Today I want to share a book with you that I was FULLY prepared not to like. When I signed up for the blog tour for Who I am With You by Robin Lee Hatcher, I didn't realize it was fiction. I thought it was a marriage development book. So when it arrived and I realized my mistake, I was reluctant to begin reading the book.
Man was I wrong.
So the backstory here is that each of the main characters Jessica and Ridley have secrets that have tried their faith and made them pull away from society. I don't want to spoil the story by giving things away, so I won't share plot information but I can say that there were twists and turns in this book that I DID NOT see coming at all.
I also really enjoyed the fact that Jessica (the female lead character) wasn't perfect. She wasn't one of those vapid, damaged characters that tend to run rampant in Christian fiction until a man makes their life complete. She is intelligent, complex, and fascinating.
The only thing that I really did't like about this book was the amount of time that the couple spends alone together without being married. While I understand that this book is romantic. I am not crazy about selling the idea that you should hang out with a person of the opposite sex, alone, for long periods of time. I think it kind of set people up for failure.
Overall, I would give the writing of Who I am With You by Robin Lee Hatcher a solid B+. I enjoyed the characters immensely and for me, this book kick started a serious interest in reading more of Mrs. Hatcher's works. This book is geared towards more mature women, not adolescents given some of the more complicated aspects of the relationships.
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