This is the second novel I’ve read from this author and once again I met with a very realistic story, full of real life characters and problems and joys. The plot was simple, but strong and kept me reading to see what would happen with both the resort and the big wedding plans. I enjoy those stories where the characters are working together to accomplish a big goal. I found myself rooting for them from the start. Oh, and I love the romantic cover too. So pretty!
My favorite character in the book was Zeke. His past still haunts him and he’s struggling in his faith, but he’s also very honest and considerate. He’s a wonderful boss and a kind friend to all who know him. His compassion and love for Julia endeared me to him throughout the whole book. I also enjoyed the secondary love story between two other characters. 😉
The contemporary genre is not always my favorite to read, so I didn’t connect with the book quite as much as I believe the right audience of contemporary fans will. Parts of it seemed predictable and even trivial to me at times, but there were still cute moments to savor.
Someone Like You ended with sweet satisfaction for this reader and I’m sure it will meet the heart’s desire of many other readers too.
This review is my honest opinion. Thanks to Bethany House Publishers for my copy.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Julia Dare is trying to run her own business, raise her young son, Max, and help her widowed mother. Her biggest worry, though, is keeping Max’s father from being a bad influence while still allowing the boy to spend time with his dad. When an account from her event-planning business sends her to Caliente Springs resort, she’s shocked to encounter Zeke Monroe, her college sweetheart.
Zeke is determined to keep Caliente Springs running despite financial trouble. When Julia walks back into his life, he’s surprised at the feelings she stirs up. As they work together on an important client’s wedding, the fate of the resort soon depends on their success. With Zeke and Julia both pushed to their limits, will their history put up walls between them or bring them together?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Known for her realistic, likable characters and vivid writing, Victoria Bylin writes both western and contemporary inspirational romance. Her books have finaled in the ACFW Carol Awards, the Rita Awards and RT Magazine’s Reviewers’ Choice Awards. She and her husband currently live in Lexington, Kentucky and have two grown sons.
For more, visit victoriabylin.com