Reviewer: Becky Hrivnak
Drawn to You, written by Liewen Y. Ho, was an interesting read. Like Ho's other books in this series, this book is very focused on the fact that the main characters are Chinese.
The main characters are Sammie Koo and Lucas Choi. The character of Sammie is portrayed as very spoiled, somewhat doing what she wants to do when she wants to do it...very artistic since she's an art teacher. Lucas is portrayed more as very strict, set in his ways of always going by the book, following the rules...very police-like since, of course, he's a policeman. I think the author was going for the opposites attract and she did a great job at following through on the romance when it was blooming. Ho seemed to show the characters very intent on falling for each other when they were in that mood.
One thing that I could fault the book for is when the POV changed from the female main character to the male main character, the scenes seemed to get a bit messy. Sometimes it was hard to follow where the one character was and suddenly the other characters POV was showing up.
The storyline was good, the characters were interesting especially since they were so opposite, and the ending was good. There wasn't a lot of spiritual truths in the book. The characters attended church, but it was not at all preachy. It was a very clean read with no sexual content. I would recommend this book for readers seeking books about characters in their late 20's.
Reviewer: Rebecca Maney
"You and me are an argument waiting to happen."
Truer words were never spoken about Sam Koo and Lucas Choi, their fire and ice personalities combustible with just the tiniest spark of tension. Having lost touch after high school, Sam has returned home from Paris to open a struggling art school while Lucas moved on to marry, become a member of the local police department and struggle to be a single parent for his young daughter, after the tragic death of his wife. When a random traffic stop brings the two face-to-face, Lucas wonders why he is still drawn the most infuriating girl in his high school class.
A classic story of opposites attracting, with witty, winsome conversations and hearts that break in just the right places. There were a few mild adaptations of profanity in this story, which in my opinion were unnecessary. In addition, the inspiration element was rather faint, seeming almost forced. So this book definitely fell into the 3 star category for me, although the author’s writing ability shows great promise. Writing inspirational fiction is no easy task!
I received a copy of this story from the author. The opinions expressed are entirely my own.