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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 civilization, 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.
Aimee has know her fiancé, Chris, since she was a little girl. They have been distended to be together since forever. On her way to her wedding, Aimee’s private plane crashes. It’s the one night that changed everything. Not only did they crash in the middle of the Amazon, it just so happens to be during rainy season. In order to survive Aimee must trust in the one other survivor, Tristan. For their survival Tristan must learn to trust again and Aimee must get out of her comfort zone.
It has been a long time since I’ve finished a book and immediately wanted to read it again. Withering Hope was that book for me. Through out the entire book, I was rooting for everything to work out for them. I wanted Aimee and Tristan to get their happy ending. Aimee and Tristan were such great characters. They were so opposite of each other that they work. She is the high power lawyer while he is the Army veteran who has PTSD. They needed each other more than they realized.
Title: Withering Hope
Author: Layla Hagen
Publication date: January 19th 2015
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance