Friday, July 14, 2017

Saving Hope by Lucy Wild

I've read several books by Lucy Wild and I can usually count on them to be fairly quick reads with romance with a bit of darkness and suspense. So, with that in mind, my bedtime read last night was her newest release, Saving Hope.

Momma Says: 4 out of 5 stars

Saving Hope is written in first person, dual POV with chapters alternating between our two main characters, Rob and Hope. The book fits well into the Romantic Suspense genre and the steam level is high, so certainly an 18+ recommendation.

They tried to kill her. I got in the way.

I wasn't built to be with anyone.
I'm like a raging fire.
Get too close and you get burned.
It's the way it's always been.
But when Hope literally crashed into my world, I had no choice but to take her in.
She was so pure, so innocent, so good. Everything I'm not.
When I saw what they'd done to her, I swore I'd make it right.
Now they're coming back to finish what they started.
But this time it's different.
This time, she isn't on her own.
I'm ready to defend her.
Ready to kill for her.
Ready to die for her.
And her unborn child.


Saving Hope is a fast-paced, quick read - about two hours read time. As I've come to expect with this author, the pace of the story, combined with a bit of suspense kept me turning pages to see how things would play out. It is instalove, but that tends to be the norm in romances of this length and pacing, so it was expected.

Even considering the length of the book, the beginning of the story felt a bit rushed to me. In all honesty, I was having trouble connecting with the characters and wasn't sure if I was going to like this one. There were things about Rob and Hope's first night together that just didn't ring true for me. But, there was that element of suspense to keep things moving and I was interested enough to plunge ahead. 

Once the mystery of who Hope is and why she's running started to really play out, my interest picked up. Like other books by Wild, I found myself engrossed in the story at that point and was able to connect with a story much better in the second half of Rob and Hope's tale. That second half of the book is what bumped this one from a three to a four-star read for me. 

Overall, while this isn't my favorite book by Lucy Wild, it is worth the read.

Saving Hope is available for purchase at the following links.

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