Convinced that she was doing what was best for him, Holly broke up with her high school sweetheart after he left for MIT. Eight years later, Josh is back in town for his best friend’s wedding and, despite the hurt that he still feels, finds himself searching for any excuse to spend time with Holly.
Holly is a YA author, volunteer wedding coordinator for her church, and the nice girl that everyone likes. Josh is a tall, attractive millionaire with a company based in Paris. As Holly tries not to fall for Josh, and Josh tries not to be vulnerable to Holly, I found myself wanting them to more and more. And (darn you, Becky Wade!) I did tear up a little at the end.
Being a novella, everything does happen rather quickly, but I did not feel that the story suffered for it. Characterization is brief but effective, even with secondary characters (loved her elderly neighbor), and the story is believable. The discussion questions included at the end were also well thought out, leading me to evaluate how the story of Josh and Holly’s love reflects God’s love for us (which I would go in to, except that I am trying to keep this short).
3.5/5 stars. If you are wanting a quick read and enjoy sweet, clean romance then this is a great choice.
I had been wanting to give Becky Wade’s writing a try, so I jumped on the chance to read this novella courtesy of the publisher through Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review. I usually prefer my inspirational romance to be historical, but I will definitely be giving more of Becky Wade’s contemporary stories a try.