Thursday, 20 August 2015

Review: Wuthering Hope by Layla Hagen

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Series: N/A

Publication Date: 19th January 2015

Format: ebook


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 Rating: 4 / 5 Stars

My Thoughts:

Wuthering Hope is one of those very odd books, that comes around every once in a while, that has such a unique premise that you don’t know quite what you are in for when you sit down to read it so the best thing to do is just sit back and enjoy the ride.

It’s one of those books that are completely character driven. A plane crashes in the middle of the Brazilian rainforest and the story is all about the characters survival and the ties that bind.

I really enjoyed the book and found it easy to read, for the most part. It did get a little bit much around two thirds of the way through, as it just felt like it was getting nowhere, but it did pick up again towards the end. Plus, it has an epilogue that makes everything so magical. Beautiful and poignant.

I’d definitely recommend for those looking for a romance that gives you something different.

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