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Guys like Joel Wentworth weren’t meant to fall in love with girls like me. He could have had his pick of the girls on campus but somehow the laws of nature were defied and we fell crazy in love.

Straight after graduation, Joel left for New York and despite him wanting me to go with him, I refused, unwilling to disappoint my parents and risk the judgment of my friends. I never saw him again. Never even spoke to him.

I’ve spent the last eight years working hard to put my career front and center in my life, dodging any personal complications – I have a strict no dating policy.  I’ve managed to piece together a reality that works for me. Until now.

Now, Joel’s coming back to London.

And I need to get over him before he gets over here.

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What About Now – Daughtry

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Living Inside My Heart – Bob Seger

Hopeful Reviews


“Hopeful is hands down a five star book. The characters were well developed and relatable and the book is well written. 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.”

“This book contains hot sex, angst and you are so desperate to know what happens next. It is clear the author knows how to tell a good story that keeps you on the edge of your seat wanting to know more…”

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 breath taking. 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