The book is a Harlequin Love Inspired novel by Narelle Atkins. (Love Inspired Fiction is described as, “Contemporary inspirational romances that feature Christian characters facing the many challenges of life and love in today’s world.”)
It is an enjoyable story about the relationship that grows between Cassie Beaumont, a reformed party girl and Ryan Mitchell an ambitious executive with a flourishing career on his mind. Cassie and Ryan are well drawn characters, who are very believable and face real life dramas.
There are several unexpected developments as Cassie and Ryan work through many challenges, some from friends and relations while others are more personal. I like the way the story explores a number of issues – family dynamics, career choices and the role of faith. It doesn’t give instant answers but comes to a satisfying ending.
The Christian element is well blended into the story line without being the main focus. I also enjoyed the backdrop of being set in Sydney.
Overall an engaging read.
Thanks to Narelle Atkins for providing a free book for review.