Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Someone Like You (Review)
This review is for the book "Someone Like You" by Victoria Bylin. In this book, we meet Julia Dare, a single mom who has recently separated herself from her son's father. Julia has moved back in with her widowed mother and is trying to run a company while dealing with the emotional abuse from her son's father. She is excited to find a big account is interested in her event planning business, and she travels to solidify that relationship, but is surprised to find her college sweetheart Zeke is the general manager of the place to which she has been sent. This is an awkward relationship because of how they left things, and the fact that Julia's son's dad is a guy who tormented Zeke in college. They obviously still have some feelings for each other and are trying to work out those feelings while deal with the business side of things.
I loved this book. While I cringed at the treatment that both Julia and her son Max received from the dad, Hunter, it was unfortunately pretty realistic of how manipulative abusers can be. I loved the side story of Julia's mom finding love again after losing her husband. And I enjoyed the journey that Zeke was on to rekindle his faith. This book had a subtle push toward faith but nothing cheesy or overly dramatic. I really enjoyed it. I look forward to reading more by Bylin in the future.
Thank you to Litfuse Publicity for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review.