Monday, March 30, 2015

Blog Tour: Sweet Hope by Tille Cole

Title: Sweet Hope
Series: Sweet Home #4
Author: Tillie Cole

Age group: New adult

Genre: Contemporary romance
Release date: 29th March 2015



From the USA Today Bestselling Sweet Home Series, comes Sweet Hope.

My name is Ally Prince and I've always been unlucky in love. I dont know why, I just always have.

When all of my best friends were falling for their soul mates in College, I was left behind. I was Ally, the pretty cousin of superstar quarterback, Romeo Prince. I was Ally, the best friend to the most amazing group of girls I've ever knowna title I loved, but one I became tired of 'just' being. And I was Ally, the one on which they could all rely.

But to me, I was Ally, the girl with the heart no one had claimed... And I was, Ally, the girl, who underneath it all, was heart-breakingly lonely.

I LOVE love; the thought of it, the nervous excitement of falling for Mr. Right, the desire of someone becoming my entire world... of me becoming theirs. Ive always wanted passion, heart-stopping, epic, life-changing romance... Ive always wanted the fairytale Ive always wanted it all.

It just never seemed like I would get it.

For the past few years I've thrown myself into my career as a museum curator. Im the best of the best, the person every museum wants to hire, so when an opportunity came up to move to Seattle, I jumped at the chance. My cousin and my best friend lived in Seattle and I needed a change.

I needed a new beginning.

I wasn't expecting to meet anyone in the Emerald City. I wasn't expecting to work closely with the reclusive new sculptor my all-important gallery design was centered around. And I certainly wasn't expecting to fall for him... heart-stopping, epic, life-changing love...
My real life fairytale come true.

But, like in every fairytale, theres a villain, a dark and tortured soul... I just didn't know that the villain and the hero in my story would end up being one and the same.

New Adult Romance Novelcontains adult content, sexual situations and mature topics. Suited for ages 18 and up.

4.5 Star Review by Lisa Kane

"A taking a chance, because that chance taken may be the very path that leads you to your happily ever after."

This review is a little harder than most, as the true identity of the hero, Elpidio, of the story is to remain a mystery and not be spoiled. So I will focus on the relationship of the two leads.

Ally Prince has admired Elpidio's work for a long time, so when a position as the curator of his first official exhibit comes up, she is determined that she will be the one to showcase his work. His sculptors move her and make her feel things that few artists have ever made her feel. When she lands the position and is told it will be in Seattle, it's a double bonus. Her cousin Rome and his wife Molly, and her friend Lexi and her husband Austin and his brother Levi all live there. Rome and Austin play for the Seattle Seahawks and Ally can't wait catch up with them.

Elpidio is a recluse, he hides from the public. Filled with self loathing and guilt, he turns to blocks of marble to express what he can not say. His works represent the sorrow in his soul, and he turns his emotions into beautiful works of art. He is amazed anyone would want to see the things he creates. But he still hides in the shadows, never showing the true person he is to anyone.

When he meets Ally, or Aliyana Lucia, the name she uses professionally, he is drawn to her, but he keeps his guard up. First she enthralls him because of her beauty, but then it is because she sees into what he tried to convey with his pieces.

Eventually, they give in to the feelings of want and passion they both feel, but still neither knows each other's real identity.

At that sight, something seized my body, ran like lava through my blood. A thing I hadn't dared let myself feel for...I didn't honestly know if I ever had felt it before...

Elpidio knows that once Aliyana finds out the despicable things he keeps hidden, that she will leave him.

But here, deep inside the most beautiful woman I'd ever seen, the woman who just got me, I was bartering with God to let me keep her...just for a keep feeling...this...whatever this was...

Ally finds out Elpidio's real name by accident and is shocked. How can she love this man? He is no less shocked to find out she is Ally Prince, daughter of the powerful oil company owners.  Can she accept this man, with his beautiful soul? Can she forgive him? But more importantly, will he ever forgive himself for his mistakes?

"Did I like it?" I asked with a single laugh, "I can't...I can't believe that's how you see me...your hope...your wish come true..."
"You are my hope, Ally. You're every hope I've ever dared to mia luce."


Amazon & USA Today Best Selling Author, Tillie Cole, is a Northern girl through and through. She originates from a place called Teesside on that little but awesomely sunny (okay I exaggerate) Isle called Great Britain. She was brought up surrounded by her English rose mother -- a farmer's daughter, her crazy Scottish father, a savagely sarcastic sister and a multitude of rescue animals and horses.

Being a scary blend of Scottish and English, Tillie embraces both cultures; her English heritage through her love of HP sauce and freshly made Yorkshire Puddings, and her Scottish which is mostly demonstrated by her frighteningly foul-mouthed episodes of pure rage and her much loved dirty jokes.

Having been born and raised as a Teesside Smoggie, Tillie, at age nineteen, moved forty miles north to the 'Toon', Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, where she attended Newcastle University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts honours degree in Religious Studies. She returned two years later to complete a Post-Graduate Certificate in Teaching High School Social Studies. Tillie, regards Newcastle to be a home from home and enjoyed the Newcastle Geordie way of life for seven 'proper mint' and 'lush' years.

One summers day, after finishing reading her thousandth book on her much loved and treasured Kindle, Tillie turned to her husband and declared, "D'you know, I have a great idea for a story. I could write a book." Several months later, after repeating the same tired line at the close of another completed story, she was scolded by her husband to shut up talking about writing a novel and "just bloody do it!" For the first time in eleven years, Tillie actually took his advice (he is still trying to get over the shock) and immediately set off on a crazy journey, delving deep into her fertile imagination.

Tillie, ever since, has written from the heart. She combines her passion for anything camp and glittery with her love of humour and dark brooding men (most often muscled and tattooed theyre her weakness!). She also has a serious side (believe it or not!) and loves to immerse herself in the complex study of World Religions, History and Cultural Studies and creates fantasy stories that enable her to thread serious issues and topics into her writing -- yep, there's more to this girl than profanity and sparkles!

After six years of teaching high school Social Studies and following her Professional Rugby Player husband around Europe, they have finally given up their nomadic way of life and settled in Calgary, Alberta where Tillie spends most of her days (and many a late night) lost in a writing euphoria or pursuing a dazzling career as a barrel-racing, tasselled-chap wearing, Stetson-sporting cowgirl... Ye-haw!


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