📚 Review 📚 ☆ Sweet Hope by Tillie Cole ☆

Posted April 3, 2015 by abbeyneilclark in Uncategorized / 0 Comments

18759355Blurb 2My name is Ally Prince and I’ve always been unlucky in love. I don’t know why, I just always… have.
When all of my best friends were falling for their soul mates in College, I was left behind. I was Ally, the pretty cousin of superstar quarterback, Romeo Prince. I was Ally, the best friend to the most amazing group of girls I’ve ever known—a title I loved, but one I became tired of ‘just’ being. And I was Ally, the one on which they could all rely.
But to me, I was Ally, the girl with the heart no one had claimed… And I was, Ally, the girl, who underneath it all, was heart-breakingly lonely.
I LOVE love; the thought of it, the nervous excitement of falling for Mr. Right, the desire of someone becoming my entire world… of me becoming theirs. I’ve always wanted passion, heart-stopping, epic, life-changing romance… I’ve always wanted the fairytale… I’ve always wanted it all.
It just never seemed like I would get it.
For the past few years I’ve thrown myself into my career as a museum curator. I’m the best of the best, the person every museum wants to hire, so when an opportunity came up to move to Seattle, I jumped at the chance. My cousin and my best friend lived in Seattle and I needed a change.

I needed a new beginning.
I wasn’t expecting to meet anyone in the Emerald City. I wasn’t expecting to work closely with the reclusive new sculptor my all-important gallery design was centered around. And I certainly wasn’t expecting to fall for him… heart-stopping, epic, life-changing love…
My real life fairytale come true.
But, like in every fairytale, there’s a villain, a dark and tortured soul… I just didn’t know that the villain and the hero in my story would end up being one and the same.

Feels. That’s it, That’s basically my review summed up in one word. This book is so highly packed with emotions – I didn’t know if I was going to be able to continue reading through the tears streaming down my face. Those tears continued even after I read the last page. Book’s that cause that effect, the type of book’s that give you them Feels, they are the books that stay with you long after you finished reading them.

I have been putting of reading Sweet Hope since release day as I did not want to acknowledge the fact that we were saying good-bye to the Bama folks. however every time I switched on my kindle, it was there taunting me so I gave in to its evilness and prepared for the read and by prepared, I mean – make sure hubby was out, kids were in bed, hot bubble bath was ready for me as well as a few Bourbons….

Ally Prince is all grown up – now an art curator and just scored herself a job, working for a new sculptor whose work she admires.
Elpi is a tortured artist – after making many mistakes in the past, he doesn’t believe he is worthy of recognition for his art work.

My heart broke for Elpi, the whole way through the book right up until the last chapter, and from there Tillie Cole expertly put it back together again with her beautiful epilogue! You could really connect with him and his feelings on some dark level and yet there was Ally, beautiful bright positive Ally. The light at the end of a very dark tunnel for Elpi.

Sweet Hope is beautifully written romance, but it doesn’t stop there, It’s also a story of guilt, hope, healing, moving forward and finally acceptance. I read this book, in one sitting – 3 – 4 hours straight reading and by the end I was so emotionally drained, I could not move as I didn’t want this feeling to leave. My face was tight from the tears dried up as well as the fact I had puffy, red eyes but there is no way I would ever regret reading this book – my only annoyance is that I didn’t read it sooner.

Tillie Cole is a literary genius, and she sent our beloved Bama Crew off in typical Tillie fashion – FABULOUSLY! Congrats on a brilliant ending to an amazing series Tills, looking forward to your upcoming work!
Puchase links 2Amazon US ~ http://amzn.com/B00VDH93YI
Amazon UK ~ http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00VDH93YI
Amazon AU ~ http://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B00VDH93YI
Amazon CA ~ http://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00VDH93YI
Smashwords ~ http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/531218

B&N (Nook) ~ http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1121667290…
iTunes (iBook) ~ https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/sweet-hope/id981726195…

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