Joel Bennett has always known Serena Hayes as his sister’s gregarious best friend. In the three years since Lacey began college, Serena became a regular houseguest, but lately, she’s absent more than not. When Joel discovers she’s in an abusive relationship, protectiveness from within roars to life.
With only a part-time job to support her and nowhere to go, Serena fears leaving her current relationship would jeopardize her chances of graduating college. After a brutal attack leaves her no choice, she courageously moves out. On her journey toward regaining confidence, self-worth, and independence, Joel falls in beside her, encouraging her. The way he emulates Godly love and compassion draws her close—not just to him, but to the God who can satisfy her longing for love better than any man,
Attraction sizzles between them, but events from their pasts cast shadows of doubt.
When the unthinkable happens, can Serena open her heart to a second chance at love, or is she destined to be alone?
This was a good book. I’ve never read anything by this author. But she dealt with some tough realities.
I can’t imagine being in an abusive relationship with someone who claims to love you. For me I think just walk away but I have never been in those shoes to have to deal with it.
Joel is a great guy and I couldn’t wait for Serena to open heart to him.
These characters are younger then I first expected, college age, still dealing with going to school, working and making all of that happen so it was a bit hard to relate to them at times but overall it is a good read.
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