From the fanfic phenom whose debut A Pound of Flesh had over 4.5 million reads, this sequel, An Ounce of Hope, tells the passionate love story of Carter’s best friend, Max.
Max O’Hare can’t seem to let go of his past: his drug habit, the end of his relationship with Lizzie Jordan, the woman he knows he’ll never get over, and the loss of their unborn son.
After successfully completing rehab and learning to explore his deepest fears and dreams through painting, Max meets Grace Brooks. With her innate optimism, and her love of art and photography, Grace appears to be the perfect girl. Yet no one knows where she came from, or why she keeps her past so closely guarded. Over time, Max and Grace gradually allow each other in—but will he ever be able to fully let go of his past? Or will his heart remain closed forever?
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REVIEW by Jeanine
This is my favorite read of 2016 so far. I love the way Sophie Jackson writes. I easily fell in love with all the characters and could intensely feel the struggle they were going through. Max was stuck on Lizzie even through she walked out and left him years ago without a word, call, letter, nothing. He still can not let anyone in long enough to have feelings for them, love them. When he meets Grace, who has her own problems and struggles she is dealing with, they become really great friends... With benefits. Just sex, no kissing. He helps her through her struggles with trusting men and in turn, she helps him, even though he doesn't realize it. They fall into a routine together, running partners, friends, until Carter shows up with a letter that showed up from Lizzie. Max is incredibly brave. Dealing with addiction issues is extremely hard and the struggles he goes through in this book had me crying at a few parts. Some people focus so much on the past, they won't let anyone in to enjoy their future with even though they deserve it. Max doesn't think Grace deserves him, she deserves someone better. As Kats Nana Boo would say "never answer the door when the past comes knocking, it never has anything new to say"....
Looking forward to hopefully Rileys story next! Sophie Jackson, your amazing!!!!
Five stars from me and I will recommend to everyone!