Worth Waiting For
Author: Sally Johnson
Publisher: Covenant Communications
Published: July 1st, 2015
Paperback: 180 pages
FTC FYI: Received a paperback copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Sophia thought she was over her broken heart, but the news that her roommate has eloped with Sophia's ex-husband hits the nineteen-year-old 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 she's always dreamed of?
I didn't realize this was a sequel until I was writing this review. It can stand alone, but previous dates, and/or other events that were mentioned and not explained make sense now why they weren't explained in this book. That didn't take me out the story though, I still really enjoyed it. I really liked Sophia and I sympathized with her. I thought her inner voice was very funny at times and I appreciated her humor. This is a great book about letting go and putting your life back together, but also taking your time to really know what you want, and Sophia needed that time. I loved Luke, he is a great guy, with mounds of kindness and patience. The other characters were great too. I wish there was more time with Justin, he was very funny and Gretchen was great too. There were some scenes in the last few chapters where I was laughing out loud.
4 out of 5 stars.
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