Thursday, January 4, 2018

You're Gonna Love Me

Thunder Creek Series #2

paperback, ebook, audio book, MP3 CD

December 12, 2017

by Robin Lee Hatcher 

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson 
  • ISBN-13: 978-0718085971

Who knew fate could twist a tragedy into a second chance at love?
Samantha Winters lives her life the way a good accountant should—measured, deliberate, and safe. After watching her father die in a tragic skiing accident, she decided never to allow risk into her life again. But she didn’t count on falling for Nick Chastain, who embodies everything she doesn’t want in her safely constructed world.
Against Samantha’s warnings, Nick plans a dangerous kayaking trip over spring break. Furious that he’s so careless with his life, she ends their fledgling relationship with harsh words.
Two years later, Samantha is desperately in need of a change. When she learns her grandmother has had an accident and is in need of a caretaker, Samantha quickly packs her bags and heads to Thunder Creek, Idaho. But nothing could prepare her for the surprise awaiting her in her grandmother’s hospital room . . . Nick.
With the charming backdrop of small-town friends, beloved cousins, and a whole church congregation rooting for them, can they set aside the disastrous ending of their first try at love? Has Nick changed enough to meet Samantha in the middle—and can she realize that a risk in love might be worth taking?

My thoughts:  YOU'RE GONNA LOVE ME is Ms. Hatcher's newest romance. Sam is dissatisfied in her life and job, but she is secure and she likes it that way.  Unfortunately, she fell in love with a risk taker and he took one too many risks, so they broke up. She couldn't live with the uncertainty.  

Now, Nick is back. He can no longer work at his structured job at an university due to a brain injury following an accident. He doesn't expect to run into Sam at a hospital, nor does he expect that the older woman he rescued is Sam's grandma. His mind is altered, he struggles to remember things, but Sam, he remembers. 

I wanted to like these characters, but I couldn't relate to either Sam or Nick. It was nice to see the changes in the lives of the main characters in the previous book You'll Think of Me and this one was wrapped up neatly at the end, with a HEA ending (which romance readers will love.) 

There is no sexual tension between the characters and I found the pace a bit too slow, and the faith message is weak (but it is present.) 

I did like the HEA ending. That was the highlight of the book. 

Fans of Ms. Hatcher will love YOU'RE GONNA LOVE ME and be anxious to read more about the characters in Thunder Creek, Idaho. 

I got a copy of the book free. All opinions are my own. 

1 comment:

Marilyn R. said...

Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

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