Love in the Details

Love in the DetailsLove in the Details by Becky Wade
Series: A Year of Weddings
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Published by Zondervan on October 17, 2015
Pages: 93
Also in this series: A May Bride, The Perfect Arrangement, To Have and to Hold
Also by this author: A Love Like Ours, To Have and to Hold

 

Josh returns to Martinsburg, Texas to help his best friend make final preparations for his wedding. What Josh didn’t realize is that when he saw his high school sweetheart again, his feelings for her would come flooding back to him. Holly, his high school sweetheart, broke up with him once he went off to college, but what he doesn’t know is the real reason she broke up with him.

With the author being Becky Wade, there was no doubt in my mind that I would love it no matter what!

I had no idea what this book was about when I began reading it. With the author being Becky Wade, there was no doubt in my mind that I would love it no matter what! And I was correct. She has a way of bringing out the hopeless romantic in me. I adore her ability to make me laugh and cry all within the same few seconds!

This story was a sweet novella, that had me from the beginning!

I admired Holly’s love for Josh, even back in high school. She knew at such a young age, the importance of Josh finishing his college and allowing him to develop to his full potential. I’m not so sure that I could have made that same sacrifice.

Josh was such an upstanding guy. His wealth could have easily made him a complete jerk, but it didn’t. He returned to Martinsburg to help his best friend, even paying for some of his best friend’s wedding expenses. He was such a swell guy, kind, patient, and very tender hearted.

This story was a sweet novella, that had me from the beginning! I was completely caught up in Josh and Holly’s story. Great job, once again, Becky! If you’re a hopeless romantic, then you don’t want to miss this sweet novella!

–Jodie


About Love in the Details (from the back cover):
Holly ended things to give him a better life, but she was the future he’d always dreamed of.

Eight years have passed since Holly last saw her high school sweetheart, Josh. Now the wedding of Josh’s best friend has brought him back to Martinsburg, Texas.  His duties as best man and Holly’s as the church’s volunteer wedding coordinator link them together.  As they work behind the scenes to plan a beautiful November wedding for their friends, they’re forced to confront painful reminders of what might have been.

Holly broke up with Josh all those years ago in an attempt to ensure his future success. However, she never told him the true reason behind her actions and now must decide whether to keep her secret hidden. She’s terrified of letting herself fall for him because she barely managed to piece her life back together after losing him the last time.

Not a day’s gone by since Josh parted from Holly that he hasn’t thought about her.  The pain of the past eight years has been too much to bear and he doesn’t want to make himself vulnerable to her again. But the more time he spends with her, the harder it is to deny the love he still has for her.

Will Josh and Holly risk their hearts on the hope that God’s timing really can be best?

It seems I’ve become a little addicted to these little Wedding Novellas. They’re an easy read with a guarantee of an aww factor. What’s not to love? If you’re in the mood for a sweet ending, Love in the Detail will plunge you into a story of regret, hope, and serve it with a sprinkle of humor along the way.

Holly is easy to adore with her sweet personality and attention to the needs of her neighbor, and I really liked that she was a YA author. Josh gained my sympathy with his broken heart and harbored bitterness, even if at the time I understood why Holly made the decision that she did.

If you’re in the mood for a sweet ending, Love in the Detail will plunge you into a story of regret, hope, and serve it with a sprinkle of humor along the way.

The slow revealing of the couple’s past relationship allowed my desire for a rekindling and a hope that Holly and Josh might possibly could work things out. That is if one or both of them would be brave enough to stop fronting their true feelings.

The ending felt a bit rushed, however, at the same time it remained true to the characters past responses, and perhaps, I was just not ready to let go of Holly and Josh’s lives so soon.

–Megan

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