My Review: It's Not About Him (Second Glances, Book 2) by Michelle Sutton

It's Not About Him (Second Glances, Book 2)
by Michelle Sutton
Copyright 2009
Sheaf House
319 pages
ISBN: 978-0-9797485-7-8
Fiction/Romance/Contemporary

From the publisher:
Susie passed out while drinking at Jeff’s party and later discovered she’s pregnant. She has no idea who the father is and considers having an abortion, but instead decides to place her baby for adoption. Following through ends up being more wrenching than she imagined, but she’s determined to do the right thing for her baby.

Jeff feels guilty that Susie was taken advantage of at his party and offers to marry her so she won’t have to give up her baby, like his birth mother did with him. But Susie refuses, insisting he should he marry someone he loves. Can he convince her that his love is genuine before it’s too late? Can she make him understand that it’s not about him—it’s about what’s best for her child?

My Review:
All I can say is what a terrific book! This isn't you're everyday "fluffy" romance! It's Not About Him deals with issues such as alcoholism, abortion, rape, and sex in a way that is relevant and real for today's young adults. I was truly captivated by this book from the very beginning and I stayed up preeeettty late and woke up early to see what happened next! You definitely won't be bored with this one and you might even cry!

Jeff is a sensitive, caring hero who as a new Christian is still dealing with temptations from his past and Susie who is also a new Christian is facing her past and consequences of it in a very real way. I felt sorry for Jeff at times, Susie was so reluctant to acknowledge her true feelings but I was really pleased with how everything worked out for both of them and baby Melissa. I'm really looking forward to reading Book 1, It's Not About Me (yeah I know I ALWAYS end up reading series books out of order) to learn more about the story behind Annie and Dan, two terrific secondary characters in It's Not About Him who are very important in Susie's and Jeff's lives.

If you are a lover of romance with strong Christian themes It's Not About Him is definitely a book you will want to pick up. If you're a parent of an older teen I really think this book (and probably the series) would be great to read and discuss together. It's Not About Him is definitely highly recommended.

To learn more about Michelle Sutton and her books visit:
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*I swapped for my copy of It's Not About Him on PaperBackSwap.*

Comments

  1. Wow!! This one looks way intense!!

    by the way, I always seem to read series out of order, too :)

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  2. Renee, I'm so glad you loved INAH! They are just phenomenal books, aren't they?:)Can't wait to read it and if you still want to swap books, just shoot me an e-mail, okay?
    Love Ya,
    Ashley

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