Book Review: Sweet Hope

Sweet Hope (Sweet Home #4)
by Tillie Cole

From the USA Today Bestselling Sweet Home Series, comes Sweet Hope.

My 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.

TeriLyn's thoughts: Tillie Cole writes New Adult magic. Her stories absorb me from start to finish. I've been in love with this series from the very beginning and very much looked forward to reading Ally's story. When it went live yesterday afternoon, I immediately one-clicked and settled in to devour the story of Aliyana and her Elpidio. And devour Sweet Hope I did.

There's so much in this story I want to talk about but can't because I don't want to spoil. The thing I want to spoil, I don't know if other people knew and I was living under a rock but I was surprised and LOVED every minute of it. If you haven't read the whole Sweet Home series, I wouldn't advise you reading Sweet Hope until you've done so.

Tillie Cole writes exquisitely. Her plots flow from start to finish never leaving you hanging, always turning, always giving. She easily draws you into the worlds of these characters leaving you there until you reach the end and don't even realize four hours has gone. Ms. Cole's characters are ones who are hurting in some way - one character is always hurting. The main characters always dynamic, always real.

Sweet Hope is a book of redemption, of forgiveness, of understanding. It's about family, owning your family, understanding them even when it's hard. This book is most definitely about hope in times when you feel you have none. It's about loving something because of who they are innately, even with their flaws. It's about seeing the good we all possess.

Ally Prince believes in Elpidio. She believes in his work, in his tainted, beautiful soul. She revels in his darkness, basks in it, while he revels in her light. This is a strong heroine - a forgiving and compassion woman, a loving friend. Ally Prince is a superstar in this book. Elpidio is a dark horse. He's tortured and damaged. He's wants love in the worst way to feel accepted to understand what it means to love and be loved. The sacrifices he's made to provide for those he loves most have gone unnoticed until he meets Ally.

There could have been no other fitting end to this series than with this story. I loved every minute of reading it and I'm sad it's come to an end but so utterly satisfied in how this exceptional author got us to this point. I'll read anything Tille Cole writes and the Sweet Home series will remain as one of my favorite New Adult series ever. I can't re-read it and I can't wait for what Tillie Cole writes next!

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Lori L. Clark

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