Withering Hope by Layla Hagen
Publication date: January 19th 2015
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance





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.


Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22722898-withering-hope?ac=1


* A review copy was provided by the author for the Blog Tour *


~ 5 Captivating Stars ~


Wow!!!  Withering Hope was such an amazing and captivating story of survival and hope.  This was so much more than just a love story about two people who are stranded in the rainforest.  This was a journey of two people who are just trying to survive long enough to be rescued, that eventually turns into an epic love story!!!


I have followed Layla’s books ever since reading her first book.  I love her writing style.  She has the ability to write a story with such great plot line and character development.  In this story her use of descriptors was so great she actually made me feel like I was in that rainforest with Tristan and Aimee.  This is a fairly quick read but nothing is rushed or left out.  I couldn’t put this book down.  It kept me hanging on to the point where I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough but I also didn’t want the story to end.


In this book we meet Aimee and Tristan.  Aimee is planning to marry her longtime boyfriend Chris and is supposed to bring her to Brazil the week before the wedding.  Tristan is the pilot of said flight.  But things don’t go according to plan and the plane crashes in the heart of the Amazon Rainforest.  From that moment on this book turned into a story of survival and hope.  I don’t want to give too much away, but I will say that Tristan and Aimee have some HUGE hurdles to overcome to make it out alive.  Tristan and Aimee were such relatable characters and showed us such raw emotions.  You couldn’t help getting sucked into their world.  There were plenty of times that I thought to myself if I would be strong enough to survive what they did.


I would 100% recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a unique and captivating story.  A story that is a story of survival, hope and Love in it’s purest form.  There isn’t a lot of sex in this story, but I don’t think it was needed.  This was much more of an emotional journey and love story then a physical one.  Don’t miss out on this FANTASTIC READ!!!!




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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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