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The Shadow of Hope (Selene's Pass Trilogy #2)

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The lone survivor of her family, Kayla Night yearns for companionship and a sense of belonging. She roams from town to town, looking to fill the void. When she unexpectedly finds the perfect place in Selene's Pass, she settles into a comfortable routine.
That is, until Adam Sharp knocks her off her feet. Literally.
This captivating man helps Kayla open her eyes to a new wa
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Courtney Shockey I'd have to say my favorite part was when Mrs. Taylor opened up to Kayla at the coffee shop about her one true love. I felt every word she said and…moreI'd have to say my favorite part was when Mrs. Taylor opened up to Kayla at the coffee shop about her one true love. I felt every word she said and didn't say down to my core and it still beats strong to this day. <3(less)
Courtney Shockey I started writing this series because I read a book on amazon and thought to myself, "If this person can write a book, I know I can." I sat down and…moreI started writing this series because I read a book on amazon and thought to myself, "If this person can write a book, I know I can." I sat down and started writing. No outline, no plot. This was the story I sat down and wrote. Book 1 in this series was written after, but I felt the characters needed to be fleshed out so you know why they are the way they are in this book. As far as an HEA, I haven't finished yet...(less)
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S.H. Timmins
May 09, 2016 S.H. Timmins rated it it was amazing
Review for The Shadow of Hope by Courtney Shockey

I always know that when I read a book by Courtney Shockey, I will be lead down a dark and twisted path. This book was no exception and did not fail to disappoint.

We meet a young woman, Kayla, who is determined to rise above the pain of her past and find her “forever” home. A home where she belongs and can begin to really live her life, instead of just existing. She has finally found that happiness and acceptance in a town called, Salene’s Pass. A
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Erin Tarbert
Sep 18, 2016 Erin Tarbert rated it it was amazing
Kayla has experienced more heartbreak as a child than anyone ever should. Tragic event after tragic event settles down upon her family like a plague reaching for its final victim. After all is said and done, Kayla finds herself infinitely richer but completely alone. Bouncing from town to town, none of them ever seems quite right for her… until she finds Selene’s Pass. Settling into a routine filled with weekly trips into town and gossip sessions with Mrs. Taylor, Kayla finally feels like she ha ...more
Kelli
Apr 26, 2016 Kelli added it
Loved the second installment of Selene's Pass. Cant wait for the next book. Love, sex, suspense, its all there. Book 1 and 2 both leave your mouth hanging open saying WTF. You want to know what's going to happen right now! Fingers crossed for answers in book 3 with more shocking moments!
Kelli Delp
Jan 29, 2017 Kelli Delp rated it really liked it
4 Star Review
The Shadow of Hope is Volume 2 in the Selene’s Pass Trilogy by Courtney Shockey. You do need to read the series in order to understand everything that is happening within the plot. Told in alternating points of view by Kayla, Adam, and the assailant, you get a sexy romance intertwined with a riveting thriller.

Between her beautiful looks, curvaceous body, and long brown hair, Kayla Night would appear to have everything on the outside. But, she’s a loner who likes to stay to herself.
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Liz
Feb 04, 2017 Liz rated it really liked it
“Hope is a word desperate people see as an anchor…”
“Hope is a word desperate people see as an anchor. They hold on to it with both hands, refusing to feel reality. Always reaching toward that scarce light in the distance, but never touching it.” I feel like this quote that Courtney Shockey shared in the beginning of this novel was a great way to set the tone for what was to come. In The Shadow of Hope we meet our hopeless, yet sometimes hopeful Kayla Night. A life riddled with death and abandon
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Heather B
Jan 20, 2017 Heather B rated it really liked it
The Shadow of Hope is the second book in the Selene’s Pass Trilogy by author Courtney Shockey. You must read the first book in the trilogy, The Cover of Love, prior to reading this book – if you don’t, you are leaving a lot of important back history of characters that appear within this second book.

This story is told from multiple points of view, primarily from Kayla and Adam. Unfortunate tragedy continues to be a theme and we see it continue within this second story following Kayla Night. She’
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Michelle Austin
Title: The Shadow of Hope
Author:Courtney Shockey
Series: Selene’s Pass Trilogy #2

The Shadow of Hope was a great 5 star read and the second book in the Selene’s Pass Trilogy.

