Tuesday, February 19, 2019

One Thing I Know by Kara Isaac

A fresh, heartfelt romance involving a case of mistaken identity when a ghostwriter masquerades as a relationship expert and the man who is determined to expose her holds not only the key to her success, but also her heart…

Rachel Somers is America’s #1 relationship coach—America just doesn’t know it. Rachel writes the books, but her Aunt Donna plays the face of the operation. Afraid of their secret being exposed, Rachel has no choice but to keep up the charade or lose the big money required to care for her father.

Lucas Grant is a star of late night radio and set on achieving his dream of syndication. When a big-time producer calls, it looks like his hard work is about to pay off. But the offer comes with a catch—the producer is convinced Dr. Donna is not what she seems and he wants Lucas to discover her secret. To do that, he needs to win over her tight-lipped assistant who holds the key to his success and—he begins to suspect—his heart. Can love find a way through the lies that force them apart?

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I found this story line completely refreshing.  I don't think I've read anything quite like it before and that kept me interested from beginning to end.  The way that Lucas and Rachel meet and how their lives intersect and intertwine was original to me.  I've been feeling a bit overdone with Billionaires, so it was nice to read about two regular people with difficult life choices facing them.

Rachel is caught between a rock and a hard place.  Secrets can be so heavy- pushing down on peace and joy.  I really felt that with Rachel, especially as her friendship and then romance grew with Lucas.  Rachel has made some hard choices, some good, some not so good.  I loved the moments where she owned up to her choices, accepted accountability, and held her head up.  She was vulnerable and raw but free of the burden of secrets.

The attraction between Rachel and Lucas felt real, the way they dealt with problems felt real, and I really enjoyed how my feelings grew right along with theirs.  I actually think this story could be adapted into a Hallmark movie!  It had me creating that sort of movie in my head.

Content:  Mild Christian elements (talk of God, praying), kissing

- I received a complimentary copy of this book.  All opinions expressed are my own.

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