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Worth reading 😎

K. Lumpkin brings us a beautiful and heartwarming story about love amidst adversity.

Kyana Cel`on and David Mitchell are two people living separate lives until one wintry afternoon. Their cute-meet sets off a chain of events that lead the way to happily ever after.

Kyana is a physical therapist dedicated to helping others. Her cheerful disposition and close friends give readers a multi-dimensional look at her life, and her use of the phrase “dern skippy” might be my newest favorite expression. I really liked Kyana and felt it easy to keep reading once I started because I connected to her character quite quickly. Her cheerful personality, concrete beliefs, her ready ability to pray, and her relationship with her friends give readers a solid view of her well-rounded character. I could feel a concrete connection with Kyana as the story progressed; her views on dating and marriage, drinking, and her personal boundaries were familiar, and I respected her character and decisions.

David is in college, working on his degree, when we're introduced to him. He's helping with his father's business, and you get a good look at his family life, friendships, and studies to become a dentist. I appreciate his standards and family interactions, and it's lovely to get his background as well. He's a well-crafted character, and his kindness and chivalry with Kyana is a positive experience to read. David becomes a positive male role-model. 

When these two meet, there's chemistry and the stirrings of friendship, and it's sweet to watch their relationship develop over the course of the book. I appreciate how K. Lumpkin utilizes sub-plots to keep the chapters moving forward. I'm also a fan of her characterization, slow-building connection between Kyana and David, and thrilling mystery. 

What makes this story stand-out is the unexpected twist. Kyana leaves one relationship within the expanse of the book to enter into another. As her time with David carries on, she starts to receive creepy and disgusting phone calls which are threatening (explicit warning by the author applies here).

If I had any wishes, I'd say I would have enjoyed the shifts in time clarified a bit and the resolution with the caller a little more clearly detailed. Otherwise, this was a beautiful story with heartwarming characters. I'd highly recommend it to anyone interested in suspenseful, romantic, and Christian-themed stories.

Thanks to the Author K. Lumpkin and Reedsy Discovery for this Advanced Reader copy to read and review. 

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About the author

K. Lumpkin began writing and illustrating at the age of 4. She is now a wife and mother of two teens who make all things in life exciting. She and her family have lived in Latin America and various states in the U.S. When a breath can be caught, she enjoys writing, dancing and painting. view profile

Published on October 13, 2020

80000 words

Contains mild explicit content ⚠️

Genre: Christian Fiction

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