Gina Hernandez, Brynn’s best friend, has had her ups and downs. A sketchy home life and childhood trauma made her into a determined young woman who struggles with insecurities. She’s a passionate caregiver whose heart beats for others, even if she doesn’t fully trust them.
Youth pastor Jaydon Bennett has seen his share of the ugly side of life. The pain of a failed marriage still taunts him, but snarky Gina reawakens his hopes for a healthy relationship. But there’s something about the new girl in his youth group that reminds him of Gina.
While sparks fly and their bond grows stronger, Jaydon and Gina have to navigate some tough situations to figure out how they can help the girl and her family before Gina’s history repeats itself. Or worse.
Can Gina trust herself, trust Jaydon, and hardest of all, trust God to handle it all?
my point of view:
This is my first book by Jaycee Weaver, and i was blessed to have received this in a contest giveaway. I promise you it will not be my last! I absolutely adored this story, the writing, the characters, the struggles, and most importantly the faith behind every word written! Even though this is the second book in the series, I never read the first one and I can promise you this stands on its own quite beautifully. I was so taken with Gina, she has such a huge personality that will have you literally laughing out loud! I just know I would be friends with her in real life. To me, that is one of the highest praises I can give a character in a novel!
Gina has had such a rough go in her upbringing that has caused her to have insecurities we can only imagine….but she has a faith in God that is unshakable, and this makes for one amazing heroine! Gina is so giving and caring about everyone around her, that sometimes you lose sight of yourself, until you meet that one person who really sees inside you….enter Jaydon. Ah, the big bear of a youth pastor that has such a gentle heart…a heart that has been broken, but not shattered. Can these two help each other while they continue to help all those around them? You will need to read it to find out, lol! I promise you will not be disappointed!
Jaycee Weaver lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico, with her amazing husband, three daughters, a crazy shih-tzu, and a dwarf rabbit. When she’s not writing, she’s probably in hot pursuit of her 90 million other hobbies or shuttling the kids around. Jaycee loves to read books in multiple genres, drink too much coffee (honestly, when are they going to make the coffee IV a real thing?!), sing, take landscape and floral photos, sew, cook, bake, and craft nearly anything. She considers herself a recovering perfectionist and sometimes hot mess. She does her best to live her faith in action, being open, honest, and real; letting God be Lord over the good, the bad, and the ugly even when it’s hard.