I picked Someone Like You by Victoria Bylin even though I hadn't heard anything about the author which seems to be a little bit of a change from recently with all the other books that I have picked. I loved the cover and the description of the book so I decided that I had to find out more!
Julia Dare is trying to run her own business, raise her young son, Max,
and help her widowed mother. Her biggest worry, though, is keeping Max's
father from being a bad influence while still allowing the boy to spend
time with his dad. When an account from her event-planning business
sends her to Caliente Springs resort, she's shocked to encounter Zeke
Monroe, her college sweetheart. Zeke is determined to keep
Caliente Springs running despite financial trouble. When Julia walks
back into his life, he's surprised at the feelings she stirs up. As they
work together on an important client's wedding, the fate of the resort
soon depends on their success. With Zeke and Julia both pushed to their
limits, will their history put up walls between them or bring them
I enjoyed the book and I thought that it was entertaining with great characters but there was something about the writing that didn't always ring true to me. I thought that there was a heavy reference to God when it was unnecessary which was pushing the point instead of showing how the characters were become better Christian through their behavior. Julia and Zeke are working together to bring more business to Caliente Springs and growing closer. Julia's son, Max, was a wonderful light with his child like behaviors and antics. At the same time, Hunter, Max's father, is a horrible person making Max the center of his strange world but never making decisions with his son's best interests at heart. Although I am sure that people often do this, it doesn't ring true to me that Hunter would continue to keep up this behavior for years without giving up and moving on. The main story between Julia and Zeke and all of the employees of the resort was the highlight for me. I enjoyed the story and was excited to see what would happen next which is always the sign of a good plot. I hope that you check out this book and see for yourself. Let me know what you think!!
**I was provided a copy of this book to review and provide my honest opinion. All opinions here are my own.
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