Hope(less)

Rated 4.63/5 based on 16 reviews
Human Gabby didn't count on meeting a silent, ruggedly-handsome werewolf with a single-minded determination to make her his mate. When she tries to run, he's not the only one to follow. Something truly dangerous is after her, and Gabby must turn to Clay for help if she ever hopes to discover who is hunting her for the secrets she's spent her whole life protecting. More

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About Melissa Haag

Melissa Haag lives in Wisconsin with her husband and three children. An avid reader she spent many hours curled in a comfortable chair flipping pages in her teens. She began writing a few years ago when some ideas just refused to be ignored any longer.

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About the Series: Judgement of the Six
Every millennia six uniquely gifted women are born to keep the balance between the races. While humans think they are alone, the werewolves are barely surviving. Their numbers were cut long ago by an event they no longer remember. An event start by a third race that remains hidden, biding their time until the war between the three can start anew.

The time for Judgement has begun again.

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Review by: Misty Laflawn on Nov. 27, 2018 :
It is one of my favorite in the series. It showed that you can say a lot without saying a word. I love them as a couple.
(review of free book)
Review by: Misty Laflawn on Nov. 27, 2018 :
It is one of my favorite in the series. It showed that you can say a lot without saying a word. I love them as a couple.
(review of free book)
Review by: Wendy Strain on Jan. 7, 2015 :
Melissa Haag is a masterful storyteller creating an interesting world that seems both real and unreal at once in Hope(less). The pages almost turn on their own as the reader gets lost in Gabby’s world and concerned about what will happen next and how she will retain her sense of independence in spite of the various attempts by others to direct where she will go and what she will do. Rather than being the typical control issues, Gabby’s directors claim to only have her safety in mind, but whether she can trust what they say or not is another matter. Eventually, it will be up to Gabby to discover the meaning behind the sparks she sees, what they have to do with her strange ability to draw men to her whether she wants their attention or not, and how that might figure into the werewolf society. There's more detail in the review on my blog, but I'm excited that the next three books of this six book series are already available!
(review of free book)
Review by: Becca E on Nov. 4, 2013 :
I loved this book,it is a great start of a new werewolf series.The author has a polished style,the action is great, and the premise is unique
(review of free book)
Review by: Sophie Eloy on Sep. 10, 2013 :
I got the book for free and it was a very, very good read!
It has its own original werewolf world with strong characters.
Gabby is a young girl (young woman at the end of the book) who lost her parents and has been a long time in foster care. In many houses in fact because she has a special "ability" to attract unwanted male attention. She also sees "lights" emitted by others and is able to locate them. One night, Gabby will meet Sam an old werewolf who will introduce her to his world.
She is highly interesting to werewolves as a rare human able to find a mate among them. The Elders want to introduce her to every unmated male given the lack of female werewolf. To say Gabby is not enthusiatic would be an understatement.
She is strongly independant, wants her freedom and to achieve her goal. She'll comply out of respect for Sam and mainly to be left alone.
I won't give spoiler but at first her unexpected mate Clay is all but what you'd clasically imagine while reading romance...
The courtship and the book were at times outright funny thanks to Clay's peculiar but smart vision of courtship. Clay is not your usual charmer but cares deeply for Gabby. He is strong, determined, attentive, caring but also stubborn. He truly grew on me.
I can't explain more but it's really entertaining, original and you still don't know at the end of this first book what Gabby precisely is.
I'm happy to discover a new and original serie about werewolves and paranormal world!
(review of free book)
Review by: Brownie on Aug. 14, 2013 :
Gabby has a very sad life but she never quits and I liked that though she wasn't very trusting, especially with men, she was not jaded. She had a goal and not matter the obstacles she was going to reach that goal.

Gabby was a foster child and due to her strange ability, she drew the attention of men. Very bad for a girl bouncing from foster home to foster home. She does end up with a good family. Once she meets Sam her world changes even more. She doesn't even understand herself or her ability and now she has to try to figure out and even stranger ability.

One thing I didn't understand was how Gabby was so easily given to a new care giver without going though the foster system. I guess her family just made a deal and hope it worked.

As Gabby tires to navigate her way though werewolf etiquette and the process used to find mates, she is almost home free when she meets Clay.

This is straight YA only involving kiss. And though this book is packed with action the mystery of trying to figure out Gabby's power and Clay kept me turning the pages. We got just enough of her everyday life to answer questions on how her powers affected her life. Honestly, Clay made this story. First I was really irritated with him but soon I could see the method to his madness.

Two things I didn't like was I still don't truly know what Gabby is or if she is just human with and ability. While one part was kind of sorted out, I still want to know about the draw she has to men. Second, I felt a little gypped on the connection at the end. We waited loving and patiently and it seemed it all got wrapped in a few paragraphs. I sure hope we at least find out what happens with an update in the next book. I like knowing what happens next.

