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Saving Hannah

3.62  ·  Rating details ·  66 ratings  ·  30 reviews
Thomas Aberthol’s luck has run out. His daughter, Hannah, needs a miracle he can’t deliver. A hacker with a felony record, Thomas has little chance of finding work that will provide the care she needs. Out of money, out of options, and out of hope, he throws himself on the mercy of someone he never thought to see again.

Even after ten years, Aleksander Sanna still dreams of
ebook, 200 pages
Published December 18th 2018 by Dreamspinner Press
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BWT (Belen)
Aleksander Sanna has two problems: first, his father was murdered under mysterious circumstances, and second, he's just found out the only man Aleks has ever loved, his college roommate and best friend, Thomas, needs help to save his daughter's life.

Thomas is drowning. After spending years in prison for a crime he committed he's not hireable and his mother's house is pending foreclosure because all their money has been spent on medical bills for his daughter, Hannah.

Thomas is at rock bottom whe
Joyfully Jay
Jan 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: jovan
A Joyfully Jay review.

4 stars

Saving Hannah pulled me into Thomas’s desperation, heartbreak, and humanity from the first pages with such power that I could ignore some of the shakier or less believable aspects of the story. It is gut wrenching to see Thomas’s pain, hopelessness, and guilt, or his and Charlotte’s tears as they contemplate their dismal future. While Aleks’s backstory and motivations for offering to marry Thomas to provide health insurance and financial assistance for Hannah’s canc
3.5 stars rounded up.

I quite liked this story, and I appreciated the details around the hacking, but I wish a bit more time had been spent on the romance, and not so much on the action plot.

Thomas Alberthol is a convicted felon, sent to prison for computer hacking, and has recently been released. His daughter Hannah has leukemia, and Thomas' mother's income isn't enough to pay for her medicine. Thomas needs a job but few people will hire someone with a felony records.

Aleks Sanna has inherited a
Aleksander Sanna and Thomas Aberthol were college roommates and after a drunken kiss a few weeks prior to graduation, they haven't seen one another in years. Currently Aleks is president of his murdered father's company and Thomas is a felon with no job prospects and a daughter who has leukemia. When Aleks reads about Hannah's medical situation in the newspaper, he offers Thomas financial security and medical care for Hannah. All Thomas has to do is marry Aleks and use his hacking skills to find ...more
Barb ~rede-2-read~
This was a fantastic action drama, with MM romance added. Get ready for a ride on an emotional rollercoaster as JP Barnaby returns with the story of Thomas Aberthol, computer programmer, father of a little girl with leukemia, and ex-con who can’t get a job to afford the treatment she needs. And it’s the story of Aleks Sanna, Thomas’s former college roomie whose kiss one night sent Thomas running to the arms of a woman.

Now, Aleks spots a human interest story about Thomas and his little girl, Han
Tracy~Bayou Book Junkie
5 Stars

I was one of those readers that was extremely sad to see JP Barnaby’s retirement message in her last book. I haven’t read a book by her yet that I haven’t loved, so I just want to say, thank you to the person who begged for this story because I absolutely loved it!

I adored Thomas and Aleks and I know theirs was a marriage of convenience in the beginning, but what made it/them work so well was that there was an attraction between them, and the previous friendship they’d shared in college
Dec 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book was great but heartbreaking to read at times.

I really wasn’t a fan of Aleks’s at first. I felt like he was taking advantage of Thomas’s terrible situation to make himself feel better. It really made Aleks seem like a horribly selfish person. Thomas just has so much to deal with. He’s been stuck in prison forever, and then his daughter is horribly sick and he can’t do anything about it. And the whole ‘can’t even get a dang job’ aspect? Man, Thomas has hit rock bottom for sure and the o
Dec 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-s, mm-romance
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When it comes to a romance novel with kids, I’m a sucker. When I read the blurb of this book, I knew I was in for a good read. Damn, I was right!
Little Hannah is sick, she needs intensive medical care for her to stay alive. Her father Thomas is an ex-felon who can’t find a job. He would do anything, anything to save his daughter.

Thomas had a very good reputation as a programmer until he decided that the company who he was working for had a very u
Natosha Wilson
Dec 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Wow. Just wow!! This book took some twists and turns that I just did not see coming. I ent into reading this book thinking thy it was going to be a love story that starts out as a marriage of convenience only to have a huge twist and turn in to a mystery/action read as well. J.P. Barnaby definitely blew me away. I would have gave this a rating of a five but the only negative thing I can say about this book is, I felt it ended kind of prematurely. The ending was not a bad one but I felt that ther ...more
Happily Ever Chapter
✩ ✩ ✩ ✩ 4-STAR ✩ REVIEW ✩ ✩ ✩ ✩

> > Judging a Book by its Cover < <
Cute, scruffy guy in the foreground. Small girl in the back. Strong font choices.
Loved the sound of this plot.

