Monday, March 28, 2016

Withering Hope by Layla Hagen Audio Review

Withering Hope
by Layla Hagen
Publication Date: January 15, 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
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 rainforest.

With no way to reach civilisation, being rescued is Aimee and Tristan’s—the pilot—only hope. A slim one that slowly withers away, desperation taking its place. Because death wanders in the jungle under many forms: starvation, diseases. Beasts. As Aimee and Tristan fight to find ways to survive, they grow closer. Together they discover that facing old, inner agonies carved by painful pasts takes just as much courage, if not even more, than facing the rainforest. Despite her devotion to her fiancé, Aimee can’t hide her feelings for Tristan—the man for whom she’s slowly becoming everything. You can hide many things in the rainforest. But not lies. Or love.

Withering Hope is the story of a man who desperately needs forgiveness and the woman who brings him hope. It is a story in which hope births wings and blooms into a love that is as beautiful and intense as it is forbidden.

About Layla Hagen

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 😀

My Review
This book actually took me through a passel of emotions. I was happy, I was sad, I was even scared at times, the epilogue had me in tears.
The stories main characters are Aimee and Tristan. Tristan is Aimee's fiance's pilot and he is flying her back to the family ranch when their plane crashes in the Rain Forest. They are stuck for about 4 months. The story is all about their time in the jungle, and the love that grows between them. This is a story of survival and love.
Layla Hagen ha done a great job with this book. It grabbed me and didn't let me go. I actually listened to the audiobook. There are 3 narrators and they do a wonderful job. They really bring their characters to life. It is almost like watching a movie without looking at the screen. There is just enough description of people, places, and things to give you a really good minds eye picture but not enough to bore you. The story flows along nicely, and made me cringe when I had to stop the story walk away from it, even for a minute.
I just with there hadn't been so many darn snakes.



  1. Thank you so much for this wonderful review!!


  2. Best of luck to you and your book!!