Hope Over Fear

Hope Over Fear

J.A. DeRouen / Dec 06, 2019

Hope Over Fear Today is the day the day that the man I love marries someone else I don t deserve pity or sympathy I ve made my bed I left Mason and ripped his heart to pieces as I ran away The guilt and sorrow consu

  • Title: Hope Over Fear
  • Author: J.A. DeRouen
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  • Page: 301
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  • Today is the day the day that the man I love marries someone else I don t deserve pity or sympathy I ve made my bed I left Mason and ripped his heart to pieces as I ran away The guilt and sorrow consume me, threatening to choke me everyday.But today is a new beginning Today is the day I will wake up with a renewed resolve and determination to do better to be betteToday is the day the day that the man I love marries someone else I don t deserve pity or sympathy I ve made my bed I left Mason and ripped his heart to pieces as I ran away The guilt and sorrow consume me, threatening to choke me everyday.But today is a new beginning Today is the day I will wake up with a renewed resolve and determination to do better to be better to be worthy My name is Sara Preston, and this is my story about what happens after.

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      • J.A. DeRouen

        J.A Derouen resides in South Louisiana with her husband, son aptly nicknamed The Professor , and her furry friend, Scout She has earned bachelor s degrees in psychology and nursing When she s not writing or inhaling romance novels by the stack, she works as a women s health nurse She s been an avid reader and daydreamer since childhood, and she s never stopped turning the page to get to the next happily ever after.Follow J.A DeRouen Newsletter appilerlite webforms lFacebook facebook JADerouenFacebook Group bit 29XvQa0 Instagram instagram jaderouen


    1. Hope Over Fear is Sara’s story about how she is trying to move forward with her life after a bad breakup with her ex, Mason, the man she thought she would marry. She is consumed by guilt over how things ended between them. In the small town she lives in, her reputation has been ruined and everyone thinks they know what happened between her and Mason, but only a few people know the truth behind what actually happened that night. “How dare I even ask for his forgiveness? I know I don’t deser [...]

    2. ☆ I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you hun!! ☆Publication Date: July 28th, 2014What a great read! I thought it was going to be a melodramatic or bittersweet romance but it turned out to be very sweet and at times funny. Who would have thought?J.A. Derouen writes in a manner that is so uncanny and realistic. From the very beginning when we meet main protagonist, Sara Preston, J.A. paints her story and upheavals in such a solid and genuine narrative tha [...]

    3. 5 Fearless StarsReview by Natasha Gentile So I read the blurb and right away I’m sucked in. I think this is going to be a heart breaker. Tear jerker, even though I’ve never cried at a book before, but you know I’m trying my hardest. What I'm not expecting is to snort out laughing and get big grins on my face. Grins that a Cheshire Cat gets when he has the mouse in his mouth with the tail hanging out…This book was so refreshing. Ok enough, let me tell you about it. Meet Sara. A delivery n [...]

    4. I LOVEthe sound of this!!! I just read the prologue and I desperately want more!! Can't wait til it goes live!! Today is the day – the day that the man I love marries someone else. I don’t deserve pity or sympathy. I’ve made my bed. I left Mason and ripped his heart to pieces as I ran away. The guilt and sorrow consume me, threatening to choke me everyday.But today is a new beginning. Today is the day I will wake up with a renewed resolve and determination to do better to be better to be w [...]

    5. TOMORROW IS THE LAST DAY TO GRAB HOPE OVER FEAR FOR FREE!!Hope Over Fear is FREE for a limited time!!! Grab it now ——> getbook/hopeoverfearWant to keep up with my latest happenings and new releases? Subscribe to my newsletter! eepurl/6DkNzJoin my Facebook Group to get sneak peaks, teasers, and fabulous exclusive giveaways! facebook/groups/15548

    6. A little bit of change up in the norm brought to us in this debut by J.A. Derouen. I liked this one and enjoyed reading it. The characters were interestingly drawn. Along with the main hero/heroine, there's definitely a mix of secondary characters who hint at a story of their own. The story is interesting - although a bit over dramatic at times. I didn't feel the "sin" was worth the punishment. Might have carried it a bit to the extreme.The second book in the series is available now and I've alr [...]

