Wednesday, July 30, 2014

* REVIEW * - Relentless Hope (Resilient Hearts Book 1) by Ashley Cassidy

Reviewer : Angie
Rating : 5 Stars

WOW!!! 5 HEARTBREAKING STARS for this debut novel! Ashley Cassidy drew me into Aleah’s story from page 1. I felt her pain, loneliness, and hurt every step of the way. I love that she found a savior in a very unlikely place and that she, in turn, became a savior for him. I felt like this story, about a young woman, of Pakistani descent, trying to live by the rules, but being abandoned by her family when she needs them the most, is very believable. 

While I would call this a romance novel (and boy, is Aiden Pierson dreamy), it is also about life’s struggles and overcoming them the best you know how. All of the main characters have lessons to learn before they can find happiness. Which ones will learn those lessons first? I will warn you that this book left me bawling, but I anxiously await the 2nd book in this series. Ashley Cassidy has a new fan in me!!!

*I was given an ARC of this book for an honest review.

Sometimes playing by the rules and doing everything right is just not enough. A single mistake can turn your entire existence upside down, and irreversibly change the course of your life. 

Aleah Lateef’s life changed after one bad judgment led to her being attacked, threatened, and abandoned by all her friends and family. Having been forced to drop out of college, with no money, no job, and no one to turn to, Aleah finds herself on the verge of homelessness and about to lose all hope. One chance encounter with an unlikely savior, however, takes her life on a journey she never imagined taking. 

Relentless Hope is a story of losing everything and finding yourself as a result. It is a tale of the resiliency of the human heart in the face of continuous difficulties. This is the journey of a young woman’s struggles to find her way in the world and the unlikely friendships she forms along the way. Ultimately,finding love in the most unlikely places and losing it all when she least expects it.

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