Friday, May 27, 2016

Book Review - Someone Like You


A brand new Christian, Julia is busy trying to run her own business, spend time with her widowed mother, and raise her young son, Max, despite his father's less-than-ideal influence on him. When a big account from her event-planning business sends her to the Caliente Springs resort, she's shocked to come face-to-face with Zeke Monroe, the resort's general manager and her college sweetheart.

With his faith in tatters, Zeke Monroe is determined to keep the historic Caliente Springs resort running despite financial difficulties. But when Julia walks back into his life, he can't ignore the feelings she stirs up. As they work together on an important client's dream wedding, the fate of the resort soon depends on their success. When Zeke and Julia are pushed to their limits both personally and professionally, will their history put up walls between them or bring them together?


Victoria Bylin writes contemporary and historical romances known for their realistic, relatable characters. Her work has finaled in contests such as the Carol Awards, the RITAs, and the RT Reviewers' Choice Award. A native of California, she and her husband now make their home in Lexington, Kentucky.


When I first started this book, I thought it was going to be a typical romance. Was I wrong! Yes, it's a great romantic story but it's so much more than that. It's a story of forgiveness, redemption, and more.

Julia is a single mom with a four year old boy named Max. She and Max have moved back in with her mom, Ellen, while Julia works at getting her new business, Dare to Dream, off the ground. She has a big contract in the works and is looking for a resort for her client where he and his business associates can have some relaxation.

Zeke is the manager at Caliente Springs - an older resort he's trying to bring back into it's glory. When Julia shows up to check it out for her client, they are thrown back together after not seeing each other since college.

Through a series of events, Julia ends up working not only for her own business but helping Zeke to pull off a huge wedding in about a month. This wedding has strings attached as the resort owner has told Zeke she won't try to sell the resort if the wedding comes off beautifully. Of course, we have the monkey wrench thrown in of Julia's son's father showing up. He's quite a horrible man and I couldn't stand him! How he treats those around him was appalling!

My very favorite part of this story was of Ellen and George. Their romance is very sweet and it's nice to see an older couple romance story. I loved George and how he is such a gentlemen yet a man who takes charge when he needs to.

I have one warning - don't read this book before trying to go to sleep. I literally stayed up for hours reading because I couldn't put it down! I highly recommend this book and I know you'll enjoy it as much as I did.

*This book was provided to me for my honest review by LitFuse Publicity Group

Blessings - Julie

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