Monday, July 7, 2014

eARC BOOK REVIEW...Hope Over Fear (The Over Series, #1) by J.A. Derouen

Title:  Hope Over Fear (The Over Series, #1) 
Author:  J.A. Derouen
Publication Date:  July 28th 2014 by J.A. Derouen

Plot:  Today is the day – the day that the man I love marries someone else. I don’t deserve pity or sympathy. I’ve made my bed. I left Mason and ripped his heart to pieces as I ran away. The guilt and sorrow consume me, threatening to choke me everyday.

But today is a new beginning. Today is the day I will wake up with a renewed resolve and determination to do better … to be better … to be worthy. My name is Sara Preston, and this is my story about what happens after.

Hope Over Fear can be read as a stand alone novel.

 My Review 

☆I was given an ARC by the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!!☆


What a great read! I thought it was going to be a melodramatic or bittersweet romance but it turned out to be very sweet and at times funny. Who would have thought?

J.A. Derouen writes in a manner that is so uncanny and realistic. From the very beginning when we meet main protagonist, Sara Preston, J.A. paints her story and upheavals in such a solid and genuine narrative that you can’t help but live through her triumphs, heartbreaks and revelations, and all of the wonderful relationships she makes throughout this journey… including embracing a new romantic love interest!

Hope Over Fear was a beautifully relayed and unique story that definitely stunned me and makes me want more from this author!! It without doubt won me over! Seeing that this is indeed a series (although Sara's story is a standalone), I REALLY hope that J.A. touches on some of the characters that she introduces in HOF and allows them to have their own stories to come to life! Pretty please?

Great debut J.A. Derouen!


My Rating:
-Overall : 8.75-9
-Plot : 8.75
-Writing : 8.75
-Characters : 8.75
-Cover : 8.75 (BEAUTIFUL COVER!!)

 About the Author 

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J.A. Derouen resides in South Louisiana where she lives with her husband, son (aptly nicknamed "The Professor"), and her furry friend, Scout. She has earned bachelor’s degrees in psychology and nursing. When she's not writing or inhaling romance novels by the stack, she works as a women's health nurse. She’s been an avid reader and daydreamer since childhood, and she's never stopped turning the page to get to the next happily ever after.

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