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Rebekah Fraser
Hope: Love & Disaster Trilogy Book 3
Tara L. Roi, author

Adult; Romance; (Create)

His betrayal set their relationship and their lives ablaze. Now, research chemist Josh is racing time to prevent more wildfire destruction while trying to become the trustworthy man Celeste deserves. Plagued by imposter syndrome that threatens her career as a couples’ coach and self-help author, all Celeste wants is to escape wildfire country and the man she wishes she could stop loving. Can love help them rise from the ashes?

Quarter Finalist

Plot/Idea: 9 out of 10
Originality: 9 out of 10
Prose: 9 out of 10
Character/Execution: 9 out of 10
Overall: 9.00 out of 10


Plot/Idea: The author offers romance fans an engaging and creative storyline that departs from traditional standards to enter the realms of self-help, climate change, and infidelity. The end result is refreshing and new.

Prose: The author is a talented writer and storyteller. The prose is both unconstrained and familiar, setting the perfect tone for this type of novel, especially when the author delves into the characters' innermost emotions and thoughts.

Originality: The characters here are memorable and relatable, and the author blends a unique mix of themes in this distinctive novel.

Character/Execution: Characterization is excellent due to the author's narrative method: switching narrators every chapter allows readers great insight into the major players, especially Celeste and Josh.

Date Submitted: September 01, 2023