Monday, June 25, 2018

Review: Falling for You by Becky Wade

From the Back of the Book
Famously beautiful model Willow Bradford is taking a temporary break from her hectic schedule to work as the innkeeper at her family’s small-town bed-and-breakfast. She was enjoying the peace of her hometown, Merryweather, Washington, right up until she came face-to-face with Corbin Stewart, the man she loves to hate. A thoughtful rule-follower by nature, Willow threw caution to the wind four years ago when she entrusted her heart to Corbin — then suffered the consequences when it all fell apart.
Former NFL quarterback Corbin is forceful, charming, and accustomed to getting what he wants . . . except where Willow Bradford is concerned. Unable to forget her, he’s never stopped regretting what happened between them.
When a decades-old missing persons case brings Corbin and Willow together, they’re forced to confront their past and who they’ve become — and whether they can risk falling for one another all over again?
My Thoughts

Becky Wade writes such special books and this one was simply fabulous. There was romance, suspense, and spiritual content. I also love the cover!

Willow and Corbin had dated and broken up four years before this story took place. I was so anxious to hear what happened to cause the initial breakup between Willow and Corbin that I almost read ahead to find out. It was really interesting to read about how Willow felt about dating Corbin the first time when he wasn't a Christian and how she felt about things happening in their relationship that went against what she believed in and how that affected their relationship.

I liked Willow. I appreciated that she was a rule follower. I enjoyed learning why she was a rule follower and thought that added depth to the book. I liked that Willow eventually realized that God made her and loved her and that she didn't need to do anything to be good enough for Him to love her. I also liked Willow because she was unaffected by the fact that she was a supermodel.

Corbin seemed to be Willow's opposite. I enjoyed watching her learn more about him and how he was a good person under the facade that he created. I thought how the author described him struggling in his "new-Chrisian-ness" (I know that is not a word!) was realistic. I loved the scene where Corbin realized God had His hand in his life and began to fully trust Him. I also liked that the author highlighted salvation by having Corbin try to lead his father to the Lord.

I think I enjoyed the mystery of what happened to Josephine as much as, or even a little more than, the story between Willow and Corbin. It is definitely a two-for-one (romance and mystery) book!

I thought Charlotte was a great addition to the story. It was fun to have a twelve-year-old girl in the book.

This is the second book in the Bradford Sisters series, but can be read on it's own. I am very much looking forward to the next book which has to be Britt and Zander's story! If you like contemporary Christian fiction, I highly recommend this book.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bethany House in exchange for a review. I was not required to write a positive review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.


I Was Inspired

There were so many great spiritual points made in this book which is one of the things I love about Christian fiction! One thing that inspired me was how Willow would pray about things and look to God for leading. That was definitely a good reminder. I was also inspired by the scene where Corbin realized that God was orchestrating things in his life and working them out. It, again, reminded me that I just need to ask God and then listen for His leading. 







2 comments:

  1. Great review!! I too enjoyed reading this story. I’m super excited to to read the next one!!

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    1. Thanks! I'm really excited for the next one, too! Thanks for stopping by.

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