Love in Writing

About the Book:

Love in Writing: A Sweet Romantic Comedy (The Wonder Boys Book 2) by [Dana LeCheminant]

Title: Love in Writing
Series: The Wonder Boys #2
Author: Dana LeCheminant
Release Date: September 15th, 2022
Genre: Romantic Comedy

Allie has sworn off dating.

Which is unfortunate, because the cute guy at the grocery store has finally struck up a conversation, and shy and sweet Ben is even more adorable than he looks. When an ex shows up trying to rekindle the flame at the same time her mother tries to set her up with a neighbor, Allie ropes Ben into being her fake boyfriend to get everyone off her back.

Ben has been in love with the stranger at the grocery store for months despite never speaking to her. When he finally works up the courage to say hi, he’s suddenly thrown into a fake relationship with no chance of things becoming real. Not unless he helps Allie on her journey of self-discovery.

A weekend of pretending to be a couple turns into weeks of hanging out and discovering together the people they want to be. But despite Allie’s growing feelings for practically perfect Ben, she isn’t sure she can risk the best friendship she’s ever had when all of her past relationships have failed.

Or maybe a little risk is worth a chance at real love.

Book Review:

This was such a cute book! I was so excited for this book after reading Love on Camera. Meeting the Wonder Boys was really fun and I was really looking forward to Ben’s book. He seemed really sweet and the set up in Love on Camera was really intriguing. 

Allie has sworn off dating to figure out who she is apart from a boyfriend. Unfortunately, the cute guy at the grocery store has finally started a conversation and shy and sweet Ben is even more adorable than he looks. An ex intent on rekindling their relationship and her mom trying to set her up with a neighbor, cause her to rope Ben into being her fake boyfriend to get everyone off her back. Ben has been smitten with the girl at the grocery store for months, despite never speaking to her. After finally working up the courage to say hi, he finds himself in a fake relationship and no chance of it becoming real. Determined to help Allie on her journey of self-discovery, Ben also begins to find the person he wants to be. However, despite Allie’s growing feelings for Ben who seems practically perfect, she isn’t sure it is worth the risk to lose the best friendship she has ever had. Is it worth a chance at real love?

One of the things I really have grown to appreciate about romance books is the focus on relationships. The characters usually have to figure out some things about themselves in order to build relationships, familial, platonic, and romantic. It is about finding the people who support them and make them feel like they can really grow. This book is a lovely example of this! Allie and Ben both found themselves unhappy with where they were in their lives. Ben felt stuck in his job and stuck when comparing himself to those around him. Allie was trying to find who she was outside of her relationships. They really supported each other and were able to feel secure around each other. It was really sweet how amazing they thought the other was. They really were better together! 

Ben was such a sweetheart! He was quieter, but really observant. He was used to being overlooked and felt stagnant. Ben was hesitant in reaching for things, but eventually began to see how much he had to offer and how many trusted him. Allie was floundering a bit. She also felt overlooked and she was quite insecure in who she was. It took some time for her to figure out herself and where Ben fit into her life. The story mostly followed their journey, but I liked the little glimpses we also got of the other Wonder Boys too! It was sweet to see their relationship grow as well. 

This was a clean and sweet romance that can be read as a stand-alone or as part of a series. I would definitely recommend it and think it is best enjoyed as part of the series!

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion, I was not required to write a positive review.

Almost Home

About the Book:

Almost Home: A Sweet, Small Town, Second Chance Romance (Back to Silver Ridge Book 4) by [Claire Cain]

Title: Almost Home
Series: Back to Silver Ridge #4
Author: Claire Cain
Publisher: Claire Cain
Release Date: September 14th, 2022
Genre: Contemporary Romance

’ve been gone for a lifetime, but I’ve only lived half a life. Coming back to this small town after a career in Army special operations feels like entering another world, but there’s part of me that recognizes it’s home—or used to be.

Sarah James has always been on my mind, even after she destroyed my world and sent me running. Turns out she’s back in our hometown too, and instead of keeping her distance, she ends up working in my office.

Before I can stop myself, all the old feelings resurface. With the chemistry and attraction comes the bitter reality of what we lost, but there’s something more here. After so many hard years of distance between me and Sarah, my family, and even this town, maybe I can learn to really come home.

