A Gateway to Hope
E. C. Jackson
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Twenty-one-year-old Neka is a bit of an introvert, she also happens to be stunningly beautiful.
When she discovers her friend James is about to be dumped, she sees the perfect opportunity to escape from her quiet life. Can she summon the courage to leave it all behind?
James Copley comes from a ruthless family. It’s rubbed off.
Years ago, he disengaged from his brother’s smear campaign, but now his father has offered him an ultimatum, “Get married or lose your seat at the table.”
Plotting to stamp his design on the family business, he proposes to a woman, even though he doesn’t love her.
But his carefully laid plans start to unravel when she leaves him on the day she’s due to meet his family.
Could years of planning his comeback vanish with her departure?
A possible solution comes in an unexpected form: Neka. She’s not only a friend, but the daughter of his benefactor. And she’s right there, offering to support him.
But will her support stretch to marriage?
He attempts to win her over to his plan but collides with her powerful father who wants to leverage the situation for his own gain.
In their fight for survival and love, they are forced to face some uncomfortable truths.
Can they overcome thwarted dreams and missed chances to find true love, or does forcing destiny’s hand only lead to misery?
Great characters and realistic romance
A fast-paced read that doesn't overlook the fact that romance and love aren't always easy. The relationship between James and Neka has an awkwardness that feels natural, given the circumstances of their story. The author takes time to create an inspirational Christian romance that matches reality.
You can't help but root for Neka. She's such a sweet girl and a true Christian at heart. James, at first, seems like he only has his best interests at heart, until it comes to Neka. Will she be the girl that can change his ways and show him what's really important in life?
All and all, it's a wonderful read that's hard to put down once you get started. Can't wait to see more from this author.