    7. A wonderful debut novel. It gave me sugar and spice and everything nice kind of feelings. It was also at times sad and I even got exasperated, but it mostly made me smile with its lightheartedness, sweet and sexy swoonyness.Sara ended her relationship with her best friend and boyfriend Mason. But in doing so, she felt badly and underserving. When she learns that Mason can forgive her, has found happiness and is moving on, she feels she’s “finally ready to move forward.”“I’m a work in p [...]

    8.  4.5ocking. Stars!!People lets give J.A.Derouen aMy God, this storyI loved LOVED this debut novel, it touched my heart in so many different levels. The writing style is beautiful, i felt every single emotion that not only the hero and heroine felt but also the emotions of The supporting characters, i had this overwhelming need to protect some of them. I laughed and i cried in so many sad and happy scenes.I was hooked from the moment i read the prologue and i just can’t wait for the next stor [...]

    9. I received an ARC from the author and although it has not been published yet i seriously can not wait till everyone else can read it!!!!This book was fantastic- I giggled and even out right laughed at some of the antics and verbiage used- such a fun read as well as a good story line. I love a book that brings me through several emotions and this one did it for me!!! I am anxious to see what she has next in store for us!!!!

    10. It was a really good book. I would certainly recommend anyone who likes a good romance to read this book. I can't wait until the next one comes out.

    11. I read the Over Duet earlier this year (which is EXCELLENT by the way and I highly recommend it!) and knew that I wanted to go back and meet all the other amazing characters I was introduced to and find out their back stories as well. Hope Over Fear is Sara's story and I loved every heartbreaking and uplifting minute! The characters and story hooked me from the start and I couldn't turn the pages fast enough to find out what was going to happen and what kind of emotional baggage our hero and her [...]

    12. 3.75-4 Stars"You know no matter where we are or what we're doing, you'll always be my girl, Sara Marie Preston. You may not have turned into my forever, but you're my girl just the same."After ending not only a best friendship, but also the relationship that developed from it, Sara Preston is trying to redevelop her life. For way too long, based on her wrong decisions, she has felt like the villain and that she doesn't deserve to be happy. But when her ex Mason moves on with someone else, she fi [...]

    13. Hope Over Fear is a fantastic debut novel. It was written very well, the storyline kept me hooked, and well…the music in the book made me love it even more. I mean…the book has Gavin DeGraw songs in it…SOLD!After breaking up with not only her boyfriend but also her best friend, Sara just about put her life on hold. When she broke up with Mason, she did it for reasons that many don’t understand, but hey, I honestly commend her for what she did. She knew that they weren’t each other’s [...]

    14. ** JEN'S 3.5 STAR REVIEW ** Sometimes in life we do things that we don’t really want to or we feel like it’s something we are supposed to do. Either because we feel like we are being pressured or because we are more concerned about hurting someone else’s feelings. This is one of those stories that is just that. A woman who felt trapped in the sense where she was too afraid to hurt someone she loved. Going through the emotions as one would do when they are in a committed relationship is onl [...]

    15. Advance Readers Copy (ARC) provided by the lovely author for an honest review via blog tour.3.75 to 4 stars.Cover: 10Plot: 8Heroine: 6Hero: 6Ending: HEA (Happy Ever After)Series or stand-alone: Series but can be read as a stand-aloneI just want to thank the lovely author J.A. Derouen for the chance to read & review her debut novel Hope Over Fear.This was a refreshing and well written debut novel about what happens after heartbreak. I felt very connect to the plot/storyline of the novel becau [...]

    16. I’d like to start off by saying that I loved that every chapter of this book started off with a song or two that was written into the text of the chapter! It was such a wonder contribution to this book and very different. I really enjoyed that and listened to a lot of these songs while reading. And that cover! LOVE!I really enjoy this book. You meet a whole team of characters and you fall for them all, which is great because this series continues with other characters from Hope Over Fear. The [...]

    17. OMG this was a fantastic story! The characters deal with emotional turmoil, there’s plenty of humor, and the sex scenes are on fire! The supporting characters were just as fantastic and left the groundwork for more great books in the series. This was a definite page turner.Adam and Sara have some emotional scars in their past. Even though they were both on their individual roads to healing, it became obvious pretty quickly how much they helped each other learn how to be happy again. They both [...]