Book Review:

The Only Exception

About the Book:

The Only Exception: A Christian Cowboy Romance (Wolf Creek Ranch Book 3) by [Mandi Blake]

Title: The Only Exception
Series: Wolf Creek Ranch #3
Author: Mandi Blake
Publisher: Mandi Blake
Release Date: September 17th, 2022
Genre: Christian Contemporary Romance

She was supposed to figure out his secret, not fall in love.

Ridge Cooper did what he had to do to protect his sister, and everyone watched as America’s football king lost it all. Only the people closest to him know the truth, and he doesn’t care if the rest of the world hates him as long as they leave him alone. His mysterious new assistant is tearing down his walls and digging up his secrets, and for once, he wants to let someone in.

Cheyenne Keeton took a job that seemed too good to be true: find out what cowboy Ridge Cooper loves most and her ailing mom’s care bills are completely covered. When she gets the job as Ridge’s assistant at a dude ranch in Wyoming, it sounds like her investigation will be easy.

But he’s not at all like the monster she heard about. Invading the privacy he loves so much feels wrong. When Ridge trusts her and lets her in, showing her a love she’d never imagined, she can’t betray him. But backing out of her former deal puts a target on both of their backs.

Cheyenne will do anything to clear his name, but will Ridge forgive her when he finds out what she’s done?

Book Review:

This was just a great book! I was excited for this book and hopeful that I would like it and it was wonderful! The Only Exception is the third book in Mandi Blake’s Wolf Creek Ranch series. 

Cheyenne had a past and a desire to provide for her family. Cheyenne was tired and at the end of herself so she took a job to spy on Ridge Cooper never expecting to find a home instead. There were times when I wanted to shake Cheyenne but there were also times when I understood her. She was just trying her best, but she needed to learn that God was the one in control. Cheyenne needed to let go of her past hurts and look to the future.  

Ridge had so much hidden in him. It was so interesting to learn more about him and see past his walls. He was fiercely loyal but that could get him into some trouble. Ridge was a wonderful character and I was drawn to his story from the beginning. He had to learn to trust God and those around him. 

The characters were engaging and I grew to love Ridge and Cheyenne as I read their story. They both had their struggles but they learned to trust God and each other. I love how faith is prominent in Blake’s books. The plot was engaging, and I was wondering how Ridge and Cheyenne were going to end up together when there were so many secrets between them.The side characters are always a lot of fun and I am beyond excited for the next book!

The Only Exception is a must read! It can be read standalone but it is much more fun to read it in order. The Only Exception is a clean, sweet Christian romance. The story draws you in and the characters become your friends. 

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion, I was not required to write a positive review.

The Forever Farmhouse

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About the Book:

Title: The Forever Farmhouse
Series: Hometown Brothers #1
Author: Lee Tobin McClain
Publisher: HQN Books
Release Date: September 6th, 2022
Genre: Sweet Contemporary Romance

A Chesapeake island homecoming—and a life-changing discovery

When Ryan Hastings first came to Teaberry Island, he was a troubled teen on his last chance. He’s returning as a renowned scientist, checking in on his widowed foster mother. But one thing hasn’t changed—Ryan’s feelings for the girl next door whom he loved…and left. Mellie Anderson has a son now, and a good life that Ryan believes he’s still too damaged to share. But he knows he can help young Alfie, who’s getting picked on at his new school.

Mellie is grateful her gifted son is getting extra support, and torn about where it’s coming from. Ryan has no idea he’s Alfie’s father. No matter how valid her reasons were, could Ryan ever understand why she didn’t tell him? But in this close-knit community, friendship and forgiveness are always near at hand, and forever love might be waiting just next door.

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Book Review:

I’m a huge fan of small town stories. I think they’re adorable, and I love the community aspect of them. And this is a sweet small town second chance story. It was more intense than I was expecting, but it was still really cute!

I loved Ryan! He was such a sweetheart, and I felt so bad for him as you learned more about his past. He was a foster kid who had an abusive stepfather. McClain doesn’t give a lot of details, but he was beaten often and shoved into dark spaces for hours upon end. Even though he has a huge heart, he thinks he’s emotionally damaged. He believes he can’t do relationships, yet Mellie and Alfie make him want to try.

