Genesis 5020

Stories for His Glory

Formula for a Perfect Life Christy Hayes April 21, 2020

Filed under: Book Reviews — Melissa Finnegan @ 4:54 pm




Two practical strangers. One fateful night. Two pink lines.

College senior and obsessive romantic Kayla Cummings’ dreams of a storybook life are spun off course by an unplanned pregnancy after a one-night stand with her secret crush. Devastated, Kayla turns to her roommates and best friends for advice. No matter what she decides, no matter how deeply embarrassed, she has to tell the father.

Ben Strickland’s future is written in stone—as long as he gets a decent score on the Law School Admission Test. Feeling pressure from all sides, Ben struggles to juggle his upcoming finals, another shot at the LSAT, and his needy girlfriend Darcy. When the girl he spent a memorable night with weeks ago shows up at his doorstep pregnant, his already chaotic life spins out of control.

With the clock ticking, decisions to make, and a boatload of people to disappoint, Ben and Kayla embark on a journey neither anticipated—a journey where falling in love might be the biggest surprise of all. But when old hurts and buried secrets pose a greater threat to their future than impending parenthood, will Ben and Kayla go their separate ways or forge a new path to happy ever after?

My thoughts:

I LOVED this book. I had to keep reading to see how everything would work out. I think what I loved about it was how real it felt. Like this is a real issue many people have to deal with. I think even the parents reactions are real. The parent that is normally against abortion but when it’s your child you suddenly see that as an option. I bet that is more real then we want to admit.

I word of caution if you like clean, Christian romance. This is not that. I do like clean Christian romance but I am open to other genres and more secular books at times. This book would fall more into the clean, secular column then Christian. There are some raw thoughts going on in these characters heads and took me back for a second, and was like, “Did I just read that.” So, I feel I need to give you a heads up about the content. I think some people would be offended if you were expecting a regular Christian romance.

I would even use the word “Christian” loosely with this book. Although God is mentioned a few times and the main character says she’s a believer, she never really expresses sorrow for disappointing God by having pre-martial sex. She is more concerned about disappointing her parents and what other people think.

I am not telling you this because I don’t like the book. I really did, I loved it and am giving it five stars, but I just want you to know what you are going into when you pick this book up.

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A copy of this book was given to me. All opinions are my own. 


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