FROM DEBUT AUTHOR S.L. ASTOR COMES A HEALING LOVE STORY OF SECOND CHANCES, MAKE-BELIEVE, AND THE BLURRED LINE BETWEEN FICTION AND REALITY.
One prestigious writing program. Two writers matched at random. At 30, Rory Wells is about to embark on the next chapter of her life-finishing her debut novel. When the mentor she's paired with is none other than her longtime idol, bestselling romance author Reed Ashton, Rory's dream is finally taking off. Little does she know, Reed's given up writing and isn't interested in hand-holding anyone. But he made a promise, and his word is his bond. When a looming deadline forces these clashing creatives to live under the same roof, an unexpected attraction threatens everything they think they know about their paths-and each other. Maintaining distance is impossible, so they draw an invisible line between them, and all that's allowed to cross are the words they share. And it's working. Almost. The Hope of You is a steamy, standalone novel, with a guaranteed HEA. Please be advised: this story explores sensitive subjects surrounding mental health, cumulative/integrated grief, and parental abandonment/loss of a parent-that may be triggering for some readers. It is intended for audiences 18 years and older.