Blog Tour: Sweet Hope by Tillie Cole‏ | Excerpt & Giveaway

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Title: Sweet Hope 

Author: Tillie Cole

Genres: New Adult, Contemporary Romance

Publication Date: March 29th 2015

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Synopsis
From the USA Today Bestselling Sweet Home Series, comes Sweet Hope.
My name is Ally Prince and I’ve always been unlucky in love. I don’t know why, I just always… have.
When all of my best friends were falling for their soul mates in College, I was left behind. I was Ally, the pretty cousin of superstar quarterback, Romeo Prince. I was Ally, the best friend to the most amazing group of girls I’ve ever known—a title I loved, but one I became tired of ‘just’ being. And I was Ally, the one on which they could all rely.
But to me, I was Ally, the girl with the heart no one had claimed… And I was, Ally, the girl, who underneath it all, was heart-breakingly lonely.
I LOVE love; the thought of it, the nervous excitement of falling for Mr. Right, the desire of someone becoming my entire world… of me becoming theirs. I’ve always wanted passion, heart-stopping, epic, life-changing romance… I’ve always wanted the fairytale… I’ve always wanted it all.
It just never seemed like I would get it.
For the past few years I’ve thrown myself into my career as a museum curator. I’m the best of the best, the person every museum wants to hire, so when an opportunity came up to move to Seattle, I jumped at the chance. My cousin and my best friend lived in Seattle and I needed a change.
I needed a new beginning.
I wasn’t expecting to meet anyone in the Emerald City. I wasn’t expecting to work closely with the reclusive new sculptor my all-important gallery design was centered around. And I certainly wasn’t expecting to fall for him… heart-stopping, epic, life-changing love…
My real life fairytale come true.
But, like in every fairytale, there’s a villain, a dark and tortured soul… I just didn’t know that the villain and the hero in my story would end up being one and the same.
New Adult Romance Novel—contains adult content, sexual situations and mature topics. Suited for ages 18 and up.

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Tillie Cole is a Northern girl through and through. She originates from a place called Teesside on that little but awesomely sunny (okay I exaggerate) Isle called Great Britain. She was brought up surrounded by her English rose mother — a farmer’s daughter, her crazy Scottish father, a savagely sarcastic sister and a multitude of rescue animals and horses.

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Tillie is giving away a $150 Amazon gift card.

Excerpt

Vin sat forward like an excited child. I had to stop myself from laughing at the grin on his face. “So,” he said conspiratorially, “Elpidio…”

“Yes,” I croaked, my voice barely audible. The mere thought of curating his work made me feel weak at the knees.

“At last I’m commissioning his first show and I am looking for the right curator to put it all together.” His eyes narrowed. “Do you believe this could be you?”

“Yes, sir,” I retorted with confidence. “As soon as I heard about the position, I dropped everything to fly out here to meet you. I know I’m the best person for this job. I’ve studied his work.  I’ve written academic journals on his methods and on his themes. I’ve written articles on his rise to fame.”

Vin sat back, clasped his hands and nodded his head. He seemed to have lost his enthusiasm. My stomach rolled. I wanted this position so, so much.

“I’ve read your articles and journals, Ms. Lucia,” he said. I waited for him to say more. “You’re an exceptional art scholar and you clearly have a passion for my protégé.”

“Yes, sir,” I replied, “He’s one of my favorite contemporary sculptors.” I paused at what I’d just said and lowered my eyes to inspect the wooden table. “No, excuse me,” I said nervously, “Elpidio is my absolute favorite contemporary artist, period.”

Vin’s head tilted to the side. “Why?” Vin’s eyes had lit up with interest.

“Why…” I whispered, contemplating how I could express my love for his work in words. I took in a long breath, thinking through my answer, and opted to speak from the heart.

I closed my eyes picturing his sculptures and let my words flow. “His works… They are both the saddest and most beautiful pieces of art I have ever seen. Every curve of the marble comes from deep within his heart. The themes of his works are both provocative and gutting at the same time. I could get lost in every single one of them, all day, everyday for the rest of my life and never tire of it. They are raw and poetic… so tragic, yet so beautiful. The merest of glances at any one of the pieces evokes a kaleidoscope of emotions from the very depths of the soul. I don’t know what else to say except that his work communicates with me like no other,” I patted my hand over my heart, “it speaks directly to every fiber of my being. I feel his work. I feel it, as though it lives and breathes, just like you and I.”

Opening my eyes, I blushed in embarrassment as I realized just how lost to my thoughts I had become. Vin leaned forward again and tapped my hand with his.

“Well, Ms. Lucia, that was quite the answer,” Vin said, with a hint of humor in his tone.

Huffing a nervous laugh, I brushed a loose piece of hair from my face. “He’s quite the sculptor.”

myreviewsweet hope rating

5 love the villain stars!

This story, it was just amazing, so unbelievably amazing. I won’t lie, I had great expectations for this one and I even started tearing up from the first few pages (you’ll see why!) so to say that not only did it NOT disappoint but it was the greatest one, the perfect conclusion to this epic series, I inhaled it in just a few hours and I suffered a major book hangover after it! You have to have read Sweet Fall (Sweet Home #3) first though.

I won’t spoil the major factor of this book – Ally’s mystery man – although from early on you get it, I will refer to him SweetHopeas Elpidio which is his nickname as an artist. I just loved him; he’s the brooding artist type and he does have a very dark background to back it up I have to say it’s not easy to overcome it but the way he was presented, it was amazing and of cause Tillie’s flawless writing that kept the story on a good pace was great; I loved every aspect of his personality, he had the most amazing character development!

“I couldn’t believe she was crying for me. I couldn’t believe those teas were for me.”

Ally was a great match; she’s the musuem curator that is in charge of his exhibition and she was very easy to connect with since the majority of the time she was fangirling over Elpidio’s art so much it made me happy to read about it and to see it through her eyes, it was a really unique thing to read about and be fascinated by!

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To say that Ally and Elpidio were explosive together would be an understatement! They were epic and a perfect example of opposites attracting; Elpidio understandably never thought he’d find anyone to even be remotely interested in him, especially not someone like Ally who admired him and viewed him as equal – it will all make sense once you know who he is – and Ally has always wanted to find what Rome and Molly had (totally loved them in this one OMG how much I missed them and loved them!) and even though Elpidio is not really the “good guy” a girl like her would go for, together they made sense and it was amazing to read about them, so beautiful.

I have to say, reading this series from the start, I will miss this series so much and I hold it very close to my heart, from the first book till the last one ♥ this was the best wrap up and the most heartwarming HEA I could’ve imagined, it was tearful like the rest of the series of course but never once did I found myself not liking it, not a single page, nothing! The series fans will love it ♥ (as did I!)

“You are my hope, Ally. You’re every hope I’ve ever dared to have… la mia luce.”

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I cried like a baby from the first chapter till the very last, it was just breathtakingly beautiful and beyond anything I dared to hope for! Once again, she’s done it again people! Thank you for this amazing series Tillie ♥

Kei

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