Monday, July 13, 2015

Book Review: Worth Waiting For by Sally Johnson

Worth Waiting For by Sally Johnson

Book Description:

Sophia thought she was over her broken heart, but the news that her roommate has eloped with Sophia's ex-husband hits her like a ton of bricks. She knows she should be fine with the unexpected revelation—after all, her boyfriend, Luke, is incredible, but it would seem her heart is not as resilient as she thought. And as Luke prepares to leave for his European study abroad, Sophia's feelings of fear and inadequacy threaten to overwhelm her. 

A summer with her family in Las Vegas gives Sophia the time she needs, but she still can't shake the questions haunting her, the questions that continually threaten to put more than physical distance between Luke and her. Is she really ready to jump into a new relationship when the last one ended so painfully? Will her divorce always define her? Is she the one with the problem?

As she wistfully observes others' love stories blossoming around her, Sophia must decide whether she's prepared to take another chance on love. Luke's return from Europe forces Sophia to confront the decision she's not sure she's prepared for—will her troubled past destroy the happy ending of which she's always dreamed?

Rorie's Review:

I binge-read this book and finished it the same day that I started it. Granted, it's not very long, but let's just say the dishes didn't get washed that night. :) I would definitely classify this book as mind candy.

Sophia was a likeable character, and so was her boyfriend Luke. There could have been a bit more character development with them, but that wasn't detrimental to the story.

During the book, Sophia has several times when she's hit with an epiphany about how she is acting around Luke, and why she is still carrying the baggage of her failed marriage around, however, immediately after having these epiphanies, she reverts back to her usual self, not trusting that her relationship with Luke is really as good and solid as it seems to be. While I kind of wanted to smack her upside the head each time, I also realized that's how life is. For example, I know that I eat too much sugar. I know that when I don't have dessert every night, I feel much better. However, most nights you can find me thoroughly enjoying some sweet treat that I'll regret later. Us human beings are just slow learners I guess. :)

There was one part in the book when Sophia went back home for the summer and she starts working for an old friend of hers. When she first mentions the friend, it seemed like there was an important backstory there, but we never find out what it is, or if there even is one. Every time Sophia would be around the friend, I found myself wondering if I had completely missed a part of the story.

Again, a very enjoyable, very quick read. I recommend it.

Andrea's Review:

Worth Waiting For is a quick and cute read. I'll admit that I wasn't immediately drawn in by the book description I read (not the same as what is printed on the book-what I read mentioned the main character's age and it threw me a bit given her situation); however, I'm glad I had some time between the review copy arriving and having read that blurb. The book is a light and easy story with plenty of humor.

Bits of the story felt familiar right off, and after awhile it came to me that I'd read another book by this author called The Skeleton in My Closet Wears a Wedding Dress. This is a continuation of that story. While Worth Waiting For stands on its own pretty well, I was glad to have had the backstory.

I was a bit frustrated with Sophia and how she handled her relationship with Luke. There wouldn't have been much of a story if she'd just been able to move on after her first marriage ended like it did, but I was glad when she finally saw the light.

If you are looking for a quick, clean read this summer, checkout Worth Waiting For.

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About the Author:

Unlike Sophia, Sally Johnson is not tall, blonde, or divorced. She grew up in Massachusetts and received her bachelor's degree in English from Brigham Young University. She and her husband, Steve, have four children and currently live in Las Vegas (but sadly not in a hotel). She has always had an overactive imagination and has finally found a way to put it to good use. 

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Title:  Worth Waiting For
Author: Sally Johnson
Publisher: Covenant Communications
Published: July 2015
ISBN:  1680472402
Source: We received copies from the publisher in exchange for a review

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