My One Despair by Claudia Y. Burgoa

My One Despair

Once, they shared one soul. Can hope heal years of despair and broken dreams? Music is all I know. It saved me as a kid. It brings me fame and fortune now. But what am I, the famous Gage Rodin, doing at night when I’m on the road and can’t sleep Googling her. Tess Hades, the girl who still haunts my dreams and my lyrics. She arrived like a quiet storm, a wild thing with eyes guarded to the world. But she let me into the deep end of her beauti...

Details My One Despair

TitleMy One Despair
Release DateNov 1st, 2018

Reviews My One Despair

  • Jane
    “Cheating is such an abstract concept. It depends on the circumstances, the person. I can’t say what I’d do if I were in your shoes. Forgiving him doesn’t make you weak, or strong. It makes you … human.”When I came across this sentence, it made me want to puke - especially since this was written by a woman. For me, cheating is black & white and very clear cut. It is NOT an "abstract concept". You make the CHOICE to cheat and that is t...
  • Paula
    My GR friend Jane read this for me 'cause I was too scary-cat to read it and so I made her take one for the team!!! Thanks babe!So yep, I won't read because of this: agree with Jane. Cheating is black & white for me too. No middle ground at all, - and no, forging a cheater does not make someone weak or strong! It makes them SMART to walk away from the douchebag!
  • M
    ....Claudia Burgoa....OMG. Gahhhhhhh. Such a wonderful emotional, thrill ride. I will say that after meeting Tess in book one I did not know what to expect. I really enjoyed her character in his book. I got to know her and become emotionally invested in her. Then we meet Gage. I was drawn to him from the beginning. I loved how he was all in, giving his full heart to Tess. Then, bam! I was upended! Claudia kept me turning page after page as she to...
  • Nadine Bookaholic
    You can see this review along with a giveaway here Nadine's Obsessed with BooksI have yet to find a book by Claudia Burgoa that I haven't liked but this book, this book has to be my absolute favorite of all of them!!! I LOVE TESS AND GAGE! Both are so strong in their own ways and even thought there was a part of the book where I was cursing, yes cursing Claudia (you'll know when that was when you read it) I knew there had to be more to the story ...
  • Lara
    Rating: 2.5 starsThis is my first Burgoa novel and it was an okay read. The plot was interesting, the characters and dialogue were great, but it lost me on two points.1) I'm a fan of the slow burn. This wasn't slow, this was glacial.2) I knew what the twist was from the moment it was set up. (To be honest, I suspected as much from the description. My hunch was strengthened at the set up, and then by the time I learned I was right I was apathetic ...
  • Valeen Robertson (Live Thru Books Blog)
    I have to admit I came into this fully expecting to not really like Tess because she was such a horrendous little twat in My One Regret. Thank God Claudia Burgoa knew better than to have Tess stagnate and not grow because here in her own story, Tess is pretty great.Gage and Tess used to have something pretty beautiful. It was passionate and intense and just what Tess and Gage needed at that point in their lives. Suddenly their world was upended, ...
  • MJ Symmonds
    "It's as if at that moment we had finally found each other." Claudia Burgoa is one of those authors that with every book you think there's no way she can top that, or that's my favorite one yet but evey time she blows it completely out of this world and you fall more deeply in love with her writing and the world she just served up to you on a silver platter.My One Despair was so out of this world that I swear my mouth was just hanging open as I r...
  • Gloria Herrera for As You Wish Reviews
    This is the poignant and beautiful love story of two lovers whose dreams and life were forcing them to separate, and so they did. Gage was much older than Tess. She had a life to look forward to, he had already lived part of his and knew it was time to settle down.Really loved this epic saga of two people who loved each other for life but had not found a way to merge their dreams to make living together possible. If you are looking for a hot and ...
  • Kali McQuillen
    Oh my gosh! The emotions that this book will put out of you is unreal! I laughed, I cried, I sighed, I went awww in quite a few places. I was falling in love with Gage the same time that Tess was. I watched Tess grow and open up her heart to him. Gage would have done absolutely anything for Tess, anything. They had it all going for them until one phone call shattered their dreams.Through the years of heartache they kept each other in their though...
  • Mandie
    Beautiful, enthralling second chance romance. Gage is perfection! I immediately fell in love with him! So much passion and intensity in Gage and Tess’s story, I didn’t want it to end!
  • Cindy
    My One Despair by Claudia Burgoa....OMG!!! This book was one hell of a beautiful, emotional, heartbreaking thrill ride. My One Despair is full of angst, and heartbreaking emotion. Let me just say the story of Gage and Tess is quite the story taking you on an incredible journey!! The characters, the storyline is all PERFECTION!!! MS Burgoa is such a fantastic author. Able to draw her readers into the story, feeling all the feels! So many twists an...
  • Teresa Lara
    OMG I absolutely loved Tess and Gages amazing beautiful love story♡Twists intense emotional beautiful broken.So sorry it ended plz tell me they'll be more of this family
  • Janiky Santana
    I have officially given up trying not to cry while reading Claudia Burgoa’s books. No matter how hard I try, I cannot hold back the waterworks. This story just tugs on your heartstrings until you can’t help but cry. I love the universe that Claudia has made around her books. Without even knowing it, the reader gets an update about other characters from her other series like yes Claudia yes. So be warned, YOU WILL TEAR AT ONE POINT and see oth...
