Sunday, September 18, 2016

Book Review: When Love Arrives


An Unlikely Couple Struggles to Reconcile the Burdens of Their Past
Dani Prescott came to the children's hospital to spy on Brett Somers--so how did she end up on a date with him? Weeks earlier she'd seen an interview in which he blamed her mother for the plane crash that had killed his parents. But the crash had killed her mother as well, so Dani can't believe the story Brett's trying to sell to the media.
Vowing to find a way to discredit the privileged--and maddeningly handsome--Brett, Dani has been following him and taking photos, hoping to find something she can use against him. But when she catches his eye instead, she quickly finds herself offering up a fake name and agreeing to a date. Brett knows this mystery girl is hiding something--but he's got his own secrets to keep. What will happen when he discovers who she really is? Will Dani and Brett look beyond their own heartaches to discover a love that could heal their deepest pain?
Fresh, flirty, and fast-paced, "When Love Arrives" is an engaging story that will have readers falling in love with the characters as they navigate the tricky waters between romance and revenge.

~My Review~
4 out of 5 stars

  Ahh, after reading a few not so good books, I needed this! Such a sweet light read, but with deeper truths and meanings woven throughout the story.
I loved the characters. They were intriguing and in one way or another, you could relate to them. And the fact that one of the main characters wrote a WWII short story, loves old WWII-era movies and quoted "Fiddler on the Roof" was just awesome. It made me want to just sit and be able to talk with Dani for a day. ;)

It would have been a 5-star, but there were a few things that lowered my rating. First, the physical aspect. PEOPLE CAN I HAVE A MODERN STORY WHERE THEY SAVE THEIR FIRST KISS FOR MARRIAGE?!
The whole physical thing didn't sit well with me. I'm really getting tired of reading books where that's all guys (and girls) notice, and the couple doesn't even consider the spiritual side of the relationship.
Also, Brett's past life is in shambles. Because of the things it mentioned he did, I wouldn't recommend the book for anyone under 16.

Yet, there was a beautiful glorious moment. That moment when the Gospel light shone through, and instead of continuing to try and be in control, the character turned his life over to Christ. The gospel was presented beautifully, and it was so amazing to see God's power work in even the darkest life.

So yes. I enjoyed it and there are many, many good things about it. However, I would caution anyone who reads it just because of the physical attraction and the before-commitment kiss.

~I received this book from Revell publishes in exchange for my honest review~


  1. Awww, this sounds like a super sweet, light read!! :)

    1. It was! I think you'd really enjoy it. :)