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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 r
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Paperback, 262 pages
Published January 19th 2015 (first published January 18th 2015)
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    Aestas Book Blog
    Jan 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
    ::: FULL REVIEW NOW POSTED :::


    Wow! I read this in one sitting and finished it with tears in my eyes because of how beautiful the epilogue was!! I'm so glad I decided to try this one out :)

    Withering Hope is a standalone romance about a woman, Aimee, who was on her way to her wedding when the private jet she was taking crash landed in the middle of the Amazon rainforest. With no communication, no supplies, and no hope of rescue on the horizon, she and her pilot, Tristan, had to work together to s
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    Dee Montoya
    *****5 Dazzling Stars*****

    (Arc kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review)

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    My heart is swelling with emotions after reading this engrossing and unique story. I wish for everyone to read this book and experience the everlasting love of a couple that had to face really extreme circumstances but their love flourished and shined brighter than the stars.

    Aimee boarded her fiancé's airplane to go to Brazil and get married in a beautiful ranch in a lavish ceremony she's been plann
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    Jennifer Kyle
    3.5 Stars

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    This was a good short read that had likable characters and an interesting plot. The ending was a bit too much but I did like the slow paced road that Aimee and Tristan take falling in love in such extreme circumstances.

    "I've found something here I've never had before. Hope. You gave it to me. And I have you here. You're more than I've ever had, and more than I'll ever wish for."

    The bond they built while facing their own mortality while struggling for daily survival wa
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    Sandy ღCoffee Addict Booksღ
    "4.5 hope stars"

    “I’ve found something here I’ve never had before. Hope.”
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    Aimee is on her way to Brazil, flying in a private jet owned by her fiancé to get married but all her dreams are shattered when Tristan, the pilot had to perform an emergency landing on the hills of Amazon rain forest due to engine failure. Now stranded in middle of a dense wild forest, where there’s no sign of a rescue the only hope of surviving is each other.

    As days turns into weeks and weeks into months being stranded in
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    NMmomof4
    5 Stars (Originally Read 2/4/2015)

    4 Stars (Re-Read 3/16/2017)

    Overall Opinion: This was still an enjoyable read, and one that will remain on my favorites shelf. I will, however, drop it from a 5 star rating to a 4 star rating though. My biggest issue was that we don't really have any time with them as a couple in the real world after they're rescued. To me, that is such a missed opportunity! I love that they go into different career fields, but I wanted more! I felt like the confrontation with
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    Jeannine Allison
    5 stars (Fifth Read 8/31/2020)

    5 stars (Fourth Read 6/9/2019)

    5 stars (Third Read 10/18/2018)

    5 stars (Second Read 7/27/2017)

    5 stars (First Read 5/22/2015)


    I. LOVE. THIS. FREAKING. BOOK!!!! 😍 I can't get enough of it!!

    WOW! I honestly did not expect to love this as much as I did. The writing was excellent, the storyline realistic (I would presume, I've obviously never been stranded in a rainforest but it seemed realistic to me), and the characters were very easy to like and relate to. I had pause
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    Georgina ☽ themalf0ydiaries
    4.5-5 emotional stars



    Withering Hope is an emotional and unique book. It's a story about a man who desperately needs forgiveness and a woman who gives him hope and brings him back from the dark dreams of his past.
    It's not a love story. It's a story about hope, forgiveness and finding love in the most unlikely places.

    The Plane Crash

    With no communication with the outside world can Aimee and Trisatn face the horrors of the forest and survive?
    Can they resist their attraction?

    Will love save t
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    ❃**✿【Yasmine】✿**❃
    ******ARC received by the author in exchange for review******
    OUT TODAY!
    3.5 STARS

    Genre: Stranded romance.
    Cover: 8/10
    Writing: 8/10
    Heroine: 7/10
    Hero: 7/10
    Humour: 1/10
    Hotness: 3/10
    Romance: 8/10
    Extra book Details: Heroine POV; 1st person, small snippets of Hero's POV. Stand Alone. Approx 180 kindle pages.

    'I thought the bond between us here in the rainforest was one of friendship. But maybe it's more. Maybe I feel more for this man who's not only the strongest person I've met, but who al
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    ✿kawehi.reviews
    Jul 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
    Shelves: arc
    ☆I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!!☆

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    4.75-5 SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL stars!!★★★★☆

    “I’m not a star,” I whisper. “I’m a satellite rotating around you. You’re the star. I need your light to shine.”

