Piper Cope was so sure the Lord called her to be a pastor’s wife. So when her pastor/fiancé breaks it off, she’s every kind of puzzled. Does God even have a purpose for her anymore? On the road halfway between the bridges she’s burned and some kind of new start, she encounters the most unexpected detour. She swerves on a rainy road to miss a turtle and ends up in a ditch with an airbag to the face. Now stuck in this little town, she wonders how in the world she could’ve gotten her God-signals so very crossed. And how in the world is she supposed to know what He wants her to do now? In the meantime, at least the community center guy, Jay Marler, has her working a temporary job there. Problem is, somehow she’s coaching a children’s basketball team. She does not…basketball. And she certainly does not children.
I can admit that I’m hard to please when it comes to romantic comedies — it’s my favorite genre to read, but so many of the books are stereotypical or flat. Having recently read a “must-read” award-nominated rom-com that thoroughly disappointed (despite everyone’s recommendations), I was hesitant to read this, but I put it on my reading challenge list so I’d HAVE to read it.
I’m so glad I did.
The story reminds me of a mix of “I Love Lucy”‘s physical humor with the snappy dialogue of “Gilmore Girls.” It does drag a bit at the end, then rushes to the conclusion, but by then I’d fallen in love with the characters and I couldn’t wait to find out what happened. The is the first contemporary Christian romance in a LONG time that’s kept me up too late reading it. I would love to read another book by these authors!