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.
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.**
3.5 Dark but Touching Stars
Hope for Her is the first book in a new series
by Sydney Aaliyah Michelle, I was given this book in exchange for an honest
review so here goes......
Hmmmmm where to start.....
I hated Josh!!! I’m sorry but I struggled to
find any empathy for him! Yes he had a shitty home life, yes his mom died, yes
his dad is an arsehole, and yes he has drug and alcohol and drug abuse issues!!
But do you know what?... people get over worse
things than he has had to deal with and his dad is prepared to throw endless
amounts of money at him to get him the help he needs!!!!
I really hate Josh!!! He’s whiny and self
absorbed and he basically behaved like a little bitch!!!
Ok rant over.... I loved Jackson, I wanted
Carrington to realise that Jackson was perfect and to dump Josh’s ass and fall
head over heels for the adorable Jackson!
Carrington is incredibly naive and although she
is not exactly innocent she had a sort of clueless vibe to her.
This book is definitely not your average
happily ever after college romance.
I don’t want to give away any spoilers so I’m
going to have to be quite vague lol but the drama snowballs and in the end I
wasn’t surprised by Josh and his behaviour.
I had some serious issues with Josh’s dad and I’m
not sure I would have dealt with him as well as Carrington did.
I feel slightly depressed at the end of this
book but I’m still glad that I read it.
This is a darker look at mental health and drug
abuse issues rolled into a college chicklit book shaped package.
Its deep and harsh and moving and harrowing I’m
not sure I liked it that much but it definitely affected me 3.5 stars.
Michelle is a New Adult Contemporary Romance writer, a voracious reader and
movie fanatic who hails from Texas.
After surviving 5 1/2
years living in China, she had the courage to finally pursue her passion and
become a writer.
Sydney has been
blogging at sydneyaaliyah.com for three years, where she interviews people
about their tattoos, discusses her favorite movie quotes, reviews books (New
Adult & only the ones she loves) and journals about her writing and editing
self-published debut New Adult Novel Another New Life will be available May
An active tweeter,
she is also a JuNoWriMo (2x) and NaNoWriMo (2x) winners who notes the sci-fi
action flick “The Matrix” as the best representation of her life in the past.
She is now awake.
She can recite the
entire script for the 80’s teen comedy/drama “The Breakfast Club” and loves any
and everything associated with the Avengers Movie, especially Tony Stark.
When it come to
books, Sydney reads different genres, but some of her favorite writers are
Stephen King, Alex J. Cavanaugh, Cora Carmack & Emily Bronte. Under the
Dome, The Great Gatsby & Wuthering Heights are her favorite books.
I Read Far Too Many Romance Books
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