Maybe it’s You was a refreshing read that felt very real and unpretentious. It was on the edgy side, in a college setting, and there were some situations that these characters got into that may make some Christian fiction readers uncomfortable. In my opinion, all was handled in an appropriate manner and I found this story to be realistic in the trials and temptations that these characters faced.
The main character, Reagan, spent a good portion of the book as a non-believer. I really enjoyed her faith journey and the reality of the way she viewed things. Dash was a very new Christian when the book opened and he had his own personal struggles and temptations that he dealt with throughout the story.
I loved the attraction between these two, yet the problem for Dash that was posed by the reality of Reagan being a non-believer. His balancing act in his life was shaky at times, but I appreciated that his heart was in the right place. I also liked that Reagan and Dash, although trying to make good decisions, sometimes found themselves in situations that made it hard for them to keep their eyes on God. I thoroughly enjoyed this story!
I received a complimentary copy or this book. All opinions are my own.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Reagan Bellamy’s neighbor is everything she never wanted. Despite her best efforts to ignore him and fly under his radar, Dash Carter refuses to wither under her stare and leave her alone. So what if he’s totally hot? Who cares if her roommates think he’s adorable? Reagan’s too busy to waste time on a loser with musical pipe dreams. Between classes, studies, and her need to stay ahead of the game, she’s got too much on her plate to give him the time of day.
Dash Carter is a man on a mission. He’s done a total 180 and for the first time in a long time feels optimistic about the future. He’s clean, he’s on a good path, and he’s surrounded himself with people who make life better, not worse. Unfortunately, his neighbor—the one girl who’s always piqued his interest—still thinks he’s a slacker, bothering Dash more than it should.
Acting on an opportunity to show Reagan he’s a changed man, Dash inadvertently puts her in a difficult position with her new boss and sends her down a path she hasn’t the time or inclination to pursue. Desperate to make things right, Dash becomes more invested in her life despite warnings from his mentor to not get involved with someone whose beliefs don’t match his own.
Reagan’s not sure what it says about her that she’d rather deal with Dash the deadbeat than Dash the Bible thumper. The more she digs her heels in against the religious freaks she’s forced to interact with, the more she begins to question everything she’s built her life upon. When the tide begins to turn in Reagan’s heart and her worldview flips upside down, trusting God means putting everything on the line, including her heart.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
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My husband and I live outside Atlanta, Georgia, with our three dogs and two college-aged kids. I have a journalism degree from the University of Georgia (Go Dawgs!) and I’m a member of Romance Writers of America . I’ve been writing seriously since 2004 and made the decision to indie publish in 2011.