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"If I am more alive because love burns and chars me, as a fire, given wood or wind, feels new elation, it's that he who lays me low is my salvation, and invigorates the more, the more he scars me."
― Michelangelo

Ash Jensen, a squeaky-clean sophomore at the University of Tennessee, has a trail of baggage a mile long―she buried her fiancé only a year and a half ago. She swore
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Kindle Edition, 215 pages
Published September 23rd 2013 (first published September 19th 2013)
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Glass
Oct 04, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, new-adult
Review from Way Too Hot Books

Hopeless For You by Hayden Hill is perfect book for fans of sweet romance stories with just enough steam and hotness. All of you who love when fate intervenes into the life of your heroes will be in heaven.

Pro list. Considering that this year was probably golden phase of New Adult novels, we pretty much saw every possible plot. Even before we start reading new book, we usually have a good idea what to expect. You know that love is central motif (so far I still haven'
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TeriLyn
Jan 05, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
**ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review**

Hopeless for You is the sweet survival story of Kade and Ash. I enjoyed reading this and found the plot uniquely entertaining. The writing is simplistic and flows easily. It's an easy book to sit down and have read in a few hours. Kade and Ash are both scarred from previous, ill-fated relationships and could not be any more different from one another. However, instant attraction ensues and the two are paired together for the conservatory
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Ragatnia Clara
Nov 20, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review

With Kade, I was home

Where should I start first?

Asha Jensen, or call her Ash, a premed student from Tennessee who gets internship in Canada with her best friend, Gina. She lost her fiance when she's nineteen years old. Since then, she never opens heart for new love. She's just like a dead walker, live but not alive. Then she meets Kade Gyllenhahl, a tattoo bad boy worker in the same office where Ash interns. It was love at the first phot
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BookHookup
Oct 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
This book was originally reviewed on The Book Hookup.

**We received a copy of this book, but that did not influence the review**

First Thoughts:
Celeste: 4 stars Oh, I loved Kade and Ash, what a great couple with fantastic chemistry. I’m always a sucker for the the tattooed manwhore bad boy who falls for the soft pretty girl. Every. Single. Time.
Ana: 3.5 stars. I enjoyed Kade and Ash’s story. And, of course, fell quite easily for the sexy and hot Kade right away…after all, he’s tatooed, he’s a bad
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Kassiah
1-1/2 stars.

This review also appears on Steamy Guys After Dark.

I love New Adult, and watching characters make decisions that guide them from childhood to adults is one of my favorite parts about the genre. Hopeless for You had the potential to display that transition for both of the main characters. Unfortunately, it fell flat and left us with a watered down storyline and characters whose actions made little sense.

A week after proposing, college sophomore Ash Jensen's high-school sweetheart
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Rebecca
Nov 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
'She was always there, no matter if I was awake or asleep, the idea of her lingering in the back of my mind. The way her cheeks dimpled when she smiled. The curve of her body. Her mysterious eyes. Her secrets.'

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Louise Seraphim Reviews
**I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review**

I was actually surprised by just how much i enjoyed this book. Not that i expected it to be a bad read, but just by how totally gripped i was by the storyline. The background to this romantic New Adult book was fantastic. The detail that went in to some of the parts was amazing. I was actually sat thinking, "Oh my goodness, if that was me in that situation I wouldn't know to do that!" It was just so intense and so well thought o
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Shane
Sep 02, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I don't know where to start. Hopeless For You had me on a world wind journey of two people not exactly trying to find themselves but ended up doing so regardless, experiencing a deep connection along the way.

Once the story opened up it painted a clear picture of the kind of life Kade was living. Beware, this book is not for the modest. Kade's behavior was nothing new, in fact, Hayden presented realistically well the attitude of a guy who was definitely using the carefree lifestyle as a protecti
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Tonya
Sep 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
Ash has been with the love of her life for 3 years Devon. He proposes to her At Christmas and of course she says yes, she loves him. Her whole life is centered around him but tragedy strikes them on New Years when Devon is hit by a drunk driver. After Ash becomes a shell of a person. She doesn't date, she has sat up blocks around her heart, she is in college pursuing a carter that she hates. When her friend signs her up for a internship in British Columbia she accepts although it has nothing to ...more
Cassandra Javier
Sep 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
"Love makes the impossible Possible."

