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I blog about about the books I read which range from children's books to suspense/thrillers. The books are recently published.

What You Won't Do For Love by Keleigh Hadley



Just days before her wedding, Eden Price discovers via Facebook that her fiancé has been cheating on her. She cancels the wedding, the skiing honeymoon to Switzerland and heads on her own to sizzling Mexico to get over his betrayal. Within days of her return she has not one, but two men vying for her attention and very much likes them both.


I liked the quandary that Eden found herself in trying to decide between the two men she liked. Both had very admirable qualities. One would have been able to help her with one of “bucket list” goals. Her difficulty in figuring out what she should do was very realistic as any reader’s decision-making would be.


I didn’t like her friend’s advice about keeping that personal information she had about herself a secret from a potential spouse. I thought that was something that was important to discuss before marriage.


What You Won’t Do For Love had some very surprising twists and turns in its plot. Just when you thought the story was going to go one direction, you’d be surprised and it would go another way (sometimes). I thought the twists were unique but realistic.


I was not surprised by one of the twists presented in the book, but likely that’s because as a reviewer I read so many books that I am able to pick up on the small clues that authors plant in their stories to lead up to these crises. I suspect that many readers may have been as surprised as Eden was at that event. It was very emotionally charged. Ms. Hadley has a beautiful way with words that helps the reader to experience the emotions of the characters in the book as they experience them.


Eden was faced with one of the most difficult requests ever made by a loved one – to do something “out of love for that person” that was illegal and according to the Bible, morally wrong, yet could bring much relief. This is a contemporary issue today, hotly debated in many states and provinces and among many churches, believers and nonbelievers.


I thoroughly enjoyed the way the author handled this story with this theme. The characters were believable and interesting. Their dialogue was realistic. The whole book was very engaging and difficult to put down. I gave this book 5 stars out of 5.


Thank you to the publishers for providing a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. A positive opinion was not required. All thoughts are my own.


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