Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Blog Tour: Withering Hope by Layla Hagen (Review + Giveaway)

Publisher: Layla Hagen
Release Date: January 19th 2015 
Genre: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | iBooks | Kobo


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:
Aimee boarded her fiance's airplane to go to Brazil to get married at a beautiful ranch with a lavish ceremony she has been planning for months. Her life has not been an easy one, after losing her parents at very young age, her best friend Chris who became her bofriend has always been there for her to help her through life and now their big day is arriving. a few hours into the flight the turbulence gets intense and Tristan (The pilot) announces there are difficulties with the plane that are forcing him to make an emergency landing in the middle of the Amazon rainforest.

Tristan has been working for Chris (Aimee's fiance) for 2 years, he mostly keeps to himself, who also carriers deep secrets that haunt him still. Tristan has always enjoyed Aimee's presence. She is beautiful, sweet and smart. She is always has a smile on her face. Now with them both stranded in the rainforest, a bond beings to form between the pair, something that is beginning a friendship that will soon turn into something very special and vital to them as breathing.

It will not be easy facing the wild rainforest with the scary provisions they have, but they become a team. Their goal is to protect each other from the dangers in the rainforest, both are willing to fight anything and aiming to survive. Day after day hope for a rescue becomes a distant thought neither one of them are willing to torture themselves with. A fierce love is born, desperate and unlike anything Aimee or Tristan have ever known. But guilt and fear of hurting Chris plus all the scary encounters in the wild will make i hard for their love to even have a chance. 

My Rating:

Author Bio:
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

Author Links: Website | Goodreads | Facebook | Twitter

Tour-wide giveaway (OPEN INTERNATIONALLY)
1. $20 Amazon Gift card


  1. Great review this sounds like an action packed read and with a great romance, too! The whole rainforest aspect sounds terrifying but neat, too!

  2. Thank you so much for the great review!!!