TITLE: Resurrecting Hope
SERIES: Home for Hope #2
AUTHOR: Shell Taylor
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press
COVER ARTIST: L.C. Chase
LENGTH: 65,800 words
RELEASE DATE: December 25, 2015
BLURB: Adam Lancaster can’t imagine how his life could possibly get any better. He’s on the cusp of moving in with his boyfriend, Elijah Langley. Their charge, Kollin Haverty, finally has a loving, stable home environment, and Home for Hope is up and running, keeping over fifteen LGBT youth off the streets at night. One phone call from his birth mother, Jessica Lancaster, is all it takes to unravel Adam’s carefully constructed new life. Informing Adam his grandfather has died, Jessica expresses remorse for abandoning Adam to the state and begs him for a chance to be part of his life again. Jessica’s true colors eventually shine through her façade, and Adam is devastated all over again when he discovers she is only using him to get her hands on the valuable inheritance his grandfather left him. Jessica’s betrayal forces Adam so far inside his own hell, not even Elijah or Kollin can keep him from abandoning all of his responsibilities and running away. Adam will have to dig deep to find the strength to confront his birth parents, heal once and for all, and earn back his place with his new family.
DAMN YOU SHELL TAYLOR!
Okay, now on to the review. So, Book one (Redeeming Hope) kinda sorta ended on a bit of a cliffy. Nothing massively drastic but we were all GASP! Like everyone, I was eager for book 2!
Resurrecting Hope is a much darker, very emotional, chaotic ride for your heart & soul.
Adam comes face to face with his past... his biological mother, Jessica. And she's a horrible, blood sucking, witch of a woman! She's the puppet master to Adam's puppet and boy does she like to play with him. She's as bad now as she was when he was a child and it's so heartbreaking to go through with him.
Adams crawl back inside himself was raw, gritty, and honestly I ached.
Adams "go to" decision to run away from reality throws Elijah and Kollin for a loop and the loss they feel is palpable in the writing. Especially for Kollin.
This is a literary rescue book. You seriously need to strap in and hold on.
Winner’s Prize: $10 Amazon GC
2nd Winner’s Prize: E-copy of Redeeming Hope