Hopeful ebook cover 2017

A long time ago, Joel Wentworth told me he’d love me for infinity . . . and I can’t give up hope that it might have been true.

How long does it take to get over your first love?

Eight years should be long enough. My mind knows that, but there’s no convincing my heart.

Guys like Joel weren’t supposed to fall for girls like me. He had his pick of women at University, but somehow the laws of nature were defied and we fell crazy in love.

After graduation, Joel left to pursue his career in New York. He wanted me to go with him but my life was in London.

We broke up and my heart split in two.

I haven’t seen or spoken to him since he left.

If only I’d known that I’d love him this long, this painfully, this desperately. I might have said yes all those years ago. He might have been mine all this time in between.

Now, he’s moving back to London and I need to get over him before he gets over here.

But how do you forget someone who gave you so much to remember?





Up All Night – Kip Moore

Last Time – Taylor Swift ft. Gary Lightbody

Say Something – A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera

Limbo No More – Alanis Morrisette

Some Other Time – Kacey Musgroves

I Miss You – Jill Scott

Who Knew – Pink

Love Me Still – Chaka Khan

What About Now – Daughtry

Brave – Sara Bareilles

Living Inside My Heart – Bob Seger

Added for the 2017 revision

When We Were Young – Adele

Hopeful Reviews

“Hopeful is hands down a five star book. I love second chance romances and this was a perfect example of one. Joel in particular has definitely made it onto my BBF wall of fame.” Kindle Friends Forever

“It gave me the good ache! This is a true love story and I couldn’t put it down! I highly recommend!” Gwen the Book Diva

I really loved this story and this couple; they had a special bond one that spanned time and separation and while I’m sad they missed so much time with one another I think it really only reinforced their love they had for each other.” Slick Reads – Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

“If done right, all you need are amazing characters…check…enthralling storyline to keep you wanting more…check…and sizzling hot chemistry…double check! This book hooked me right from beginning to end and I sunk right into the turbulent depths of their journey. I would definitely recommend this book to my fellow readers out there.” Page Turning Book-Junkies

“Hopeful was simply amazing and soul consuming. The emotional scenes you portrayed was breathtaking. Joel is the kind of man that exists only in your dreams; he is successful, dominant, considerate, passionate and swoon worthy.” Just One More Page

“Hopeful was a brilliantly angsty read! Told by using flashes of the past and present, Louise skillfully combines humour and heartbreak with copious amounts anticipation to make this book one of the great finds of 2014. I loved every word, every feeling and every tear. Louise Bay has a brand new fan…” Agents of Romance