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If there's one thing Zelda Fitzpatrick is good at, it's fandom. She can out-geek the geekiest. Her devotion knows no bounds. Her love is true, her motives pure. Oh, and she's also a talented freelance photographer, newly hired to go on the road with one of her favorite bands, Double Blind Study. All she has to do is not ruin this opportunity with her nerdy references (whicIf there's one thing Zelda Fitzpatrick is good at, it's fandom. She can out-geek the geekiest. Her devotion knows no bounds. Her love is true, her motives pure. Oh, and she's also a talented freelance photographer, newly hired to go on the road with one of her favorite bands, Double Blind Study. All she has to do is not ruin this opportunity with her nerdy references (which are in abundance) or her devout klutziness. And she probably shouldn't fall madly in love with lead guitarist, Harrison O'Neil... who is taken. Unfortunately....

Title : The Hope That Starts
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ISBN : 9781310118708
Format Type : ebook
Number of Pages : 398 Pages
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The Hope That Starts Reviews

  • Anjali
    2018-10-24 23:26

    This is the first book i've read of this book and right now i am beating myself up for not having found about this author earlier because i freakin' LOVED IT!!It had everything i loved in it in just the right amounts. Like the weird nerdy but totally adorable heroine Zelda, a sweet rockstar hero Harrison and just the right amount of humor and angst. I loved the epilogue but it made me crave for more.It has made me eager to start reading the rest of the books in the series. This book has definitely found its place among my all-time-favourites.

  • Vonnielynn
    2018-10-28 18:32

    How does Heidi do it?! How does she wrote such interesting characters. I loved this book. LOVED it. Any book that references my fandom and especially Doctor who will be a fast favorite. I read this book in less the 8 hours. The story moved well and I will definitely be telling the duck/elephant joke to my niece this weekend.

  • Becca
    2018-10-31 20:25

    I feel like The Hope That Starts is a whole tardis moment wrapped in a pretty little blue book. I think my favorite line is when Zelda says, "It's bigger on the inside,"The doctor who references alone are so wonderfully placed, maybe because I love River Song and the Doctor. I may have had my own geek moment where tears streaming down my face, when they were mentioned. I laughed out loud and cried quietly at different moments throughout, which honestly I'm not sure why some of them touched me so much. I think it's the genius writing of Heidi. But I was most certainly feeling all sorts of lovely emotions! I still don't think I've processed all the sweet moments and I'll probably have to go back and reread them. I loved Zelda for all her geeky quotes, quote shirts and yoga pants (I may have my own addiction with them), and shiny happy wrap yourself around others' hearts and never let go actions. I loved how she lived her life, seriously who wouldn't want to have her as their best friend. Harrison is so cuddly sweet at times, but he also has this tough exterior. There are moments in this book I really wanted to smack him! I only wished I could see Zelda's pictures, it would of been amazing to see it through her eyes. The romance in this story is a slow burn and worth the build up. The Hope That Starts is perfectly named and no, I can't decide if it's my favorite, although the Deepest Blue still has me thinking and pondering about it....

  • Tina
    2018-11-12 17:28

    Reviewed by Aly on behalf ofThe Book Landers YAY IT’S HARRISON’S STORY! Alright so I was super excited to get the chance to read The Hope that Starts because Harrison was a sweetheart in the previous books and I just love him so much! He’s such a sweetie and sigh, I’m gushing a bit.But in the prologue we see a different Harrison from the one that we usually see. This Harrison is introspective, sad and just not his usual happy-go-lucky self. It was different and appropriate for what’s going on. Not to mention as I said you see a different side to him.Zelda was also my kind of character. She’s a self-proclaimed fangirl, and all of the mentions of Doctor Who and several other fandoms made me desperately want to rewatch those shows or movies. If only because I recalled exactly what she was talking about and it made me crave to watch it myself.There is also a bit of an update on previous characters, which is much appreciated.There were characters that I loved to hate and it gave me something to focus on. There were a couple of times that I wanted to smack Harrison because he was totally missing the obvious on purpose and that just frustrated me beyond belief. The plot was easy to follow and didn’t have anything that was too crazy. No explosions or anything like that. The writing continued to impress me and was easy to read. If you love rock star romances then you should definitely check out The Double Blind Study. I can’t really choose a favorite out of the series but Harrison is definitely towards the top!

