Just The Way You Are by Pepper Basham
Genre: Christian Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Woven Words Publication
Date: April 6, 2017
Reviewed by: Rachel Dixon
Fiction Addict Scorecard: A
Single mom, Eisley Barrett, takes a vacation from her Blue Ridge Mountain “mom” life to travel to the English countryside in search of answers to an ancestral mystery. Burned by romance, she certainly isn’t planning to stumble into her own fairy tale. Leading man and former rogue, Christopher Wesley Harrison is fighting to rebuild a new reputation after a tragedy introduced him to the power of redemption. His self-protective avoidance of romance crumbles at Eisley’s two left feet and her authenticity send his heart into unscripted territory. When his past threatens to ruin their second chance at love, can some Appalachian matchmaking and letters from the grave salvage their unexpected romance?*
Just the Way You Are is more than just a good book. It is a modern-day fairytale filled with redemption and grace that will capture your heart from the first moment. Within the pages of this book you will find real people, with real life issues. This story will sweep you off your feet and drag you into a world that is every nerd girl’s fantasy. You will soon find yourself consumed with researching history, ‘treasure’ hunting, chocolate, British accents, Appalachia, AND………Kisses.
Chocolate kisses, closet kisses, abandoned tower kisses, leave you senseless kisses…This book is PACKED with such romance that you may need to take precautionary actions to prevent injury from fainting! (I recommend a fainting couch, fan, smelling salts, etc.)
Don’t let the passion fool you though. Pepper writes such sweet, unadulterated romance coupled with complete and total redemption. It blows my mind every single time I read one of her books. Just the Way You Are is the first contemporary novel I have read of Pepper’s, and this easily makes it to the top of my favorite Rom Com stories EVER. I wish to see this in movie form so badly! ‘Ghirardelli in human form’…yes please! Haha!
The adventure, the romance, the grace…all woven together creates a beautiful masterpiece.
*Synopsis from Amazon.com