Wednesday, January 4, 2023

Review: Nickels by Karen Baney

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Released: Jan. 1, 2011
358 pages
About the Book:

Niki Turner has finally arrived. Her career is soaring—she has just been offered the company’s most sought after account, Helitronics. Life would be perfect, if she could stop her roommate from playing matchmaker.

Then Kyle Jacobs mysteriously re-enters her life. As painful memories resurface, his presence turns her life upside down and threatens to waylay her career. She must find a way to work with him—after all, he’s the helicopter flight consultant for the new flight control system she’s programming.

Kyle Jacobs struggles to find his place in the civilian world following a tragic accident in Afghanistan. He must learn to move beyond the guilt he feels. As he picks up the pieces of his life, he longs for a second chance with Niki, the girl he carried in his heart during the war.

Can Niki forget the past and see Kyle as the new man he has become? Or will her resentment keep her from finding what she has always been searching for?

My Rating & Thoughts:    

Niki is a software engineer working on contract for multiple companies and gets the opportunity to work at her dream company, but it is not as great as she expected it to be. Niki lost her parents and brother when she was in high school and other than her best friend, who she lives with, she has cut herself off from others and focuses solely on work. She doesn’t want to get close to anyone in fear of losing them. Kyle is Niki’s best friend’s older brother and once had feelings for Niki, but he didn’t treat her well. When he learns they will be working together he sees this as his opportunity to make amends. I wasn't sure what to think of Niki in the beginning but as I got to know her I felt drawn to her, then Kyle enters the scene and I really enjoyed the interaction between the two of them. The quips back and forth between them were great. Once I became invested in the two main characters, I had to know that things worked out. I liked how Kyle tried to draw Niki out of her shell without being pushy about it, he was patient when he needed to be and was able to show Niki that God cared about her. I did not like that Kyle did not share his secret with Niki at the beginning of their relationship if he had shared with her when he first felt prompted to so much heartache could have been avoided for both. The characters not only told Niki about God's love, but also showed it in their actions. Niki discovers that God is there for her and that she is not alone. The author does a great job a taking a very technical job and writing it in a way that those not involved in the field can understand it. 

Favourite Quote: 
“With Jesus, the good outweighs the bad.”

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

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