  • Carien
    2018-10-18 19:13

    I could not put it down! And no, I am not saying so because I received it in advance in exchange for an honest review. I can honestly say that these two main characters, like all the others, have been well developed and I laughed out loud and cried silent - and not so silent - tears with them. The disappointment when things looked bleak may very well have been more devastating for me and the box of tissues next to me than for Zelda and Harrison. Zelda's honesty and 'wear your heart on your sleeve' approach to life is so refreshing and the fact that she is completely comfortable in her own 'weird and nerdy' skin makes her all the more lovable. Harrison makes me want to believe that super hot, super cool stars CAN actually also be wonderfully honourable. And Kiley? Well, we all know girls like her...From clumsy moments to clueless and hapless exes to jealousy and solid friendships - and the all important sci-fi references - all these ingredients have found their way into this fifth Double Blind Study novel.On a more personal note, although it is not at all necessary to have read the preceding novels, I felt that having read 'Learn to fly' and skipped 2-4, I have missed something. Something I aim to find in the not so distant future! If you haven't already marked it as a 'want to read', DO IT NOW. This definitely is a must read!

  • Jenn's Book Obsession
    2018-10-25 22:35

    I don't know what more I can say that I haven't already said about this author. Her writing is brilliant. Heidi Hutchinson has a gift that develops and grows stronger with each book she writes. I'm a huge fan of the DBS series and I have fallen in love with each band member and their significant others. I've always said that reading Heidi's books is like a breath of fresh air and I stand by those words. She doesn't need to add all that drama and sex to deliver a truly amazing intense and passionate story. Harrison and Zelda are incredibly adorable, funny and yes a tad bit weird but I loved everything about them. Heidi's stories always has the perfect amount of everything that keeps you on your toes and totally consumed. The quirky weird Zelda and adorable sweet Harrison will have you feeling giddy inside and a silly grin on your face. That epilogue though!! *happy dance* loved it! Loved it! Loved it!!!! Another great addition to the DBS series that definitely needs to be read. And I'm totally stoked yet sad for the next but last book to the series. Can't wait to read Sway's story and yet I'm not ready to say goodbye to DBS. I'll definitely be keeping my eyes out for more of Heidi's stories.

  • Jamie
    2018-11-18 22:34

    I am rather obsessed with this series. I am always a little bit amazed when I get an ARC instead of, well, a restraining order;)I thought that Deepest Blues was very secure in its spot as my favorite, but I am so in love with Nerd Love right now!! I laughed SO HARD! I wished evil upon a certain character! I cried! I had a big, stupid grin on my face in the end!Harrison and Zelda are just as insanely awesome as the rest of the gang, but as the "cute" one and the "weird" one they are unaware of their awesomeness. Their insecurities make you love them that much more. You want to wrap your arms around them and protect them from everything bad. I had the same reaction to their happiness as I would for my best friend's happiness. The book is full of geek and nerd references, but you do not need to be one to fully enjoy it. I am not a geek ( clearly a weirdo but not that specific type of geek) and I absolutely loved it! If you have had any geek/nerd exposure through a spouse, relative, or even Facebook friend, you will be able to figure out many of the references!

  • Desirae (Dee)
    2018-10-23 18:34

    I've read the whole Double Blind Study series, and I think this may just be my favorite. I thought it was Luke, but now I'm not so sure. Though each time Heidi releases a new one, I swear that one is my favorite. Her writing is just that dam good that it gets better and better with each book. Heidi seriously upped the swoon factor with Harrison, and she upped it BIG TIME. who knew the insecurities the poor guy was hiding, but then he meets Zelda and it's like this she'll cracks and he's just so ... Amazing. Poor Sway, with the bar this high, he may need to start taking notes from all those books Zelda has him reading. I will not mention Sway again, in fear of ruining and giving spoilers. But omg Heidi! Sway!!! Heidi has such a smooth writing style that I can't help but be sucked in everytime I read her books. This time she had me up til the ass crack of dawn because I just could not put this book down. There was if and or butts, I couldn't stop til the end. Absolutely amazing. And the way she bounced between points of view is so effortless.