> > Looking Deeper < <
POV ~> Third-Person

While not billed as a Romantic Suspense, it certainly contained enough suspenseful elements for me to mention it. Exciting plot, heart-warming story. Makes you think, “How far would you go to protect/save the one(s) you love?”
Thomas was genuine, just
Jambrea Jones
Dec 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
JP Barnaby is back and she hasn't lost her touch. I enjoyed this story so much. She put heart and soul into a troupe. And this book is FULL of troupey goodness. She has a down on his luck father with a sick child. Someone with more money than he can handle and an old crush. Bring it all together with some suspense thrown in and I am THERE.

JP's writing always draws me in. Her characters are so real and I feel like I am part of the family. As with all JP books, I laughed, I cried and in the end,
Dec 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is a second chance at love story, with a little bit of out for you mixed in, though that’s not the focus of the book.

Our two main characters, Thomas and Aleks, used to be best friends in college and they developed deeper feelings for each other as well, though these were left unspoken. Thomas wasn’t ready to face that particular truth about himself and basically made a run for it. Things happen, not all of them good, and ten years pass before life throws them together again.

Aleks has neve
Dec 21, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, m-m, on-my-kindle
3.5 Stars ~ It has taken this author a few years to come out of “retirement” but when she did it’s with a bang. ‘Saving Hannah’ is filled with some of my most favorite tropes from an ex-con with a dying daughter to a millionaire who has harbored a love for ten years. Thomas and Aleks are both strong characters and the secondary players are equally engrossing.

Thomas is a man anyone can empathize with, whether you have children or not, simply because these days not being able to afford health ins
Dec 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, bbj
4 stars

Saving Hannah is a standalone by J.P. Barnaby who surprised us by coming out of retirement. It is about Thomas Aberthol, an ex-con who is living with his mother while struggling to care for his daughter, Hannah, who while he was inside, got sick with leukaemia. He is struggling to get a job with his record until he gets a job offer, and when he goes to the interview he finds out that his roommate from college, Aleksander Sanna, is now running his father’s company. Aleks essentially offers
Jan 07, 2019 rated it it was ok
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Jan 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Nobody can do angst like JP Barnaby, she takes you through the emotional wringer and you're often left too exhausted to appreciate happy finish line, if there is one.
I love JP's writing but some subject matters are too heavy for me to deal with, so I had to pull out of the couple of her books before drowning in the sea of pain.

Fortunately, this book is not so heavy on pain and gives you a bit of a breathing room to dry your tears and have a little smile for a ray of hope it ends with. The ending
Feb 26, 2019 rated it liked it
I liked most of the book but can’t say I enjoyed the ending. I felt bad for poor Wes, talk about being in the wrong place at the wrong time. The rest of the book was okay although the narrative could have been tighter instead of all over the place. Overall it was an enjoyable read but it could have been much better
Secretly Reading
I loved this romance but that ending! Yes, the romance HEA was spot on but I didn't feel the conclusion to the mystery suspense at all. Maybe this will be book one in a series and I'll get the conclusion I want to the mystery?
Jan 09, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: mm
The book isn't bad per se, but the plot is very Harlequinlike. Moreover, the ending leaves you somewhat unsatisfied because it doesn't feel like the good guys won, as one would expect from a romance novel.
Tori Thompson
Loved 3/4 of it... didn't care for the ending, unfortunately. But I'm happy JP Barnaby is writing again!
Jan 01, 2019 rated it liked it

Jan 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars. I really enjoyed this book
Dec 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m-romance
3.5 stars
Riina Y.T.
Dec 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What a fantastic book! I’m so glad I picked it up. It turned out to be not at all what I expected, in a good way.
I need an epilogue though 😞
Dec 22, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018, ill-health, m-m
*2.5 stars*
Jan 18, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: m-m

3 stars
Jan 22, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A Joyfully Jay review

After hacking into his company’s servers and stealing information in order to prove it is not secure, Thomas Aberthol is sentenced to five years in prison. While there, he learns that he has a daughter on the way and then must watch helplessly as she wastes away from leukemia. Once out of prison, Thomas is unable to find work and even with his mother Charlotte’s support, Hannah’s medical bills have left the family on the brink of homelessness and without any way to afford th
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An award-winning, best-selling novelist of over a dozen books, J. P. Barnaby is a proud member of the GLBT community both online and in her small town on the outskirts of Chicago. A member of Mensa, she is often described as brilliant but troubled, sweet but introverted and talented but deviant. She spends her days writing software and her nights writing erotica which is, of course, far more inter ...more
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