Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Book Review - Abandon All Hope by M.J. Schiller

Abandon All Hope (Rocking Romance, #2)
by M. J. Schiller
Published 2013

248 Pages

Chase Hatton was twelve when he first met his new neighbor, Hope Creswell. He was not experienced at such things, but he knew it was love at first sight. They hit if off immediately and became like peanut butter and jelly, in a very platonic and endearing way. It wasn't until their senior year in high school, six years later, that Chase finally worked up the nerve to ask her out. They couldn't believe they wasted so much time when they were so in love! Then, on the night of prom, something happened and Hope disappeared.

Fast forward eight years. Hope is at the bottom of the food chain writing for The Chicago Globe, while Chase is a headlining Rock Star. Chase is in town for a show and Hope's boss, Jack Delaney, learns of her high school connection with him. Jack wants to do several articles about Chase for the entertainment section of the paper and blindsides Hope, assigning her to shadow Chase during his stay in the windy city. Hope wants nothing more than to be viewed as a serious reporter, but she does not want to see Chase EVER again, and does not want to write an article in the entertainment section. However, what Jack Delaney wants, Jack gets. And so, off she goes to interview t
he only man she ever loved, and the only man who, incidentally, ripped her heart out.

I had great hopes for this book! It started off strong, and I couldn't stop reading the first 20%! But then it fizzled. It hit a wall for me, and just got kind of boring. It went from a 5 star read to 3 stars, and then just stayed there until almost the end, at which point it got a little more exciting again. I really loved the beginning of the story, and wish it had kept me riveted! Still, I enjoyed it and would recommend it.

Reviewed by Kelli


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