Falling for You
by Becky Wade
Published by Bethany House Publishers
Publication Date May 1, 2018
Genres: Christian Fiction, Mystery, Clean Romance
Setting: Washington Contemporary
Main Character Ages: 25-34, 35-60
Written for: Adults
Famously beautiful model Willow Bradford is taking a temporary break from her hectic schedule to work as the innkeeper at her family's small-town bed-and-breakfast. She was enjoying the peace of her hometown, Merryweather, Washington, right up until she came face-to-face with Corbin Stewart, the man she loves to hate. A thoughtful rule-follower by nature, Willow threw caution to the wind four years ago when she entrusted her heart to Corbin--and suffered the consequences when it all fell apart.
Former NFL quarterback Corbin is forceful, charming, and accustomed to getting what he wants . . . except where Willow Bradford is concerned. Unable to forget her, he's never stopped regretting what happened between them. When their paths unexpectedly cross again, he's determined to make her give him a second chance.
When a decades-old missing persons case finds Corbin and Willow working together, they're forced to confront their past and who they've become--and whether they can risk falling for one another all over again.
I would like to thank Bethany House Publishers, Netgalley for giving me this copy of the book. This gift did not influence my opinion or review.
Of all the quirky habits she could have, Willow had an addiction to buying housewares. Whenever stress got the better of her, she visited one of her favorite online stores and shopped. Although this actually makes sense due to her feeling that she needed a place to belong. A home. She also struggled with a need to be perfect and in control.
Corbin was nothing if not determined. When Willow set up ground rules for their living in the same town, he determined to break them all. Which made for some very humorous moments. After he had spent time with her, he knew he needed to channel his determination towards winning her back. His love and care for his father touched me deeply, especially after I learned about the difficulties they had faced in his childhood.
Falling for You shows so much insight into human nature. The things that motivate us, the fears we face, and the difficulties we have in accepting forgiveness. The message of salvation comes through clearly as well as other spiritual truths that are so important for us to accept so that we can walk in freedom.
While there are some discussions about temptation and serial murders, the story is quite clean and appropriate for teens as well as adults.