Sweet Hope by Tillie Cole

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Posted June 5, 2019 by Leona Woolfolk in Book Reviews, Books / 0 Comments

Sweet Hope by Tillie ColeSweet Hope by Tillie Cole
Series: Sweet Home #3
Published by Self-Published on March 28, 2015
Genres: Sports Romance
Pages: 470
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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Also by this author: Raze, It Ain't Me, Babe, Heart Recaptured, Souls Unfractured, Deep Redemption, Reap, Sweet Soul, Ravage
Also in this series: Sweet Soul

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.

New Adult/Contemporary Romance Novel—contains adult content, sexual situations and mature topics. Suited for ages 18 and up.

Please note that this novel CANNOT be read as a standalone novel. SWEET FALL must be read first.

“What words,” I ask myself, “can I use that will adequately explain the magnitude of excellence of Sweet Hope by Tillie Cole?”

If you’ve read my reviews before you’ll know that I have loved every Tillie Cole story I’ve ever read, but (now bear with me) I truly believe that this book is not only her best book out of this series (from what I’ve read so far – I haven’t read Sweet Rome yet) but I truly believe this is her best book period. She really outdid herself with this one and brought this series to an end in the purest and most perfect way possible.

In the previous books we rarely got a glimpse into who Ally really was. She was always seen as the supportive best friend, and rebellious one out of the group, but anything deeper than that was not accessible. Even with little known about who she was I always loved her character, her and Cassie’s. Not knowing a lot about a character and then finding that they’ll have a whole book dedicated to their story amps the anticipation and mystery surrounding their story by 100!

I loved learning about Ally, she was loving, understanding, independent, and unwavering in her faith of others all which came in handy when loving her man Elpidio.

What I am about to say next I now have permission to reveal so don’t think that it’s a spoiler because it’s not. Ally’s man, her love, her everything is…Axel Carillo but he goes by Elpidio. Now the screaming and shocked expressions can begin. I will not tell you why he goes by Elpidio or anything else about him because that would be a spoiler, but I’ll say that he does treat Ally extremely well. She’s his hope, his reason for being.

Many (I hope all) have read Sweet Fall and read about Axel in there and know that he’s Austin and Levi’s older brother and sworn enemy of Rome. Just knowing that little bit opens the floodgates to Sweet Hope being an epic story.

I love, love, love, love, love, stories that pull me in, drag tears from my eyes, and bring hope into my heart and with Sweet Hope, Tillie Cole has accomplished just that. It’s like she pours out these stories effortlessly. She’s in a league of her freaking own, she has no comparison.

In Sweet Hope by Tillie Cole, there will be tragedy, love, redemption, and mystery that will further solidify the greatness of this author’s writing. New members will be added to the Sweet Home family, and some dreams will be met, families will be made whole again, and past hurts and judgments will be laid to rest. Every member from this phenomenal series will all come back for this cast family reunion that us readers will ever be blessed to witness. You don’t want to miss this.

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About Tillie Cole

Amazon & USA Today Best Selling Author, Tillie Cole, is a Northern girl through and through. She originates from a place called Teesside on that little but awesomely sunny (okay I exaggerate) Isle called Great Britain. She was brought up surrounded by her English rose mother — a farmer’s daughter, her crazy Scottish father, a savagely sarcastic sister and a multitude of rescue animals and horses.
Being a scary blend of Scottish and English, Tillie embraces both cultures; her English heritage through her love of HP sauce and freshly made Yorkshire Puddings, and her Scottish which is mostly demonstrated by her frighteningly foul-mouthed episodes of pure rage and her much loved dirty jokes.

Having been born and raised as a Teesside Smoggie, Tillie, at age nineteen, moved forty miles north to the ‘Toon’, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, where she attended Newcastle University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts honours degree in Religious Studies. She returned two years later to complete a Post-Graduate Certificate in Teaching High School Social Studies. Tillie, regards Newcastle to be a home from home and enjoyed the Newcastle Geordie way of life for seven ‘proper mint’ and ‘lush’ years.

One summers day, after finishing reading her thousandth book on her much loved and treasured Kindle, Tillie turned to her husband and declared, “D’you know, I have a great idea for a story. I could write a book.” Several months later, after repeating the same tired line at the close of another completed story, she was scolded by her husband to shut up talking about writing a novel and “just bloody do it!” For the first time in eleven years, Tillie actually took his advice (he is still trying to get over the shock) and immediately set off on a crazy journey, delving deep into her fertile imagination.

Tillie, ever since, has written from the heart. She combines her passion for anything camp and glittery with her love of humour and dark brooding men (most often muscled and tattooed – they’re her weakness!). She also has a serious side (believe it or not!) and loves to immerse herself in the complex study of World Religions, History and Cultural Studies and creates fantasy stories that enable her to thread serious issues and topics into her writing — yep, there’s more to this girl than profanity and sparkles!

After six years of teaching high school Social Studies and following her Professional Rugby Player husband around Europe, they have finally given up their nomadic way of life and settled in Calgary, Alberta where Tillie spends most of her days (and many a late night) lost in a writing euphoria or pursuing a dazzling career as a barrel-racing, tasselled-chap wearing, Stetson-sporting cowgirl… Ye-haw!


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