Preacher Man by Laurie Larsen

The Wild Rose Press

Inspirational Contemporary Romance

ISBN: 1-60154-324-7

Reviewed by Talia Ricci

   

 

Regan Samuels is a divorced, single mother striving to make a new life for herself and her teenaged son, Luke.  Giving in to her friendís request to help at a charity event, Regan is auctioned off as a date to the highest bidder.  When her bid is won, Regan is mortified at the low price and doesnít expect the Ďwinnerí to call her.  When he does, she agrees to one date never realizing that in doing so, her life is about to change in ways she never would have imagined.

Josh Gregory is a pastor first and a man second. Longing for the right woman to walk by his side and love God as much as he does, he refuses to give up his faith or his search.  When he bids for a date with Regan at a charity auction, he is more than pleasantly surprised at how much he enjoys being with her, and it seems she feels the same way. 

Josh and Regan begin seeing each other.  There is just one minor problem.  Joshís entire life is focused on his faith and Regan doesnít even know how to pray.  Knowing she isnít the right woman for him, she lets him go.  It isnít until she does some soul searching and is called upon to help at a youth rally that Reganís life begins to make sense.

Josh was unlike any preacher I have ever known and he won my heart the first moment he pulled up on his motorcycle.  His outlook on life continued my love fest of this strong and gentlemanly character.  Reganís characterization could have been any harried single mother striving to overcome a bad divorce but keep her child safe.  More than once I wanted to hug her. 

As a reviewer, I rarely read books with an inspirational theme but something about Preacher Man called to me when I read the blurb and I knew I had to read this book.  I am glad that I went with my intuition because I loved Preacher Man!  Laurie Larson has combined faith with romance to make a winning combination. 

     

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