If you’re looking for a good, easy reading, cheesy love story…. look no further. You’ve found one in Someone Like You! Victoria Bylin does it again with a story of grace and redemption and forgiveness in this story of two college sweethearts finding each other again and starting over — in a very different place than the one they left each other in.
Victoria Bylin is praised for relatable characters — and she’s crafted them again in Zeke Monroe and Julia Dare, as well as in Hunter Adams. The setting, the plot, the people — they’re all people I could easily know in real life. I love it when an author is able to craft beautiful people like that. I’ve read one other Victoria Bylin book before ~ Together With You ~ and Bylin did the same thing with Carly and Ryan in that book.
My only criticism would be (and it’s barely one at that) that people just don’t fall in love that easily in real life. But if they did, who would want to read romance novels? It would be too much like real life and we’d write books instead about how it took 15 years for Julia to finally settle down and find someone she liked enough to give up her independence 😉
Here’s what the book’s back cover had to say:
Single mom Julia Dare has a lot on her plate. A brand new Christian, she’s 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?
So, just like I surmised at the end of Together With You, if you’re looking for a good, cheesy love story — you’ve come to the right place, and Victoria Bylin won’t disappoint. If you’ve come looking for encouragement in your singleness — maybe not the right choice 😉 …. trust me.
Overall I highly recommend this book. It was such an easy read. I read the latter half of it in an afternoon laying in my hammock in my backyard (…. not unlike the front cover art, I’m just realizing as I post the picture for you… except I was alone.) It was perfection.
Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc