Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Review: Say It's For Good by Teresa Tysinger

Series: Laurel Cove # 4
Genre: Contemporary Romance 
Publisher: Good Day Publishing 
Released: Feb. 22, 2022
262 pages
About the Book:

Is a decade enough time to heal old wounds?

Professional chef Leah Spencer is level-headed, responsible, and practical—making it an easy decision to move home to Laurel Cove, North Carolina to care for her ailing father. All he wants is for his only child to find love and partnership like he had with his late wife—before he leaves her all alone. Desperate to ease his worries, as well as her own, she breaks character and creates a fake relationship with the one man in town who likely wants nothing to do with her. And the one man she’s ever truly loved.

Ladies’ man Jasper Bowdon has successfully avoided commitment ever since his heart was broken a decade ago. Casual dating, however, had grown tiresome and he’d recently decided to take a break from women to finally figure out what he really wants. Why, then, does he agree to a pretend relationship with the very woman who’d ruined him in the first place? And why is he left wondering if it could all be part of God’s plan to heal them both? 

My Rating & Thoughts:    

I absolutely loved this story. The two main characters are Jasper and Leah. Jasper is the brother of Jack from book one, as they own the hardware store together and had a close relationship in the first book I was hopeful that Jack would play a prominent role in this book and I wasn’t disappointed. Leah and Jasper seriously dated when they were young but broke up 10 years ago during college. Leah is now back in town after recently losing her mother and finding out her dad is sick. Jasper and Leah begin fake dating to please her dad, but one of the rules they establish is that their hearts cannot get involved. Will that be possible?

Jasper has dated other women since Leah but nothing serious as he knows that his heart still belongs to her. Leah is battling fear of losing those she loves so she tries her hardest to keep her distance from Jasper and fights her growing feelings. Meanwhile their lie gets them into a couple sticky situations, and they quickly learn that no good comes from lying. I loved these characters. Jasper puts his heart on the line for Leah numerous times. I felt for Leah, trying to cope with her dad’s illness so soon after losing her mother. She had a wonderful support system with her best friend/business partner and Jasper. He stepped up for her even when she tried to push him away. Jasper turned to his brother, Jack, for advice and Jack prayed about it before advising Jasper. What a wonderful example. I loved this story and the message of God trusting in God to help you through the hard times and that he has a plan for you.

Favourite Quote: 
“God can use even our mistakes to lead us to the good He wants for us.”

(I purchased my copy of this book; opinions expressed 
in this review are my honest opinion and completely my own.)

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