Book Review: HOLD ON TO HOPE by A. L. Jackson

Title: Hold on to Hope 
Author: A. L. Jackson 
Genre: Contemporary Romance 

A best friends-to-lovers, stand-alone romance from New York Times Bestselling Author, A.L. Jackson . . . Evan Bryant wasn't your typical hero. But he was mine. Broken by the worlds’ standards, he was still the strongest boy I would ever know. My best friend. The boy I’d given everything to. My heart, my body, and the promise of forever.The day I’d needed him most, he walked away. He left me shattered and questioning the love I’d thought we’d shared. Three years later, I wasn’t prepared for him to return to Gingham Lakes.It wouldn’t have mattered if he wasn’t the most beautiful man I’d ever seen. My fingers still would have ached to caress his skin. My body still would have begged to get lost in his touch. And my heart . . . it would have always sung his name. But time changes things. With it, secrets that could ruin everything. Can we find a way to love again, or have the fears of our past stolen the hope of our forever . . .

I'm always floored every time I read one of Jackson's books. Her writing is so eloquent and written in such a way, that will suck you right in. That's one of my favorite things about her books. I seem to forget the world around me when I read them. And Hold on to Hope was no different. This book is simply stunning. 

It follows the story of Evan and Frankie Leigh. These two are childhoods friends. They grew up together and formed a strong bond. Frankie Leigh knew at a young age that Evan was someone special. He wasn't your average little boy. And now years later they find themselves split up and broken with pain. 

Evan left Frankie Leigh years ago, leaving her in pain and heartache but now he's returned and her feelings come crashing back. And it's the last thing she wants. Frankie Leigh wants to be mad at him for what he did to her and his family. Leaving without a word but she can't seem to keep her feelings at bay. 

This story is beautiful, raw, and so heartbreaking. I couldn't seem to read this book fast enough but I also didn't want it to end. Amy always has an amazing way of writing a romance filled with action and drama, that will have you talking to the characters as if they can hear you. This story instantly became one of my favorites and I look forward to more words from this author. 

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A.L. Jackson is the New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary romance. She writes emotional, sexy, heart-filled stories about boys who usually like to be a little bit bad. 


If she’s not writing, you can find her hanging out by the pool with her family, sipping cocktails with her friends, or of course with her nose buried in a book.

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