New Release Review & Giveaway:
Clay’s Hope by Melissa Haag
We at BookCrushin are huge fans of Melissa Haag’s Judgement of the Six series and so when we were given an opportunity to review her newest release, Clay’s Hope, a companion novel to the first book in her Jot6 series, we jumped onboard! So today a day before the release of Clay’s Hope, we are going to share with you 2 reviews, Sara Meadows & mine (Kelly)! If you are new to the series, you can read book 1, Hope(less) for free on all major ebook platforms! Also, we will be giving away a chance to win an ebook copy for our fans!
Clay’s Hope (Judgement of the Six Companion Series #1)
Clay is a man of few human talents. As a wolf, he hunts well and can fight off a grizzly twice his size, but has no aspirations. The idea of a Mate isn’t something he has ever seriously entertained. Dreamed about, maybe, but he knows the chances are nearly non-existent.
Then he meets Gabby, a human girl. She hates him at first sight, yet he can’t let her go. Who he was is no longer important. Now, who he needs to become to win her over is the only thing that matters.
Sara’s Review:[book rating=5.0/5.0]
If you’ve read Hope(less), the first book in Melissa Haag’s Judgement of the Six series, then chances are, you already know and adore Clay. If you haven’t yet read Hope(less), go download it! It’s free! Read it, then read Clay’s Hope, the latest installment in the Judgement series. Clay’s Hope is different than the rest of the series, however; it’s a retelling of Hope(less) through Clay’s eyes. Let me clarify, though, that it is not simply a rehashing of the story. It isn’t boring. It’s fresh and interesting. And, it’s really, really funny. I loved seeing everything through Clay’s eyes and ears; as I was reading, I thought, “Oh, I remember this scene from Hope(less) and it was totally different!” or, “Ohhh, so that’s what happened!” I loved Gabby in the first book and liked Clay; I can honestly say now that I love him.
Clay’s Hope: 5/5 Stars: Funny, smartly written, well-paced, and endearing. Another fabulous book by Melissa Haag!
Kelly’s Review:[book rating=5.0/5.0]
Clay’s Hope was everything I wanted in a change of POV book. I got so much more out of the story by experiencing it from Clay’s POV! I adored Hope(less), thought it was fresh, unique and very intriguing! The Judgement of the Six series gets better and better with every installment and I have to say that Clay’s Hope only adds to the overall story! I had no idea it was even possible, but it also makes you fall in love with Clay even more than you already had after reading Hope(less)!
If you haven’t read Hope(less) this may be a little bit of a spoiler, but Clay doesn’t talk to Gabby for most of the book and so being able to get into his head is really, really exciting! This isn’t just a retelling because you have no idea what is going on with Clay during the entire book, you get to guess and presume things just like Gabby does when she is with the man of few words. So in Clay’s book you actually get to know the motivating factors behind all his actions (hint hint it’s all about Gabby *swoon*). You find out what is going on as well as his struggles of trying to be a man for the first time in his life, and although he isn’t comfortable outside of his fur, he knows that a human girl like Gabby is worth it!
Clay is surprising hilarious, inventive, and resourceful. He also is compassionate, emotional and full of love. It is a journey for both Clay and the reader to discover that he never expected to find those qualities within himself. Clay is nothing less than dedicated and willing to step outside of his comfort zone to be with the one he is fated with.
This companion book has done nothing but fuel my desires to get a POV book from each mate in the Jot6 series! It was so well done, that I barely thought I was reading a story I already knew & loved! I don’t even want to tell you how sad I was when the book ended that I thought I was missing pages in my arc, it just couldn’t be over, I wanted it to keep going, to know more, to watch Clay and Gabby continue their lives together.
I cannot recommend this amazing and unique take on werewolf lure, the Judgement of the Six series is a gem, and now that we are starting to get the alternate POV’s I am nothing but more obsessed!
Two winners will be chosen to win an ebook copy of Clay’s Hope from Amazon.com – 1 Winner from the Rafflecoper and 1 Winner from the Facebook post! Be sure to enter all details into the Rafflecopter!