I was given a copy of this book for an honest review. (LoP- Read 2 Review)
(reviewed 35 days after purchase)
Review by: Pam Mandigo on July 20, 2013 :
Gabby has been different all her life. She sees sparks were people are and men can't seem to resist her. She doesn't know why she is the way she is. She meets Sam one night and learns she isn't the only one who is different. Sam is a werewolf and Gabby is very special to the werewolves. Sam takes over raising her and she begins trips to meet the others. While all she wants is to go to college. Just when she thinks she will get away she meets Clay. She knows they have a connection but fights it. Going against everyone's wishes she goes onto college. She is soon followed by Clay but he doesn't bother her to bad. After all he never speaks. She soon begins to get visits from a different werewolves and see unusual spots. Not the type she is used to like humans and the weres she knows have. As she searches for answers about why she is different she comes to depend on Clay to help her. The new weres don't want to take no for an answer.

Gabby is not what I expected. I figured anyone who draws all men in would be conceited but she is not. All she wants is to be left alone from them and hates having that power. She likes spending time alone. She also is very stubborn and likes to do things her way. She is really fantastic. Clay for most of the book I wasn't sure what to think of him. After all I only had his actions to go as he would not speak. However I learned to love him. He is quiet but will do whatever he has to to protect Gabby and tries to give her time. He can also be very sweet and he is smart despite what people think of him.

I had my eye on this book for a while and when I got the chance to rad it I was thrilled. It was different from what I was expecting but that is a good thing. I loved it. It is different in a way that when you think nothing can be new anymore it is. I really enjoyed getting to know all the characters and the story is great. This is a very easy book to read as you don't want to put it down. I had to make myself go to bed and finish it the next day. The author did a great job especially with Clay. You really get to know the real him when you think you wouldn't be able to. I think if Gabby doesn't want him I'll take him. I think this book really sets up the start to this series and I can not wait to read more. If you like books with weres, paranormal books, or just a great book give this one a try. I can't wait to see what happens next even if I know I will be up all night reading it.
(reviewed 52 days after purchase)
Review by: Angela Ripp on July 8, 2013 :
I read Hope(less) in exchange for an honest review and will have to say that I fell in love with this book...

I have always loved paranormal romances so I reading Gabby and Clay's story has been wonderful. Gabby has always felt out of place until she befriends Sam who "introduces" her to his home amoung the werewolves. While finishing high school, she learns about their ways, how she has been chosen to be 'claimed' by one of them and about her own gift (that she has kept to herself all this time).

She ends up with a connection with Clay but still wants her freedom to make her own choices. Gabby and Clay end up building a relationship while Clay stays mostly in his fur most of the time. Gabby also discovers what her gift is and finally realizes how she can use it to help others like her while at the same time 'claims' Clay as hers.

I can't wait to read (Mis)fortune and to read about Michelle. Thank you Melissa for allowing me to review Hope(less).
(reviewed 25 days after purchase)
Review by: Samantha Mullins on June 27, 2013 :
I was given a copy of this book in return for an honest review.

Hope(less) is a story about a girl named Gabby, she can see colors around people, that isn't an aura. One day walking home from her volunteering at the hospital she noticed a different color on some guy she saw by the water. Much to her surprise he ended up being a werewolf named Sam.

After getting to know Sam, she learned a lot about werewolves, and ended up moving in with him as her foster parents were expecting a child of their own.

Once she turned 18 Sam wanted her to go and be introduced to all the unmated males in his pack. While she didn't agree with it, she went, because she was hell bent on not letting other determine her life for her and she had goals of going to college and making a career for herself.

Well during the last Introduction she met with a massive amount of wolves, and none sparked nothing in her, until she was walking back into the house and the seclusive and quiet Clay was standing there. Boy did this urk Gabby off, this was not supposed to happen. So her aggressive and stubborn nature confronted this tall dark and silent man, and said somethings she shouldn't have, did it seal her fate though?

Gabby gets to her new house and meets her new roommate Rachel, just barely gets settled in when a strange dog comes almost literally knocking on her door, ok,ok,ok he sat down on the towel next to Rachel in the backyard when they were going to sunbathe together. But after a few minutes the bells clicked and she realized her words had come back to bite her in the butt, because the giant dog was Clay in his wolf form.

Throughout this book Gabby learns to communicate with Clay because he refuses to talk, and she learns to trust him, and she in a way learns to love him. However, there's a new color she's seeing with some wolves, it's bugging her not having the answers she needed, meanwhile Clay keeps getting challenged by other unmated wolves. One night Two of the "other" wolves had came to her house and tried to take her, and attack Clay, well one of them so happens to have the same connection to her as Clay does. This confuses the hell out of her.

Will this be the end of everything Clay has worked for in getting Gabby To claim him? Will Gabby claim him even though there is another potential mate for her? What is going on with the "other" wolves?

This story enthralled me to no end. The writing was superb, the story in itself was extremely creative and original. I give Melissa Haag 5++ stars for this book. I just hope we'll get to see more of Gabby & Clay in future books, and now I'm dying to get my hands on the next book.
(reviewed 90 days after purchase)
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