Saving Hannah (Ana’s Review)

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Title: Saving Hannah
Author: J.P. Barnaby
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: December 18th 2018
Genre(s): Contemporary
Page Count: 200 pages
Reviewed by: Ana
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5


Thomas Aberthol’s luck has run out. His daughter, Hannah, needs a miracle he can’t deliver. A hacker with a felony record, Thomas has little chance of finding work that will provide the care she needs. Out of money, out of options, and out of hope, he throws himself on the mercy of someone he never thought to see again.

Even after ten years, Aleksander Sanna still dreams of that drunken kiss. A perfect moment in time when Thomas wanted him. In his world of elegant code and high finance, the picture he holds of Thomas torments him in the dark of night.

Their worlds collide as Thomas interviews for the job he so desperately needs with the company Aleks inherited from his father. Thomas doesn’t get the position, but Aleks offers him a completely different kind of proposal, one suited to Thomas’s unique talents… one that will change the course of both their lives

I really enjoyed reading this book. I wonder how is possible I haven’t read any of the author’s books, but judging by this first impression, I will soon.

I liked how the blurb sounded but I didn’t know what I was getting myself into. The story is so much more than it seems. It had a lot of interesting twist and some moments when it became so exciting that I couldn’t put it down. It was intriguing and exciting. It also had some family moments that were heartwarming and a little bit of romance.

I loved the main characters a lot. I love Thomas because of his internal struggles. The scenes with Hannah were the sweetest. Aleks was also a lovely character. He was so kind that it was impossible not to fall in love with him. Maybe, a little too perfect for my taste, but I’m sure other readers won’t have the same problem. I loved the romance between them. It wasn’t a perfect situation and I would love it happened some other way, but I still enjoy them together. I only wish there would have been a few more romantic scenes between them.

The secondary characters were delightful. Hannah was really sweet. I loved all her scenes. Thomas’s mother was nice and I liked about her how down to earth she was. Her reactions to everything that was going on were the most realistic. Wes was the characters who got my heart. He was the cutest. I would love to know so much more about him.

I had a wonderful time reading the book. There were very few things I didn’t liked about them. The end among them, but I’m at least somehow pleased with it. It does have some angst on it, but considering the main subject, a lot less than I was expecting.

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I love to read M/M books. I’m still doing a lot of catching up with some series and getting to know some authors. I love to read stories with dark themes, a lot of angst and complex characters. I’ve always been interested on how mental illness is portray in books, so I would probably read any book with that subject. Here are some of my favorite books