Review: My Leap of Faith by Melody Sweet

Posted August 21, 2020 by Lola in Contemporary, Review, Romance / 4 Comments

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My Leap of FaithMy Leap of Faith (Lyrics of Love #8)
by Melody Sweet

My Rating: 4 stars

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age Category: New Adult
Type of romance: MF

She’s trying to move on after losing her husband. He’s trying to hide from a tragedy he can’t accept. Can two strangers on a mission of recovery find redemption in each other?

Losing Blake on our wedding day was beyond devastating.
Trying to move on with this gaping wound in my heart is like trying to breathe underwater.
I can’t do it.
But I can’t die either.
So, what do I do?

I write a life list. I give myself a reason to get out of bed in the morning.
I have to find a way to live without him.
I’ll go back to England, where I lost Blake. This will be the start of my journey. The start of breathing again.
I’ll never fall in love, but maybe I can learn to smile.

It’s the life list that did it for me.
The night we met in the pub and she told me about it, I was instantly captured.
I have to help Jane complete her mission.

That’s why I suggested we travel through Europe together.
Yes, we’re complete strangers, but we can make this work.
We just need a few rules: No histories. No sex. No complications.
We’re simply two people set on living life to the max for two whole weeks.
What could possibly go wrong?

It’s not like I’m going to fall in love with her. I made that mistake once and I’m not about to do it again.
Except for the fact that Jane is making it impossible not to.

My Leap of Faith is a standalone novel in the Lyrics of Love sweet contemporary romance series. If you like stories about healing, restoration, forgiveness and love, then you’ll adore Melody Sweet’s uplifting novel.

This book was previously published as Geronimo by Melissa Pearl. It has been rewritten and re-edited to this sweet romance edition. Enjoy!

My Review

I received a free copy from the author and voluntarily reviewed it.

My Leap of Faith is a beautiful story of two lost souls learning how to live again. It’s about going on and figuring how to live after tragedy strikes and finding the beautiful moments. It’s about daring to hope and love when you’re afraid. This was a great read in this series and it was amazing to see these two fall in love. I could feel Jane’s fear and it felt so realistic. And Harry is just awesome how was so funny and sweet and nice. And he never stopped fighting for what they have.

My Leap of Faith follows the story of Jane whom we met in the previous book. Her to-be husband died on their wedding and now she’s lost. After a year of living like a robot she knows she can’t continue like this and decides on a trip to Europe to discover herself. At her first stop she meets Harry and they decide to travel together. They don’t talk about their histories and promise not to have sex. This story starts with their trip in Europe, but that’s only the beginning of their love story.

This story took some different turns than I had expected, I thought the whole book would be about their Europe trip, but it’s actually only the beginning. The rest is about how they try and make a romance work after that. And it actually worked great for this story. I like how just as in the previous book it shows how you have to work for a relationship to work and at the same time it just such a beautiful and uplifting romance book.

I actually don’t like widow type of stories usually and rarely pick them up unless I know the author. I find them too sad usually, but there are some books like this that prove me wrong and give me a great story. And yes her loss is a part of the story, especially at first you really feel her sorrow and throughout the book it stays a part of her and later on her guilt for falling for a new guy. But it’s also such a beautiful and uplifting story about two broken people finding love again and more importantly to live again. It was sad in places, but mostly it was happy and shows how love can change your life.

And these two characters were just awesome to read about. I liked Jane, how resilient she was and determined to find a way to deal with her loss, but also how vulnerable she was and how deeply she felt things. I liked how she look a leap of faith and went on this crazy trip with Harry and tried things out of her comfort zone and found herself along the way. And Harry is just this awesome funny guy that makes her laugh, but also someone who learns from his mistakes. He lost before and now he is determined to fight for Jane and for what they have and that was beautiful. I really liked him.

And together they are just perfect. It was amazing seeing them have fun and begin to live again during Europe and then after that having to figure out what they have together and how to make things work. I liked how they started out without sex and grew close first and loved each other before it turning into more. It was tough at times seeing them try to figure it out, but I enjoyed seeing them find their way and work through their fears. The only thing that didn’t work for me was their last conflict. Maybe I am thinking too realistically, but it just felt like a twist for the sake of breaking them up and I didn’t really feel why this broke them up. It just didn’t make sense logically as neither of them had anything to do with it or the blame for the situation. I did like how it all got resolved. And the side plot line with the little girl Brandy was great too.

There aren’t as many side characters in this book, the focus is really in these two, but the side characters that are there are great. I especially liked Harry’s grandmother. And ofcourse Sarah and Justin are there and have some great scenes. I also liked the girl Brandy and the role Harry and Jane played in her story. And the next main character Troy gets introduced and I am looking forward to his story.

To summarize: This was a beautiful romance story. Jane lost her husband to be on their wedding day and now struggles with life, she goes to Europe to discover herself and ends up traveling with Harry. The trip brings them both to life again and they fall in love along the way. I really liked both characters. Jane was trying so hard to life while being so sad, she felt so deeply and also falls for Harry deeply, she struggles with her guilt and fears. Harry is such a sweet and funny guy and I love how hard he fights for Jane and their love. Their romance was awesome and I liked seeing them try to figure out how to make things work. I wasn’t a fan of the last conflict, but I did love how it all got resolved. There also was a nice side plot line about a girl Brandy in Jane’s class and the next main character got introduced. This was a great read and I am looking forward to the next book in this series!

4 Stars


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4 responses to “Review: My Leap of Faith by Melody Sweet

    • I always struggle with widows or widowers as romance characters, but I’ve read a few like this one where it worked well. I think this one actually is one of my favorite books in this series.

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