  • Jo
    2018-11-13 21:23

    WARNING! Do not read this book in a public place if you are prone (like me) to ugly crying.I was lucky enough to receive an advance copy of this book from the author, and I took to messaging her as I was reading. You know, just so she knew I was reading it.As a bookworm with nerdish tendencies and a total love of this series, I must say that this book hit all the right notes for me. (Yes, I know that joke was lame, but I'm leaving it in).Although the story is lighter than the others, it still has all the feels. Genuinely touching. Beautifully crafted. Wonderfully deft humour and nerdiness. I mean, who can resist a character who says "Thank you for being the light in the dark today, when all other lights had gone out." It's a story to fill the hearts of a Time Lord.And who can resist the writer who writes "On a scale of one to Tolkien, you're Minas Tirith at dawn"I will tell you precisely what I told Heidi. I love Harrison’s story. I loved reading it, crying to it and if I’m honest, I’m not looking forward to Sway's story being the end. At all.

  • Samantha Julmisse
    2018-10-20 18:36

    I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review. As a blogger you come across a lot of different kinds of books. Many different genres, many different writing styles. You get asked to review great books, and then you get asked to review the mediocre to the sometimes sadly not too great at all books. Probably one of the best series I have ever been asked to review, this installment of the Double Blind Study series is another Medal of Honor to the series. Fantastically written, my favorite characters all join together yet again as we follow the story of Harrison. He's one of my favorite characters and I fell in love with him more and more as the story progressed. I fan girled at references throughout the entire book. With a twist that completely knocked me on my behind (like I walked into a wall while I was reading it and I fell on my behind), I was hooked in from beginning to end. I think I have already found my favorite read of 2015, I know it just started but sometimes you just know.

  • Trudy Dowling
    2018-11-10 17:18

    OMG!!!!!!! I can't thank you enough Heidi Hutchinson. I had just finished a dark romance and needed something light. You took a very dark day and made it shine so bright. The Hope That Starts is my favorite book in the series, and I have loved them all. I have been looking forward to Harrison's story since book one. Harrison is such a wonderful character and such a gorgeous geek. He is so easy to love, but seemed to struggle with how to love. Bring in Zelda and the relationship battle begins. Zelda, the new photographer, was named after the game and is just as geeky. Harrison and Zelda just click, but they keep having to click the refresh button to complete the game of love. I can't tell you how many times I thought it was game over. Thank goodness for the talented author that knew how to get them through the difficult challenges. Can't wait to see what Heidi comes up with next.

  • Andrea Doss
    2018-10-19 23:38

    I loved this book! the characters were perfect together and the story was amazing!

  • Laurajoyl
    2018-11-15 20:19


  • Lustful Literature
    2018-11-14 22:29

    Jodie's ReviewSo here I go again saying THIS IS MY FAVORITE, I’m a book whore these things happen!!! But hands down I could not put this book down once I started it and I might have tried to claim I was sick at work just so I could get in some Harrison and Zelda in the bathroom! It happens don’t judge me. You know those books you just have to know the ending and you contemplate reading said ending but you don’t because you love all the feelings you are feeling. THAT IS WHAT HAPPENS WITH THIS BOOK!!“On a scale of one to Tolkien, you’re Minas Tirith at dawn.”It’s Nerd Love and I LOVED IT!!! Harrison and Zelda are just as perfect as I hoped they would be!! Their cute on that level that they don’t know they are perfect. They are that sweet couple you watched from afar and wished you could experience. And when these two say I love you, I swear I felt like that girl in high school the first time I experienced the words. IT WAS PERFECTION!!“Was it possible to swoon when you were already laying down?”I am not lying I was in bed swooning!! But truly that is what Heidi accomplished with each book in this series, with each book I fall more and more in love and with each book I swear it can’t get any better but each time it does. I truly recommend this book to anyone that loves a beautifully touching love story and for those who don’t need a lot of sex but like to have a deep connection with the characters. BONUS if you have a little inner nerd girl this one is for you!!!“I’ve been looking for you my whole life,” he whispered. “I’m sorry it took me so long to find you.”

