Author: Tillie Cole
Series: Sweet Home Series #4
Publisher by: Independent
Published on: March 29, 2015
Genres: New Adult Romance
Page Count: 295
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 Romance Novel—contains adult content, sexual situations and mature topics. Suited for ages 18 and up.
This has got to be one my absolute favorite series. I love the heart of it. I love how broken they are but how strong their capacity for love it is. I love that even though I shed my fair share of tears during the story when I get to the end my heart is full.
I have been waiting anxiously for Ally’s story. She was sweetest of all the Sweet Home series crew. She was in love with love. She went out of her way to help the other find their happy but never got hers. So to know she was finally getting hers was just music to my ears. Sweet Hope jumps 6 years into the future after Sweet Home and Sweet Fall end.
So here was happening in my favorite world.
- Ally is now a curator. A damn good one who just got hired to curate her absolute favorite sculptors, Elpidio, first exhibit. She is beyond excited plus she gets to go to Seattle where Mols, Rome, Lexi and Austin are.
- Elpidio is the recluse sculptor. Nobody knows who he is but his work speaks volumes. It is real, honest, heartbreakingly beautiful. He does not want to do the exhibit but when his mentor insists on sharing his work he concedes.
- Rome and Molly ***sigh*** my heart is always happy when reading them. Rome will ALWAYS hold a piece of my heart. They are living in Seattle where Rome is the starting QB for the Seahawks View Spoiler »If you have read the first two books you know this where he stays until he moves back to Alabama to coach at his alma mater….ROLL TIDE!! « Hide Spoiler. Molly is teaching and they are pregnant with their first child.
- Austin and Lexi are married and happy. Lexi is still working through her issues but she doing 10 times better from Sweet Fall. Austin is a starting wide receiver for the Seahawks and Levi is 19. The biggest twist is that Axel has returned. He was released early from prison because of good behavior.
Now there is big twist that I totally did not see coming when I started reading and I am afraid that if my long-winded self keeps going into back story I will tell you. I totally do not want to do that especially if you are fan like me, this twist will make your heart happy.
Here is what I will say. This book beautiful. It sweet, funny, sexy and heartfelt. It is great continuation to already fantastic set of characters. Tillie writing is gives you just enough as always and the chemistry between Ally and Elpidio is just scorching. That man is just SEX IN A MAN BUN. I was crying at 12% if that says anything. Another MUST READ from the Sweet Home series. Now all I need is Levi’s book and I can die happy 🙂
Elpi sat up on the bed, the sheet riding low on his hips as he lit up a cigarette and held it between his lips, looking like a darker, more disturbed version of James Dean.
He was living, breathing poetry. Not love poetry, but the poetry which tears out your heart, rips it to shreds, pushes it back into your chest, and makes you question what the hell just obliterated your soul?
I couldn’t tear my gaze away from him as I pulled up my dress over my breasts, his man bun seductively awry, his ripped tattoo-covered abs tensing as his arm moved up and down to hold his cigarette as he inhaled. When he blew out the smoke, small lines etched round his eyes; the severe effect screamed danger. I was completely infatuated with this man.
Elpidio caught me staring as he scratched his nails over the skin on his broad chest. His eyes lit with blatant desire, and he flicked his chin. “Get the fuck outta here or you won’t be going nowhere.”
Exhaling a shuddering breath at his curt demand, I strode to the bed, where Elpi balanced the cigarette on his full bottom lip—an action that was beginning to destroy me at how damn sexy it was.
When I stopped a foot away, Elpi reached out his hand to grip my hips, then jerked me closer until I lay sprawled over his body. Releasing one of his hands, he moved his cigarette from his mouth and blew out the smoke, the thick cloud billowing past my face, the rich tobacco scent mixed with his natural musk eliciting a groan from the back of my throat.
“You’re fucking coming back tonight,” he growled, making sure I knew to obey his command.