Risking Love by Brenda Anderson is a sweet Christian romance that I highly recommend. From the beginning, I wanted to know how Lissa was going to grow as a character. She was such a planner, and watching her wrestle with living outside her agenda for life was suspenseful in its own way. Perhaps I relate here because I am a planner and having my plans go awry causes me stress. Both heroes are likeable guys so I was curious about whom she would choose; of course, I was rooting for one in particular. Lissa asked questions that I know others bring up like is it right to date two men at the same time, and how do you know which one is the right one.
I understood Lissa. I rejoiced with her breaking free. Most people have something to break free from.
The story made me think about choices and expectations, and how sometimes we have set unrealistic goals or perhaps goals that should be modified because we have changed. Often people don’t want to give up on their plan even though God is showing them another route. God’s way is always best, yet we resist.
We all have bad habits that we want to hide, deny, or ignore. I like how the author handles this for Lissa and Haven.
I’ve had the privilege of reading all of Anderson’s books, and I believe this was her best yet. The story line is less complicated than her other novels, but I found that refreshing in this particular story.
Caleb’s plight was tense. Life just wasn’t giving him a break, but I know his story happens, and I genuinely cared about how it was going to unfold.
I like how Anderson portrays her heroes. Their mistakes make them more realistic, and their values are commendable. They figure out what’s important in life when it gets down to the nitty gritty.
I hope you’ll find a copy soon. It releases next week on October 4. Until then, you can get it at a discounted Kindle price of $2.99 on Amazon.