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KavRCanadaGender: female5 Stars Out Of 5You're Gonna Love this Second Chance Romance!June 21, 2018KavRCanadaGender: femaleQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0"None of us knows what the future holds. Much of what happens in life will never make sense to our mortal minds. But nothing is random or by accident. Our God still reigns, and He still has a plan for every one of us." (p 143)
I adore Gran! Love her wisdom and her patience and the way she opens her heart to everyone. She lives her faith, even as she sweetly conspires to see her granddaughter into a happily-ever-after. Gran and her friends may be secondary characters but their support is pivotal to the story. Love how Hatcher writes 'real' -- makes you feel like you are stepping into an actual town with the kind of folks you'd want for neighbours and friends.
Sam comes home to help her grandma, but the tables are turned when Gran helps her work her way through some crippling life choices. Because Sam lives in fear. She holds on to it and nurtures it to the point she hardly has a life at all. Such a contrast to Zach who lives loud and exuberantly...or he did until circumstances changed. Now he carries around his own fears, different from Sam's but just as incapacitating. Theirs is a moving second-chance love story and it doesn't come easy! Their struggles are relatable and there were times my faith in the outcome actually wavered. Because fear can be a bully that's hard to stand up to. Loved the faith aspect in this book as much as I did the romance!
And fans of the Thunder Creek series (this is book two) will be thrilled over the page time Derek and Brooklyn (You'll Think of Me) get in this one. Mind you, don't despair if you haven't read the first book because You're Gonna Love Me reads fine as a standalone (but I bet you won't be able to resist getting the first book after you read this one!)
Angela BycroftOwhango, New ZealandAge: 25-34Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Safe and predictable meets reckless abandonApril 29, 2018Angela BycroftOwhango, New ZealandAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 3Theres nothing like a second chances story and Robin Lee Hatcher take that theme and runs with it in this, her new novel Youre Gonna Love Me.
Samantha Winters leads a predictable, safe and some would argue . . . boring life. She takes no risks and has no desire to change that. Then she met Nick and found her alter ego opposite who laughs danger in the face with a almost devil may care attitude. When he organises what Samantha believes is a reckless and unnecessarily dangerous kayak trip, for her this is the last and final straw. Ending the relationship is her perceived only option but she may secretly wonder what might have been!
Two years later she is urgently required at her Grandmothers side due to a accident and there she reconnects with Nick unexpectedly. Old love rekindled and daring to take a chance at love rather than always playing it safe.
Themes of redemption and second chances sprinkled throughout the book give this a sweet if inoffensive read. While it wont knock anyones socks off it may just warm the heart and give those welcome Feels we love to talk about.
I received a copy of this book for free from the publisher as part of the Thomas Nelson/ Zondervan Fiction Guild. I was not required to post a positive review and the views and opinions expressed are my own.
Brittany_BnBblogAge: 25-34Gender: Female4 Stars Out Of 5Youre Gonna Love Me Robin Lee Hatcher (4.5 Stars)April 17, 2018Brittany_BnBblogAge: 25-34Gender: FemaleQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0In Youre Gonna Love Me, Samantha Winters finds herself unexpectedly returning to the small town of Thunder Creek, Idaho, to help her grandmother. While Gran is typically spry and energetic, an accidental fall from a horse leaves her needing Samantha in more ways than one. However, Samantha is eager for the excuse to temporarily step away from her accounting job to reconsider her life and decide her next steps. During her time in Thunder Creek, Samantha encounters Nick Chastain, who was once her boyfriend before he put his adventurous lifestyle ahead of her. While both Samantha and Nick have learned and changed over the past several years, they both struggle to trust one another again.
Ms. Hatcher presents Youre Gonna Love Me, as a relaxing and enjoyable story that fans of the genre will love! The characters and small-town setting will draw in readers, while Ms. Hatchers writing style makes this contemporary Christian novel accessible to all.
Overall, I quite enjoyed reading Youre Gonna Love Me. Its been years since Ive tried reading one of Ms. Hatchers novels, but this story was well worth reading. I found it to be more similar to stories by Denise Hunter and other contemporary Christian authors than I remember of her works previously. Granted, the entire genre has certainly evolved over the years, as the authors writing styles, characters, and settings have significantly improved over time. Samantha and Nicks story seemed believable without feeling overdone or too convenient. I was also happy to see a distinct Christian angle to the story, which I know many readers will certainly appreciate.
Special thanks to Thomas Nelson and The Fiction Guild for the complimentary copy of Youre Gonna Love Me! Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
Brittany at the Books and Biscuits Blog
Amanda B5 Stars Out Of 5Enjoyed it!March 12, 2018Amanda BQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I enjoy Robin Lee Hatcher's books, and this one is no different.
Samantha has decided to limit the risk in her life, after watching her father die in an accident. Nick lives his life on the edge, constantly seeking an adrenaline rush. Samantha is unable to tolerate his lifestyle, and ends their new relationship.
Two years later, Samantha's grandmother has an accident, and Samantha returns to take care of her. She's taken off guard when she find that Nick was the one to help rescue her grandmother. Will they be able to overcome their differences to be friends...or more...again? Is the risk too great?
I enjoyed seeing how time and maturity can change people, but honestly, Samantha's paralyzing fear annoyed me at times. I still loved the book though, and give it 4.5 stars.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher, in exchange for an honest review which I have provided here.
rkfall5 Stars Out Of 5You're Gonna Love MeMarch 10, 2018rkfallQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This book drew me in from the wonderfully thought out thread of how tragic events affect a person's outlook on life. The choices made and the future formed before them were being based on their experiences. Sometimes those things have to be stopped. The cycles need to be broken and not repeated. Seeing the need for following God's lead. The other thing that hit me was the powerful troubles with a past head injury and the future unknowns.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.