by Chana Keefer
Soooooooooooo....what to say about this book? It is hard to write a review because I was not obsessed and dying to discuss it with others. However, it was a new take on an old subject that does not belong in mainstream romance. Still, it kept my interest, made me think, and had me softly in love. The ending was very clever with a reveal about an aspect of the book that had me really irritated throughout the major body of the work. That being said, this book could really be considered Christian Literature because it was definitely biased toward abstinence.
One chance meeting at a rock concert changes Esther Collins and Sky's world. She is a novice model and journalism student, who has been soothed for years by Sky's music. She decides to attend his concert, and gets backstage through a friend of hers. She meets Sky, and is whisked away in his limo to his apartment for a very innocent, yet misinterpreted night that changes both of their lives.
Esther feels that something changed between them, and for the first time may even think she found the man she has been saving herself for. But then Sky disappears for two years! With no contact at all. She is devastated, but moves on and even kind of dates. But she never truly gets over him.
This story takes us to missionary work in third world countries (very touching), the castles of Scotland, ranches in Texas, and rock concerts. It is a moving and well written book, but one that is way outside of my usual genre. Would I recommend it? Probably, if you are going on a cruise or a beachy destination, and want an engrossing (yet sweet) read, that covers a lot of ground around God. In the mood for angsty, hot loving? Then I would pass.
Reviewed by Kelli