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This is an alternate cover edition of ASINB00BOCVOY4.

Gabby's brain is like a human fish finder. It comes in handy when she wants to avoid people. Mostly men. They seem to like her a bit too much. It's lonely being different, but she's adapted to it. Really. She just wishes she knew why she is different, though.

In her search for answers, she discovers a hidden community of

Kindle Edition, Revised Edition, 315 pages
Published November 18th 2013 by Shattered Glass Publishing LLC (first published March 3rd 2013)
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Karen Lynch
Mar 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I didn’t know what to expect when I started to read this book and I was prepared for another girl-meets-werewolf type story. But this book took me by surprise and knocked me backwards with its different approach to a usually typical love story. It was one of the sweetest, most beautiful love stories I’ve read in a long time. The characters, the voice, the pacing all blended to make this book so captivating for me that I could not put it down.

The beginning was a little weird for me, how easily G
Jul 30, 2015 rated it did not like it
What I found hard to deal with:
• The main character is a vulnerable 16yo with an unnatural ability and a trend to attract constant unwanted male attention but which appears to manifest itself only when it is convenient for the plot.
• She meets an old man with a hidden agenda who insinuates himself in to her life under a guise of assisting her with her specific characteristic.
• He is a member of a hidden group and her characteristic would help to find a particular member of his group to imprint
T.J. Shaw
Dec 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
What a delightful book this turned out to be! I got it on a whim (it was free on Amazon and the blurb sounded interesting) and really didn’t know what to expect. I decided to read a few pages before going to bed and two hours later, I was still in my chair with Kindle in hand, reading!

HOPE(LESS) is written in first POV from Gabby’s perspective and I loved Gabby’s voice. She is a young woman coming into herself who has the ability to see people in different colors. Because of this second sight an
This is a case of it's not you, it's me. I don't think I am the right audience for this book. I do think it is well written and creative. I am not into the paranormal genre but overall, I was entertained by the fantasy world in this book. I am thinking a teenage audience would eat this up.

I could not connect with the heroine. She was so self-centered, annoying, and a total Mary Sue. To top it all off, she is "cursed" with the ability to attract the entire male population. *eye roll* Meanwhile,
Nikki Jefford
Jan 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
He cooks. He cleans. He makes sure there's chocolate cake in the fridge.

In short, I love Clay!

Just the name. He's the silent sexy type. And loyal. There were so many cute, humorous parts when Clay is in fur form. Those bits reminded me of the 1959 version of The Shaggy Dog. At least Clay has control over his transformations!

Gabby was sweet and kind. Instantly likeable.

Overall, the story really flowed. I like fast, fun reads so Hope(less) was right up my alley and I look forward to digging int
Umaiya ❄️Ramblings of a Scattered Mind❄️
I don't have words to tell you how amazing this book is you guys!!

I loved it so much I'm getting all teary eyed just thinking what an absolute hidden gem this turned out to be.

I don't think I've ever read another slow burn, fated mates, werewolves book. I didn't even think it was possible!
But now that I have, I'm honestly ruined for insta love cause there ain't no one who can compete with Clay.

I'm sold!

I only had one problem and that was how abruptly it ended...
Mar 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Now, in exchange for a free copy of her novel, I am to give Melissa Haag's book an honest review. And anyone who reads my reviews knows that I am nothing but brutally honest. Melissa told me that she had read in one of my previous posts on my blog where I had mentioned that there weren't any REALLY good werewolf books anymore, most aren't even decent. She wanted the change to prove me wrong. And it is to my GREAT pleasure to say that not only did she prove
Pretty good.

So, I was just reading some other reviews on Amazon and came across this description that made a lot of sense and I think if I had read it before I started the book I would have enjoyed it better. I figured I'd share in my review so others might have a better understanding going in. Anyway, from LSparkles review: "There are basically two paranormal elements in this series. The obvious one is shifter/werewolf aspect. The other is that the six female counterparts to these male shifters
Fangs for the Fantasy
Gabby has always had some strange abilities, the ability to sense people as lights in her mind as well as her disturbing attractiveness to men. She has never known what that means – until she met Sam and was introduced to the world of werewolves

While not a werewolf, she is one of the few humans who can be the mate of a werewolf. Not that she wants to – in fact she does her best to have nothing to do with the whole process and focus on her own life and ambitions

The werewolves have other plans

Mada Linx
Jul 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
This has been a very pleasant surprise and enjoyed it greatly.