    18. Overall rating: 4 stars!Triggers:Cheating: (view spoiler)[ no(hide spoiler)]Love triangle: (view spoiler)[ no(hide spoiler)]Sex with om/ow: (view spoiler)[ no(hide spoiler)]HEA: (view spoiler)[ yes, but I wanted more!!!!(hide spoiler)]My review:In this book, you have Sara, the heroine who is trying to start over after a bad breakup. In this case, it was HER that did the breaking up, but once you hear what happened, you understand why even though it's still heartbreaking. Her ex-boyfriend/best fr [...]

    19. A really nice story. I thought the author did a great job making it sweet and tender with a nice amount of steam. Loved Sara and Adam together. Very well written.

    20. I fell in love with JA DeRouen's writing when I read the Over Duet last year. I've been wanting to read this series of spinoffs since then and I'm so glad I finally got around to starting at the beginning!! I just love this whole cast of characters, her witty writing and i loooooved seeing Marlo again!! There were so many lol lines and I loved Sara and Adam's story. Except for one part where I wanted to strangle him! But the rest of the time I was swooning and loving him and his tattoo doodles. [...]

    21. What can you say about a book that you can’t even pick your favorite part or line because you loved every minute of it? Well you call it Hope Over Fear By J.A. Derouen. This book was amazing. It had me on the verge of tears and then bawling my eyes out while lughing till it hurt. This is a story of starting over and discovering who you really are and not judging a book by its cover. The author did a wonderful job of sucking me into every single characters life, no matter how small a part they [...]

    22. *****A Touching Read******I was not sure what to expect from this book but I have to say I was disappointed. The story is very down to earth, real and true to life. The characters are all relatable and something about one of their situation will resonate with you no matter who you are. Sara has being through a lot and has been down on herself pretty hard, but after a year of solitude she decides to face her fears and get her life back on track. First on her agenda is finally approaching a volunt [...]

    23. I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.Sara Preston shattered the heart of her best friend, Mason. She left him in pieces. And didn’t look back. She loved him enough to let him go. But even as she watches Mason move on and fall in love with someone else, she carries a lot of guilt. Even with Mason finding happiness, Sara doesn’t feel worthy of happiness. When Sara meets Adam Hunt, the spark she is missing seems to be found in him. “I don’t want to run. And that [...]

    24. This was a really great read. Sara is a Labor and Delivery Nurse in Providence, LA. Sara's exboyfriend and the boy she loved is getting married to another woman in the beginning of this book. With the wedding, she finally believes it is time for her to start forgiving herself and moving forward. Mason was her best friend throughout college but he was in love with Sara and wanted more. He pushed and pushed and she finally gave it a try but all throughout their relationship Sarah felt like she was [...]

    25. This book was AMAZING. I enjoyed every single page of this book. J.A Derouen writing was flawless and this story flowed effortlessly. I love this type of New Adult books, but she did her's with a little spin. First, I loved how the characters were a little older, they were career established, and you got the feeling each one wanted to make a difference in other's lives. Very refreshing. Second, I love the incorporation of music with this book, it gave such a personal and greater dept to what you [...]

    26. Ever since Sara broke up with her boyfriend/best friend she has been dealing with the hurt, rumors, and pain of that decision. She doesn't know if she deserves a chance at love. However she throws herself into her career. With the support of her friends she moves on with her life. Enters Adam. She meets him at the New Horizons Outreach Program where is volunteering. Adam has struggles in his life and is cautious in entering a relationship. However the sparks between them fly.I loved the characte [...]

    27. ***arc given in exchange for honest review***4.5 StarsI started this book after reading the mixed reviews on it. I loved this story. I loved it because it was real. This could actually happen.I loved Sara because she was real. Yes, she could of handled the situation with Mason better but you know what she tired and he refused to listen. So for all the reviews that stated there was no communication , there was plenty of it. She didn't have any other choice and I would of did the same if it meant [...]

    28. It's a sweet, second chance novel with a good story that was pretty easy to read. However, it wasn't without minor problems. There were grammar issues, mostly in quotation marks. Some of the dialogue felt stilted, but that seemed to flow better as the novel progressed. It was hard to tell who was speaking when the dialogue involved more than two people in some places. But again, I'm a bit of a stickler when it comes to these kinds of issues. I see that this was the first novel for this author, s [...]

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