Worth Waiting For by Sally Johnson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Source: Received to Review
Genre: LDS Romance
Book Description: Sophia thought she was over her broken heart, but the news that her roommate has eloped with Sophia's ex-husband hits the nineteen-year-old like a ton of bricks. She knows she should be fine with the unexpected revelation--after all, her boyfriend, Luke, is incredible, but it would seem her heart is not as resilient as she thought. And as Luke prepares to leave for his European study abroad, Sophia's feelings of fear and inadequacy threaten to overwhelm her.
A summer with her family in Las Vegas gives Sophia the time she needs but she still can't shake the questions haunting her, the questions that continually threaten to put more than physical distance between Luke and her. Is she really ready to jump into a new relationship when the last one ended so painfully? Will her divorce always define her? Is she the one with the problem?
As she wistfully observes others' love stories blossoming around her, Sophia must decide whether she's prepared to take another chance on love. Luke's return from Europe forces Sophia to confront the decision she's not sure she's prepared for--will her troubled past destroy the happy ending she's always dreamed of?
My thoughts: Worth Waiting For picks up where The Skeleton in My Closet Wears a Wedding Dress left off. This is a second book. It helps to read the first, but it's a fun story without reading the first book before this one.
Sophia is dealing with issues that a nineteen year old shouldn't have to face. She is divorced after a four month marriage, her roommate just married her ex-husband. She is in a wonderful relationship but doesn't know if she can trust herself to be emotionally committed.
I really like the characters of Sophia and Luke, but I had the advantage of reading the first book and had gotten to know them before this book. Sophia is a clutz. She knocks over chairs, trips over things, and is just generally clumsy. She doesn't like to cook, she picked up crochet, and she's happy to be left alone. She also has a bit of a sarcastic sense of humor.
Luke has been patient as he has waited to for her to get over her issues with her ex, Travis. The first book dealt with him helping her learn to cope. The second deals with their relationship and learning to let go of the past and move forward in a positive direction.
The book is written with an LDS perspective. The characters are students at BYU and religion plays an important part of their decision making.
This book is clean with some kissing.
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