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.
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