There’s a fine line between love and hate . . . And for the last seven years, Natalie Groves has hated Jeremy Walters.
Natalie Groves was meant for great things. But soon after her fiancé left, Natalie’s father was diagnosed with cancer. Suddenly her grand plans evaporated . . . and God felt very far away.
Fast-forward seven years, and an internship presents Natalie a chance at her destiny—but she needs a job to work around it. And the only offer available is worse than a life sentence. Her ex Jeremy, now back in town, is desperate for help with his infant son and troubled teenage niece, Lili. And Natalie may be just the one to help Jeremy . . . provided they don’t kill each other in the process.
When Jeremy and Natalie join forces, sparks fly. But will either of them get burned along the way?
I’ve been hesitant to pick up this book because I haven’t really liked any of the recent contemporary Christian fiction novels that have been getting lots of buzz lately — I didn’t want to pick up another book everyone raves about and be disappointed.
Thank you, Jessica Kate, for not disappointing me!
The book grabbed me right away and I never had the “I can see where this is going” feeling, nor did I feel like I’ve read this book before, but in a different setting. None of her characters are perfect (though they do cry a lot!) and life doesn’t come easily, but because you can see the good and bad in all of them you can relate to them and want to learn more about them (except Steph — I never connected with Steph).
The only reason I didn’t give this five-stars: I would have liked to see more at the end to show if/how Mike and Steph decided to work things out. That was a big plot line the impacted everyone, but it felt a little rushed-through at the end.
Other than that, the book caught my attention and held it until the end. I even stayed up late to read it! I honestly cannot tell you the last time a contemporary Christian romance novel so engaged me. I’ll definitely read her next book!
Rate PG for thematic elements. Get your copy here!