My name is Ally Prince and I've always been unlucky in love. I don’t 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 known—a 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. I’ve always wanted passion, heart-stopping, epic, life-changing romance... I’ve always wanted the fairytale… I’ve 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. I’m 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, there’s 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 Novel—contains adult content, sexual situations and mature topics. Suited for ages 18 and up.
I didn’t think another book in this series could possibly beat out my love for Sweet Rome, but Sweet Hope has but only by a tiny amount because we all know how much I love Romeo. Sweet Hope takes place five years I believe after the ending of the previous books. Romeo and Austin are playing in the NFL, Austin’s little brother Levi is in college playing football himself, and Ally, Romeo’s cousin is a museum curator.
Ally loves what she does and when the opportunity to curate for her absolute favorite artist, one that never has had a showing before, one that doesn’t show his face ever she jumps at the opportunity. Elpidio’s work has moved her in so many ways, just seeing a sculpture of his can bring her to tears.
Elpidio doesn’t want people to know who he is, for a variety of reasons. When you figure out his true identity, which I did pretty quickly, it all makes so much more sense. His sculptures are a way towards redemption even if he doesn’t see it that way. He doesn’t know if he can ever be forgiven for the sins of his past, but when he is sculpting or with Ally the pain he feels is less.
Sweet Hope deals with redemption, forgiveness, hope, family, love, healing but most importantly it deals with love. I am failing at finding the right words to express how much Sweet Hope not only moved me but took over as my favorite book of this series. I think if Tillie Cole wrote another four books about everyone in this series I would devour them just like I did these. This series was more than just some books about college kids and football, they were about real life issues; abuse, death, gangs, drugs, anorexia, but most importantly it was about the family you make, the friendships that will never change and love.