Things Hoped For: A Vow Series Spin-Off by Chencia C. Higgins
Series: The Vow Series #4
Publication Date: July 28, 2020
Point-of-View: Alternating Third
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Can two women who only want to be loved, find a home in each other when the world around them is moving too fast for them to settle down?
Growing up in an intolerant town, Latrisha Martin was used to shrinking the most important parts of herself. She hid her loneliness within a busy life and kept the yearning in her heart tucked away from those closest to her. Just as the façade became too heavy to maintain, Trisha received wise words from a strange woman that helped redirect her life's journey. On a whim, she relocates to Houston, and while adjusting to a new normal, she finds that those desires she'd once hidden begin to manifest in ways she never imagined.
With her star attached to a rocket ship, Xenobia Cooper was quickly transforming from a locally known talent into a name known in households across the nation.
Viewed as an overnight success to many, the only thing that the veteran of the Houston underground music scene hadn't prepared for was living a life without someone to come home to at the end of the day. A reckless tweet sent out in the middle of the night brings an influx of women with stars in their eyes, but they all lack the key component that Xeno is looking for. A chance encounter after her largest show to date and she's convinced that those things she'd hoped for are just within her grasp.
The Vow SeriesTo Buy a Vow - Book 1To Build a Vow - Book 2To Break a Vow - Book 3Things Hoped For - Book 4
Things Hoped For is a spin-off from The Vow Series but can be read as a stand-alone novella.
Trisha packed it all up and moved to a new state to find a better life. One without boundaries or shame. One that, maybe, included love. On her second week in the city, she meets up and coming Houston rapper Xeno and sparks fly for both of them. They are aware this isn’t a hookup, it’s something special, and deserves to be treated that way.
I loved the way Higgins wrote Xeno and Trisha as individuals and as a couple. Xeno remained humble with her fans but also confident and assured in how her hard work, talent, and dedication brought her to her level of success. And that confidence shows in her dating style.
Trisha knew she could never have the life she wanted by standing still, so she made the necessary changes with strength and courage but was still wary of the ultimate vulnerability of falling in love.
Together, they made this sweet, sexy, no-angst slow burn romance a delight to read.
Rating: 5 out of 5