  • Vivian Hollidee
    2018-10-19 20:43

    This was actually the first novel that I've read authored by Heidi Hutchinson. Although I have read outstanding reviews from readers about her work, it just did not appeal to me. That being said, her writing prowess, character development, and hours of pure entertainment made me question my judgment and will surely read the REST of 'Double Blind Study' series.What attracted me to the story was the main character Zelda Fitzpatrick. She is just a joy! If she were a real person we'd be BFFs for sure. This girl speaks MY language! Star Wars, Sherlock, Tolkien fandom! And her best friend is SUPER awesome! I could totally go out with these chicks and cosplay in Comic Con!! I would be an 18th century maiden living in Scotland and the daughter of a powerful Laird. *wink* Oops! Sorry. I got sidetracked. Every time I read Zelda's thoughts I feel like she's reaching out to me. There were moments that I would smile, laugh at her quirkiness, and just teary all of a sudden. The emotions are palpable!! Not many books left that effect on me. A standalone with a plot twist and a happily ever after in the end. Not a lot of sex though but the sexual tension between Zelda and Harrison (the hero) is too much that you would not need explicit sex scenes to make you pant like you've run a freaking marathon. Highly recommended for readers who are more interested in character development and story progression than characters constantly jumping each other's bones. If you have read 'Double Blind Study' series then you'll meet characters from previous books which I'm sure the DBS fans missed. And if you are NOT reading this series yet, well you better start now and don't be a fool like me.

  • Kelsey
    2018-11-09 19:23

    You know a book is good when you can’t put it down until it’s finished, I have had several books I have read that were truly amazing that my eyes wouldn't close until I finished it. Even when my eyes started to burn and droop from fatigue, I persevered because that’s what a good book will do to you. That is why I stayed up until 3:00 am to finish your book. I had to know how it ended! Let’s start by talking about Zelda. Love the name, recognized where it came from immediately since I used to play it with my older brother all the time. Zelda has this spunk in her and a never ending brightness that shines that she shares with everyone who are near her. It is hard not to absolutely love her and want to be her friend.And all of her fandoms? Fantastic! For all those fan girls out there, they can relate to Zelda on a personal level. Personally I share a lot of those fandoms myself (Star Trek, Sherlock, Star Wars…) I love that she is not ashamed of who she is and embraces it. That is why her and Harry fit so well together! Oh Harry… that man definitely is adorable but the way you describe him throughout the book and his feelings, makes me swoon! I like how you make the readers know that these two are perfect for each other but it’s not so easy just to let them get together right away because life isn’t like that. You make them work for it, make it a little complicated which is good. Very good book! I would recommend it to anyone!

  • Jana
    2018-10-25 15:41

    *I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest reviewLet me just start by saying I have been a fan of Double Blind Study since book #1, and I would classify myself as a "Zelda", complete fan girl and nerd.I adored Zelda and all her weirdness! She was a very likable and relate-able character. I loved that she was not afraid to be herself- but at the same time, we got to look into her past and have a couple of sweet paragraphs with her parents that explain how she came to behave like this. Everybody goes through awkward phases in their lives and I'm glad Heidi portrayed Zelda as someone who had to learn in competely embrace who she is. She isn't perfect but as the reader you can see her growth as a character throughout the book.Harrison is one of my favorite band members. Sweet, caring, and nerdy Harry! I have been waiting for his book since we were first introduced to all the band members in book #1, and it did not disappoint! I loved that Harrison and Zelda had to over come personal struggles before they were able to be together. All of Heidi's books have been like that, which is one of the reasons I love them so much. They are very believable. I would recommend this series (especially this book) to anyone who loves good, sweet love stories. If I could give this book (&series) more then 5 stars I would! Well done Heidi, well done!

  • Stacy
    2018-11-15 23:29

    I have loved all the Double Blind Study books but I must say this one is my favorite. I was a little worried because I was told this one was different from the others. It was but in a great way. I was in love with Zelda from the start. She was fun and sweet and not the typical lead in the books I have been reading. She just seemed like the girl next door and I wanted to be friends with her. I could see myself being friends with her she was just so fun and down to earth. The best thing about her was she didn’t really care what others thought of her and I loved it about her. Harrison has always been my favorite of the guys and if he wasn’t he is without a doubt now. He is such a sweet guy and just needs someone to love him. I was a little surprised at all the insecurities he has but it just made me love him more. This story is filled with feels and a fantastic read. It is going to be hard to take the top read away from this one. It is at the top of my best read list and it is a must read. I know you will love it and you need to get just be prepared to stay up all night reading because once you start it you will not want to put it down. It was that amazing.

