Five Fall Favorites: Indie YA Contemporary Sweet Romance!

Take a seat on one of the lovely benches around the bonfire and we’ll get to talking about some Indie YA Contemporary Sweet Romances!

Meet My Boyfriend by Willowy Whisper

One accident. One man. One dance.

She’d never noticed Levi Grant. Not really. Everyone knew about him, though. Everyone remembered the accident, the tragedy. It was hard to forget. Especially since he had no arm.

She only said yes because of her soft-heart-syndrome. He’d never asked anyone to the dance. Never even had a girlfriend. How could she say no?

But as she’s thrust into a whirlwind of misunderstandings and danger . . . the whole world seems to change. Will her heart change with it?

My Thoughts

I. Never. Reviewed. This. What?! Well, ouch! I guess this means a reread is needed, right? Honestly, this was one of the cutest, most adorable YA romances I’ve read. Since it is romance and has mentions of blood/wounds/slight violence I would say this is 16 up.

Dandelion Dust by Faith Potts

Like a speck of dandelion dust riding the tides of a prairie wind, life is fleeting. Though I never realized just how fragile it was until that day . . .

Charity always had a dream. It was simple, really. Find a guy, fall in love, and get married.
The day she met Ryder, Charity knew he was the man God had chosen for her. But she never expected their relationship to be tested and tried through the fires of a freak accident. Suddenly, her world is thrown into chaos, and the bleak, white walls and sterile smells of a city hospital fill every spare minute. And then there comes the dreaded news. It was likely Ryder would never make it out of the hospital bed.
As her carefully laid plans for the future come crashing down around her and the sun seems to set on her dreams, can Charity still find hope in the dark of night?

Like a dandelion, life is beautiful. But treasure every moment. . . . for one day, the flower will be gone.

My Thoughts

Genre: Romance.

My Rating: 5 stars!!! (I would give this story ten stars if I could!)

My Recommendation: 13 up for romance though it is clean and younger readers would enjoy this novella.

My Favorite Character/s: All of them! I just can’t pick, just like with Love Needs No Words, each of the characters are so perfect and sweet.

My Thoughts: Oh, goodness! This story is so so stinkin’ good! I absolutely LOVED this novella! I had this book on my kindle for a while, I got it back in November of last year. And I only got around to it now, which is so sad! Now, that I’ve read it I am in love with the characters and story; it was so purely loveable!

Warnings: An accident, mentions of a character dying, mentions of blood.

Live Without You by Sarah Grace Grzy

Piper Redding is a loner, but lonely. Everyone she loves has abandoned her and opening her heart to others is just asking for more pain. She can’t help but blame herself for her brother’s tragic death six years ago, and in her guilt, she shuts herself off from the world. No one could love her-not even the God who promised to be there for her but wasn’t. For paramedic Ezra Bryant, failure is not an option. He’s had enough of it, and only by God’s grace is he able to put it behind him. But when a traumatic event brings Piper’s greatest fear and Ezra’s failures to light, can they use that event to allow God to mend their broken pieces? Can love triumph over fear, and grace over guilt?

My Thoughts

I neeeeeeeeeed more!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Real logical review to come, later . . . In the future . . . Once I’m over this feeling of awe that came on at the last page . . . Or when the author demands it . . . Which is on the 19th of February just so you know . . . *glances at my kindle considering reading already*

Real logical review:
My Review:

Genre: Christian romance.

My Rating: 5 stars. (If I could give it more I would!)

Recommendation: 13/16 up is better but this book is for anyone who likes romance though there are slight mentions of blood, gunshot wounds, and abuse.

My favorite character is: Ezra, he’s a super deep guy, deep in faith, care, love, and his walk with Christ. I liked reading about him from the beginning to the end of the book. He may have been my favorite hero of the 28 books I’ve read this year. I loved the way Ezra grew throughout the book even though he was great when LWY started with me loving him from the first scene.

My Verse for Ezra is James 3:13 Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom. (King James Version.)

Piper, I loved as well, I liked seeing the ways she changed and grew (even more than Ezra.) into a wonderful character, and it will break your heart and slowly piece it back together to break it again as you read her story. It is in a good way though . . . And by the time you close the book, you will be in awe of the amazingly crafted characters Sarah Grace wrote.

