Blog Tour Review & Giveaway: Worth Waiting For by Sally Johnson


Worth Waiting For is the second book in this series, but can be read as a standalone, which is what I did. Check out the book and author info, my review, and the giveaway below...

Worth Waiting For (The Skeleton in My Closet #2)Worth Waiting For
(The Skeleton in My Closet #2)
by Sally Johnson
LDS Contemporary Romance
Paperback, 180 Pages
July 1st 2015 by Covenant Communications

Summary

Sophia thought she was over her broken heart, but the news that her roommate has eloped with Sophia's ex-husband hits the nineteen-year-old like a ton of bricks. She knows she should be fine with the unexpected revelation--after all, her boyfriend, Luke, is incredible, but it would seem her heart is not as resilient as she thought. And as Luke prepares to leave for his European study abroad, Sophia's feelings of fear and inadequacy threaten to overwhelm her.

A summer with her family in Las Vegas gives Sophia the time she needs but she still can't shake the questions haunting her, the questions that continually threaten to put more than physical distance between Luke and her. Is she really ready to jump into a new relationship when the last one ended so painfully? Will her divorce always define her? Is she the one with the problem?

As she wistfully observes others' love stories blossoming around her, Sophia must decide whether she's prepared to take another chance on love. Luke's return from Europe forces Sophia to confront the decision she's not sure she's prepared for--will her troubled past destroy the happy ending she's always dreamed of?

   

Also in the Series

The Skeleton in My Closet Wears a Wedding Dress
  


My Review

Worth Waiting For was a cute LDS romance about disasters and how they can turn into blessings.  Though it just might take a while before that's what you see. It told the story of college student Sophia and her hangups from her divorce in letting go of the past enough to see a future love in her boyfriend, Luke. There were roommates, family and friends, engagements, wedding planning, inspirational moments, and one very patient man who wanted his happily-ever-after to be Sophia.

Sophia was a great character. She began the story with quite a lot of baggage that made her doubt others, but especially herself. This was her story as she struggled to figure things out. Love and marriage pretty much gave her panic attacks, which made things rough for her relationship with Luke. Luke was a great guy. I liked seeing some of his frustration play out because it felt genuine. I also liked that he was patient and willing to hold on because of how he felt about Sophia. The dramatics from roommates and family members added some fun twists. I really loved Luke's family and the time Sophia spent with them. There was one part that was rather humorous that still cracks me up and also makes me think how great Luke's mom was. Overall, a good set of characters.

I did feel like a missed a little bit in this story having not read the first book, The Skeleton in My Closet Wears a Wedding Dress. Some of the characters weren't necessarily introduced and so I had to figure out who they were on my own or just accept them as being part of the story. I also would have loved a little more from this story. More banter between Sophia and Luke so I could fall in love with him more, deeper characters, maybe some cute interactions with Sophia's babysitting charge, and more intensity to the romance - maybe some swoon-worthy moments or showing Luke's love in more actions. I also felt like Sophia's hesitancy and denial was stretched out a little and tested my patience when she just wouldn't let go and continuously brought up her ex. Having said all that, I still really enjoyed this story.

I'd recommend Worth Waiting For to those who enjoy LDS or Christian romance, are looking for something short and cute, with family and romance, but also an almost coming-of-age story as Sophia figures out her life.


Content: Clean

Source: I would like to thank Covenant for my complimentary copy, which did not affect my review in any way.

About the Author

Sally   Johnson

Unlike Sophia, Sally Johnson is not tall, blonde, or divorced. She grew up in Massachusetts and received her bachelor's degree in English from Brigham Young University. She and her husband, Steve, have four children and currently live in Las Vegas (but sadly not in a hotel). She has always had an overactive imagination and has finally found a way to put it to good use.


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2 comments

  1. Thanks for sharing your thoughts about this book!

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  2. I just added these to my TBR pile :). Although I cannot imagine a 19 yr old being married and divorced all ready. Natalie is 19...That is just WAYYYYY too young. It makes my heart hurt, but it sounds like a good story :)

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