Six years ago, I read my first Jenny B. Jones book – the first in the A Katie Parker Production series. I still remember telling a coworker about it while we were on a break – she and I both became avid fans of Jenny B. Jones, Katie Parker, and probably especially of Charlie Benson (oh, does this man know how to love!!) If you haven’t read the other books in the series, do not read any further – hurry off and read the other five books and then come back and for my thoughts on this one. Or, just run off and get them all. That’s really all you need to know.
However, what kind of book reviewer would I be if I didn’t actually review this book? So here is a little more for you.
Forever Your Girl
Series: Katie Parker Productions #6
Published by Sweet Pea Productions
Publication Date October 5, 2020
Genres: Christian Fiction, Clean Romance
Setting: Texas Contemporary
Main Character Ages: 25-34
Written for: Adults
A groom who’s loved her forever. A bride who wants to run.
When a family bombshell threatens Katie’s happiness, can she finally let go of her past to say “I do” to her new future?
Katie Parker Scott’s already postponed her wedding to Charlie Benson twice. Her handsome fiancé is starting to get concerned, and the whole town is talking. So when Broadway calls and offers Katie a dream role, she reluctantly agrees to a speedy wedding in the Caribbean. But before she can pack her bags, trouble finds her in the form of a family member she didn’t even know she had. How can Katie and Charlie have a future when her past won’t leave her alone?
She has cold feet…again.
After the plane lands in the Caribbean, Katie discovers it’s more than the resort that’s a total disaster. Can’t anything go right? As a tropical storm threatens to upend the wedding, tempers flare and secrets are revealed. Katie and Charlie’s relationship is put to the ultimate test…and she’s not sure this is a catastrophe they can weather.
He once promised he’d never let her go.
Charlie’s through waiting, and Katie has a decision to make. Will she give into the old fears and let love walk away? Or say yes to the man she’s always loved…and be forever his girl.
Don’t miss Forever Your Girl—a hilarious second-chance romance and sixth book in the Katie Parker Production series.
I received a complimentary copy of this book. This gift did not influence my opinion or review.
Also in this series: Something To Believe In
I love that this series is written from Katie’s perspective alone. It is just better this way. Sure, there are some things that I would have liked to see from Charlie’s perspective, or can you imagine seeing things the way Mad Maxine does!! What a frightening possibility! But it would just be all kinds of wrong to see the events through anyone else’s eyes.
Despite her eleven years with James and Millie Scott, Katie still has a fear of losing those she loves. Yes, she knows the love of God, thanks to the Scotts, but the tragedy of her childhood has followed her and haunts her and robs her of her peace.
This story is all kinds of funny (Katie’s grandma Maxine is the reason they started calling people “a hoot”!) She has a knack for getting Katie into the strangest situations. While there are loads of laugh out loud moments, the part where they first got to the island on the puddle jumper flown by Captain Pepe – and the way he kept popping up – were a riot!! I love the way the author takes a “thing”, adds some humor, and makes it an inside joke throughout.
Maxine running for mayor is hilarious enough in and of itself. When her election signs start going missing, things begin to escalate and Maxine insists on sleuthing to find the culprit. I was oblivious as to the identity of the thief until the night Katie and Maxine discovered the reprobate – right before the mystery was solved.
Forever Your Girl is also all kinds of heart-wrenching. Katie’s struggle with her childhood tragedy and accepting that God’s plans for her are good and not evil cause her so much grief and it overflows to those around her. Her terrible fear of hurting Charlie led her to hurt him over and over. And the trouble that found her via the family member alluded to in the synopsis. If that doesn’t touch your heart, I recommend you get a checkup to make sure it is still working!