Mellie was struggling, and she didn’t know what to do. She wanted to protect her son, but she also wanted to protect herself. She didn’t want to get hurt again. Mellie was definitely a caretaker and a sweet character. I felt like she was understandable, so I didn’t end up resenting her for not telling Ryan about Alfie.

Alfie was so much fun! I love books with kids in them, but I feel like generally they’re a lot younger. Alfie is ten and incredibly smart, so he added a different flavor to the book. It was sweet to watch him bond with Ryan. He also adored Betty, Ryan’s foster mom. I wasn’t sure how I felt about Betty honestly. I understood her grief, but there were many times when it felt like she was acting like a 20 year old.

I think this is a cute romance about the importance of second chances. It was a bit more drama filled than I was expecting, but it was still really good! There is one moment where Alfie flips off his mom, but otherwise this is a clean read. I would recommend it for fans of romantic dramas 🙂

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion, I was not required to write a positive review.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Lee Tobin McClain

Lee Tobin McClain is the New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty novels. A professor-turned-writer, she finds inspiration in her beautiful and brilliant daughter, her goofy goldendoodle, and her aptly named cat, Trouble.

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Teaching the Teacher’s Pet

About the Book:

Teaching the Teacher's Pet: An Enemies to Lovers Romance (Most Likely To Book 1) by [Sarah Sutton]

Title: Teaching the Teacher’s Pet
Series: Most Likely To #1
Author: Sarah Sutton
Publisher: Golden Crown Publishing
Release Date: August 17th, 2022
Genre: YA Contemporary

When the popular crowd at Brentwood High votes me Most Likely To: Marry A Math Book, I’m ready to put my ruler into the eye of any egotistical jock who comes near me.

Including the idolized Bobcats football player, Connor Bray, when he asks me to tutor him.

His only requirement?

Our tutoring sessions must be top-secret—meaning that because Connor is too embarrassed to be seen with the resident math geek, I can’t even tell my boyfriend I’m helping Brentwood High’s all-star player.

And I’m about to tell him where he can stick his protractor when the principal steps in, saying that if I agree to help Connor pass his makeup test—and keep him on the team to lead Brentwood to the State Championships—she’ll reinstate the valedictorian award I’d been striving for my entire life.

Brentwood High’s finest, cornering its top student with bribery.

But there is one thing Connor might have to offer in return—love advice to recapture the spark with my ever-distant boyfriend. Connor, who keeps the student body mesmerized just by flashing a forearm, is bound to have a good game plan, right?

Except when Connor begins to give me lessons in love—and his demonstrations are breathtakingly thorough—it starts to feel like I’m the one getting schooled.

Book Review:

I have read almost all of Sarah Sutton’s books, but this one was hands down my favorite! I loved it even though it was the first book in her new series, Most Likely To. I think sometimes the first books can feel too set-uppy. But in this one, Sutton introduced a bunch of people and set up their stories without taking anything away from Maisie and Connor.

Okay, I really understood and empathized with Maisie. She didn’t feel one dimensional or irrationally angry at the popular crowd. And she actually had a really good reason for being frustrated with Connor too. Plus, I thought it was an interesting spin to have her family be artsy and her be more analytical. It isn’t done as often, and I think it’s important for there to be more diversity in storylines. And I loved the fact that she actually got along with her sister even though they were different!

Connor grew on me. He could be a jerk at times, but he was also really sweet. He was hiding a lot under his mask. I loved how Maisie helped him realize that he could be himself and not hide. They were both able to take off their masks with each other.

I loved this book! I cannot wait for the other ones in the series. I’m so excited for Dreaming About the Boy Next Door and Madison and Landon’s books. I would totally recommend this clean read along with any of Sarah Sutton’s other books!

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion, a positive review was not required.  

Kiss and Tell

About the Book:

Kiss and Tell: A Small Town Romantic Comedy (Creekville Kisses) by [Melanie Jacobson]

Title: Kiss and Tell
Series: Creekville Kisses #3
Author: Melanie Jacobson
Release Date: August 12th, 2022
Genre: Romantic Comedy

Her ex is back to hold her to a marriage pact they made ten years ago . . .

