Honor’s Reward by Mary Manners: Book Review
About the book:
Title: Honor’s Reward
Author: Mary Manners
Genre: Contemporary Christian Romance
Release Date: February 4, 2020
Blessings await as the winds of change whisper…
On ice, Matthew Bennett enjoys the limelight as star center of the Chicago Blackhawks. But off-ice, a string of reckless relationships has resulted in an allegation that he’s fathered a child. As Matt’s conscience is tossed into a firestorm, his wayward nephew, Grayson, stumbles to his doorstep in dire need of help.
Laila Peterson carries a heavy secret. Pregnant at a young age, she relinquished all rights to her daughter with hopes the child might have a better life. As her wounded heart heals, Laila opens Second Chances Day School and vows to mentor teens in need. But, when Matt’s troubled nephew enrolls at Second Chances, Laila is faced with a big challenge in the form of a hockey player with a bad reputation and loads of boyish charm.
Can the two overcome mistakes of the past and find a happy forever…together?
Laila and Matt certainly make sparks fly during their first meeting, and those sparks start a fire neither can put out. Mary Manners always manages to pull me into her stories with flawed characters and difficult backstories. Her people must learn a truth about themselves, and often about God.
The book starts off with a bang and the ripples of past actions and hurts carry through the remainder of the novel in such a way that each one builds on the next. You can anticipate what’s coming and it’s such a beautiful conclusion you can’t help but to smile.
I loved the relationship between Matt and Gray. Throwing the teenager into the mix with his uncle created quite a few laugh out loud moments as they learn to respect each other and navigate a new kind of normal.
A short, quick read that drew me right in as Laila and Matt learn the value of honor’s reward.
I received a copy of this book from the author. I was not required to leave a positive review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.