Thursday, May 11, 2017

True To You Review


 About the Book

 Exciting Start of a Brand-New Series by a Contemporary Romance Fan Favorite

After a devastating heartbreak three years ago, genealogist and historical village owner Nora Bradford has decided that burying her nose in her work and her books is far safer than romance in the here and now.

Unlike Nora, former Navy SEAL and Medal of Honor recipient John Lawson is a modern-day man, usually 100 percent focused on the present. But when he's diagnosed with an inherited condition, he's forced to dig into the secrets of his past and his adoption as an infant, enlisting Nora to help him uncover the identity of his birth mother.

The more time they spend together, the more this pair of opposites suspects they just might be a perfect match. However, John's already dating someone and Nora's not sure she's ready to trade her crushes on fictional heroes for the risks of a real relationship. Finding the answers they're seeking will test the limits of their identity, their faith, and their devotion to one another. (Goodreads)

My Thoughts 

Becky Wade has become one of my favorite contemporary Christian authors.  I read the novella that is before this book and I recommend reading it prior to True to You
I love that this new series is all about sisters and I just like this family in general. While I totally enjoyed this book and I love Becky, this book was not my all time favorite. Just as a personal preference, Nora is not my favorite sister. I couldn't connect with her as well as I have other characters. A couple of things got on my nerves and is what made this a four star rating. We see Nora's personal thoughts multiple times, such as what she is thinking when she sees John. Now I understand being attracted to a man and all that but for a novel like this some of these comments were on the edge. I think the main reason this bothered me is because it was way before any connection/relationship was made.
 I thought the romance was a bit rushed in that aspect. The other thing I have been hesitant to write about but I feel I must as it has really bothered me. I don't think Becky meant for any of it to come across this way but I felt like she played up the part of looking "stylish" and "sexy" one of great importance in order for John to really recognize her. At one point he looks over at her (this is after she got her eyebrows done, new clothes, etc) and basically thinks, "wow, I didn't think she was pretty before but now hot dang!" (this isn't what he said but the main idea). As if their relationship wouldn't have gone anywhere if she hadn't gotten a make over and new wardrobe. Honestly, this made me feel like a crappy person for not getting my eyebrows done or buying stylish clothes. I understand that these things are OKAY and they can give a gal more confidence if she thinks she looks good. This is a fact. What I don't like is that she couldn't have a relationship or be noticed until that happened. As if she simply wasn't good enough until she got fancy make up, perfect eyebrows, and skinny jeans.
Otherwise, I still enjoyed this book and I look forward to reading the rest of the series. 

Four stars. 

"I received this book from Bethany House for free. All opinions are my own."

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