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Hope for Him

(Hope #2)

4.09  ·  Rating details ·  136 ratings  ·  28 reviews
What do you HOPE for, now?

Carrington Olivia Butler's last relationship ended in tragedy, but she remains hopeful about love. She believes its a matter of being with the right person and she is ready to pursue the man who was right from the beginning. He saved her life, he helped her get over her past. He is the man she is supposed to be with. Unfortunately, when she
Kindle Edition, 271 pages
Published December 4th 2014 by SAM & Associates, LLC
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jemma edwards tinnis

Did not like how it ended was hoping for happy ending. Hoping for a sequel. Story mitt self was good
Lisa Fallon
Nov 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favs, r2r
" I needed time to deal with the fact my best friend killed himself. I need to mourn him. I hated him for what he did to Carrington, but he was my best friend, it felt like mourning him was betraying her. the guy who hurt Carrington wasn't the kid I grew up with. the Josh I knew stood up for me on the first day of school and never backed down from a challenge. the man I knew never gave up" Jackson

hope for her was the beginning
hope for him is the middle
hope for us will be their ending. ( still to
Kim C.
Oct 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In the second addition of the series "Hope For Him" we find Jackson and Carrington holding on, but still reeling with the ache of regret, fear, need and love. Both are still somewhat unsure about how to move on with or without each other.

Carrington's not ready for Jackson's shoulder. Not with dreams laced in old fear, crying and drowning in a river of her own tears. She hasn't recognized the darkness that still lives deep in. Carrington hasn't fully confronted it and it continues to hold her
Sam Dojcsak
Dec 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hope For Him picks up about a year after Hope For Her. I felt the transition and time lapse was very smooth and filled in all the blanks from Hope For Her. The story starts with Carrington celebrating Jack’s first birthday back home. Jackson has come for the party and Carrington and him finally hook up. We then find out that Jackson has a girlfriend, Tiffany, who can tell she isn’t the one Jackson wants. When Jackson and Carrington finally get together, everything is great and just as imagined… ...more
Hope for him was a really good book, but in the first half I struggled to connect with Jackson. I didn't understand his behavior or his motivation. Jackson's girlfriend was a really annoying character so what kept him with her was an absolute mystery!

Carrington, on the other hand, was a really strong character. What she was going through was believable and understandable and well written. The author references what happened in the previous book subtly so it wasn't an annoying rehash. I really
Dec 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I wasn't sure what to expect when I started Hope for Him, but Sydney far outdid anything I could have imagined. I would have thought that with so much emotion and drama from the last book that this one would be the same or would feel like it was lacking. I was wrong. Really wrong. I couldn't put this book down, and I found myself engrossed in the story so much that chunks of my time just disappeared.

Carrington wants her life back. She needs to go back to school. Jackson feels connected to
Nov 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received this book in exchange for an honest review.

I can't say enough about this author and this series. I loved reading this so far and am only disappointed in having to wait for the next book. This is such a revealing book as far as characters go. No happy endings .. yet. It sucks to grow up as fast and as traumatically as Carrington has so far but I can't see it going any other way. Call me sadistic but I love the drama and the heartache. Its what makes this so great. I like that the
Nov 09, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: author-review
Received from the author for a honest review. This is the second book of this trilogy and it keeps getting better. Where the first book sets the stage and had lots of drama, Hope for Him takes us through the pain and emotions of dealing with a loss. The thought of how to move forward and trust again. Carrington & Jackson come to terms with everything that went wrong the past year but will they be strong enough to both get what they want in the future. The first book was good but Ms. Sydney's ...more
Chrsitina Somerville
This book did not disappoint. It was a lot different then the first book, was not intense.

I love Carrington and Jackson. They make such a cute couple. The past in the end keeps them apart, but what we got to experience between the two as a couple makes me want more and I can't wait to read more and hope for a happy ending in the next book.

The excerpt at the end for Hope of Us got me so excited I wanted more. It also had me intrigued to how far in the future the book is.
Marilyn Diamond
Apr 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
Sydney Aaliyah Michelle is such a excellent story teller that I had to read this triology in one setting. As I was riding on a train looking at the pastures I got caught up in Jackson and Carrington. Sometimes when racism rears its ugly head grief has a way of uniting love. Mr. Griffen realized that he had one chance to continue his lineage through his grand-son. Well put together story line. Sensual, mysterious and riveting.
Isa Jallow
Nov 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Really enjoyed this book!

