Friday, 5 February 2016

Review ~ An Ounce of Hope (A Pound of Flesh, #2) by Sophie Jackson

An Ounce of Hope (A Pound of Flesh, #2)eARC received via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

Release Date: January 5th 2015

Publisher: Gallery Books

Max O’Hare can’t seem to let go of his past: his drug habit, the end of his relationship with Lizzie Jordan, the woman he knows he’ll never get over, and the loss of their unborn son.

After successfully completing rehab and learning to explore his deepest fears and dreams through painting, Max meets Grace Brooks. With her innate optimism, and her love of art and photography, Grace appears to be the perfect girl. Yet no one knows where she came from, or why she keeps her past so closely guarded. Over time, Max and Grace gradually allow each other in—but will he ever be able to fully let go of his past? Or will his heart remain closed forever?

My Opinion

Well that is disappointing...

Not the book, that was great and I'll get to that in a minute. I just thought I had a lot more left to read. Unfortunately my ARC has the book printed twice in it so at 50% it ended. I thought I had half a book left!!

Anyway, that wouldn't have annoyed me so much if I hadn't been enjoying the book. Just like A Pound of Flesh, An Ounce of Hope absorbed me in the author's world and I engaged with her character brilliantly.

I felt for Max every step of the way and fell in love with him too. An Ounce of Hope is a great read about two broken people finding themselves. 

This book would have been a five for me if not for two things. The first is I kept expecting more to happen. I kept thinking Grace's ex would come back and I was kind of disappointed he didn't to makes things difficult. Secondly, a few parts did fell a little under developed. A few times I wanted more detail on the past and felt there could have been more story potential. Sometimes things felt a little simple.

Other than that I really enjoyed it. It didn't beat book one but it was an engaging read that tugged on my heat strings. If only there was an extra 50% in my ARC...


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