Someone Like You
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Realistic Characters Shine in Bylin's Latest Romance
Julia Dare is trying to run her own business, raise her young son, Max, and help her widowed mother. Her biggest worry, though, is keeping Max's father from being a bad influence while still allowing the boy to spend time with his dad. When an account from her event-planning business sends her to Caliente Springs resort, she's shocked to encounter Zeke Monroe, her college sweetheart.
Zeke is determined to keep Caliente Springs running despite financial trouble. When Julia walks back into his life, he's surprised at the feelings she stirs up. As they work together on an important client's wedding, the fate of the resort soon depends on their success. With Zeke and Julia both pushed to their limits, will their history put up walls between them or bring them together?
From Publishers Weekly
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A great read!
Someone Like You is another fantastic novel by Victoria Bylin. I think that what I appreciated about this book was the depth of the characters and the complex issues each of them was facing. The story takes place at Caliente Springs, a resort in California. Zeke manages the place and is doing his best to save the resort in order to prevent so many he cares about from losing their jobs. In a desperate attempt to get more clients to hold events at the resort, he enlists the help of an event planning company which sends a planner to the resort to check it out. The planner happens to be Julia, Zeke's college girlfriend who he has not seen in many years. As I mentioned earlier, readers get to know these characters very well throughout the book. Julia is a fairly new Christian who is growing in her faith while dealing with being a single mom, a difficult ex, balancing work and family, etc. Zeke has been a Christian for a long time, but is having his own faith struggles as he has distanced himself from God and the life he used to lead. Read the book to meet Zeke and Julia and many other great characters including quite a fun-loving goat and to find out if Caliente Springs can be saved!!
I look forward to more of her books in the future. I was given a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
Forgiveness, Faith, Family
Like several others, I love the cover of this book! It drew me in as soon as I saw it! Of course I will always read a book written by Victoria but I especially love the cover on this one! I just finished reading this book and I am still thinking of the characters. I know they will be with me for awhile. They were "real" people with real issues to work out and I like reading about relationships that have ups & downs, just like real life! Julia & Zeke were a couple in college but broke up and went their separate ways. When "fate" brings them back together because of Julia planning an event at Zeke's resort where he is the general manager, they are both in a place to try a relationship again. However, Julia has a young child and Max's father is a real jerk. She is stuck trying to figure out how to best navigate that relationship in Max's best interest but it sure tests her sanity. I don't know how she did it because I wouldn't have been as charitable! That guy was awful! He certainly doesn't have Max's best interest at heart! The secondary characters in this book are wonderful also. The other employees at the resort, Julia's mother and the owners of the resort are all integral to the storyline. AND, I can't leave out Ladybug, the goat! She brings a lot of laughter to the story! Zeke is struggling to keep the resort open and Julia is planning a wedding there that would help him do that. Like life, so many "other things" happen along the way, Zeke and Julia get frustrated but their relationship grows and Julia helps Zeke with his faith, even though it was Zeke who used to be the strong one in college!
***I highly recommend this book. I read it in 2 days. I couldn't put it down! I loved the characters and the storyline.