Tabitha Winters, glamorous celebrity chef, loves her life and growing empire in New York. But when her best friends buy the old summer camp where they worked as counselors, she can’t turn down their invitation to appear at the opening week fundraising gala . . . even if it means confronting the memories of her first love and its disastrous ending.

She never imagines she’ll run into Sawyer Reed again—her old flame has no business being at Oak Crest. And worse? He’s there to collect on a marriage pact they made ten years ago when they were clueless college kids.

But Tabitha never could resist a dare, and when Sawyer double dares her to give him a week to show her they still have their old magic, she’s all in to prove he’s wrong.

Only she doesn’t count on him knowing her better than he has a right to. Or having the perfect dates to charm her. And she definitely didn’t plan on their attraction still burning hotter than the end-of-season bonfire. But summer camp isn’t real life, and Tabitha won’t let the spell he’s weaving derail her well-planned future. Except no other guy has ever gotten to her the way Sawyer does, and as his knee-buckling kisses work their magic, Tabitha wonders: can she risk her heart again on the only man who ever broke it?

Book Review:

This was such a fun romcom! I honestly love the romcom genre so much. They always make me laugh and swoon. And Kiss and Tell was no exception.

Tabitha was definitely a strong personality. She was feisty and determined, but she had a tendency to hide her feelings. She didn’t want to show who she really was, so she hid herself behind pranks and games. I didn’t connect with her as much as I connected with Grace, but I still understood her. And I loved Natalie! She was so funny and definitely a little too opinionated 🙂

Sawyer was a sweetheart! I honestly didn’t like him that much in the beginning, but he definitely grew on me. It felt like he was playing too many games for me at first, but he knew that Tabitha would run away if he came on too strong. 

I thought it was cute to see how they helped each other relax and open up. They were still good together even though it had been nine years. And their banter made me laugh out loud!

We get to see all of our favorite characters again too! Of course Miss Lily, who is very willing to give Tabitha some advice. She always makes me laugh. And Grace is back too. I was happy to see their good sibling relationship 🙂 Overall this was a fun, cute book that I would recommend to any rom com fans!

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion, I was not required to write a positive review.

Love on Camera

About the Book:

Love on Camera: A Sweet Romantic Comedy (The Wonder Boys Book 1) by [Dana LeCheminant]

Title: Love on Camera
Series: The Wonder Boys #1
Author: Dana LeCheminant
Release Date: July 15th, 2022
Genre: Romantic Comedy

Madi doesn’t have time to date. Oliver has all the time in the world.

When wedding photographer Madi is challenged to find herself ten dates in three months, she turns to her older brother’s three best friends to be her stand-ins. It helps her win the challenge without having to deal with the stress of dating. What could go wrong?

Oliver hasn’t had much to do since selling his company, and helping Madi has given his life meaning again. But when she asks him to pose as her boyfriend—more than just a fake date here and there—he suddenly finds himself questioning his feelings toward the girl he always saw as a little sister. Feelings that would get him murdered by his best friend.

No one sees the real Oliver the way Madi does, and Madi has never been as comfortable around anyone as she is with Oliver. With the fake part of their relationship feeling less and less fake, they both have to decide if they’re brave enough to take that first step toward something real. Is a chance at love worth risking a lifetime of friendship?

Book Review:

Wow! This was another amazing book! Love on Camera is the first book in Dana LeCheminant’s new series, The Wonder Boys and I am blown away. I was so excited for this new series especially because it was a rom-com series and it did not disappoint. The characters were so fun and I am already excited for the next books.

Madi was a sweetheart; she was just so thoughtful and kind. And that is probably how she finds herself challenged to find 10 dates in three months. She never expected to actually fall in love, but when she enlists the help of her brother’s friends, The Wonder Boys, she finds more than she expected. 

It was cute to read about Madi interacting with the boys and falling in love with Oliver. He was her brother’s best friend, but he was also one of her closest friends too. I loved their interactions and how they really knew each other. Madi was able to see Oliver even when his best friends didn’t and he helped her relax. 