Right from “The Beginning” Courtney pulls your heart out and stomps on it. My gosh, ugly cry all the way. My heart literally broke for everything that Kayla went through growing up.

Kayla decides to leave her hometown and spends time in several towns until she finds Selene’s Pass. She has a cabin in the woods and it’s very pe
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Terri
Jan 31, 2017 Terri rated it really liked it
Overcoming what life hands you

The Shadow of Hope by Courtney Shockey was the second book in the Selene’s Pass and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised on this book. I wasn’t a hug fan of the first book in this series but this book made up for it. I connected with the characters and enjoyed how Kayla made her way through her life. Life was not easy for Kayla and didn’t have anything but tragedy in her young life. Kayla was born into a loving family but when her brother died the family wasn’t
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Melinda G
Feb 02, 2017 Melinda G rated it really liked it
Kayla Night, this poor child has been through heartache after heartache. She is now the sole survivor of her family. Since the last of her family has past away she has graduated High School. She is old enough to sell her parents house so that is exactly what she does. There is nothing but memories left and she has decided she wants a fresh start. Kayla moves from town to town trying to fill the void of loneliness. She finds Selene’s Pass and what she determines is a beautiful place. This is the ...more
Angela Hayes
Sep 15, 2016 Angela Hayes rated it really liked it
4 and a half Stars
The Shadow of Hope is a suspenseful and intense Thriller- and the second book in Selene’s Pass Trilogy by Courtney Shockey. Even though this book can be read as a stand-alone, I would recommend that you first read book one (The Cover of Love), to get a better understanding of some of the back-story and characters.
In the hope of leaving painful memories behind and try to begin a new life, Kayla Night has roamed from town to town, till she stumbles upon Selene’s Pass- and decides
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Elizabeth
Sep 15, 2016 Elizabeth rated it it was amazing
The Shadows of Hope, by Courtney Shockey is part 2 in the Selene's Pass trilogy. In my opinion, it is so much better than the first book. The Cover of Love, book 1, lays the ground work for this book. It is the story of Kayla Night and Adam Sharp, as well as the other members of Selene Pass, the small town Kayla lives in. This book is great, so much suspense, mystery and romance wrapped in a little package.
Kayla's family have all passed away, and leaves her feeling alone. She moves town to town
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Laura Marcus
Feb 05, 2017 Laura Marcus rated it really liked it
The Shadow of Hope (Selene's Pass Trilogy Book 2)
Courtney Shockey
4 stars

This is the second book in Courtney Shockey’s Selene’s Pass Trilogy. Kayla Night tries to start a new life with happiness and less tragedy. Adam Sharp wants to travel and explore the world. They both find something they cannot live without when they find each other. In the shadow, there is a threat they did not see or expect.
Kayla Night young life was filled with tragedy and heartbreak, through it all she managed to graduat
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Erin
Sep 12, 2016 Erin rated it really liked it
I give Shadow of Hope, book 2 in the Selene’s Pass Trilogy, by Courtney Shockey, four stars.

Kayla Night has had a lifetime of sorrow. By 16 she is the sole survivor of her family, and left all alone. When she comes of age, she wants nothing to do with the place she grew up in, so she sells everything, buys a truck and drift around from place to place to start anew. She finds out the big city is too big so she tries out towns. One town she finds seems perfect, she gets some friends and even a boy
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Bobbi Wagner
Jan 20, 2017 Bobbi Wagner rated it it was amazing
The Shadows of Hope (Selene's Pass Trilogy Book 2) by Courtney Shockey is the second book in the Selene's Pass Trilogy. This story is about overcoming everyday life challenges especially when you have suffered so much loss. This story like the first book, The Cover of Love is a dark, suspenseful story that will have you on the edge of your seat. You will never see what comes next!

