In the end, Zoe and Cruz (the hero of the book), learn a lot of lessons. Zoe’s friend reminds her to find her identity in God and not any man. Zoe realizes she has been trying to control things when God should be in control and she should pass things by God before acting. Cruz’s faith also grows throughout the novel. The only thing that is a little troublesome is that Zoe and Cruz made mistakes in the past, but I don’t really see them acknowledging specifically that what they did is wrong.
Of course, I love the romance! Cruz is a great guy and it’s so sweet how he is so protective of Zoe and never stops loving her. Ms. Hunter is an amazing writer and her style is easy to read. Overall, I liked the book. I think fans of contemporary novels and romance with some depth will really enjoy this book!
Content: This book definitely falls in the category of edgy Christian fiction with a PG-13 rating. Some examples of the content are: the word hell is used; a couple shares a hotel room and sleep together when they aren’t married; people are at a bar and drink alcohol; a man is physically and emotionally abusive towards his girlfriend; a man calls a woman a derogatory name, but the word isn’t written; reference to someone being a drug addict.
Rating: I give this book 3 stars.
Genre: Contemporary; Christian fiction; Romance.
I want to thank Denise Hunter, The Fiction Guild and Thomas Nelson for the complimentary copy of this book for review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I express in this review are my own. This is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s CFR 16, Part 255.
Author Bio:Denise Hunter is the internationally published bestselling author of more than 30 books, including "The Convenient Groom" and "A December Bride" which have been made into Hallmark movies. She has appeared on the The 700 club and won awards such as The Holt Medallion Award, The Carol Award, The Reader's Choice Award, The Foreword Book of the Year Award, and is a RITA finalist.
Denise writes heartwarming, small-town love stories. Her readers enjoy the experience of falling in love vicariously through her characters and can expect a happily-ever-after sigh as they close the pages of her books.
In 1996, inspired by the death of her grandfather, Denise began her first book, writing while her children napped. Two years later it was published, and she's been writing ever since. Her husband says he inspires all her romantic stories, but Denise insists a good imagination helps too!
When Denise isn't orchestrating love lives on the written page, she enjoys traveling with her family, drinking coffee, and playing drums. Denise makes her home in Indiana where she and her husband are currently enjoying an empty nest.
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