    Withering Love was author Layla Hagen’s best work to date!! It enraptured me, gutted me, choked me up a couple of times, and ultimately had me wanting to read this story again and again!!

    Aimee and Tristan’s love was one of those once in a lifetime types of love that eve
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    ❥ KAT ❥ Kitty Kats Crazy About Books
    ★Complimentary copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review★

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    TITLE: Withering Hope
    AUTHOR: Layla Hagen
    GENRE: Contemporary Romance
    RELEASE DATE: January 19th 2015
    MY RATING:★★★★★

    I initially rated this at 4 stars I only had about 10 pages to go but was on the verge of going out the door and thought bugga it I'll rate it now and be done with it..And then I reach that ending surrounded by men whilst they are working and I'm sitting in the truck hiding away reading and trying to con
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    Mistress
    Jan 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
    "Maybe it's true what they say, that without darkness, you can never truly appreciate the light."

    Oh WOW. I'm breathless, sobbing, so full to the brim of overwhelming emotions. I'm overcome with happiness and sadness at the same time. This book absolutely took me by surprise. Wow. I'm pretty speechless right now. This story was beautiful in its tragedy, stunning in its completion. It has been a long time since I've read something that has made me FEEL so much; I'm bursting with it. I can't te
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    Kirsten
    Feb 03, 2015 rated it liked it
    3.5 stars

    Do not read this book in public!!!

    As much as I wasn't really feeling the characters, and was not my typical speed of a book, I was swept up into a monumental set of feels toward the end.

    Read with tissues.
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    Melanie (mells_view)
    Ok survival romance...

    Not bad if you’re looking for survival romance. Set in the rainforest. It was a bit repetitive and was missing something for me. Plus, the ending was a little cheesy, but it seems that’s how many of the survival romances end up. Either over the top cheese or sad lol. So yeah.
    Malene
    Oct 23, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    Withering Hope was a beautiful and at times suspenseful story. What do you do when you crash land in the Amazon Rainforest and how do you react. Tristan and Aimee not only get to know one another but they get know their own strengths too. Their form a bond. A friendship which slowly turns to an undeniable love. True love.
    Most of the story takes place in the forest. It was fast paced and exciting. I would have loved more story of them after they were rescued. How they transitioned back to their
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    1-Click Addict Support Group
    Dec 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
    So, if you are looking for a book that is truly original and unlike any other book you have ever read, you need this one.

    When Aimee, the bride-to-be, and her pilot, Tristan’s, plane crashes in the middle of the Amazon Rainforest, there is little hope of them being rescued after the first 48 hours.

    They are unable to search for civilization because it is the rainy season and the area around them is flooded. They must learn to survive the next few months until they can hike out, or someone rescues
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    Tink Magoo is bad at reviews
    I don't make a habit of listening to audiobooks unless I have lots to do and can't sit and read. I find with a book like this one, the emotional side is partially lost because a narrator can only have so much impact. Having said that, I did enjoy it.

    The story wasn't slow, it was interesting and though you don't get much of Tristan's POV, what you do get is enough to glimpse his feelings for Aimee. I would have liked to read more about their time after the jungle, to see how they adapted, but ov
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    Samantha
    Aimee is on a private jet on her way to visit her fiancé Chris. The plane crashes in a remote part of the Amazon, leaving her and the pilot Tristan stranded. Dependent on each other to survive, Aimee and Tristan find themselves drawn to each other in ways that can't be avoided. ...more
    Xing Lee
    Nov 19, 2015 rated it did not like it
    I have to say it's not a very smart novel. And not very well written either. Some of the issues that I had with it:

    1. The hero is supposedly a pilot who fly's a private jet for heroine's finance's company and also serves as her driver. Now anyone who knows anything about pilots who fly private jets for businesses knows that they would never ever agree to become car drivers. Its not their job and not their level. No amount of suspension of disbelief can account for this glaring error.

    2. Heroine c
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    Gitte TotallyBookedBlog
    Jan 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
    Shelves: 2015
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    ✯✯✯✯1/2 Emotional Stars

    “Every person means the world to someone. That makes us vulnerable, but it also makes life a gift. I had no one who could give me that gift. Now I do.”