Will continue with the series
Isabella - Madly in Love with Books
A 2.5 star read.

This was another one of those books that didn‘t live up to their potential. It was an entertaining read, that could have been good with a little bit of work. And it was really slow at times, a little bit of action could have worked wonders.

It was nicely written but everything was a little lacking - the world building, the character building, the plot ... everything.
My highlight for most of the book was the H, a silent, scruffy, crazy looking man-dog, but even he stayed pale an
Jul 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hopelessly Devoted

I loved this story! I've never read a couple like Gabby and Clay, but they were amazing. I'm on the edge of my seat, ready for Book 2!
Okay so first and foremost I would like to Thank Melissa Haag, a ton a ton, not only for directing me to her book but also because she asked for an honest review. Which i will give. As I always do, and just because i got this book for free does NOT make me sway in any direction, if you don't believe me check out the link at the bottom of this review and you can see other books i have done this for. So with that said, one more time Thank you Melissa that was very kind of you. Lets start this revi ...more
Dec 06, 2014 rated it really liked it

As a general rule I find werewolf based fantasy hard to read. The overall culture is exhausting. With overbearing male characters all but forcing themselves on women and the women submitting with barely a sideways glance, the typical tone goes against everything I learned from a strong and opinionated mother. That being said, Hope(less) has come as a pleasant surprise and changed my opinion of this sub-genre, allowing me to look further than the cover of future books.

To be honest, the plot and
Melissa has outdone most othe werewolf writers, in my opinion. She has taken the genre and made it her own. Writing her own world and how she believes things to be in it. I have never learned in such detail, the inner workings of a pack. The deliberateness of protecting the females who are unmated. The entire process just was spectaular to me. I love reading about werewolves - I love paranormal anything. And this was written so beautifully. The pace of the book was steady and measured, always ra ...more
Jul 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.75 Stars - Overall, I thought this was a pretty cute book. I listened to the audiobook and was entertained. I loved Clay...especially Clay the dog. I wouldn't typically add a male lead to my animal sidekick shelf, but since he spent most of the book as a pet, I found it fitting. My main complaint is how prudish Gabby was at 18 years old. Since the main focus of the book is a mating it was a little too clean for me, even for a young adult book. Some raging hormones would have helped to feel the ...more
Selena Yukino (The Lioness: hear me roar)
To sum up this book:
Main character attracts men.
Main character doesn't like the attention.
Main character finds werewolf.
Werewolf helps main character.
Werewolf deceives main character.
Main character is upset, but forgives werewolf.
Main character finds her mate, which is unfortunate for the main character.
Main character finds out that mate doesn't talk. At least, for now...
Main character runs away from mate.
Main character goes to college, and finds a house to stay in with a dumbass room
bella farren
3 / 5 stars

reread: 26/05/19

I had a craving to read this book again out of the blue, and while I did enjoy it, that mostly had to do with Clay. I reread this book for Clay, he is a pure and innocently beautiful creature who I will love until my dying day.

Gabby, on the other hand, is a painful character to read about. The whole book she is frustratingly blind and too wrapped up in her own fears to see what's in front of her. I ended up reading the second book but never got further than that, main
Jul 30, 2019 rated it it was ok
2 stars!
DNF about 65% in. This book would have been a decent story if something ACTUALLY happened in the book! It started out okay, then it got a bit better, then it just went downhill. The book dragged soooo much! It was literally the same thing over and over again! School, talk about how guys want her so bad, talk to Clay(who is a wolf disguised as her dog over half the book), eat dinner/watch a movie and then sleep! It would have at least been somewhat more interesting if we had Clays POV or
This book is unique but strange.