Kayla Night is a young woman who lost her brother to an accident, lost her mother a few years later and then lost her
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Michelle Bergeron deroche
Sep 12, 2016 Michelle Bergeron deroche rated it really liked it
The Shadow of Hope by Courtney Shockey
4/5 STARS

Book two of the Selene's Pass Trilogy will introduce you to Kayla Night a seventeen year old who's had her share of pain and heartache to contend with at her young age. She's had to live through her older brother dying, then her two younger brother being killed in a bus wreck. Not too long after her mom commits suicide, not being able to deal with the deaths of her children. Lastly, her father being murdered for the little money he had in his walle
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Martha
Feb 02, 2017 Martha rated it really liked it
PSYCHO THRILLER 2!!!
The Shadow of Hope is the second in the Selene’s Pass Trilogy. Reading, The Cover of Love book one will help tie in with this story. Especially the ending. If you read the first book, then you will want to read this one!
When you give up on hope, life finds a way to make things right. But where there’s light, not far behind is a shadow.
Kayla Night is in search of a happy place. Even though she had a good childhood sometimes tragedy can empty your life of all hope, and that is
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Sara
Sep 12, 2016 Sara rated it it was amazing
The Shadow of Hope by Courtney Shockey is an amazing five star read. It’s the second book in the Selene’s pass Trilogy, the first book was The cover of love, that was a good read and a good first book in the trilogy, but Oh my god (Something I never say and have had to pull out for this book) This book is amazing, I was literally swearing and shouting at 3am waking my husband who was not a happy bunny, because I realised I don’t have book three yet!!
The main character I this book is Kayla Night,
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Lisa Davis
Sep 11, 2016 Lisa Davis rated it it was amazing
The Shadow Of Hope by Courtney Shockey is book two in the Selene Pass Trilogy and I give this book a five star rating. The first two books in this series have sort of taken me through an emotion roller coaster ( which just means kudos to the author). One thing that I noticed is that each of these characters seemed to have gone through some type of trauma in their lives that is surrounded by family and also the main female character. This woman goes by the name of Kayla in this story and boy does ...more
Lucy Berson
Feb 01, 2017 Lucy Berson rated it it was amazing
A 4.5 star read for The Shadow of Hope, Selene’s Pass Trilogy Book 2, by Courtney Shockey is the 2nd book in the Selene’s Pass Trilogy. I was looking forward to this book. I will be honest, at first I thought this book was a totally different story, well played Ms. Shockey!!!
This book is about Kayla Knight. She is just your typical little girl with an older brother and her parents. Life is good for them, until her brother drowns. They as a family are distraught. As years pass, her parents are f
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Lorraine Seville
Feb 03, 2017 Lorraine Seville rated it it was amazing
“When you give up on hope, life finds a way to make things right. But where there’s light, not far behind is shadow”

The Shadow of Hope by Courtney Shockey is the second book in the Selene’s Pass Trilogy and I must say is, in my opinion, even better than the first. If you liked the first book at all you will absolutely adore this one!
After losing all her family (parents, grandparents, older brother and two younger brothers) tragically by the time she is seventeen, Kayla Night loses hope in life a
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Penny Stone
Sep 12, 2016 Penny Stone rated it it was amazing
FIVE STARS
THE SHADOW OF HOPE (Selene's Pass Trilogy Book #2)
AUTHOR : COURTNEY SHOCKEY

THE SHADOW OF HOPE is book #2 in the Selene's Pass Trilogy by Courtney Shockey. It is a standalone novel, but reading the trilogy in order gives you a much better understanding of the characters that are reoccurring from Book #1. I loved this book! Courtney turns up the heat in THE SHADOW OF HOPE. It is thrilling and keeps you in suspense at the turn of every page. Courtney pens romantic suspense like no one els
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Danielle
Sep 18, 2016 Danielle rated it really liked it
The Shadow of Hope by Courtney Shockey did not leave anything to be desired as far as a thriller romance is concerned. I read this book easily in one day, hooked from the beginning on Kayla’s story and wondering what would happen next.

Kayla is the sole survivor of her family, after tragedy points it ugly head at her relatives. On her own, she travels from town to town until she finds peace and tranquility in Selene’s Pass, a small lake/mountain town. Adam has led a similar life, jaded by his pa
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Angelique
Jan 31, 2017 Angelique rated it it was amazing
This is the second book in the Weekend Selene's Pass Trilogy. I read three first book and want sure what to expect from Courtney Shockey this time around. The Shadow of Hope wasn't as nerve racking as the first book in this series. It was more romantic than thriller. The author remained true to the theme of hopelessness that was prevalent in the first book.

