May 28, 2016

Someone Like You 
"Someone Like You"
Victoria Bylin

Single mom Julia Dare has a lot on her plate.
A brand new Christian, Julia is busy trying to run her own business, spend time with her widowed mother, and raise her young son, Max, despite his father’s less-than-ideal influence on him. When a big account from her event-planning business sends her to the Caliente Springs resort, she’s shocked to come face-to-face with Zeke Monroe, the resort’s general manager and her college sweetheart.
With his faith in tatters, Zeke Monroe is determined to keep the historic Caliente Springs resort running despite financial difficulties. But when Julia walks back into his life, he can’t ignore the feelings she stirs up. As they work together on an important client’s dream wedding, the fate of the resort soon depends on their success. When Zeke and Julia are pushed to their limits both personally and professionally, will their history put up walls between them or bring them together?

Such a delightful, summer read.  "Someone Like You" is a very true-to life story, as in it's very relatable.  The characters face real life problems and handle them like every day people.  I love how the characters were dedicated to God and being the best for Him that they could be.  Well, most of them.  I also liked how the characters handled the jerk in the story.  They treated him a lot better than I might have, had I been in the same situation.  He really grated on my nerves.

The author brought Zeke and Julia back together beautifully.  It wasn't extremely drawn out as it usually is in other books. 

There is a strong theme of God's grace, love and forgiveness.  But I do wish that we could have read the scene where Zeke get rights with God instead of it just being stated later that he did.  

While this book was enjoyable, it was a bit drawn out for me, as a whole.  

"Someone Like You" would make a nice, relaxing summer read.

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