Avra believes that handsome Cisco would never give her a second look so when he starts to show interest in her she is skeptical. To Cisco there is something about Avra that draws him. Compared to his family hers is perfect and he wants to be part of it. When Cisco’s desire for a more physical relationship begins to cross the line for Avra bitterness and heartache face the couple. Will Avra’s faith be able to help mend her broken heart?
This is the first book I’ve read by this author. The book is set in New Smyrna Beach, FL which drew me to it because I have actually been to New Smyrna Beach. That aside, I enjoyed the characters in this book very much. I thought that the author did a great job in portraying the college students true to life. I admired Avra for standing up for her beliefs and being a witness to her friends around her. The author did a good job portraying the heartache that comes when two people do not hold the same faith or the same values. I liked how the author was able to show Avra’s struggle to remain pure after all of her desires were awakened by the steamy kisses that she and Cisco shared. The book did not become preachy about whether you should be for or against sex before marriage, but spoke to the reality of the difficulty to remain pure when passions are aroused. I also liked how Avra touched lives around her. Her input into Kallie, Jesse and Cisco’s lives helped show them a more personal relationship with a loving and forgiving Savior.
Thanks to Ann Lee Miller for my copy of Avra’s God for review.