so. I would definitely suggest giving the book a read and encouraging the author to further hone her craft. Best wishes to you, Ms. Michelle.
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