    Well wasn’t this story a surprise and a half! We were really looking forward to getting stuck in after being intrigued by the synopsis. Aimee is on her way in a private jet to marry her best friend Chris on a holiday ranch in Brazil. Sadly, disaster strikes when the jet crashes into the depths of the rainforest taking Trista
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    Rachel
    Dec 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
    Overall rating: 4.5 stars!

    Triggers:
    Cheating: (view spoiler)
    Love triangle: (view spoiler)
    Sex with om/ow: (view sp
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    Coco.V
    Dec 16, 2017 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
    Shelves: freebie
    💝 FREE on Amazon today (12/16/2017)! 💝
    Elodie
    Feb 03, 2015 rated it liked it
    Maybe I'll be in the minority here... but I thing the epilogue was a big mistake. Here's why :

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    Jen ♥Star-Crossed Book Blog♥
    There's something raw and addictive about a book that forces two people to rely on each other for survival.  Since the elements around them can easily make today their last day alive.  They have to learn to work and trust one another to be successful.  And that forces them to become closer than ever imaginable.  This is why I love the idea behind survival stories.  And while Withering Hope was thoroughly entertaining, the writing style felt flat at times.  It left me desiring and wanting so much ...more
    Deserie williams
    Apr 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
    Contains Spoilers!

    4.5 stars. I'm emotional right now I'm still crying. So I might not get all my feelings right on this one . But look at Rachel's review , Mandy's and Talltree's they all express my feelings towards this book! Love the hero. Such an amazing, selfless, sweet man. I love that the herione wasn't a spoil rich girl. She was a sweet selfless person too! In the beginning it was kind of slow with all the day to day jungle stuff. However, it was interesting to see how they overcame obst
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    Linda Kage
    I read this because Karen Ferry said I should. I didn't even peek at the blurb first, I just dove right in. I had no idea what to expect, but it was different than anything I'd ever read before! And this is the first time in a while I've been able to read a story through in one sitting! I loved it.

    All the trials and emotions the two had to go through together were just...I don't even know how to describe it. But if I ever crash land in the Amazon, I better have a Tristan with me too.

    And as a l
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    Annie Brewer
    Ugh. That epilogue...seriously...was it necessary??? I mean, the end of the first one was perfect. Damn. That last part ruined it. Still, I loved Tristan and Aimee's story. Just that last part broke my heart.

    Wow, my first completed book for January. That's sad. It's been a crazy busy first of the year already.
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    Elaine
    Dec 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
    FIVE STARS...

    Yup. You read right. Five.

    How can I begin describing this perfection?

    Aimee and Tristan's love developed in the most unusual way.
    In a island in the middle of fucking nowhere.

    Their love was so pure, so beautiful and so full of hope...

    And tears.

    Many tears.

    I don't think there is too much to say about this book. One of my top five books. I would recommend this to everyone actually.

    I loved it so much.

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    Lise *friends don't flag*
    Beautiful!
    Thanks to the ladies of TotallyBooked for the encouragement to read this one. It was a bit slow the first half but did it ever deliver a heart skipping love story until the very last exceptionally touching last scene.
    Cristina
    Oct 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    This book was so cute! Actually Tristan made this book so cute. ❤️
    I love an adventure. And this book, about survival in the Amazon... was an adventure full with things I learned and actions that melted my heart.
    I recommend it!
    Also, there are 6 highlights/quotes that I found to be interesting! Take a look! It will be worth it.
    Talia (Red Hot Ink)
    Jan 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
    Shelves: sweet-heroine
    The reason I found out about this book is because it used to be on the giveaway list, and you know how that goes. Cover's nice... let's apply for it.

    After a while, I completely forgot about it, but upon being reminded that it still was somehow on my want-to-read list, I gave it a chance. Honestly, I'm glad I did.

    My biggest worry was the probable cheating. I mean, the lass was supposed to get married. Surprisingly, Hagen managed to balance the romance in order to still make her past count, but wi
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    Welcome! My name is Layla Hagen and I am a Contemporary Romance author.

    I fell in love with books when I was nine years old, and my love affair with stories continues even now, many years later.

    I write romantic stories and can’t wait to share them with the world.

    And I drink coffee. Lots of it, in case the photo didn’t make it obvious enough ;)

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