“Someone Like You” is a beautiful contemporary romance about second chances and the grace of God. Less-than-perfect primary characters are vividly portrayed with all their shortcomings which made me like them even more. Well except for that one supremely irritating narcissist who just never could get a clue about how grownups should actually behave.
I liked the story twist in that Julia and Zeke had parted ways years before due to differences in their faith only to have their roles reversed when their paths crossed again. I did think Zeke beat himself up just a bit too much over his self-perceived failures but then that really is what some of us tend to do in everyday life.
Ladybug the goat added just the right touch of humor at times when things could have become bogged down in emotions. What fun! Overall the plot was held together by just the right amount of action, tension, romance, and humor. And for those who really love romance, there are more than one romantic stories included in this book.
I mostly liked the way the story was resolved although it wrapped up just a bit too quickly for me. One thing I might like to see is a future novel featuring Hunter. Much as I disliked him and as badly as he behaved, I would love to read his redemption story. After all, it is never too late for anyone to find God.
A copy of this book was provided for review by LitFuse Publicity.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
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?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
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.
Find out more about Victoria at http://www.victoriabylin.com.