  • kgagnon
    OMG! What a beautiful, heart-wrenching, extraordinary story of second chances. We first met Tess Hades in the first book, My One Regret. She was a young, confused girl, torn between loving her father, and being afraid of losing her manipulative mother. Now she is older and wiser, and living in a stable, loving home with her famous father, Kaden Hades. Gage Rodin is a struggling musician, working as a teacher, deliveryman, and bartender. Tess' mee...
  • Christine C
    My One Despair is a new standalone from Claudia Burgoa. It takes place a few years after My One Regret, featuring the now adult Tess Hades, and Gage Rodin, teacher/barista/bartender and dreamer of being a musician. They meet at the bar where Gage is working, when a guy brought Tess seemingly on a date but in reality to get her to see his band and tell her father, famed rock star Kaden Hades, about them. Tess quickly figures out she’s being used...
  • Caroline F
    The Queen of Angst has done it again! God, this book! "It's like her soul was calling mine. I could hear a faint voice saying, you're finally home."When Gage Rodin first meets Tess Hades, he's holding down three jobs and struggling to make his name on the music scene. The wary and skittish Tess has an immediate and profound effect on him. "He was exasperating, and sweet, and I hated that my feelings for him were growing by the minute."Tess doesn'...
  • April Symes
    Tess and Gage's have such an amazing and beautiful love story in " My One Despair". The emotions in this story are such a rollercoaster ride and such will pull the emotions out of you are so unreal! Where the story called for it, I laughed,or I cried, I even sighed, I was even awww'ing in many places. For me, I was falling in love with Gage at the same time that Tess herself was. I read as Tess grew and opened up her heart up to love and to Gage....
  • Renee
    I received a copy of this book from the publisher/author to review for Stephanie's Book Reports.Music is all I know. It saved me as a kid. It brings me fame and fortune now. But what am I, the famous Gage Rodin, doing at night when I'm on the road and can't sleep. Googling her. Tess Hades, the girl who still haunts my dreams and my lyrics. She arrived like a quiet storm, a wild thing with eyes guarded to the world. But she let me into the deep en...
  • Yolanda
    My One Despair is absolutely everything and touched me deep down to my soul. I fell hard for Gage Rodin and Tessa Hades as their story is exceptional, addictive and very emotional. Tessa is the daughter of Kaden Hades from My One Regret (amazing book) and My One Despair can definitely be read as a standalone. She's had a very difficult and traumatic past as her mother was terribly abusive in so many ways. Tessa was beautifully broken however, she...
  • Kaitlyn
    Wow, wow, wow!!! I’ll be honest right off the bat. Tess was a handful in My One Regret. I didn’t hate her but she wasn’t my favorite. At least in the beginning. The kk her the story went on the more I understood her. And I began to like her. Well that little snippet into Tess’s life has nothing on what I know now! I LOVE her! There’s a reason she’s the way she is. The more you read and get to know her, the more I love the crap out of ...
  • A.BookNerd.Bookseller&Bibliophile.Blog
    My One Despair was good and enjoyable to read but honestly it was nothing to write home about. While I enjoyed the characters of Gage and Tess individually I didn’t believe in them as a couple. That being said, I love rock star romance books so that’s always a plus for me. This was the first book I read by Claudia Burgoa. I’m interested to read others by her to see how I like them. Reviewed by: Alexis B.
  • Crystal
    My One Despair is Amazing!! The story is full of emotion, love, family and I enjoyed every minute of it. If you've read My One Regret, then you've met Tess Hades and this is her story. I had mixed feeling for her at first, but as I read her story, I began to like her alot. She's so protective of those she loves. Gage was perfect from the start, he's a good guy. Together they found everlasting love or did they? I loved seeing Kaden and Sadie and t...
  • Alyse
    I always wondered how Tess would be as an adult. She had so much heartbreak. She is an amazing and caring woman!Now Gage....he was just so swoony *sigh*These broken souls are so desperate for each others love. But can they get past the heartbreak and find their way back to each other?Another emotional rollercoaster from Claudia.Be might need some tissues!
  • Megan
    Another roller coaster of emotions with a couple you want to see together so badly with a heart breaking moment that sets them off course. I couldn't stop reading this fantastic book until I had devoured every last page to find out how everything ended. be prepared for a book hangover that's so worth it!
  • Gwen Smith-leak
    Gage met Tess when he was working at a bar she using a fake Id. The minute he sees her his body sit at attention . That was the beginning of their story .They had strong loving relationship a gorvery cuntil he gets a call. That is where the story take on a emotional roller coaster . Gage is absent from her life for several years . You will be surprise at the turn of event that caused him to leave .
  • Ewa
    I’m emotionally exhausted.This book is exceptional. Made me smile,made me confused,made me upset. Made me feel...The story about love,survival. This kind of love that you know is forever,you can’t breathe without.You need to read for yourself.If you didn’t read “ My one regret “ do it. It’s about Tess family concentrate on her father.
  • Monique Tinline
    I thoroughly enjoyed the book of Tess and Gage. There beautiful love story was one that kept the pages turning and keeping me wanting more.
  • Reading with 2 book lovers
    This author always manages to surmise me with her books as they just get better and better after each one. I felt so many emotions during this read. Highly recommend this book