ONE LAST THING By Rebecca St.James and Nancy Rue REVIEWED

One Last Thing
By Rebecca St. James and
Nancy Rue
Published by Thomas Nelson
393 Pages

Back Cover: Tara had always imagined her happily ever after. But her fiancĂ©’s secrets are changing this story into one she doesn't even recognize.

Tara Faulkner and Seth Grissom grew up next door to each other in Savannah’s historic district. Their parents are best friends. They finish each other’s sentences all the time. Their fairy-tale wedding is afore gone conclusion . . . until Tara discovers another side to Seth three weeks before the wedding.

Reality has crashed in on Tara’s fairy-tale—but hope will lead her to a future she couldn't have planned for herself.

REVIEW: This dynamic writing team tackles hard issues head intertwined with well-timed humor and fun moments for readers. Tara Faulkner has been in love with Seth since she was 15 years old. Seth is her brothers’ best friend. Seth’s parents are good friends with her parents; they even vacation together. All was right with the Tara’s world when Seth finally noticed her and they began dating. Now after three years of dating; her dreams were coming true. She’d planned the perfect wedding and was looking forward to Seth and her happily ever after. Until she discovers Seth’s secret. One that has disturbed her to the core of her being. Seth says it’s nothing that when they get married he won’t need use the porn. It’s only there because he’s not having sex with her. Tara wants to believe him but something just doesn't seem right. She’s gives him time to get off of it before the wedding. He has three week.

This topic and the situation is all too real. I had a friend that faced the same situation. She believed her fiance when he told her it was nothing; all would be well when they married. It wasn't true. It effected every area of their lives. There was much heartache and no happily ever after.

This novel is written in first person through the eyes of Tara. She has hard choices to make. Tara wrestles with this issue, why Seth needs this in the first place; how damaging it is to the person using it and to those they love. Tara has a very loving and supportive family which helps her and makes it difficult at the same time. She seeks the help of an understanding Christian counselor who helps her deal with the issue she faces, discover who she is, where she wants to go and her need for God when her life unravels.

I like how these authors handle all aspects of the issue. We live in a sexually absorbed society from Victoria Secret magazines, overt sexual commercials and 3D Cyberspace sex sites. If you have this addiction material is readily available and hard to avoid.

This is a very important compelling must read for engaged and married couples dealing with porn. Couples spend so much time planning the perfect wedding they neglect to talk about hard issues; their dreams and the direction each wants to go in life. I loved the playful moments sprinkled throughout the suspense and drama. I also liked that the setting to the story is in the historic district of Savannah. I've been there, taken the tour bus it was fun to remember the things l saw and learned.  

I like that these authors don’t tie everything up in a nice neat bow; but left the reader with a satisfying ending. I highly recommend this novel. I look forward to checking out the other books they've written together.

I received this review copy from Booklookbloggers site for an honest review.

Nora St Laurent
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