Monday, February 26, 2018

Contemporary romance -- You're Gonna Love Me

As you would expect in a Robin Lee Hatcher story, You're Gonna Love Me is a sweet, contemporary romance. She takes you back to Thunder Creek, Idaho, and you will find some "old friends" if you have read You'll Think of Me. Don't worry if you haven't read that one, though, because this can be a stand-alone with no problem at all.

Totally unexpected and unrelated circumstances bring Samantha Winters and Nick Chastain to the same small Idaho town after a bad ending to a relationship two years earlier. Both had been hurt deeply and really didn't know where to pick up after the time and difficult issues -- if there was any way to pick up at all.

Samantha and Nick are both complex characters with lots of issues to deal with individually and together. As she has done in some of her other stories, Robin brings in a complicated real-life issue for her characters to deal with this, this one being traumatic brain injury. She doesn't sugar coat the difficulties but also fills the story with love and hope that comes from relying on God's grace and guidance. Samantha's Gran and other friends and family become important pieces in Samantha and Nick's stories and make major impacts in the second chances for love. The back stories that help explain how Samantha and Nick each reached their point in life are scattered throughout the story and help the pieces come together at a comfortable pace.

Thanks to Booklook Bloggers for providing a copy of this book.  I am happy to share my own thoughts in this review.

About the Book:

Who knew fate could twist a tragedy into a second chance at love?
Samantha Winters lives her life the way a good accountant should—measured, deliberate, and safe. After watching her father die in a tragic skiing accident, she decided never to allow risk into her life again. But she didn’t count on falling for Nick Chastain, who embodies everything she doesn’t want in her safely constructed world.
Against Samantha’s warnings, Nick plans a dangerous kayaking trip over spring break. Furious that he’s so careless with his life, she ends their fledgling relationship with harsh words.
Two years later, Samantha is desperately in need of a change. When she learns her grandmother has had an accident and is in need of a caretaker, Samantha quickly packs her bags and heads to Thunder Creek, Idaho. But nothing could prepare her for the surprise awaiting her in her grandmother’s hospital room . . . Nick.
With the charming backdrop of small-town friends, beloved cousins, and a whole church congregation rooting for them, can they set aside the disastrous ending of their first try at love? Has Nick changed enough to meet Samantha in the middle—and can she realize that a risk in love might be worth taking?
About the Author:
Bestselling novelist Robin Lee Hatcher is known for her heartwarming and emotionally charged stories of faith, courage, and love. The recipient of Lifetime Achievement Awards from both RWA and ACFW and winner of the Christy, RITA, and numerous other awards, Robin has authored over 75 books. She and her husband make their home in Idaho where she enjoys spending time with her family, her high-maintenance Papillon, Poppet, and Princess Pinky, the DC (demon cat). For more information, visit, Facebook: robinleehatcher, Twitter: @robinleehatcher

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