I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
I’ll be honest. Going into this book, I wasn’t sure if I’d enjoy it. Not because I didn’t think the synopsis sounded promising, but because this book is pretty far out of my usual reading comfort-zone. It’s an adult romance novel, set in a Christian town. All of those things are very unrelated to my usual reading habits ;). However, once I started reading, I was instantly pulling into this story. I really enjoyed reading from this main character’s perspective. Jill has a very real narrative in a town of fake people. Although she finds comfort in her small town, she doesn’t really fit in. And reading about a town that is likely similar to so many in the world from an almost cynical view was really refreshing. And as the story progresses, we start to see the people she believed to lack substance as human. I enjoyed that a lot. We also see how Jill’s character grows (a lot) in a short amount of time. All because she met one guy, Sean. Their romance is swift but unusual. They offer each other more than a simple physical connection. And seeing the world as Sean sees it helps Jill realize that she has been living a dormant life. So she decides to make a change. However, while I won’t spill any spoilers, I didn’t see the twist at the end coming. Prepare a tissue!
Overall, I really enjoyed this book! It was a quick, fun, and romantic read that has a little wisdom in it too. Perfect for a rainy day or spare time at the beach! 🙂
*Disclaimer for younger readers: there is one semi-graphic sexual scene. While it’s definitely not 50 Shades, it’s still nice to have a heads up if that kind of thing makes you uncomfortable.
*Disclaimer related to religious content: this book is set in a Christian town. There is much mention of Christian values and the bible, as well as a few scripture quotes. Just another heads up in case religious-mentioning is not your cup of tea.