Kayla has had a hard life. Everyone she knows and loves has died by the time she is 17 years old. Her family home holds memories that she'd r
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Maura
Feb 01, 2017 Maura rated it it was amazing
Shadow of Hope Selene’s Pass Trilogy Book 2 – Courtney Shockey – 5 Stars
This review will not have any spoilers
This is book 2 in the Selene’s Pass Trilogy. Book 1 is called The Cover of Love. If you haven’t read it yet, I suggest you stop reading this review, go one click Cover of Love and read it right now. You are back? Oh good… pretty amazing, right? I knew you would like it!!!
Book 2 has more romance with a background of suspense. It was a very quick read and while some of it was predictable,
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Sarahe32
Feb 02, 2017 Sarahe32 rated it really liked it
The Shadow of Hope is book two in the Selene’s Pass Trilogy by Courtney Stockey.

Kayla has lost her whole family, moving around looking for the one thing she craves, company, a place to belong. Finally settling in the town of Selene’s Pass she feels like she has found her home, her place in this world. Kayla buys her first house, her forever home, whilst out running the grounds of her new property she runs into a stranger who is easy on the eye. She should run from this stranger but he has lit a
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AC Book Blog (Anne Christine)
Apr 02, 2016 AC Book Blog (Anne Christine) rated it really liked it
The Shadow of Hope by Courtney Shockey ~ 3.75 Stars

Kayla has a seemingly perfect life – married parents, two younger brothers until one tragic day when she found out her two younger brothers died in a school bus accident.  Grief and sadness proved too much for her parents, so three years after the accident her mom drove off the overpass and killed herself.  But tragedy did not stop there – Kayla’s father was murdered soon after from an armed robbery.  Having nothing left of the old life Kayla pi
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Morgan
Sep 12, 2016 Morgan rated it it was amazing
Every time I read a story by Courtney Shockey, I know she is going to take me to a dark and twisted place, but this time, she has gone above and beyond! This story will take you to a dark place, and make you feel all the emotions that Kayla feels. You'll cry, you'll feel scared, you'll feel every ounce of Kayla's struggle and pain. I would recommend reading the first story before starting this one, because Courtney Shockey weaves these two stories together perfectly.

We first meet Kayla, who want
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Laura Furuta
Sep 12, 2016 Laura Furuta rated it it was amazing
The Shadow of Hope (Selene's Pass Trilogy Book 2)
By: Courtney Shockey
5 out of 5 stars

The story The Shadow of Hope (Selene's Pass Trilogy Book 2) by Courtney Shockey is a psychological thriller. It tells the tale of Kayla Night who has lost her entire family. She sets out trying to find somewhere to belong. She finds the place she is searching for in Selene’s Pass. She comes to know the townspeople and sets up a home there. One day she meets Adam Sharp. Kayla, while at first hesitant, begins to h
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Lauren Ryan
Sep 13, 2016 Lauren Ryan rated it it was amazing
The Shadow of Hope is the second book in the Selene's Pass Trilogy by Courtney Shockey. I loved book one in this series, but Courtney Shockey completely blew that book out of the water with this second installment. Kayla and Adam completely destroyed me.
Kayla has lost all hope in life, actually to her the word hope does not even have a place in her vocabulary! Since dealing with so much loss in her young life she has just searched from place to place looking for somewhere to belong. When she l
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Carla
Apr 14, 2016 Carla rated it really liked it
This is the second book in the Selene's Pass Trilogy series, and it can be read as a stand alone. Although, you may want to read the first book in the series, The Cover of Love, to have a better understanding of some of the characters.

Growing up, Kayla Night had a great life. Little by Little, she begins losing all the people she loves. By the time she is seventeen, she is alone. Her father is the last person she loses, and he leaves the family home to her. As soon as she turns eighteen, she sel
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Courtney Shockey was born and raised on the outskirts of Houston, Texas. Though she, her husband, and two kids moved many times, they always end up back in their home town. When she's not working or on call, Courtney enjoys spending time with her family, watching movies, or experiencing something new. She enjoys writing stories that capture the reader, and make them walk beside the characters of h ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Selene's Pass Trilogy (3 books)
  • The Cover of Love (Selene's Pass Trilogy, #1)
  • Memories of Joy (Selene's Pass Trilogy #3)

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