Title: Withering Hope
Author: Layla Hagen
Release Date: Jan. 19, 2015
Genre: New 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.
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My ****4.5 Star**** Review
It’s been almost 2 weeks since I’ve read Withering Hope, and I still can recall every intimate detail. I am astounded really at all the little things that I can still easily recall about this book! I read so much that I often find myself struggling to recall the details of the last book I read, but that isn’t the case here. Layla sucked me into the jungle with Aimee and Tristan, and I still don’t feel like I’ve been rescued. Even now I cringe just thinking about it. I was on pins and needles the whole time as they escaped one horrifying moment only to be found in another, all while falling into a very forbidden love. Oh, the heartache!
This book is intense from start to finish, and I loved every dreaded moment of it! This was my first Layla Hagen book, and I can guarantee it won’t be my last! I can’t recommend this enough to lovers of contemporary romance, especially if you’re into taboo love. But, even if you’re not into forbidden love, you will find yourself completely understanding and relating. Loved it!!