Hold on to Hope by A.L. Jackson
Title: Hold on to Hope
Author: A.L. Jackson
Genres: Contemporary Romance, #Friends2Lovers, #2ndChanceRomance #SingleDad
Release Date: October 28, 2019
A best friends-to-lovers, stand-alone romance from New York Times Bestselling Author, A.L. Jackson . . .
Evan Bryant wasn’t your typical hero.
But he was mine.
Broken by the worlds’ standards, he was still the strongest boy I would ever know.
My best friend. The boy I’d given everything to. My heart, my body, and the promise of forever.
The day I’d needed him most, he walked away.
He left me shattered and questioning the love I’d thought we’d shared.
Three years later, I wasn’t prepared for him to return to Gingham Lakes.
It wouldn’t have mattered if he wasn’t the most beautiful man I’d ever seen.
My fingers still would have ached to caress his skin.
My body still would have begged to get lost in his touch.
And my heart . . . it would have always sung his name.
But time changes things. With it, secrets that could ruin everything.
Can we find a way to love again, or have the fears of our past stolen the hope of our forever . . .
5 iScream Cones
“I don’t know how to be in your space and not want you, Evan. I don’t remember how not to be yours.”
Might as well just lay my heart on the ground at the author’s feet. Hold on to Hope made me feel every emotion a time or twenty. I probably looked like a theater arts student practicing pantomime as I read this heartbreaking story. One moment giggling at the banter between awesome support characters and the next giving a good gasping guppy impression as the rug was pulled out from beneath me.
Yes, Evan is a hero, but not in his own eyes. He only sees his flaws, or what he imagines are flaws. Her, she finds him as close to perfect as is possible. While he yearns to be normal, she loves him exactly as he is. She saw forever in his eyes…and then he walked away leaving their dreams in the dust.
When Evan shows up three years later I was dying to know what happened to him during his absence. He was older, stronger, and still gorgeous. But, he was also even more broken if that was possible. His eyes held so much pain and regret.
She was shocked by his reappearance, unable to pick her jaw up off the floor. She had so many questions. Too bad should couldn’t get a word past her lips for the longest time. He had ruined her childhood dreams and broken her heart. She should hate him. Good luck with that, right?
“Did you really think I loved you so little? That my love was so superficial that you could leave and I’d forget you? Did you really think you could erase the spot where you are carved inside of me?”
I felt their pain so deeply I found myself pressing a hand against my heart to ease the ache. Soul-mates. Best Friends. They belonged together, didn’t they? Would they ever be able to get past the pain to even try to rebuild the trust that they once shared? I adore both of them and wanted so desperately for them to find their way back together. It’s so easy to tell others to ‘hold on to hope’ but not so easy to do yourself. Thank you, A.L. Jackson, for another unforgettable, beautiful story that will stay with me for a long time…sigh. 💔
“My FAVORITE!! The love, the bond, the soul connection…. there will never be a love as destined and powerful and sweet and beautiful as the once in a lifetime love of Evan and Frankie Leigh!!!!!!!!”
~USA Today Bestselling Author Lauren Rowe
I can’t wait for you to experience HOLD ON TO HOPE! I know you’re going to ABSOLUTELY FALL IN LOVE with these two!!
Read inspired ~ Amy
Ahhh, my loves!! IT IS HERE! IT IS HERE! I can’t even express to you how freaking overjoyed I am over HOLD ON TO HOPE! This is my favorite book I have ever written, and Evan is absolutely everything – more than I ever could have imagined when I started writing. Evan and Frankie Leigh’s story came to life in a way that absolutely CAPTURED me, heart and soul, and I am so excited and proud to share their story with you!
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A.L. Jackson is the New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary romance. She writes emotional, sexy, heart-filled stories about boys who usually like to be a little bit bad.
If she’s not writing, you can find her hanging out by the pool with her family, sipping cocktails with her friends, or of course with her nose buried in a book.
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