Redeeming Hope

Redeeming Hope Fifteen years ago Elijah Langley s world came to an abrupt halt with the death of his high school boyfriend He keeps his past and his sexual orientation hidden until he attends a fundraiser for The Ce

  • Title: Redeeming Hope
  • Author: Shell Taylor
  • ISBN: 9781634763769
  • Page: 226
  • Format: Paperback
  • Fifteen years ago Elijah Langley s world came to an abrupt halt with the death of his high school boyfriend He keeps his past and his sexual orientation hidden until he attends a fundraiser for The Center for HOPE, an LGBT youth center, where he meets Adam Lancaster, HOPE s infuriatingly stubborn and sexy founder.A survivor of a turbulent childhood, Adam understands betteFifteen years ago Elijah Langley s world came to an abrupt halt with the death of his high school boyfriend He keeps his past and his sexual orientation hidden until he attends a fundraiser for The Center for HOPE, an LGBT youth center, where he meets Adam Lancaster, HOPE s infuriatingly stubborn and sexy founder.A survivor of a turbulent childhood, Adam understands better than most the challenges his youth face He s drawn to Elijah s baby blues and devilish smile but refuses to compromise his values and climb back into the closet for anyone not even the man showering time and money on HOPE Months of constant flirting wear down Adam s resolve until he surrenders to his desires, but Elijah can t shake his demons.When a youth from the center is brutally assaulted, Elijah must find a way to confront the fears and memories that are starting to ruin his life, so he can stand strong for those he loves.

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    1. I'm super shocked at how much I liked this story. A first for me by this author and I think she did a great job with the character development, she did a good job with them being Adults and talking things through.he made them adults and they didn't automatically assume terrible things. They actually worked things out.I'm not usually one for the slow burn books, but I liked that they became friends, fought like most friends do, broke up as friends and talked things through to become involved with [...]

    2. This book really surprised me! New author, I expected either a shallow story at best, or a shallow, shoddily edited story at worst. I'm happy to report that this book was neither of those things. I did lose patience with Adam there for a bit, I felt he could have been more understanding of all Elijah had been through. I'm looking forward to starting the sequel, which continues these guys' storyA 6/16/16: I just found out that this series started out as fanfic. Mad props to the author, because I [...]

    3. Redeeming Hope tells the story of Elijah, a tortured bisexual man whose attempts to bury his past seemed to be working for him—until the day a certain boy walks into his life and helps Elijah discover the man he truly wants to be. The friendship between Elijah and Kollin—their no-bullshit dialogue and the warmth and affection between the two—is one of the most endearing aspects of this book and absolutely worth the read on its own. But Shell Taylor gives us much more in her debut novel by [...]

    4. What a wonderful book. I truly adored it and not just because the writing was fantastic or the emotions were consuming me throughout my read. But, because the content is so close to my heart. This is a story about what happens to some of our most vulnerable people: kids. Kids who dare to be different and be themselves can do so at a risk. This story shows us the true costs and benefits of risk. I think the love story developing within all of this is also pretty great. Eli takes a risk he didn't [...]

    5. So I liked this book quite a bit but this review may not make it seem so. Mostly, I hav to get off my chest how PREACHY this book was. I felt like the author was trying to impress us vicariously through Adam with her understanding and tolerance. Adam Sanctimonious prick. I kept wondering WHY Elijah even ended up with him. Adam never grew on me and he treated Elijah like shit.But. I genuinely LOVED and felt so much for Elijah. And Kollin. I liked the writing in general, though, again, the story t [...]

    6. I loved Redeeming Hope. Just like its title, it's a book about hope and love as seen through the eyes of two grown men and a teenaged boy. It revolves around a center for LGBT+ kids and the struggles that the staff and the kids deal with on a daily basis.It is also the story of Elijah, a closeted bisexual man, Adam who runs the center called HOPE, and Kollin, one of the center's everyday kids. They are beautifully flawed characters, and you will sometimes rage at them at the same time you want t [...]

    7. Great on audio - re-read Nov 20164.5 StarsThis came as a total surprise. It appeared in my GR timeline and is by an author I had never heard of. This came as a fantastic surprise!Elijah Langley lost the most important person in his life at the young age of 17. He closed himself up, became a shell of man, and hid in his closet scared and alone for the years. When a young man handing pamphlets out about and LGBT safe house reminds him of his past he is compelled to get involved and help.Adam Lanca [...]

    8. Well, I bought this one because I don't think I've got a book which is set in an LGBT youth centre/safe house. Unfortunately, we didn't get to meet that many of the kids other than Kollin, Julie and Ri. Adam, the founder, and Elijah, major contributor to the expansion of Hope House feature front and centre. Of course, both of the MC's have their own stories to tell BUT we don't get to discover Adam's problem-filled previous life until book 2, and then the story ends very abruptly at around 90%, [...]

    9. Amazeballs! What a wonderful book. Elijah was really frustrating at times as was Adam but their relationship seemed like it could actually be real. Nothing flowery or over top. Their problems weren't overlooked or solved right away, like real life and stuff. I think my favorite character in the book was Kollin though. That kid just stole my heart. This is the first book by this author and I am truly impressed. I will definitely be reading the next one.In case you're wondering why not five stars, [...]

    10. I really enjoyed this. It ended rather abrupt, but that's okay. No cliffie.LOVED HOPE and H4H! Would have liked to have seen more from Derek. He intrigued me for some reason.But, yes, I adored Adam and Elijah (and Kollin). Can't wait for book 2.

