Thursday, January 21, 2016

The Matchup by Laura L. Walker

The last thing Valerie wants or needs is to work for Gage, whom she loathed as a teen. But Valerie’s husband just walked out on her and she needs the job. Together they discover that when it comes to the Church and each other, it’s all about second chances. This sweet LDS romance will renew your faith in love and redemption.

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I first have to say that I liked this book much better than I liked the first book I read by this author.  This is a companion novel to the first book, Pierced by Love, but it can stand alone.  The main characters of these two books are brothers.

This is an LDS fiction book with some elements very specific to the LDS religion.  If you aren't familiar with the LDS religion you may be a bit confused.

Valerie and Gage have a history.  When they were young, Gage teased Valerie and hurt her.  She hated him.  Now they are all grown up and have a run in at the store.  Their meeting is strained but after a few run in's, somehow Gage convinces Valerie that he needs her help with his son.  Valerie is hesitant, but agrees.

Both Valerie and Gage are dealing with a lot in their personal lives.  Big changes, hearts that are hurting and mixed feelings about each other.  Despite all the personal drama, I never felt bogged down in it.  The thread of hope was always there, pushing the characters forward.  This is a story of forgiveness and faith.  It is a story of finding your way back to God and family.

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