Hopeless for you is the story of love between two broken people--Kade, who on the outside looks every bit the player and the bad guy, and Ash, who has that sad, sad look in her eyes that caught Kade's attention at first sight.

At first, they tried to avoid their intense attraction to each other until something happened that changed their lives for good. And, they also got to know more about each other and about who they really are. Their scars and the pain
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Erotica Book Club
Nov 09, 2013 rated it liked it
**** EROTICA BOOK CLUB REVIEW ****

Hopeless For You
by Hayden Hill

When Ash Jensen's fiancé died in a car accident 18 months ago she has never got over the guilt of it, Kade Gyllenhahl also comes with baggage and guilt and when he sees Ash he is attracted to her but he doesn't do relationships. They come together when Ash's best friend convinces her to do an internship in British Columbia for the summer and when on a field trip Ash and Kade get stranded together.

I got into this book straight away
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Flavs is Mrs David Gandy♥~♥’
**I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review**

This book was for me so sad!
Ash just had tears in my eyes right through the book! What she went through must have been so painful and how do you cope with that.
How do you learn to move on, learn to love.

I guess that is where Kade comes in. He was just as vulnerable, had just as much issues as her.
Both of them has some baggage that they needed to deal with and I guess getting stranded in the middle of nowhere would help you dea
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Alwaysreadingbooks - Reading Drinking and Relaxing
I received this book from the author for my honest review

This was a story of a bad boy with a past that falls for a good girl with a past. Sounds like the typical book but it's not. It was love at first sight but Kade was a major a**hole through the whole book to Ash. Than out of the blue something happens that makes him decide to actually admit how he feels and than the next thing you know he is an a**hole all over again. The thing I loved about this story is although they both experienced some
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Karen
Oct 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
this book was amazing!!! Ash is one tough girl except when it comes to her parents. she holds on to an ex but she soon realizes she has to move on. kade is a bad boy but when he looks at a picture of Ash he falls hard and hasn't even met her yet but when he does he tries to stay away and is rude to her. well due to unfortunate circumstances they have time to themselves and are able to talk and bond. just read the book. its a must read. picked this on a whim and was not disappointed. loom forward ...more
Sofia The Great
Dec 15, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: new-adult, netgalley
This book just wasn't for me. I'm a huge fan of new adult books but I never really liked instant love between characters. That's exactly what happen in this book, the main guy Kade, felt an instant connection with Ash, the girl in this book, after just looking at her picture. I think I should have stopped reading then but I continued because it was such a short book. I just thought the romance was rushed and not believable at all.

I got this book from Netgalley for an honest review.
Robin B
Sep 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: jenny
4 stars!!

It's cute and sweet. Not your typical NA romance. I feel the characters make a few more realistic decisions than what we normally see in this genre. It's a quick read for those who are pressed for time.
 Malisa - J&M's Book Diaries
Completely in love with this story.... Check out www.jmbookdiaries.com for my review. ...more
Heeta
Oct 20, 2013 rated it liked it
I'm Canadian and I even I didn't know there was a Canadian version of truth or dare, man I need to get out more.
Celeste
This book was originally reviewed on The Book Hookup.

**We received a copy of this book, but that did not influence the review**

First Thoughts:
Celeste: 4 stars Oh, I loved Kade and Ash, what a great couple with fantastic chemistry. I’m always a sucker for the the tattooed manwhore bad boy who falls for the soft pretty girl. Every. Single. Time.
Ana: 3.5 stars. I enjoyed Kade and Ash’s story. And, of course, fell quite easily for the sexy and hot Kade right away…after all, he’s tatooed, he’s a bad
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Ana
Oct 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
The review was done in conjunction with Celeste at The Book Hookup!

