You're Gonna Love Me

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A story of second chances as Nick & Samantha meet again after a breakup several years previous. I appreciated the idea that people can change for love if they are motivated to do so. It was a sweet love story.
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You're Gonna Love Me returns readers to the charming, small country town of Thunder Creek. Farmland, orchards, horses, fresh air and friendship - the charm of the setting seeps from the pages and infuses the story. This is a sweeping and relaxing love story. A story about forgiveness and second chances. A story about facing your fears. A story about finding love in places you least expect it.

When Samantha returns to Thunder Creek to care for her grandmother, the very last person she expects to see in Ruth's hospital room is Nick Chastain. Two years ago Sam and Nick spent eight months dating. Eight months in which Sam spent most of that time fearful he would be injured on one of his wild adventures - kayaking, waterskiing, absailing. They ended their relationship with harsh words and silence. Now Nick, recovering from a serious head injury that has left him with memory loss and other side effects, is staring life over. Thunder Creek offers him peace and a fresh start. Seeing Sam again gives him hope he isn't sure he deserves. Is it worth trying to start a relationship with Sam, can he convince her he is a changed man?

Imagine a lazy Saturday afternoon. Rolling countryside, warm sunlight, fresh spring flowers scenting the air. Sounds charming, right? That's the best way I can describe this book. It's idilic. Sam and Nick's story slowly unfolds. Interspersed with the story of their reconnection are little flashbacks, memories of their first relationship. It gives the readers an insight into their past, the hurts and fears that crippled their first go at love. This time around, they are both very cautious, each with their own reasons. Sam isn't sure she wants to trust Nick again or risk her heart. Nick isn't sure he should risk a future where his health might impact the lives of others. As they reconnect, they learn to accept each other, face their fears, and, ultimately, trust God. I really enjoyed the gentle pace of this story. Nick and Sam take their time getting to know one another again. It takes time for Sam to work through her fears and Nick reaches out to his new friends and God while questioning the direction for his life. Combined with some helpful love and guidance from Sam's grandmother, Ruth, they make a gradual transition back into trust, friendship, and love.

Derek and Brooklyn from You'll Think Of Me, Robin Lee Hatcher's previous book, are prominent characters in this book, as is Ruth, Sam's grandmother, and many of the other residents of Thunder Creek. It is fun to see their stories continue as we start a new journey with Nick and Sam. 

I highly recommend this book for readers who enjoy light and heartfelt stories of romance, love, faith, family, and second chances. 

The publishers provided an advanced readers copy of this book for reviewing purposes. All opinions are my own.
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Romance, clean, Christian faith elements
This was a beautiful, heart-wrenching story. Samantha and Nick's past relationship that abruptly ended has some unresolved hurts. When Samantha moves to Idaho to help her grandmother recuperate after a bad accident, she and Nick are thrown back in the same sphere with common friends and of course, Nick's part in Samantha's grandmother rescue after an accident.
Both Samantha who is still wondering exactly why things broke off so abruptly, and Nick who has good reasons for the silence are wondering how their past relationship can be resolved with the events from the past. Nick's reflection on his past, his memories that come back with force, his trauma, and pain in the past, and the uncertainties for his future, while making choices that affect them both, was well written, and convincingly told.
With genuine, honest, hurting hearts, these two main characters and the supporting characters create a convincing, romantic read. Their faith, and the growth in how they believe are also an important part of the story. Lovely western setting, family elements and support for the characters, and best a HEA!
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Robin Lee Hatcher writes another enjoyable book! When Samantha and Nick meet again after a break-up two years before and now they both have decisions to make. Can there be forgiveness and trust?  Nick has always been a daredevil and Sam has been fearful ever since her father's skiing accident. Mix in some other interesting characters to help along the way and a beautiful location and you have a good story.  Can't wait to read more of Robin's books.

I received this book from NetGalley and the publisher for my honest opinion and was not required to give a positive review.
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An ARC of this book as been provided by the author/ publisher via Netgalley in exchange for my honest opinion.

You're gonna love me is an inspirational book about love, faith and redemption.

Opposites they say attract....

Samantha and Nick have dissimilar interests and are in a fledgling relationship.  A disagreement ended their relationship and subsequent tragedy kept them apart.

Two years later, them bump into each other, in the most unexpected of places. Even though they still like love each other, the sins of the past and fear is holding them back.

