I love Susan May Warren's novels. She always manages to suck me into her characters and make me laugh and cry in one novel. This is no exception. The vulnerability of the main character, Eden, is refreshing and honest. Sitting on the sidelines, observing life, is something many of us have been caught up in ourselves. This story makes you want to cheer her on and also helps you feel the victory when boy goes after the girl. I highly recommend this for an fun, light read that will make you smile.
From the publisher's website: "Eden Christiansen never imagined her role as her younger brother Owen's cheerleader would keep her on the sidelines of her own life. Sure, it feels good to be needed, but looking after the reckless NHL rookie leaves little time for Eden to focus on her own career. She dreamed of making a name for herself as a reporter, but is stuck writing obitsÃ¢â¬âand starting to fear she doesn't have the chops to land a major story. If only someone would step up to mentor Owen . . . but she knows better than to expect help from team veteran and bad-boy enforcer Jace Jacobsen.
Jace has built his career on the infamous reputation of his aggressive behaviorÃ¢â¬âon and off the ice. Now at a crossroads about his future in hockey, that reputation has him trapped. And the guilt-trip he's getting from Eden Christiansen isn't making things any easier. But when Owen's carelessness leads to a career-threatening injury and Eden stumbles upon a story that could be her big break, she and Jace are thrown together . . . and begin to wonder if they belong on the same team after all."
This is a large book. I enjoyed reading it. There were a lot of wonderful, inspirational scripture references and situations with the characters. The characters were very real and complicated. I'm not a huge fan of "romance" novels, Christian or otherwise, but this book had a nice story and added elements of a mystery to solve too. I recommend reading it. It was nice.
I loved this book and can't wait to read more in this series, since I didn't read the first book yet. I liked how I didn't have to read the books in the series in order to understand what was going on in this book I loved how the relationship between Eden and Jace developed throughout this book proving once again that opposite do attract. I highly recommend this book to anyone who likes a good christian romance book.