Oliver was such a nice guy. He appeared to be a bit lazy at first, but he actually worked hard. I really liked Oliver and I felt for him as he struggled to find himself. He was looking for a purpose and he was a bit lost. It was sweet to read about him coming alive with Madi. She helped him be his best self and she listened to what was going on with him. 

Oliver and Madi were perfect together. I liked how they were friends first and then they fell in love. They were comfortable with each other and were able to connect. I also liked how it wasn’t angsty but instead easy to read. They started off as just fake dating but it slowly grew to more especially as they got to reconnect. 

The side characters were a lot of fun and I liked how LeCheminant started to expand upon the boys’ friendships. The Wonder Boys were definitely a lot of fun and I can’t wait to read more about them. 

Love on Camera is a must read! I can not gush about it more! I read it so quickly and it left me wanting more. I am excited to see how all of the Wonder Boys will find love. Love on Camera was a perfect blend of funny and series, with wonderful characters. Love on Camera is a clean romantic comedy.

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion, I was not required to write a positive review.

Complete

About the Book:

Complete: A Friends to Lovers Sweet Romantic Comedy (The Sweet Rom"Com" Series Book 3) by [Kortney Keisel]

Title: Complete
Series: The Sweet Rom “Com” #3
Author: Kortney Keisel
Release Date: August 24th, 2022
Genre: Romantic Comedy

Ben and I are just friends.

We’ve tried to be more, but it never works. There’s no chemistry between us.

At least that’s the story I tell everyone.

Truth is, I’m pining for Ben. HARD. Like Taylor Swift, You Belong With Me, hard. I don’t know what happened. Suddenly, his casual touch is fire, and his easy smile stops my heart.

But Ben has put me in the friend zone. Permanently. His supermodel girlfriend and him setting me up with a pro football player confirm this.

It’s time to bury these feelings. Lock them up. A famous pro athlete is exactly what I need to get over my infatuation. Except Ben isn’t making things easy. He’s leveled up his touching and flirting—all good stuff unless you’re trying to move on with your life.

So what’s a girl to do? Confess my feelings and risk losing my best friend? Or keep on pretending and end up with the wrong man?

Book Review:

This was my first book by Kortney Keisel, and I loved it! I haven’t read the other books in the Rom Com series, but I will definitely have to pick them up after this one. Complete is the third book in Kortney Keisel’s Sweet Rom “Com” series. This book can be read stand alone though which is nice. I didn’t feel too confused, and I was still able to get into the characters.

I adored and understood Brooke. She was so sweet, and I loved how both confident and dorky she was. She was a lot of fun, and her relationship with her siblings was funny and sweet! I loved how close they were, and they actually felt like real siblings to me.

Ben was also cute. He was a little bit of an idiot and a player, but he had a good heart. It was cute to see him grow up and really prove himself. And I loved him and Brooke together. Friends to lovers is adorable because they already acted like an old married couple. And we got to see the progression of their friendship too.

It was interesting because the book starts in the past and goes through all the major moments in their friendship. I thought that writing it that way was genius! You actually got to see their relationship grow, so it made more sense as you read the rest of the book. Plus, it made you fall in love with Brooke and Ben even more!  I loved this clean, romantic comedy, and I would recommend it to anyone who loves sweet romances!

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion, a positive review was not required. 

The Contract

About the Book:

The Contract: A Sweet, Small Town, Military Romance (Brides of Beaufort Book 5) by [Jess Mastorakos]

Title: The Contract
Series: Brides of Beaufort #5
Author: Jess Mastorakos
Release Date: 
August 24th, 2022
Genre: Contemporary Romance

She’s got a bad roommate situation in the barracks and I have to clear my father’s debts before it’s too late.

So we strike up a deal and prepare to give Oscar-worthy performances to everyone we know. We’ll get married, solve both of our issues thanks to the benefits we’ll get as a dual military couple, and then when it’s over we’ll go our separate ways.

There’s just one problem. I think I might be falling in love with my new wife, and that makes this marriage of convenience pretty inconvenient.

Book Review:

Ahhh! I love the marriage of convenience troupe and I was beyond excited when I saw this book! It was just amazing!!! The Contract is the fifth book in Jess Mastorakos’ Brides of Beaufort series. Chase gets his own book which is awesome. He has been through so much and definitely deserved his own story. 

