Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Book Review: "A Work in Progress" by Staci Stallings

I was once again blessed with the opportunity to read a Staci Stallings book.   "A Work in Progress" is listed as a "New Adult Contemporary Christian Romance Novel"  which basically means college students!  I have enjoyed every book I've read that Staci Stallings has written and "A Work in Progress" was no exception.

Rebecca Avery has had a crush on Eric Barnett ever since she bumped into him (literally) in the Student Union.  She soon discovers she is in the same psychology class as him and looks forward to Tuesdays when she can sit in front of him and spend time with him (even if he doesn't know she exists).   She has never been a "beautiful person" who has it all together and longs to fit in like they do.

Eric Barnett feels like an extra wheel whenever he hangs out with his friends since they all have a "significant other".  He thinks he needs to find the perfect girl to fit in with them and feel like he belongs.  Enter Holly. She seems to be the perfect girl for him, but she doesn't seem interested in him and stands him up for a date, which leaves him having to go out with her roommate.....Rebecca Avery.

As Eric and Rebecca spend time together working on a project for psychology class, they become friends.  They start to realize that their worth has nothing to do with them and everything to do with God and how He sees them. Will Rebecca be satisfied with just being Eric's friend and will Eric realize that there is more to Rebecca than meets the eye?

I really related to Rebecca (right down to the name! ☺) in how she feels like an outsider and not one of the "beautiful people".  I have done many of the things that Rebecca did while in college (like sitting in the hall to avoid your roommates).  I had a hard time putting the book down and ended up staying up until midnight to finish it.  

I really liked the faith aspect of the book and how the characters learned they needed to know God personally.  

I would recommend this book to anyone who likes clean romance stories. 

You can buy an eBook version for $6.99.

I was gifted a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. 


Marge Jones said...

I totally get the staying up til midnight (or later) to finish a book---just did it this week myself!

I've not read any of her books! Thanks for reviewing her book!

Love you,

Ed & Dottie said...

Sounds like a very good book & a clean book. :)

tattrldy said...

Hmm, this sounds like a good book to read. And comes in an ebook, too! Thanks for the review!