Saturday, January 31, 2015

Withering Hope by Layla Hagen

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.

Rating: ☆☆☆☆☆

Withering Hope is an awesome book that is hard to put down. As it began, the book was more adventure, about surviving and getting to know the person that you’re with. There was a lot of detail about the Amazon and surviving it. It was vividly portrayed.

Withering Hope starts with Aimee on a private plane going to her wedding and Tristan as her pilot. They crash into the jungle and have lots of time to get to know each other better. Tristan and Aimee barely know each other and now have to lean on each other and trust. I enjoyed that this book didn’t have an immediate and happy rescue. Withering Hope captured me into Aimee and Tristan’s plight and then kept me flowing along with their struggles.

Just when I thought I was at the end, there was more. I cried and then cried even harder as it ended. This is definitely one of those books you don’t want to miss but might want to consider tissues and chocolate towards the end.

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 this wonderful review <3 I am super happy you liked Tristan and Aimee's story so much!


  2. Great review! This sounds like a great read and an emotional one, too! Glad you liked it! :)