Emotional, angst-filled best friend, second chance, single Dad romance. Hold On To Hope features the now grown-up children from the Fight for Me series.
Evan, the son of Hope from Follow Me Back, and Frankie Leigh, the daughter of Rex from Show Me The Way are the stars in Hold On To Hope.
Evan is deaf and is a heart transplant survivor. He walked away from his family and from Frankie when his own version of guilt drove him away. Three years after abandoning his family he returns with a son in tow.
Frankie Leigh has stayed, working closely with Evan’s family, heart-broken but she’s attempted to move on with her life.
There is a lot going on in this book. For two kids with such awesome parents, they’ve got some heavy emotional baggage and a lot of issues unfold. The drama keeps the reader engaged, trying to figure out what happened and wanting to see what will happen.
I absolutely love the book cover for this book, but I have to say that that model looks way better than my mental visual of Evan’s heart transplant, limited life expectancy character. But, I’ll gladly take the book cover version. Even though he looks healthy enough to complete in an Iron Man Triathlon.
If you read the Fight for Me series, which I personally loved, this book will be like visiting old friends because you get to see Hope and Kale and Rynna and Rex once more. If you like AL Jackson and angst galore, then this is a strong recommend.