  • Undeniably Addicted to Books
    2018-11-05 16:24

    RATING: 4 STARSIncredible, hooking, heartfelt, with just a touch of nerd. OK, a lot of nerd.Zelda Fitzgerald, photographer, nerd, fangirl. Harrison O'Neil, adorable, rock star, nerd. Zelda lands a job as an exclusive photographer for the band- her favourite band "Double Blind Study" during their next tour. And as she's incredibly stealthy, Harrison saves her from falling flat on her face on the first day of the cross-country tour, letting the love story unfold as it may from there.For real though, this was a great story. It had a great combination of drama and laughter, characters that were easily liked, and easily hated, because what's a story without a villain, right? If you're looking for the happily ever after, super easy and not over-the-top steamy romance, then feast on this one!Side note- this is actually the 5th book in the "Double Blind Study" series, but as the main characters are different (albeit interwoven), you can read it as a standalone and still love the heck out of it like I did. ;)Keri(Copy provided in exchange for an honest review.)

  • Ashley Barrett
    2018-10-30 23:16

    Is there a way to give more than 5 stars?!If you are like me, you thought you liked the Double Blind Study series before, you were wrong. Okay, you weren't wrong, but you just didn't know how much more it was possible to LOVE a series, a couple, and a group of friends.Zelda is a fly-off-the-page ball of fun! Then you add Harrison to that {swoon}! Then add a dollop of Sway on the same bus and you find yourself with a whole new level of adoration! I think that Heidi Hutchinson creates the best characters in this series. They are real people with quirks-deep and complete. Their stories are breath-taking and heart-wrenching.I absolutely cannot wait to hear Sway's story!

  • Laura
    2018-11-08 23:20

    I <3 Zelda. I think I might fangirl her. Harrison wasn't my favorite, but I still liked him, especially since he's perfect for Zeldy. Since I know you always read your reviews, Heidi, I have to let you know I LOVE this series. I may cry ugly tears when it's over. I don't want it to end, but at the same time, I want Sway's book now. Like right NOW! :) (view spoiler)[I'm predicting Sway's gonna end up with the Author, Sullivan Summers, who's real name I'm gonna assume is Ryan (hide spoiler)]

  • Shannon
    2018-11-05 18:29

    When Harry Met Zeldy. ;)On the surface, The Hope That Starts is a sweet love story of a rockstar and a fangirl. But it is so much more than simply that. This band of brothers, the women they love and their respective stories are so uniquely created and thoughtfully developed by Heidi. 4.5 Rock Stars for the latest installment in the Double Blind Study series.

  • Jenni Copeland Belanger
    2018-11-05 15:13

    I received this book in exchange for a honest review from United Indie Book BlogBook 5 of the series. Omg so good.. I cried and I don't cry. Harrison and Zelda, nerd heaven. The story has moments where you laugh,groan, cry and sigh. I love this should be on every book shelf of anyone who loves romance. It's EPIC

  • United Indie Book Blog
    2018-10-20 20:38

    I received this book in exchange for a honest review from United Indie Book BlogBook 5 of the series. Omg so good.. I cried and I don't cry. Harrison and Zelda, nerd heaven. The story has moments where you laugh,groan, cry and sigh. I love this should be on every book shelf of anyone who loves romance. It's EPICReviewed by Jenni

  • April Sellers
    2018-11-10 17:26

    Loved this series! Loved reading about Zelda and Harrison. Can't wait to read about Sway. I loved the story plot, the characters everything about even how stubborn these guys are. Thanks Heidi for introducing me to them.

  • Radiant
    2018-10-28 23:24


  • Tonya Hodgson
    2018-10-28 21:13

    Loved It! So far my favorite of the series. I love Zelda, Harrison, and Sway and that Heidi didn't feel the need to make it a love triangle.