Title: Never Let Go of Hope
Author: Edward Kendrick
Publisher: JMS Books
Characters: Ellis Williams, Martin Lovell
Sub-Genre: Contemporary Romance
Well-known artist Ellis Williams is in a slump and feeling all his fifty-three years. He’s lost the joy which used to permeate his painting and despairs of ever regaining it. It doesn’t help when he runs into a young man who comes on to him to win a bet, thus destroying more of Ellis’s confidence.
Then, at a party, Ellis meets Martin Lovell, a man his age whose partner died soon after they adopted their son. Will these two middle-aged men learn they should never let go of hope? Or is it too late for men their age to open themselves to the possibility of love and being loved?
One of the great things about anything written by Edward Kendrick is his ability to really get into the heart and soul of his characters. I like that he can write a vast variety of characters…from the average Joe to a movie star, Mr. Kendrick breathes life into his men and I end up adoring each and every one of them.
Never Let Go of Hope is a feel good, well-rounded story about two men who find each other when they are at the point in their lives where they’ve believed that it might be to late for them to discover love again. What I really liked about this book was the message that no matter your age or what you’ve been through in life, it is never too late for love. I truly loved this book and enjoyed watching these men really work at fitting one another into their lives. As a reader, I really appreciated how they really liked and respected each other. I thought their relationship was a special one and I enjoyed every minute I spent reading this story.
Reviewed By: Gabbi