In the prologue, we learn the heroine can detect people and map them out on her mind. Weird, but fine. She runs into an older man, discovers werewolves exist and moves in with the werewolf, agreeing to participate in mate meeting gatherings.

Old werewolf gramps tells half truths the entire time, and, thankfully, the heroine stops tolerating it around mid book. I don't enjoy when the main character, the heroine, is kept in the dark by secondary characters. In this b
Nov 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
That was exactly what I needed. I just stopped in the middle of reading another paranormal werewolf series and it really left a bad taste in my mouth. But this made everything better. This is the perfect paranormal wolfy book. Filled with slow love, mystery, and a little magic. I loved the fact that the lead Clay didn't really talk. I thought I would get annoyed, but I really started to enjoy the way he communicated his love without talking. Great book! But what a cliffhanger. Especially since i ...more
Kathy Jo
Jul 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
Gabby lost her family when she was young and has grown up in foster care. She is different from everyone else. She has a second sight that gives her the ability to see the people around her. When she focuses, she can see tiny sparks of light that tells her the exact location of others. It comes in handy a lot. Especially when she is around men. You see she has this strange pull when it comes to them. It's like they are drawn to her and they don't know why. They just have to be near her and have ...more
Aug 11, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am admittedly a paranormal romance junkie, no joke..I get totally consumed by this genre. I was about 20% into Hope(Less) last night around 9PM and decided to lay in bed and read one more chapter and then maybe watch a movie. I wasn't that into the book and was having a hard time staying connected. The next thing I knew, it was 2AM and I was at 80%. Clearly, I got over the hump of not being connected. Those 5 hours seriously felt like 30 min.

I felt the beginning of the story was a little slow
Kim Reads (Read Your Writes Book Reviews)
Reviewed by Julie
for Read Your Writes Book Reviews

I'm not a big paranormal fan but this book was fantastic! I was pleasantly surprised.

Gabby is an orphan who ended up in foster care and is a loner. She doesn't like to be touched and has an ability to see people in colors, almost like seeing their aura. She doesn't tell anyone she has this ability because along with seeing colors, she attracts unwanted attention from every male she encounters so she's always kept her distance and tries to inter
Stephanie (Bookfever)
Review copy provided by author in exchange for an honest review.

I really wanted to like this book, I really did... And though I love reading about werewolves (they're my favorite paranormal creatures together with vampires), it turned out to be a disappointment.
There were quite a few things that went wrong in this novel for me. I do hope I don't scare too many people off because you never know, it might be a good fit for someone else. But for me it wasn't a good fit at all.

Hope(less) started o
Review for Hopeless Judgement of the six book1

I agree with many of the reviews written and will not go into storyline detail as many of the reviews already have. I will say, however, I enjoyed this book immensely. This was a different take on PNR shifter romance story but it worked well. The book is well written with a good storyline regarding the changes in the werewolf world and their mating struggles. I am perplexed as to why there would be only six human females and hope this gets answered i
I originally saw reviews for a book called "clays hope" and was impressed with the high reviews. After researching this I realized that it was a companion novel so I looked into this series. I was quite pleased to see book 1 was offered as a freebie. I liked it and will continue this series.

It was definitely Young Adult (no sex, no profanity, etc.) but I'm glad to say the characters didn't feel juvenile. I would have personally preferred the heroine had been older. She was 18, but at least was o
Tara Greenwood
Nov 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this book! After I read it I read the 2nd book in the series and cant wait until the 3rd book is out. I highly recommend reading this book!
Nothing wrong with this I just don't feel like traversing the YA self discovery drama factor.
Aug 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
Normally I would say something like I was given Hope(less) for an honest review when asked to review a book after getting an email. This time after I got the email asking me to review Judgment Of The Six and Judgement of the Six Companion I thought they sounded familiar and I checked my e-library and found that I owned three of the books and that I had actually purchased Hope(less) in 2013, so, I guess I am a little over due in reading it, better late than never I guess.

Gabby’s life has been con
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