Title: High Hopes
Author: Sue Lilley
Publisher: Sue Lilley
Cover Artist: Humble Nations
Release Date: April 19, 2016
Romance Genre(s): Contemporary
About the Book
“It was one stolen night. He was my soulmate and I’d never felt more alive. I couldn’t tell him I got pregnant. It would’ve ruined everything. But now his daughter wants to meet him and I need to make things right.” Another tear escaped down her cheek. “Everybody’s going to hate me.”
Three friends are rocked when a 20-year secret blows their world apart. Steamy, passionate, and unpredictable. If you like sizzling love triangles you won’t want to miss it.
Grace has kept her heart-breaking secret for twenty years – a love child she gave up for adoption. She was a penniless student – how could she raise a baby alone? Then she receives a letter out of the blue. Her long-lost daughter is searching for answers.
Her two best friends are married and don’t know one of them is the girl’s father. If Grace confesses now, the marriage will be destroyed and it will surely be the end of their lifelong friendship. But what choice does Grace have?
Set in the wilds of Poldark-country – the stormy cliffs and windswept beaches of picturesque Cornwall – an engrossing saga filled with suspense, simmering jealousy and heartbreak. Can a future be built on the quicksand of secrets and lies? Surely there can be no second chances when three friends discover they don’t know each other at all.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
The blurb picked my curiosity but there were some things that didn’t make me enjoy this story as I was expecting.
After 19 years, Grace receives a letter from her daughter, whom she gave to adoption. The girl knows the truth and wants to meet her biologic parents. Now here’s the deal, Grace needs to tell Sam, the girl’s father that she exists. But there is a problem there, Dixie, Grace’s best friend is now married to Sam, and Grace don’t want this to complicate their marriage. She decides to travel and see them so she can tell this secret and hope for the best.
Now, here’s the problem. As best friends the women look more enemies than friends. The whole book rolled around Grace’s trip other than the kid, in my opinion the main focus of the book.
Then Grace meets another twenty something kid, the gardener, and both feel attracted to each other. At this point Grace is newly divorced and free to enjoy life, but the banter between them, where Danny was always making fun of Grace’s age kind of annoyed me.
So, with this I need to say, that this book wasn’t for me.
About Sue Lilley
Described as an exciting new voice in Women’s Fiction, Sue Lilley lives in the north east of England, when she isn’t escaping somewhere else in her imagination. She is often found eavesdropping for inspiration. Her first two novels were well received. Another Summer is “an alluring example of its genre”. High Hopes is “a story that holds immense appeal for readers who like plots containing sizzling love triangles.” She is hard at work on her third novel.
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