A Sweeping Standalone from New York Times Bestseller Pepper Winters.
“Things you should know about me from the very beginning:
I was born to true love, witnessed the destruction it causes, and vowed never to let such agony happen to me. I am not a story-teller like my father. I am not a writer like my mother. I am just a son—their son.
I am happy being alone.
And that is all I ever want to be.”
The day he was born, Jacob learned his hardest and longest lesson.
It wasn’t a lesson a boy should learn so young, but from his earliest memories he knew where happiness lives, so does tragedy. Where love exists, so does heartbreak. And where hope resides, so does sorrow.
That lesson carved him from the kid to the teen to the man.
And nothing and no one could change his mind.
I first met him when he was fourteen at a movie premiere of all places. A movie based on his parent’s life.
He was stoic, strong, suspicious, and secretive.
I was only ten, but I felt something for him. A strange kind of heartbreak that made me want to hug and heal him.
I was the daughter of the actor hired to play his father.
We shared similarities.
I recognised parts of him because they were parts of me.
But no matter how many times we met. No matter how many times I tried.
He stayed true to his vow to never fall.
The Son & His Hope will ruin you in the best possible way. -- The Romance Rebels
You need to experience this amazing, powerful, once in a lifetime series. --Heather, Goodreads
Epically beautiful and unforgettable. This story is beyond anything you’ll ever read. --Melissa, Goodreads
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I ugly cried. I ugly cried through a boy and his ribbon. I ugly cried through a girl and her Ren... and I ugly cried because of my heart being ripped out of my chest while reading the son and his hope. Pepper Winters is the only author ever to pull me in, make me forget the outside work and make me feel, deep in my soul, what the characters in the book are feeling. I fall in love with them, I grieve for them, I feel joy when they feel joy.... she pulls me in over and over. I curse her for the emotional roller coaster she send me on and crave more. An amazing three books. Worth the heartache and tears. Beautiful.
JRW + HJM
A coming of age, unrequited love between an untamed wild stallion and a brave young pony. This was a love/hate relationship that developed into a slow burning friendship.
The Hollywood child actor meets the sullen moody wild one. They share a bond not many understand even-though she’s a city girl and he’s a country boy.
I enjoyed the cameo moments of Ren’s character. I didn’t realize I still had a tender heart for Ren.
I expected a different type of experience from all the posts about others who read this. I even prepared myself emotionally before reading by putting it off for a few weeks making sure I was emotionally stable. Yet, I survived each part with no emotional concerns. I questioned why I remained so unattached. I was surprised by how unattached I was. I expected to be a soggy mess of tears, but Jacob’s character had me furious. His behavior didn’t stir up emotional turmoil it caused anger and frustration. I’m not emotionally invested in this book like the two prior books. I know it’s because of Jacob. His phobias and fears caused frustration in me rather than sympathy. I felt like Jacob and Hope went in circles never breaking the cycle. I wanted off this vicious roller coaster ride of ups and downs.
I had a love/hate relationship with Jacob’s character. His attitude was understandable, yet frustrating. I couldn’t help comparing Jacob to a horse. He was as untamed and wild as a wild black beauty unwilling to be tethered. Jacob was a complex character with issues I don’t even know how to process let alone understand.
Then there’s Hope. I didn’t like her at first. Her pushy know-it-all attitude rubbed me the wrong way. I couldn’t understand Hope’s determination to earn a friendship with Jacob. I liked Hope when she wasn’t obsessing over Jacob. When she focused on herself she was a wonderful character. She gave too much of herself siphoning all of her bravery into this sullen moody man.
Although, I liked that Hope was the only one brave enough to get Jacob to face his issues, yet it still seemed like it should have come from other means.
My interest slowly dwindled and dissipated with Jacob’s attitude. He wore on my patience and my sanity. This was the first time I actually skim read a Pepper Winters book. Normally I appreciate all of Pepper’s words, but in this case with Jacob I needed her to cut thru the bull$hit.
I loved it. I just wish that when they finally got together it didn’t feel so rushed to get to the end :/