Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Someone Like You

Realistic Characters Shine in Bylin's Latest Romance

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 together?

My thoughts: This is the first book I have finished by Victoria and I must say, it was well worth it! The story is one that will resonate with a lot of readers, since she brings her characters to life with their triumphs and personal tragedies. I love that she has strong secondary characters as well. I especially liked the hero, who had me cheering for him from the get go.:)
The only thing that I didn't care so much for was the ex, who was pretty annoying. I know people like that exists though, and there were some wonderful, thought provoking points about how to deal with people like that as a Christian.
All in all, this is a wonderful read that had me sucked in from the beginning! I'm sure I will be reading more of the author's books in the future.;)
I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.


  1. Considering how sweet this cover is, I'm definitely going to have to read this one. Glad to know you liked this one - thanks for the reminder, Amanda! :)

    1. You're welcome.:-) I thought of you with this one, since I thought I remembered your recommending Victoria's books.