Monday, March 28, 2016

Audio Tour, Review + Giveaway!- Withering Hope by Layla Hagen

Withering Hope Tour

Title:  Withering Hope 
Author: Layla Hagen
Publication Date: January 19th 2015

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.

 My Review 


“I’m not a star,” I whisper. “I’m a satellite rotating around you. You’re the star. I need your light to shine.”


Withering Love was author Layla Hagen’s best work to date!! It enraptured me, gutted me, choked me up a couple of times, and ultimately had me wanting to read this story again and again!!

Aimee and Tristan’s love was one of those once in a lifetime types of love that everyone wishes to have or experience. Tristan, who you learn has always held a torch for Aimee pre-crash days, is the ultimate sweetheart and survivor who will do anything to keep himself and his unrequited love alive. It’s quite poetic and heartwarming to see the lengths he will go (and Aimee vice versa) to ensure her health and safety really. So adorable!!

“Love has an effect few other things have: to empower you with happiness, and at the same time, strip you of all power, making you a prisoner of fear.”

What’s more poignant and beautiful about his and Aimee’s relationship is-- is that their romance doesn’t take off right away, but carefully builds over their time in the Amazon rainforest. With nothing coercing, forcing, or stopping their irrefutable chemistry and connection, it was amazing to see nature run its course in its most basic of intervals and to witness two people falling in love without even realizing it. The only catch is-- Aimee is engaged to be married to another man. Who will she choose? Will Tristan be able to convince her to take a chance on him?...on each other?...Or is their love just simply not meant to be?

All in all…

#A breathtaking and touching read!!

Life throws you unexpected curves and wedges, sometimes in the right or wrong scheme of things, and it’s up to you to make the best of your situation or crumble to the abyss. This totally sums up what happens to Tristan and Aimee as they struggle to cope with the bleak outlook of their situation, their growing feelings for another and the rising stakes set against them, and the realization that they may or may not make it back to civilization alive after all…

I truly fell in love with this story and wish there was more like it!! It was so wonderful!! For all those of you ladies who are looking for a pure, untainted and unadulterated story filled with love defying the odds in the most unlikely of situations…along with realistic upheavals filled with terrifying and heartbreaking situations where everything could mean life or death... Withering Love is for you!

“Those terrifying months in the rainforest were, in a way, a gift. Maybe it’s true what they say, that without darkness, you can never truly appreciate the light.”

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 About the Author 

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Welcome! 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 ;)

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