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Sweet Hope

(Sweet Home #3)

4.53  ·  Rating details ·  9,662 ratings  ·  1,016 reviews
From the USA Today Bestselling Sweet Home Series, comes Sweet Hope.

My name is Ally Prince and I've always been unlucky in love. I don’t know why, I just always… have.

When all of my best friends were falling for their soul mates in College, I was left behind. I was Ally, the pretty cousin of superstar quarterback, Romeo Prince. I was Ally, the best friend to the most amazin
Paperback, 295 pages
Published March 29th 2015 (first published March 28th 2015)
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Aug 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
5+ ‘my hope, my light’ stars!

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Tillie Cole presses my love buttons like no other author. She makes her way right to the top of my favorites list with every beautiful, emotional and stunning story she tells. Her writing is completely captivating and her stories move me like no other. I really thought there was no way any of the ‘Sweet Home’ books could compare to Sweet Fall for me. That book is so special and will always hold a place in my heart. I can happily say that this book was just as good a
Patty Belongs To Kellan~Jesse~Lautner~Miller~Jack~Racer~Rafe~Liam~Prince Nicholas~Hayes~Simon~Gianluca & Archer
*****FIVE STARS*****

"You are my hope, Ally. You're every hope I've ever dared to mia luce."

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I went into this book with low expectations after seeing several negative reviews. I also was hoping that the guy I despised from "Sweet Fall", was not going to be the love interest for Ally. I always liked Ally and hoped she would get a kick ass love interest. Well, to my utter surprise Mr Axel Carillo "aka" Elpi, was the PERFECT man for her!!!

The entire time I read this, I kept waiting for s
Sep 03, 2014 rated it it was ok
** 2,5 stars overall **

***** 5 stars for the story *****
* 1 star for the writing *

No, for real...

Because it was such a great series, I loved first 3 books and this one, to my utter astonishment, was such a disappointment. The story was powerful, it had great potential, it could have been brilliant. The reclusive, talented artist, trying so much to redeem himself, regretting his sins and all the wrongs he did, to the point that he didn't want anyone to know his identity because he felt he
5 Redeeming Stars.


Ally is a curator that fell in love with a sculptor work before meeting the artist himself. Hired to be the curator of his work in a exhibition in Seattle, she finally meets the man behind the art. And she falls in love with the broken and guilt-driven Elpidio.


Elpidio had a bad past, full of mistakes and bad-decisions. And although those decisions were made out of love and concern he strongly believes that aren’t enough rights in the world to ease his wrongs. When he meets Al
Lady Vigilante (Feifei)
3.5 stars!


One of my favorite books from last year was book 3 in this series Sweet Fall and though I was completely happy with that book, a few plot events that happened there made me see that a certain side character was practically screaming for a book, so I’m ecstatic that the author decided to write this one. But before I say anything else I have to stress that this book is not meant to be read as a standalone. You must read at least Sweet Fall beforehand. Now back to Sweet Hope...

I liked thi
Arabella ~♡AB♡~
★★★★★ 5 Stars ★★★★★ ♡TOP READ of 2015♡

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"The most beautiful art is often born from the most desperate of circumstances."

Ally Prince is a 27 years old museum curator. She lives for her love of art and when she lands her dream job curating an exhibition by her favourite artist, modern sculptor Elpidio, she is beyond happy and excited to be given the opportunity to showcase his sculptures after admiring t
Katy Loves Romance ❤️
6 Emotional final endings stars******

This is a spoiler free review but in order to understand this book please read Sweet Fall (Sweet Home, #3) by Tillie Cole first

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This story effected me so deeply I'm not sure if it's because I have read this series pretty recently but for me this was the perfect ending to an Outstanding, Deep and Beautiful series.

I was excited to find out more about Ally, the striking and beautiful woman we read in the previous stories. When we read her tid bits from the previous books I saw how beautiful she was on t
Jennifer Kyle
Feb 02, 2014 rated it liked it

3.5 Stars

”Hope is a fervent, silent wish that everything will turn out just as you dream…”


I LOVE this series but this story was a bit too cheesy and predictable for my tastes and not as gritty as I expected. Ally is a terrific character and I was so excited that her time to find love has arrived. Having it be with a hot broken artist to boot was a total extra bonus. (Speaking of his work, Colleen Hoover ruined me because I totally expected to see pictures of these pieces in this book.)

