officer--on the outside. Inside, he's yet to heal from losing his partner in the tragedy, but finds some solace in keeping an eye on her young adult son, Sam, who's asked him to be best man at his wedding.
Mia expects a mess when she arrives to sort out the situation with Lucy, but she wasn't expecting Jake, who views the marriage a little differently. As Jake's and Mia's lives slowly become more intertwined, could his courage and her caring heart be enough to bring them a lifetime of healing?
Reviewer: Kelly Potts
The saying goes that when one door closes another opens. But what happens when God opens two doors? Mia is twice bitten and equally shy when it comes to commitment. After her second painful breakup she decides to put relationships on hold and follow God’s plan to serve others. She is ecstatic when God opens the door for her to accomplish this goal but bewildered when he opens another that includes giving her heart to another man. What should she do? Will tossing a coin when God opens two doors really be the solution? “The Two of Us” could well be named that for the amount of TRUST each of the characters put in God.
Reviewer: Eva Schon
I rarely read Contemporary Christian Romance Fiction, so I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this book. The characters were well drawn and interesting; I really appreciated how Mia and Jake weren't defined by their romantic attraction to each other, but instead by their goals in life - and, to some extent, their faith in God. (Not to mention that their tragic pasts drove them and the plot in more ways than one.)
That being said, I didn't wholeheartedly root for Mia and Jake's relationship. In some ways, it seemed like Jake and Mia were attracted to each on a wholly physical level than their compatibility as a couple. I didn't appreciate how physical their relationship was, with lots of kissing before Mia was even sure she wanted to be with Jake. It was hard to root for them because of that. However, I did root for Jake when it came to Camp Connie and Mia when it came to Mission Medical.
Sam and Lucy were two of my favorite characters. While they did make a mistake by sleeping together before they got married, I like that they did get married and that their marriage was portrayed in an awesome, realistic way. I really liked that. I also liked how the author sensitively portrayed Alzheimer's disease, something I wasn't familiar with before I read The Two of Us.
The last few chapters were amazing. I loved how everything wrapped up. (Though the epilogue didn't work for me as much I would have liked - it felt sort of patched on. But that's the only complaint I have about the ending.) I even teared up a little...happy tears, so don't worry. :)
Overall, I believe that any fan of Contemporary Christian Romance Fiction would thoroughly enjoy this book. A sweet, warm, comforting read.