First Thoughts:
Celeste: 4 stars Oh, I loved Kade and Ash, what a great couple with fantastic chemistry. I’m always a sucker for the the tattooed manwhore bad boy who falls for the soft pretty girl. Every. Single. Time.
Ana: 3.5 stars. I enjoyed Kade and Ash’s story. And, of course, fell quite easily for the sexy and hot Kade right away…after all, he’s tatooed, he’s a bad boy and he’s Canadian. Really doesn’t get better than that!
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Vanessa azcune
May 16, 2019 rated it liked it
Cute
Pretty Sassy Cool
2 stars.

I love New Adult, and watching characters make decisions that guide them from childhood to adults is one of my favorite parts about the genre. Hopeless for You had the potential to display that transition for both of the main characters. Unfortunately, it fell flat and left us with a watered down storyline and characters whose actions made little sense.

A week after proposing, college sophomore Ash Jensen's high-school sweetheart was killed in an accident, leaving her devastated and unab
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Nina
Sep 03, 2013 rated it liked it
I received an e-copy of this from Shane of Itching For Books in exchange for an honest review.

I was so excited to read this one because I like the idea of the female character trying to get over a dead partner. I wonder as to what extent will she stay loyal to his dead guy. Interestingly enough, she did it until someone woke her soul. But I was a little disappointed because I thought this would have high emotional stake for me. Sadly, it didn't. And really, I had high expectations of this. I'm g
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Jessica
Nov 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed, new-adult
I first got wind of this book when Hayden reached out to me to participate in her cover reveal. I gladly accepted! I am a big contemp romance fan and this one sounded just up my alley! I hate that it took me so long to read and review this one because I REALLY enjoyed it! I need to quit my job and just read and review all day.


The setting in this book is one of my favorites to date. I love that it took place in Canada and in the wilderness for the most part! There's really nothing sexier than be
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Anaïs
3.5 Stars leaning towards 4
ARC granted in exchange for honest review.

I very briefly read the blurb for this book and the idea of a road trip seemed interesting. But in the end, it was something totally different from what I expected, with a total different, new and fresh setting!

To sum it up, Ash and Gina (two pre-med students) have decided to intern at an outdoor nature camp specialized in the saving of falcons over the summer. That’s where they meet their mentors Blaine and Kade – two young na
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The Book Cove
Dec 27, 2013 rated it liked it
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Faye
Dec 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

Hopeless For You tells a dual POV of both are hero and heroine. Ash is a premed student who lost her fiancé a year and half ago vowed that she would never love again. Kade is a Canadian conservation officer who is your typical bad boy, muscled, with an attitude, and don't forget the tattoos. He too has a past and never wants to experience love again until he and Ash meets. Their promise not love again is being put to test especially after they were stranded together.

I'd say like all NA
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Lyndsey O'Halloran
Dec 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: new-adult
I really liked the sound of Hopeless For You as soon as I read the synopsis. What makes this book so different from other New and Young Adult books is the setting, which was fantastic. Protagonist Ash and her best friend Gina head off to Vancouver, Canada to be interns at a conservation. The woodland setting was fantastic and certainly interesting. It also provided quite a few exciting but dangerous situations for the characters.

Hopeless For You is told in alternating chapters from both Ash and
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Alessandra
Sep 25, 2013 rated it liked it
Review copy received through Itching for Books for review

Ash Jensen is a rule-abiding pre-med sophomore from Tennessee. Together with her best friend Gina, she spends a summer interning at a Canada conservation reserve. There, she meets Kade, a tattoed, bad-boy member of the staff with a heart of gold. It's attraction at first sight, but they both repress it; Kade because staff isn't supposed to sleep with the interns; and Ash because her fiancé died eighteen months before, and she's afraid to l
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Elena Love
Nov 03, 2013 rated it liked it
I'll have to start this review with saying that the characters in this book were easy to like and the writing was great.Hopeless For You follows the story of two young people trying to find their way...trying to find who they are.When they meet for the first time,they deny the attraction they so obviously feel for each other and just pretend.Pretend that they don't feel anything because they're both afraid to love.And there's the fact that they're complete opposites.Ash has been doing things to ...more
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