Title: Resurrecting Hope (Home for Hope #2)
Author Name & Publisher: Shell Taylor (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: December 25th 2015- 200 pages
Adam Lancaster can’t imagine how his life could possibly get any better. He’s on the cusp of moving in with his boyfriend, Elijah Langley. Their charge, Kollin Haverty, finally has a loving, stable home environment, and Home for Hope is up and running, keeping over fifteen LGBT youth off the streets at night. But one phone call from his birth mother, Jessica Lancaster, is all it takes to unravel Adam’s carefully constructed new life.
Informing Adam his grandfather has died, Jessica expresses remorse for abandoning Adam to the state and begs him for a chance to be part of his life again. Jessica’s true colors eventually shine through her façade, and Adam is devastated all over again when he discovers she is only using him to get her hands on the valuable inheritance his grandfather left him. Jessica’s betrayal forces Adam so far inside his own hell, not even Elijah or Kollin can keep him from abandoning all of his responsibilities and running away. Adam will have to dig deep to find the strength to confront his birth parents, heal once and for all, and earn back his place with his new family.
I thought this book was such a good addition to this series!
Not only did you get to see more of Adam and Elijah but you also see more of them as a couple growing closer to each other while they go through their ups and downs.
Adam does go through a lot in this book and I really loved how much Elijah was there for him even when Adam was not treating him right at all.
You also get see a lot of the characters from this previous book in this too. Like Kollin who we also get to see a lot more. Elijah and Kollin go through a lot in this book with Adam trying to be by his side through everything
I really liked how this author wrote this book and these characters!
So I will leave this review with…. I really liked this book and I would recommend this series!
I start by stating that I didn’t read book 1, however I never felt lost or like I didn’t know what was going on.
This was both heart warming and heart wrenching. I loved how I was able to see the progression so clearly through this story.
Adam and Eli are a great couple. They are steady, loving, mature and know what they want out of life. Adam is working at the center, which I love, and Eli, he’s working on making Kollin feel accepted and loved.
When Adam’s life in interrupted, he not only has to face his past, but secure his future too. Letter the ghost of the past have power over him was difficult, but I don’t believe that he would have grown as much as he did without allowing those old wounds to open, fester and heal again. Only this time, they healed for good.
It was heartbreaking to watch this come together – Eli wanting to support Adam, Kollin not really knowing what he should be doing, but still wanting to be supportive and then Adam floundering. While all three of them try to find equal footing, there is a storm brewing and only Adam can pilot his way through the eye of the storm and to the calm that Eli and Kollin give him.
What I loved most about this story is that despite the hardships, love won out.
Shell Taylor is a full-time mother of three exuberant and loving kiddos and one fur baby, a tiny but fierce Yorkie-poo named Rocco. As a Christian who practices love, grace, and humility rather than hatred and judgement, she tries her best to instill these same virtues in her rowdy kids. She just recently learned how to crochet to start bombarding new mothers with matching hats and booties. She is a huge Marvel fan and because of the superhero-plastered tees paired with jeans and Chucks has been told when helping out in her son’s classroom that she looks more like the students than a parent. Her favorite way to procrastinate is to binge watch entire seasons on Netflix. Best of all, she’s been married ten years to a man who’s turned out to be everything she never knew she needed.