Victoria Bylin: Someone Like You and a Giveaway
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?
Good job, book cover making people, good job.
Now, on to the story...
To be honest, reading the synopsis immediately made me think of Nicholas Sparks' "Nights in Rodanthe".
I know! I know! It's honestly nothing like that book, but the whole resort thing just made me think of it and I couldn't shake that premise until getting really into the book.
Victoria has done a beautiful job of creating REAL characters. This is a big deal to me when it comes to romances. Zeke and Julia have real problems and real emotions.
Sorry guys, Fabio is NOT included in this love story.
But faith is. And that's always better than the "I Believe its Not Butter" dude-especially when done with integrity and subtlety. (Which that guy is far from subtle!)
It's just a sweet story that'll give you the warm and fuzzies and leave you better off than when you started.
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Victoria Bylin writes contemporary and historical romances known for their realistic, relatable characters. Her work has finaled in contests such as the Carol Awards, the RITAs, and the RT Reviewers' Choice Award. A native of California, she and her husband now make their home in Lexington, Kentucky.
* I received this book in exchange for my honest review*
Posted by Dominique Burleson at 7:15:00 PM