Hopeful

Review From User :

Loved this for many reasons including the writing style, the believable (if not always likable) characters, the timing with the upcoming election, and that it's set in DC (where I lived/worked out of college). I was not surprised to see that the author's husband worked on the Obama campaign. It's written with such immediacy and believability it almost feels like a memoir at times. (I am not a Washington insider, have never worked in politics, so I say that from an outsider's perspective. Nevertheless, I bought it fully.) I love, love, loved living in DC and one of the closing lines about what I consider my adopted city brought tears to my eyes: "And then there's the way that people come here, earnest and full of dreams, believing they can make a difference." Yes, YES! I was not there for politics, but that sums up what I loved about the vibe of the city. I began my career (and, really, my adult life) in DC quite "earnest and full of dreams." And it was wonderful.


A long time ago, Joel Wentworth told me he’d love me for infinity . . . and I can’t give up hope that it might have been true.

How long does it take to get over your first love?
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Eight years should be long enough. My mind knows that, but there’s no convincing my heart.

Guys like Joel weren’t supposed to fall for girls like me. He had his pick of women at University, but somehow the laws of nature were defied and we fell crazy in love.

After graduation, Joel left to pursue his career in New York. He wanted me to go with him but my life was in London.

We broke up and my heart split in two.

I haven’t seen or spoken to him since he left.

If only I’d known that I’d love him this long, this painfully, this desperately. I might have said yes all those years ago. He might have been mine all this time in between.

Now, he’s moving back to London and I need to get over him before he gets over here.

But how do I forget someone who gave me so much to remember?

Hopeful