I was surprised as I read this that it was a Love Inspired book. I've read other books by Cynthia Rutledge before, but I don't ever remember them being quite as sexual as this one was. Just a word of warning to those who really like the Love Inspired Series.
I had a hard time believing the characters. One of the main character had three children ages ~25, 16, and 7. While I know this occurs happens (in fact, I know families like this), it's not really the norm, so when there is another family who has children spaced REALLY far apart I found the whole thing a little ridiculous, especially when he tells the other main character that he thinks he wants to have more children (while his oldest child just said that his wife is pregnant - so this guy wants to be a grandfather and a father at the same time).
The writing was so-so, but I found myself questioning it quite a bit, but that may be because I was feeling overly critical because of the aforementioned age thing.
Despite these things I found myself enjoying the book and I thought it was a fairly interesting read. The characters were complex and interesting. There were side stories I thought could have come out more, but over all it was an okay read, it just wasn't what I expected.
I needed a light Christian romance to leaven the heavier topics I have chosen lately. But the premise of this novel was eerily similar to that of Gail Gaymer Martin's Upon a Midnight Clear: a young, single nanny cares for a girl who hasn't spoken since her mother's tragic death, and in the process, not only does she help the girl to speak again, she also falls in love with her employer, and they marry. Thankfully, this book was far superior to Martin's. Rutledge focuses on Lori and Drew's relationship and not on the details of the daily care of a child, which are already familiar to anyone who has cared for children. Sequel to Kiss Me, Kaitlyn.
I alwys enjoy books by Cynthia Rutledge."