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Withering Hope Audiobook

Withering Hope

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Publisher's Summary

A crash landing leads to a crash course in survival...and passion.

En route to a tropical paradise, overworked and dedicated Aimee Myller is ready to begin her new life. But when the plane defects, the pilot, sexy Tristan Bress, needs to make an emergency landing in the heart of the Amazon rainforest. Aimee Myller's dreams of a fairytale getaway in Brazil come crashing right down with the plane.

Forced to fend for themselves with no civilization in sight, together Tristan and Aimee begin to forage for food and shelter. As they fight for survival, one thing becomes clear: Passion and desire grow faster than vegetation in the rainforest. As they get closer and begin to rely on one another, secrets are revealed. Secrets that neither of them can ignore. Secrets that could destroy them both.

©2015 Layla Hagen (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

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    Suzanne 26/03/2017
    Suzanne 26/03/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Amazing"

    What an amazing book. Lots of emotional ups and downs. Iv never listened to this author before, she is really good. I'll be looking for more of her books.

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    E. J. Rose uk 11/04/2016
    E. J. Rose uk 11/04/2016 Member Since 2013
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    "Beautifully written and narrated."

    This book made me cry. It was beautifully written and touched me so much at the end. I guess we all want a love such as theirs. Thank you x

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Misty
    16/04/16
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    "3.5- why don't you just stab me in the soul- stars"

    Ok, well that just happened.

    I bought this audio while doped up on muscle relaxers and that's just a bad decision all around.

    Most of the time I read straight up romance but sometimes it's nice to wave a little action over the top of the romance so after an hour, I was hooked! Aimee and Tristan crash land in the Amazon with all the difficulties and angst you would expect. The book is fantastic.

    The reason why I am not jumping up and down begging everyone to listen is the epilogue. I know that I am not in the majority and I don't regret listening at all... But... Hmmm... The ending and I are not best friends. We like each other, we are glad to know each other... But I wouldn't want to have it over every night. If you know what I mean.

    Beautiful story, awesome writing, I applaud the author for either a) researching the crap out of the Amazon and diseases and plants or b) really good at bsing.

    The narration was on point. Couldn't have been better.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Jo Fergus
    Napier, New Zealand
    29/03/16
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    "A very addictive story!"

    This has been on my TBR for a while so when the opportunity to listen to the audio version came up I was saying 'pick me please.' I didn't read the blurb or any reviews first so I went in with no expectations of the storyline. I am so glad that I did that because it made the experience that much more enjoyable for me.

    Aimee is en route to her fiance in Brazil to prepare for their wedding day, when the private plane she is in crashes into the Amazon rainforest. Fortunately she is not alone in her survival, the pilot Tristan has also survived and luckily for both of them he is ex-military so has a lot of survival skills hidden up his sleeve.

    As the days pass and the hope of being rescued dwindles, these two have to adapt to their new reality and gathering food, looking after their health and keeping themselves safe from predators becomes their new way of life. With nothing else to do they find themselves talking to each other about anything and everything. They get to know each other in a way that neither of them have done with anyone else in their lives.

    The situations they find themselves in are, at times, life threatening and this only strengthens the bond between them with feelings of more than friendship growing between them. With the knowledge that they may never get rescued clouding their minds they turn for comfort in each other and this only deepens the connection between them. It also makes Aimee question her feelings towards her fiance and she struggles with the guilt and what she is now feeling for Tristan.

    “Tristan slipped into my soul the way mist travels in the forest after the rain: unseen, unstoppable, and ubiquitous.” - Aimee

    I had no idea how this was going to play out, what would happen if they were rescued and she had to face her fiance? What if they were never rescued, could they survive a life in the rain forest and if so, how would any future children survive? It is easy to read something and make up your mind about how you would react or deal with a situation if you were in their shoes but that reality is that unless you were living it yourself, there is no telling what you would do.

    This was an exciting, thrilling and addictive read. I couldn't stop listening and finished it at 1.30am in the morning. A story that I will remember for a long time from now.

    “I used to hate waking up every morning. Now I look forward to every day, even though we're stuck in this place. Because it means one more day with you.” - Tristan

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amy My Book Obsession
    28/03/16
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    "I loved every minute of this book!"
    Would you listen to Withering Hope again? Why?

    I would listen to it again because the story is one that can never get old.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Aimee and Tristan are my faves because they brought hope, love, and understanding. to this story


    Which scene was your favorite?

    My favorite scene is the last scene at the end of the book. Not going into details but it made me weep.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I cried, laughed, and smiled through out this tale. It moved me.


    Any additional comments?

