G.R.I.T.S.




Marissa Gladstone has already buried her father and had one man walk out
on her, so when her boyfriend Hawke Davies suddenly proposes, Marissa’s
unsure things will last. Hoping that her quiet summer at home will give her time
to think, Marissa forgets that her first love may be home for the summer.
Before she can give Hawke an answer, she needs to find out why Sean
deserted her. But when the competition heats up between the boys, Sean tries to
win her back by making a staggering confession that links his former life to
Hawke. Forgiving Sean may be the answer she has needed all along and allow
her to choose the man she’s always loved.






A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS?
It was a good book, I loved the way she showed that the only way to truly let go of something is to forgive either yourself, or the other person involved. And let me tell you Marissa had a lot to work through. As a junior in highschool, just about to enter her senior year, Marissa is rushed to the emergency room, where she finds out she's losing her baby...a baby she didn't know was there. And when she needs the father more than ever (Sean) he's not there, he's just skipped town, and hasn't looked back. But now, 3 years later, Sean's back in town...and he wants Marissa back. Problem #1- Marissa is now 'Hawke's Girl', an ex-drug addict that has given his life to the Lord, and who now helps out in the local youth program at his church. Only thing is that's not how Sean remembers him, and he tries to tell Marissa just the kind of man Hawke really is...only thing is, Marissa knows, and they've already talked about it, and forgiven each other for their past mistakes.
Problem #2- Sean is injured, so will his life career be ruined? and will that mean having to live in the same neighborhood as Marissa? With a family that is unhappy with him.
Hawke....Let's just say, he's the best! He's with Marissa every step of the way through this healing process of finally letting Sean go...because as she does this process it will finally help them be able to start their life together. I just have to say Jessica did a fantastic job coming up with Hawke. You'll fall in love with this man, as you read about his life story, and how far he's actually come. (FYI: her next book 'Hawke's Take' is all about Hawke's story....)

I loved this book...I would have to say it's for an older audience(older Teen and up), as it does have the baby out of wedlock, and how it talks about their pasts. But all in all this was a good book, and I can't wait to read the next one, to see how far Hawke really came!



About the Author:
Jessica Adriel is a licensed minister, author, mother and speaker. She
spends her days penning books, preparing talks and delving into the world of
teenagers. Her gifts of communication and compassion were noticed early on
when she composed over 800 poems during high school and yet spent a great
deal of time with volunteer efforts. A native to New England, it was Jessica’s
tragic stint of car accidents, assaults and a four year career in
modeling, that inspired her to write ‘real life’ novels that impact teenagers.
Today Jessica inspires and ignites teens to find their God given purpose
through her books and challenging seminars. Her stories provide a bridge between
today's generation and the pressures of media and peer pressure which lead
teens in the wrong direction. Armed with a plethora of stories and a deep
love for God, Jesus introduces her audience to Christ in unconventional,
yet very powerful ways.




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4 Responses
  1. Diane Says:

    Great honest review. thanks!

    Hope you'll join me for how "Cupid Shot Me" day at my bog www.dianeestrella.com :O)


  2. David Says:

    Usually I'm let down by the lack of depth in romance, which is the main reason I don't really like that genre. However, Jessica Adriel did a splendid job of bringing reality into the book. In fact she contrasts the "world's" kind of romance with a Godly romance. In that comparison there really is no comparison.


  3. Enjoyed reading your post about Forgiving Sean, and it seems like a book worth reading. Please check out my blog and sign to follow. Let me know what you think about my short piece My Own Thin Places. I also have two new book reviews.
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    Barb


  4. I enjoyed reading your post about Forgiving Sean, and it sounds like a book worth reading. Please let me know what you think of the short piece I posted on mine yesterday. Please sign to follow my blog, if you haven't. I've signed to follow yours :)
    Thanks,
    Barb


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