Ally i
Aug 12, 2014 rated it really liked it

Title: Sweet Hope
Series: Sweet Home,#4
Author: Tillie Cole
Release date: 29th March, 2015
Rating: 3.5-4 "Lighting" stars
Cliffhanger: No
HEA: (view spoiler)

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Every time I read a book from Tillie Cole's Sweet Home Series it pretty much guarantees there will be an abundance of feels and tears. Sweet Hope does not disappoint, on this occasion the mass of emotion comes courtesy of Ally and Elpidio. Ally's role so far in this series has been that of sweet, loyal cousin and friend bes
Sep 08, 2014 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars


This has been an enjoyable series, with Sweet Fall being my favorite. Ally and Elpidio story made for a quick read, but maybe a little to sappy for me. There was some instalove and a fair amount of cheesiness. That said, it was easy to pull for Ally and Elpi, I enjoyed both characters. And Elpi, my heart broke for him a few times, but overall the story was a little too predictable. So while it had its moments, this wasn't an epic story for me. It was nice to catch up with the Sweet Home
Feb 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing

There is just something so beautiful and unique about Tillie’s writing. Whether it’s a motorcycle club, a college football player, or an troubled artist I can’t help but fall in love.

I have liked Ally since we first met her in Sweet Home. She was the beautiful, popular cheerleader who was just a good person. She loves her friends, family and is crazy loyal, so I couldn’t wait to finally read her story. Speculating and guessing as to who her mystery guy would be was half the fun and I was so ple
Jenny - TotallybookedBlog
Aug 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing

5+++ Stars
PLEASE NOTE: SWEET FALL should be read before reading SWEET HOPE

‘Lei era speranza…She was hope. La mia luce…my light.’

Sweet Hope is one of those stories where if we could give it an infinite number of stars we would. This book is perfection and on an emotional level we don’t read and experience often. The writing is once again of the flawless and evocative calibre that is the signature of Tillie Cole. She grabbed our hearts once more with her words right from the onset and still ha
J o d i  B i b l i o p h i l e ♥
My eyes are puffy.

My nose is blocked.

I have a fucking headache.

And I'm speechless.

I have no words.

One of the most beautiful books I have EVER read.

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Val ⚓️ Shameless, Skanky & Bitchy  ⚓️
4 Low Lightning Stars

Sooooooo, I have been more than ready for this book for quite some time.


As in the moment-I-was-done-with-Sweet Fall-ready.


The fact that Ally's love interest was kept super secret and mysteriously mentioned in the last book's epilogue?

Color me even more intrigued.


I made sure not to read ANY reviews of this book before picking it up, because I didn't want to ruin the big "reveal" for myself.

Cause I was super excited.


So imagine my horror surprise when at 12% in I realize tha
[~Ami~]♥Sexy Dexy♥
3 stars

Hmm I'll be here all day if I had to list what went wrong with this book for me. So I'd rather not. I have seen a lot of GR buddies enjoy this a lot more than I did.

I'm glad I got closure though. Sweet Fall still remains my favourite and this book cannot be read as a standalone.


Jacqueline's Reads
Jan 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing

5 Speranzoso Hopeful Stars

I have a girl crush. I’m crushing on Tillie Cole. I get to meet her in May and when I do, I’m going to tackle her and fan-girl hardcore.

I LOVE Tillie Cole’s writing and I LOVE Sweet Hope!!!

Lei era speranza… She was hope. La mia luce… my light.

Sweet Hope is a standalone and is part of the Sweet Home series.

Ally Prince is Romeo’s cousin. All of her friends are married and in love and Ally is still single. She has one passion and
Nov 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015
4.5 stars xx
Mar 08, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
[4.5 stars]

Continued the buddy-read with my lovely Sara! ❤

Fuckin hell, these books are emotional and draining as hell, but it's so damn good and worth it. Honestly, I am at loss for words.
Apr 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Tillie Cole, Romance
4 Because I am a Emotional Mess Stars * * * *

First... Have I given this book lots of stars because it is perfect... Hell no! Were there things which could cause you to think I really have to suspend my disbelief... yes...did I care overall... no. And here is why...I just loved the essence of it all. I had just stayed up and read in one sitting Sweet Fall ( because in order to appreciate this book... you must read the other. The impact and emotions from t
S.M. West
5+++ “La mia luce” STARS

“Lightning,” I explained. “Together, we make…lightning…it’s the only way I can explain what feeling goes through me when I see you, talk to you…touch you…make love to you.”

This is my FAVOURITE of this series and that's saying something as I LOVE this series. Wow!

I'm a goner for anti-heroes, those dark brooding men that have done unthinkable things but there's still a sliver of hope for them. The oldest Carillo brother is just that!