Zoe was fun and I adored her family. She loved her big Greek family and their traditions but she also wanted to choose her own life. I loved how Zoe still respected her family but how she also stood up for what she believed in. It was cute to read about her interacting with Chase. She wanted him to be happy and she loved having him with her. Zoe had to figure out what it meant to love Chase and how to make a marriage of convenience work.

Chase was a sweetheart. Zoe had captured his heart, but he never knew how to say more. It was cute to read about Chase interacting with Zoe and her family. They accepted him. Chase had to learn to work through his family issues and what it meant to marry Zoe. 

Chase and Zoe were a sweet couple. They encouraged each other to be better and they tried to understand each other. I enjoyed reading about their interactions and I loved how they were friends first. I also adored Zoe’s family, they were just a lot of fun. Chase and Zoe had to learn that marriage was hard but that it was worth it. The story was easy to read and I read this book in one day!

The Contract is perfect and I would totally recommend it! It is definitely my favorite Mastorakos’ book right now! I am also so excited for the next book. Mastorakos’ books just keep on getting better and better. The Contract is a clean marriage of convenience romance. 

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion, I was not required to write a positive review.

The One Who Got Away

About the Book:

The One Who Got Away: A Christian Firefighter Romance (Second Chance Fire Station Book 1) by [Tara Grace Ericson]

Title: The One Who Got Away
Series: Second Chance Fire Station #1
Author: Tara Grace Ericson
Publisher: Silver Fountain Press
Release Date: July 22nd, 2022
Genre: Contemporary Christian Romance

The relationship is fake. But the sparks are real.
Can these best friends rekindle a second chance at first love? Or will they both end up burned?

Right here at the Minden Fire Department is exactly where I belong. But when I became Captain Storm, apparently it meant I needed a wife. Or at least, that’s what my mom’s friends think.

When Krystal comes back to town, I don’t know what to think. She was my best friend in high school. The truth is I loved her–as much as any eighteen-year-old kid could have. I think she loved me, too.

But she left, anyway.

I really do understand why. She had dreams to chase in Hollywood. How could I deny her that?

She’s here now, though. For eight weeks. And she’s taking over the fire department charity auction while her mom recovers from her fall, which means working with me.

I know we’re just friends. She’s going back to LA after the auction, but maybe her presence could get my mom’s friends off my back for a minute. We’ll just let people assume there is more to our friendship… No harm, no foul. I really could use the break from my personal matchmakers’ attention.

And I won’t say no to a little extra time with Krystal. I’m probably torturing myself. Friends is all we’ll ever be. Even a fake relationship can’t change the fact that she was The One Who Got Away.

Book Review:

Oh, this was so cute! I always adore Tara Grace Ericson’s books and this one was just a great start to a new series! The One Who Got Away is the first book in Tara Grace Ericson’s new series, Second Chance Fire Station. 

Krystal had left home right after college to follow her dreams. But when her mom gets hurt, she finds herself back in town and paired off with the guy she left to help plan a fundraiser. Captain Bryce Storm had been pinning after Krystal ever since she left.

Krystal was a sweet character who was just trying to follow God’s leadings. She had left home to follow her dreams but now that she was back, she didn’t know what to do. Krystal had a lot to work through, but I love how she still tried to look to God for guidance. She truly cared for Bryce but she didn’t want to regret her life decisions. 

Bryce was a sweetheart, he really cared for his community. I loved getting to read from his perspective. He worked hard to be a good captain. I liked how he never pushed Krystal or really got bad at her for her choices, he was understanding. He did not always understand but he still wanted what was best for her. 

I really liked the story and the characters. The romance was sweet and it did not feel rushed. I was able to connect with the characters and I wanted to see how they would end up together. I liked that they had history but how it was not full of angst. I also love how Ericson is able to weave faith so seamlessly into the story. The characters learned to trust God even when life felt crazy. These are the kind of Christian books that I love. 

The One Who Got Away was a wonderful book and I am so excited to read the rest of the books in this series. I would definitely recommend this book! The One Who Got Away is a clean Chrisitan second chance romance. 

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion, I was not required to write a positive review.