Two of my favourite lines "Give me a chance to prove that I am the man I should have been before" and "I've got to do what God asks of me first. If you can't trust me, Sam, then at least trust Him" speaks to the power of faith.

I particularly like books that draw me and gets me crying, laughing or just plain annoyed. Whilst this book didn't achieve that, I found it to be a pleasant read.
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You're Gonna Love Me by Robin Lee Hatcher has a gorgeous cover that gripped my attention. I love how the woman is totally focused on the man in the picture, and he leans in capture her gaze. This drew me into the story right away. As for the novel, I knew it was a contemporary romance, so I knew what I was expecting when I picked up the book. I knew I was going to get a quick romance with a lot to tension thrown at the couple as they decide if they want to be together over everything else fighting for their attention. 

With predictable plot, I knew that Sam and Nick would end up together. But I think the fun part of some contemporary romances is trying to figure out what conflicts keep them apart and why. What does it take for the couple to decide that they were completely right for each other? This time around with You're Gonna Love Me I had a hard time enjoying the novel. I knew where the novel was headed, so I got bored. Sam and Nick seemed very one-dimensional to me. I really didn't care what happened to either one of them. There story wasn't that interesting. 

While I enjoyed returning to the small town of Thunder Creek and seeing Derek and Brooke from the first novel in this series, You'll Think of Me, and how much their marriage and life has changed since the first book, I wasn't drawn into Sam and Nick's stories as much. I enjoying watching the world around them interact with the couple. I love the old house that Nick bought, but I knew that it was a home that he bought with Sam and a future family in mind. 

Overall, You're Gonna Love Me by Robin Lee Hatcher is a predictable, unoriginal novel that does return to Thunder Creek, Idaho, but I had a hard time getting engrossed in the novel and the couple. They didn't seem realistic enough for me. I wanted more from the story. 

I received a complimentary copy of You're Gonna Love Me by Robin Lee Hatcher from Thomas Nelson Publishing, but the opinions stated are all my own.
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Sam is going home...for a short time.

When her Grandmother accidently falls off her horse, Sam races back home to take care of her...and get away from her boss. But she never would have imagined running into Nick again. The last thing she remembered about Nick was that he cared too much about his adventures than her and in the end, that broke her heart.

Nick remembers being a jerk to Samantha. Letting her go for the sake of adventure was the dumbest thing he ever did. But things are different now. Having suffered a head injury on one of his adventures, Nick is done with the adrenaline junkie life...for good. Now if he could only get Sam to see that. Now that she's back in his life, maybe he could have a second chance with her.

This book was good. A little slow at the beginning but the ending made it all worthwhile. I enjoyed this book but only gave it three stars.

This book is appropriate for all readers.
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Samantha Winters takes a leave of absence from a job that she is not happy with to take care of her grandmother that has fallen from a horse and needs a caretaker.  Samantha did not plan on seeing Nick Chastain who had broken her heart two years prior. 
Nick is a risk taker who loves adventure.  Right after his break up with Samantha he had a bad accident and lost parts of his memory.
Samantha lives in fear and is afraid to let Nick back into her life.  Nick really cares for Samantha but is afraid he will end up hurting her again.  Can they get past all this fear to find love again?
Thank you NetGalley for allowing me to read and review.
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I usually have the same thought every time I read one of Robin Hatcher’s books. You look at where you are in the book and you don’t want it to end. You love the characters, the interaction and even the way she describes a ride on a bicycle as she draws you into the scene. 
You will enjoy meeting Nick and Samantha learning of their insecurities and strengths. The book is fast paced and you look forward watching the story develop. I highly recommend this book. Wish it wasn't over!
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This moved a little too slowly for me and I had trouble getting into the story. There was too much description, not enough dialogue. I didn't read it to the end. This was the first time I read anything from this author. Not sure if I would give the writer another chance. It's clean but the writing style is a bit boring for me. I got a complimentary copy from NetGalley.
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I was surprised find that this story was so predictable and typical. I had expected much more from Ms. Hatcher. It was a quick read with a sweet story
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I received an arc copy of this book from Net Galley in exchange for my honest opinion. I thought it was okay, typical love story
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Loved this book! Laughter and tears as I turned the pages, falling head over heels with some of the liveliest imaginary people I've fictionally met.  A fabulous summer read, and like the title says, you're going to love this book.
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