|Genre: Contemporary Romance|
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing
Released: Sept. 1, 2012
Rock star Jackson Bell has just given his heart to God. Resolved to abandon his wicked lifestyle and eager for instruction in Christian living, he heads home to Owatonna, Minnesota and the girl-next-door he's secretly loved for years. Dismayed to find Laney Ryland in the midst of a faith crisis, "Jeb" quickly formulates a plan: he'll help Laney get her faith back, and then he'll find her a good Christian man to marry so she can get started on that big family she longs for.
It won't be easy, watching another man slide a ring onto Laney's finger. But she deserves only the best, and Jeb means to see that she gets it. Now if only her great-aunts, those pesky 79-year-old matchmaking triplets known as the Three Graces, will just stay out of his way . . . .
Loved it!!!! The characters felt very real, sometimes confused, sometimes misguided, but striving to be their best. Jackson is a rock star who has had a troubled upbringing and has been mixed up with wild living until recently when he became a Christian. He is trying to make sense of his life now, what does God want him to do and will he be able to move on from his old music. Laney is the girl next door, who has known Jackson since they were kids; she had a completely different upbringing and has been a Christian her whole life. After losing her mom a few years ago she is struggling trying to hold onto the place that was her mother’s dream, but is it time for her to let go? Jeb and Laney see each other as their best friend and have a great relationship, but neither could really see it for what it was. Finally something clicks in their brains and they see what everyone else has known forever and that scares them. How do they deal with this realization and what will happen? I loved the way things worked out for Jackson’s career. I did not want to put this one down. I loved that the characters were flawed in their own unique ways; this just made them more relatable. The three graces were assuming and I couldn’t help but cheer for their plans to be fulfilled. I would definitely read more by this author.