My Verse for Piper is Psalm 30:5
For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning. (King James Version.)

And honorable mention is Tom, Ezra’s dad, who is the first fictional I’ve wanted to read more about, he was sooooooooo sweet and I lovvvvvvvved how he treated Piper.

My thoughts: This book is fantastic! And I now know that romances that are novella length romances are the best! *points to >Love Needs No Words< by Faith Potts* like this book has the sweetest, purest, kindest love story with Christ as the center and it makes me wish I know more people who center their relationships around Jesus like the characters in this book do because they are the sweetest couple. And there is the unexpected ending that is gut-wrenching, and then sweet then sadder and yet again sweet. I can not TELL YOU how much YOU NEED TO READ this WONDERFULLY SWEET NOVELLA!!! (See, all you need to know is that I TELL YOU, YOU NEED TO READ THIS WONDERFULLY SWEET NOVELLA!!!!!!!)

I received this book in exchange for an honest review, and I’m truly happy to provide it!

No Chance Meeting by Jaye Elliot

Alex Jennings is done with life. After losing her brother in Afghanistan, everything has collapsed around her. Getting laid off from her day job and failing in her art career, she has nowhere left to turn. She once had faith to believe that all things would work together for good, but that faith died with her brother. Now she just wants the pain to end.

Riley Conrad served thirteen years in the military until three bullets sent him home. After a year and a half of physical therapy and scraping together a living, all he wants is to live a simple life and perhaps even open the coffee shop he dreams about. However, the weight of failing his parents’ expectations doesn’t make it easy, and working as a bartender isn’t getting him anywhere fast.

Could a “chance” meeting between Alex and Riley set them both on the path God always intended?

My Thoughts

I knew I had to read this the instant I heard about it … A veteran, a grieving sister, and a “chance” but not really a “chance” meeting. You know, the perfect romance, to me. I love military books, military romances, and Christian military fiction, each of which could describe No Chance Meeting, this was truly a wonderful book.
With veteran suicides being the highest it ever has been I have been glad to see authors bring attention to the fact that so many soldiers need help yet when it is shown in fiction it can get so sadly cliché so I was slightly surprised at the fact that ***SPOILERS*** Riley was not the one near to committing suicide, I did like the twist on the story there.
The elements of faith were perfect, I loved Riley’s sweet ways, for a soldier that is. And I loved Alex’s character growth.

As the book got to the halfway point I was so in love with the story but realized something was going to happen, something likely bad … Knowing that I read with bated breath as the sweet interactions between Riley and Alex, the lovely story, and all until something unexpected happened. No more spoilers, so I’ll just say yikes did I love and hate the last parts at times!

I was pleased by the story overall, I was not sure how much I would love it but I knew I would like it, since I’ve loved each and every one of the books by Jaye Elliot under her other author names, especially the books under Jaye L. Knight. Each of her works is spectacular, even if they are hard to read with the good and bad truths shown in a way that one can’t help but be pulled into the story.

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion. 

I Don’t Dance by Jesseca Wheaton

Sometimes it takes a a sunset to show you what really matters in life. But it’s the sunrise that bring the promise of a new beginning.

Ty and Jen have been friends for nearly as long as anyone can remember. But when Ty goes off to college and leaves her behind, he has to face the reality that he cares for her as more then just a friend.

As graduations approaches and with only one summer left before he begins basic training, Ty must make a decision. Military life is never easy; is it fair to force it on the one he loves?

In the midst of wrestling with the question and coming to the realization that summer is quickly drawing to a close, Ty struggles to face questions he cannot answer, and is forced to examine his own heart.

Is it possible that God has a future for him with Jen? Or will the summer close with only memories of days gone by?

Their relationship would be old fashioned. But that was okay. Because old fashioned and whimsical fit perfectly with a southern summer.

My Thoughts

This is the sweetest thing! I really loved the slow, old-fashioned romance that Jesseca Wheaton tells in this short novella. I found it to be charming and anyone who enjoys romance just may think so too.

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12 thoughts on “Five Fall Favorites: Indie YA Contemporary Sweet Romance!

  1. The second one and last one I’m really interested in! I know that “Live Without You” has been been mentioned like 100x this week ….i think I need to read that:)


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