Hope(less) – Melissa Haag

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This book was free on amazon.com when I got it. The author in no way requested that I read it or review it. This review is 100% my opinion.

Blurb

Our world is being judged, and we remain unaware.

In a world filled with people, Gabby is uniquely alone. The tiny glowing sparks that fill her mind and represent the people around her, confirm it.

Clueless regarding the reason behind her sight, Gabby struggles to find an explanation. A chance encounter leads her closer to the answers she has struggled to find and into a hidden society where fur is optional. There she meets Clay, the intense werewolf delusional enough to think he has a chance with her.

Gabby escapes back into her old life, but not quite alone. Clay follows her and silently makes a place for himself in her world. As if that isn’t enough to deal with, problems compound when other werewolves, ones with abnormally colored sparks, begin to stalk her.

Instead of gaining answers, her list of questions is growing. What do the other uniquely colored sparks mean? Is she not as alone as she thought?

Judgement has begun…

My Thoughts

I will be honest. I wasn’t sure what I would think when I picked it up. I am generally “meh” on a lot of the paranormal romance stuff. Most of them just use it as an excuse to write porn to be honest. So, imagine my surprise when there is a story in this book. An honest to goodness story. Actually, it’s a story within a story. This is the story about Gabby and Clay. Their story is complete and you COULD stop there. But really? Why would you? Who are the others? Why is Gabby different? You find out that there are six women and there are hints of a much larger, grander story going on. And to be honest with you, that alone is almost enough to tempt me to purchase the next book in the series. But not enough by itself. Ms. Haag’s writing style is very fluid and you get a genuine feel for her characters. You genuinely WANT Gabby to gain the independence she desires. And you fall in love with Clay as Gabby does. I truly don’t know if you could find a more endearing man than Clay. He is the epitome of book boyfriends. He’s the guy that makes you swoon by the end of the book, but you’d never have thought that when you meet him. And speaking of meetings….when the two meet, it is rather funny. He’s all dirt and scruff, she’s all huffy and cranky, and he disassembled the truck. (trust me…read it you’ll understand) I will warn you though. Clay doesn’t speak throughout the book. It isn’t because he can’t. He just doesn’t. And honestly, I wasn’t sure how Ms. Haag could pull that off. How can you get to know someone, when the book is in first person perspective and it isn’t the silent party. But she managed to communicate the nature of the man and develop his character. It had to be mighty hard to do, but I’m grateful that she did. Clay wouldn’t have been the same if he could talk. Something about his silence is an integral part of who he is. Anyways. Get the book. It’s free, it’s awesome, and the best part, you can share this with the teenage girls in your life and not worry about exposing them to too much nookie.

About the Author

Melissa Haag lives in Wisconsin with her husband and three children.  An avid reader she spent many hours curled in a comfortable chair flipping pages in her teens. She began writing a few years ago when some ideas just refused to be ignored any longer.

Touch, released in January 2013, is her first published novel.  Hope(less), the first book in the Judgement of the Six series released in March 2013, is her second published work.

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