Tuesday, July 15, 2014



Hopeful cover


Expected publication: July 15th 2014

Hopeful Synopsis


***Not suitable for younger readers due to sexual content and language.***

Guys like Joel Wentworth weren't supposed to fall in love with girls like me. He could have had his pick of the girls on campus, but somehow the laws of nature were defied and we fell crazy in love.

For a short time, I thought it would be for infinity.

On July 10, 2006, immediately after graduation, Joel left for New York. And, despite him wanting me to go with him, I'd refused, unwilling to disappoint my parents and risk the judgment of my friends. I hadn’t seen him again. Never even spoke to him.

I've spent the last eight years working hard to put my career front and center in my life, dodging any personal complications. I have a strict no-dating policy. I've managed to piece together a reality that works for me.

Until now.

Now, Joel's coming back to London.

And I need to get over him before he gets over here.




I really enjoyed this book.  The author did a great job in drawing me into the world she is creating.  I actually understood Ava.  I think some of us have been in the position of having to choose.  Do we take a step into the unknown and a future that is scary or do we stay in our comfort zones in a life that may never change?

Ava choose the safe route and even though it is not the life she had always dreamed of, it works for her.  Until he returns.  Sometimes love dies, sometimes love just simmers.  A love that simmers is one that defies the odds.  It knows what is meant to be and it will find away no matter how long it takes, the bumps and bruises along the way it causes or the pain that it may cause.  It is all worth it though in the end.  The relationship that Ava and Joel have is well-written and developed and I can't wait to see what Ms. Bay has for us in the future.





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Ruined by romantic mini-series of the seventies and eighties, I love all things romantic. There's not enough of it in real life so I'll settle for books and films.

I love the rain, the West Wing, London, days when you don't have to wear make-up, being alone, being with friends, elephants and champagne.




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