Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Review + Blog Tour: Loving Grace by April Smith


 About the book:
Release Date: March 20, 2018  
Genre: Christian Fiction, Young Adult Romance

Grace Summer lands herself in a melon load of trouble when she becomes torn between the boy of her dreams and the boy almost next door.

As the newly crowned Watermelon Queen, she is thrust into the spotlight, meets the dreamy Warren Hartley, and continues trying to get over an accident that rocked her world. Mix in working with Beau Baron who Grace happens to fight with just about as much as breathing and the metaphorical sparks fly.

Like most things in life, Grace must learn to take the good with the bad. While the good is the handsome and fun Warren Hartley, the bad is Beau Baron—or at least being around his annoying and rude self way more than she would like. For Beau, Grace is nothing more than aggravating and an irritating reminder from the night of the accident.

Tensions soar as Grace and Beau fight to love themselves and maybe, just maybe, each other.  

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My rating:
4 stars
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My thoughts:

Loving Grace was such a sweet YA story. I loved the characters and how the story revolved around watermelons (she was the Watermelon Queen). I was surprised by how gripping the story was and I really grew to care about what happened with Grace.

I loved the romance between Grace and a certain guy, but I didn't like the love triangle. ;) I knew who she should end up with nearly right away and did not like the other guy at all.

All in all, Loving Grace was a great read. I really enjoyed reading it and recommend it to fans of YA fiction. I look forward to reading more by this author.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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April Smith grew up spending summers working on her best friend’s family watermelon farm and she was one of those watermelon queens she writes about. She has her undergraduate degree inElementary Education and a Master’s Degree in the Art of Teaching.  

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TOUR GIVEAWAY

Ambassador International is giving away:

(1) JustRead Summer Fun Book Box, which features Loving Grace as well as at least 4 quality items which complement the story. Find out more here.

Enter via the Rafflecopter giveaway below. Giveaway will begin at midnight July 16, 2018 and last through 11:59pm July 23, 2018. US only. Winners will be notified within a week of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. Giveaway is subject to the policies found here.

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2 comments:

  1. yay! So glad you loved it! :)

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  2. Nice review! I agree with you about love triangles.

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