Elipido (Axel Carillo) is “dark, aggres
Sara➽ Ink Is My Sword
4.5 “Redemption” Stars

“He was living, breathing poetry. Not love poetry, but the poetry which tears out your heart, rips it to shreds, pushes it back into your chest, and makes you question what the hell just obliterated your soul?”

Buddy-read with this lovely 3 hours ahead of me.

I will recommend you to read this book while listening to Kiss The Rain by Yiruma. Although I couldn’t think of this before, I am at least writing my review while listening to this.

My body is craving a re-read already
May 11, 2014 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars


“You are my hope, Ally. You’re every hope I’ve ever dared to have… la mia luce.”

Ally, the female main character here is a 27 years old woman who works as a curator. She loves her job, so she’s more than exited she gets the opportunity to work with Elpidio, a talented, famous sculptor, one of the finest in the modern era. So she moves in Seattle for his showing. Allie is obsessed with Elpi’s work so when he meets him for the first time she’s more than intrigued by him. Elpi is tall,
Nov 08, 2013 rated it it was ok
After reading this book I shouldnt be left only wondering one thing.... Why the fuck did EVERYONE cry so much??!!
I mean tha fuck?
Football players cried

Ex gangsters cried
Ex cheerleaders cried

A 19 yr old angsty male teen cried
A footballer, ex gangster and angsty teen all cried together
Pregnant chicks were crying, and everyone was pregnant it seemed
Mouthy pregnant chick cried
You name it and that character was crying
There were bucketfuls of tears

I have to say that this wasnt my favorite book in the
Kelli C ~ Jack Sawyer's Heart
5 Siempre Stars

From Sweet Home to Sweet Hope, no other author has owned their series like Tillie Cole. Each book builds up more of everything, never letting her readers down. It is no surprise that this last book was going to be epic!

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This is the final story of Aliyana Lucia...Ally Prince as we all know and love her...

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All grown up and chasing her dreams as an art curator, she lives and breaths for her passions. Single and looking for that
Tessamari ♥Many Waters...♥ ~ Sweet Spot Book Blog

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**NOTE: If you’re reading this review hoping to find out who Ally’s love interest is, you will NOT find that info here. Sorry, but this review will be spoiler free**

Hope is a fervent, silent wish, that everything will turn out just as you dream…

Well folks, this is it. This is the end of the Sweet Home series and what a way to end it, too. This was just as emotionally packed as the previous books. Grab a box of tissues, guys, because this book will make your heart ache.

The most
Solid 4.5 Teary eyed stars

Tillie Cole is the master of all things heartbreaking and beautiful. Sweet Hope is the final book in the Sweet Home Series and for me, it hit the mark!


Sweet Hope brings us home to the Alabama crew. The gang is all grown up. Ally is working as a curator and has been hired to put together a show for an upcoming sculptor. She is passionate about her work and passionate about the reclusive artist she will represent.

“His work, it’s… it’s… it’s my soul. That’s the only way
Jul 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
5+++++++++ stars

I love Tillie Cole books. She writes fantastic stories with wonderful plot and loads of emotions.. But out of all her books Sweet Hope holds my heart captive..

Ally Prince is the curator of the museum where Elpi is having his debut show. Ally right from the beginning is fascinated with Elpi and his sculptures. The sculptures seem to speak right to her soul. She is mesmerized by its beauty and captivated by the raw emotions it portrays. Elpi and Ally connect through her interpret
Mar 22, 2015 rated it it was ok
2 There is no *Hope* for me Stars :-(

For realz..

This has been one of my favorite series. Each book better than the last...except for now.

The story is a handful of years after Sweet Fall. Ally Prince is now a renowned curator. She is obsessed with this up and coming artist/sculptor, Elpidio, who is a tortured soul.

I was kinda stoked about who the hero ended up being but for goodness sakes, tortured souls can only take you so far.

The crying game that is.
Note: you may queue up the Crying Game s
Apr 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
6 stars!

That's it? It's over??

I really feel like I'm in mourning that this amazing series is done. Tillie ripped my heart out and put it together in every book.

No long review, just read this series. You won't regret it.

I've never been more sad that a series has concluded even though it concluded epically.
Amanda Jones
Nov 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: love
I am absolutely going crazy here to know who Ally's husband is at the end of Sweet Rome!!!

I sure hope I dont have to wait long!!
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“He was living, breathing poetry. Not love poetry, but the poetry which tears out your heart, rips it to shreds, pushes it back into your chest, and makes you question what the hell just obliterated your soul.” 26 likes
“Lei era speranza… She was hope. La mia luce… my light.” 16 likes
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