This is a great follow-up to book 1 of the series. I really enjoyed the progression of Carrington and Jackson's relationship and I am impatiently waiting for the next book of the series!
Jan 02, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked this book better than the first. I love the relationship between Carrington and Jackson and Jack and Jackson. Can't wait for the next book!
Nov 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I'm re-reading the "Hope Series," and I must say that "Hope for Him" is even better the second time around.
Apr 13, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Carrington was annoying, ugh! I just couldn't continue with the series.
Mandy Scharlach
I really enjoyed this book! It's my first read of 2015 and I can't wait to read the next in the series!!!
Marbea Logan
Aug 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow what an amazing read and very astounding characters. This series will take you on a journey of epic emotional and psychological emotions. There's no way you'd think these characters would make an impact on the storyline in a dramatic and evolving way but they do. Every character in this series that are directly connected to the storyline were of upmost importance. I didn't know whether to dislike Carrington or pity her. Before her relationship with Josh her issues were never given any ...more
Oct 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Love deferred!

It just keeps getting better! So good to see the characters evolve and their issues being addressed. This is a must read series!

I was really heartbroken by How things turned out for Josh and Carrington, I knew he would mess up but didn’t know it would be that bad! Then when he committed suicide, that just broke my heart! But Jackson was a good friend even if he doesn’t think he was. He was there for Carrington when she needed him most.

I don’t agree with Carrington and it’s sad
Nov 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
Talk about an emotional read. Carrington is back and this time she has her eyes set on the one person who has been there for her but is it too late? Carrington has taken a few hits and Jackson has been there to support her through it all but his guilt of falling for his best friends girl may not let him show how he really feels. What an emotional read. I wanted to shake some sense into both of them, but then I guess that's why I enjoyed it so much. I want more because this series has me all ...more
Shermaine Dowling
Mar 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I really did like this book. I did not read the 1st book, "Hope for Her," because I got the gist of what it contained by reading this one and the 3rd book in the series. I truly liked the storyline. A mixed race beauty, Carrington was not secure in her beauty or herself in general as she began her college career, and having fallen in love with the wealthy Josh Griffin, who had a wicked drug addiction and was awash with all sorts of demons, only to have the relationship turn into a nightmare from ...more
Angela V. Herndon
Oct 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This part of the chapter was as much of a roller coaster as the first part. I am rooting for this new couple to make it through all of their obstacles!!! I have so much HOPE this series will be worth the read!!!
Jessica Diaz
I received a copy of this book for an honest review
3.5 Stars

Ugh...I wasn't expecting a cliff hanger again... That brought it down from some points.

FYI spoilers,
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I was so happy that Jackson and Carrington finally realized they couldn't fight their connection. They are both trying to deal what happened in the first book. It appears Carrington is doing well and Jackson still visit her and on his last visit they sleep together. After everything that happened
Jan 15, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I got an ARC for my honesty...

I really enjoyed reading this book.
I really like that it was from 2 POV's and I really like how Carrington started moving forward with her life.. I really liked all thee characters that played a part in this book except for Jackson's ex girlfriend, she can choke on lettuce for all I care lol..

I didn't like how they were at standstill most of the book.. and I wasn't feeling how everything ended, or shall i say the cliff hanger

all in all good book I can't waait for
Sherry Vitaniemi
This story has so much emotion. You always hope they end up together and happy. Sometimes that just may not be possible. but as they always say there is hope. I think when you when know you can give it everything you have you hope for the best. who knows they may find there way back from all the hurt and pain. Jackson knows what and who he needs. but he has alot of hurt along the way. I could not out this story down. I is really a must read book.
--karen Green-berry

This is the second book in the series, and I enjoyed it as much as the first one. It started exactly where the first book ended and took me on a captivating journey ; complete with twist and turns.

This book focused on Jackson and Carrington's story. I am anxiously awaiting the next book in the series to see where they end up.
Tangled in Text
My first thought when finishing this book was it reminded me of the hobbit. A whole bunch of info with no action and a bad cliffhanger. I'm still waiting for the ending I wanted I the first book now two books in. I didn't like that cheating was so nonchalantly discussed and then she was yelled at for standing her ground against it like he can sleep with whoever he wants and she should shut up.
May 24, 2015 rated it it was ok
Please hire an editor

No, really! I couldn't bring myself to rate this higher because of the plot inaccuracies, the grammatical errors and the fact that while she is a very skilled writer, she was ok with publishing a book that was not properly edited or proofed!
Sydney Michelle
Oct 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)

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Alathia Morgan
Mar 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it review coming later.

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Sydney Aaliyah Michelle is a Contemporary Romance writer, a voracious reader, tattoo lover, and movie fanatic who hails from Texas.

After surviving 5 1/2 years living in China, she had the courage to finally pursue her passion and become a writer.

She identifies the sci-fi action flick "The Matrix" as the best representation of her life in the past. She is now blessed to be awake and doing what

Other books in the series

Hope (3 books)
  • Hope For Her (Hope, #1)
  • Hope for Us (Hope, #3)