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Tuesday, 20 January 2015

BLOG TOUR, REVIEW & GIVEAWAY - Withering Hope by Layla Hagen

Book & Author details:

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.



Aimee is on a plane to Brazil to get married to Chris. Tristan is the pilot on the 6 seater plane. It crashes into the Amazon rain forest. As all hope of rescue withers away, something grows between Tristan and Aimee, something she never felt for Chris, something she refuses to give up, rescue or no

You know, sometimes, you just need a nice book? nothing too complicated, too deep but very easy to read?? Not quite a hangover cure but very nearly? This is such a book.


Its written in the first person, present tense, and flips from Aimee to Tristan. Not a favourite of mine, as you know. BUT I'll also say, that a good story will negate that, and this is the case here, so I'll not hold it agaisnt the book. What I WILL hold against it, is the fact we get much MUCH more of Aimee than we do of Tristan. And we needed to hear more from Tristan, especially when he was ill, and when Aimee was too.

Its well written, not too explicit, a bit on the yukkie side (and thats the best word I can find to describe it, yukkie) but then again, fighting for your life in the middle of the jungle aint never gonna be a picnic, now is it??

I loved the ten years later and the epolgue made me cry.

I shall look out for others books by this author, as I'd like to see what else she has written.

A lovely book, 4 stars

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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

1 comment:

  1. Great review, Debbie! I love the sounds of this one especially how character driven it seems. I'm actually a big fan of 1st person I find I can get inside their heads better. :)