The Two of Us is the best book I have read yet by Victoria Bylin and that is saying a lot because they have all been great reads. What I always appreciate from her books are her realistic and relatable characters. Very early on, readers fall in love with Mia and Jake and root for them until the end. They are introduced under circumstances neither of them planned on and both have to move beyond their own pain from the past. Both of them have dreams that revolve around helping others, but their dreams are taking them in different directions. The story keeps your interest as you watch these two people try to figure out how they can live out their dreams and make this relationship work at the same time. In several reviews, I saw readers compliment the way Ms. Bylin handles the topic of Alzheimers. Jake's mother has Alzheimers and as someone who has watched her own mother-in-law battle this horrendous disease, I believe Victoria Bylin handles the whole topic with dignity and respect. I was given a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
Sometimes I pick up a book because it looks sweet and simple. I imagine the outcome and am there to enjoy the predictable ride. Then came "The Two of Us." Of course, Mia and Jake will be thrown into each other's life, but that is as far as the "predictable ride" goes! Victoria Bylin weaves a sincere story of two adults who have their own fears, shortcomings, and passions. Nothing felt fake or rushed and I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know these characters and I even cried at part. Thank you, Victoria Bylin, for writing a wonderful tale that swept me in and has me wanting more! I received a copy of "The Two of Us" from Bethany House Publishing for my honest and fair review.
Sometimes life can turn out so much better than our dreams. Especially if we let God lead and guide us. Mia has dreamed of helping those less fortunate in other countries. Being a nurse practitioner she knows that her skills are badly needed. When she hears some news from the sister she raised, she races to Vegas to talk some sense into her. Mia didn't plan on meeting Jake or liking her sisters fiancé Sam. These two men turn Mia's world upside down. Can she take a leap of faith into the unknown? Or are the walls around her heart too hard to break? I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Contemporary Romance. I easily liked the characters and couldn't wait to see what happened. Love involves taking risks and being able to forgive. I loved Jakes story and how much he cared for others. It was interesting having a main character that had a family with health issues. I can't say too much in fear of spoiling, but it made the story all the more intriguing. I received a copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers and was in no way forced to post a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own.