April 25th 2015
Createspace Independent Publishing
After Clay’s mother passed away his father took him into the woods, he’s more wolf than human. He really doesn’t think that there is a mate or a family in his future even though he really wants one. One look at Gabby and he will do anything and everything (except speak) to prove to her that he is the one for her even though she hates him (or at least he thinks she does). When she runs, he follows, thank goodness she has a roommate that likes dogs or his fight would be a whole lot harder especially with only six months to get her to fall for him.
I had almost decided that I wasn’t crazy about Gabby because of her treatment of Clay and even though I still don’t condone some of her adolescent actions, I did understand the emotions and demons the precipitated some of her bitchy meanness. I There were a couple times when I felt so sorry for Clay and wished there was someone else for him and then it changed and I started rooting for them as couple. Clay’s Hope is a bit more violent then Hope(less) because of all the fighting that he does to protect his spot as her mate and give her time to progress the relationship at her pace. I am convinced that Clay has the patience of a saint to deal with all of that and the visit to the vet’s office.
Clay’s Hope is well edited making it a smooth steady read with no speed bumps to slow down the progress of the reading flow. In fact, as I was switching back and forth between Clay’s Hope and Hope(less) I found myself constantly wanting to jump back to Clay’s side of the story because there were far less slow moments and the already mentioned flow.
I have to say I did have a lot of fun Clay’s Hope and Hope(less) at the same time. No, I am not crazy about one-sided first-person stories but it turns out that I dig he said/she said type of stories even if they do come in the form of two separate books.
Book Cover Rating
There are two covers and I am going to use both. There are elements in both covers but when it comes down too it the newer cover does fit better with the storyline and the character.
Clay is a man of few human talents. As a wolf, he hunts well and can fight off a grizzly twice his size, but has no aspirations. The idea of a Mate isn’t something he has ever seriously entertained. Dreamed about, maybe, but he knows the chances are nearly non-existent.
Then he meets Gabby, a human girl. She hates him at first sight, yet he can’t let her go. Who he was is no longer important. Now, who he needs to become to win her over is the only thing that matters.
Note: This is the companion book to Hope(less), book 1 of the Judgement of the Six Series.
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