    I loved every minute of this book. Layla does a wonderful job of creating a world and plot that could truly happen.
    Aimee has strength, bravery, and compassion for people she didn’t know she had. She feels like she has let her parents down, thereby letting herself down. However, when her plan goes down in the Amazon Rainforest she learns she never lost it and her parents would be proud of her life choices.
    Tristan lives in a world few have seen and survived. He fears the dark nights or terror. However, he faces each day looking for a bright light. When the plan he is flying malfunctions he has to become the man he used to be; to survive the threats that come from the rainforest.

    Aimee and Tristan have things that haunt them from their past. They have to learn to count on each other to make it another day. The buildup in this story is wonderful. I felt every moment the walls came down. Every moment when they thought it was their last.
    I truly loved this story and the connection I felt with each of the characters. You will cry, smile, and hope with them every step of the way.
    I highly recommend this book! 5 star read!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Lauren Helms
    Indianapolis, IN
    17/03/16
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    "Intense and Amazing"

    So at first, I was intrigued with the story line. But after the plane crash, and the routine of day to day life in the rainforest, I was worried about being bored. Right when I started getting bored, something unexpected (well, it was probably expected since its the rainforest) would happen and shit started getting real. Every time one crisis was averted, another would happen soon thereafter. I would find myself sitting on the edge of my seat in anticipation of what would come next.

    Now I want to touch on the emotional factor of Withering Hope. We hear most of the story from Aimee's POV. We really get to know her, and she is a very likable character. We occasionally get short chapters from Tristan's POV about how much she loves Aimee and to what lengths he will go to protect her. It's pretty obvious from his first POV chapter that the love that the two of them are going to have is going to be epic.

    A lot of other reviewers have drawn connections between Aimee & Tristan's love to Noah & Ally from The Notebook. Never have I ever been about to compare another love to Noah and Ally. Until this book. Their love is full, complete, breathtaking and heartbreaking. You will tear up. You will be filled with hope, and then despair. Withering Hope is an extremely emotional book, and while that seems obvious to me at this moment after finishing the book, it honestly took me by surprise.

    I would love to see this book turned into a movie. I also look forward to reading more books by Layla Hagen. Her writing and storytelling was purely amazing. Lastly, I really enjoyed the narrators. They both captured the emotion perfectly taking the story to its full potential.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • E. McDonough
    ny
    22/10/17
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    "Don’t miss this story"

    I listen to many books and this one is by far one of the best I’ve listened to in a long time the story is great and so well written if you like survival stories you will love this one. I laughed and cried throughout the book I couldn’t stop playing it. I recommend this book and I have found a new author to read

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Paula DeBoer
    bronx ny
    17/06/17
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    "Beautiful touching romance story!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes! Why it's the perfect romance novel! Excitement, thrilling , loving and even some heartbreak


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved the chemistry between Aimee and Tristian .. I loved how Tristan was empty inside but Aimee brought out the real him and all his darkness faded away


    Which scene was your favorite?

    My favorite part was the day of the tattoos don't wanna spoil anything. Plus when Aimee finally gave in to her feelings.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes!! You can't stop listening to it!


    Any additional comments?

    The narrators on this book were amazing! Really brought the story to life!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jonella A. Moore
    Indiana, USA
    21/05/17
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    "Great romantic suspense!"

    This was a very entertaining audiobook with a bride-to-be and her fiancé's pilot going down in the Amazon rainforest, far away from any civilization a week before the wedding. There are a lot of dangers they have to cope with and they slowly change from polite strangers into fervent lovers as they come to depend on each other for survival. Eventually they get rescued, but I am not going to give any spoilers about what happens to them before that. The narration was well done and there was just the right amount of romance, angst and suspense.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Heather Atkinson
    08/09/16
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    "H.a"

    What a wonderful author Layla is her book. Her book evokes emotions throughout her story. I look forward to reading more of her book in the future.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kindling Micky
    United Kingdom
    30/08/16
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    "Emotional favourite"

    I cannot praise this book highly enough for a completely gripping and engaging story. It's a quickish read and I devoured it in half a day. The characters of Tristan and Aimee pull you into their predicament that deteriorates day by day. Physical and psychological survival teeters on the edge constantly. The story felt realistic and I felt like I lived it with them. The epilogue was beyond wow. Just excellent.

    Audio update: I really enjoyed revisiting this book by audio. The feelings it evoked remained strong and I cried as the culmination of their experience was complete. The narration was excellent, dual POV although the male POV is limited but adds that extra something.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Heather
    Huntington Beach, CA, United States
    08/06/16
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    "Just Beautiful"

    I loved this story. It was so beautiful and real. I'm listening at work while trying to hide my big fat tears. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who loves romance and adventure novels. First time I've listened to this author and I really enjoyed her work. The narrators were great! I loved the ending and the prologue.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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