    11. DNF’d at 55% - I don’t know if it was because I did this as an audio book but I just couldn’t get into it. The Adam and Elijah dynamic just did not win me over. I might try to finish this on another day but for now I’m going to give up.

    12. There were times during this book when I really wanted to knock Adam and Elijah's heads together. If only they communicated they would have saved a lot of angst.Loved Kollin. I smiled when he was on the page.I like how Elijah really got behind the Inn and made it happen along with dam and the fact that he was willing to take Kollin I after his father had beaten him up.I will definitely read the next bo0ok and I would like to read Kolloin's book as well but it depends on how the trans story is ha [...]

    13. 2.5 hearts *sigh*.I hate doing this. Especially to a book that has such great reviews. But I just didn't like this one. The characters were unlikable and boring. But what really did it in was the narration.Elijah and Adam met and started a friendship when Elijah pledged a substantial donation to Adam's LGBT youth shelter, HOPE. Elijah was firmly in the closet, so much so that he wouldn't even admit to his family that he financially supported such a great organization. Adam devoted all of his tim [...]

    14. *copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie by author/publisher via Creative Minds in exchange for an honest review*This was a really enjoyable read. It held me captivated from the first sentence, and I didn't want to put it down. I loved the story. It was very well written. Adam and Elijah while they were sometimes infuriating, both were likable characters. They had a good chemistry and passion. You just had to root for them to let go of their past hurts and let one another in. Adam is open, loving and [...]

    15. I had the pleasure of pre-reading this as it was written, and when the author sent the final copy as a thank you, I promised I wouldd give it a final reading before publication in case there were formatting issues.In the interest of straightforward honesty, I must say that I was a bit reluctant to read it again: when you've read a book already a good five or six times in bits and pieces, you feel like you know the plot and the characters pretty well.But I still downloaded it to my Kindle and dut [...]

    16. When Elijah was 17 years old, something terrible happened, something for which he blames himself to this day, and he lost Brian, his best friend/boyfriend.Many years later, Elijah is deeply in the closet, and has closed himself off to the prospect of ever finding love again. He has a difficult relationship with his parents, all born from that tragic loss. He came across as lonely, even if he has a woman hanging off his arm for whatever social event he's attending, and Sunday dinner with his pare [...]

    17. A Joyfully Jay review. 5 starsThis is the first book in a new series – and I am eagerly awaiting the second!This book focuses primarily on Elijah, and I believe the second one, given the two chapter excerpt at the end of this book, is going to focus more on Adam and his issues. So while we do get a glimpse of Adam’s past, we never really know exactly what his life story is before, just what drives him to be who he is today.Elijah has spent his entire adult life just going through the motions [...]

    18. To start of the review I want say I really loved this book! You get your sweet with Elijah and Adam but not too much. I know the Elijah makes mistakes in this book everyone in life does, no one is perfect so when everyone kept giving him attitude about it and at least this is the way I saw it Kicking him when he was down it really irritated me. Yes what he did was wrong but he apologized and admitted when he was wrong. At first I was not a fan of what he did but when he owned up to what he did I [...]

    19. It’s an amazing thing when an author writes a book that is not only amazing, beautiful, and wonderfully written but also tackles major issues. Shell Taylor has wrapped all the characters in Redeeming Hope into a reality that is overlooked too often. Our LGBT youth. Or as I like to call them, a huge chunk of our future. Elijah and Adam are the MCs in this book. Elijah is a closeted bisexual man harboring great heartbreak and it’s affected him more than I think even he knows. Adam runs HOPE th [...]

    20. Oh man these boys have my heart. and by boys, I mean Adam, Elijah and Kollin. this story felt incredibly real to me, and I was able to connect with each character very easily. I loved their strong points, as well as their weak ones. although I wanted to smack Elijah around a bit a few times, I understood his dilemmas, just as much as I did Adam's. I forsee some trouble in the next book. Adam hasn't yet revealed much of anything about what it was like for him growing up, while Elijah has everythi [...]

    21. This was a great read. I absolutely loved this story, but most of all, I adored Elijah. He is a character that really developed and although he made a lot of mistakes, he always showed why he is worth the trouble.Adam was great as well and he is an amazing character. what he did is absolutely greatth of them together are best because they bring the best out of each othere secondary characters are perfect and I loved Kollin.a great story and one I will re-visit in the future

    22. Wonderfully written, poignant story, highly sympathetic characters, and a sweet and hot romance. That's what this lovely book gives us! I was engaged from start to finish with their lives. I care about these people and can't wait to see what happens next! Thanks, Shell, for this heartfelt story!

    23. 2.5* it was nice, but nothing to write home about. This is a first part of a series, no cliffhanger and I feel no desire to read more about this cupple.

    24. Very enjoyable book. There was lots of interaction with secondary characters that brought angst for our MC. There was a lot of depth to both character which was great. The ending was a tad abrupt but the author has since written a sequel. I will definitely read more from this author, as her writing style had a smooth pace to it.

    25. Reviewer:DianeGenre:M/M Contemporaryrating=5/5 HeartsReview:Elijah Langley’s world fell apart when he was 17 with the death of his high school boyfriend and since then, he keeps his past, his emotions and his sexual orientation hidden. Until he is approached in his office by Kirsten and Kollin who are drumming up awareness for The Center for HOPE, an LGBT youth center. Elijah attends the event and meets Adam Lancaster, the center’s stubborn and sexy founder. Adam survived a turbulent childho [...]

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