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Reviewed by Kristie Ingerto for Readers' Favorite
Joana James's "Finding Romeo" is the first in a romance trilogy about finding true true and the trials along the way. Daynia is stuck in life. She is still living at home, working at a job she hates at a resort in a number one honeymoon destination. However, she cannot find her own Romeo, much less have her own honeymoon after a break up with someone who she thought was "the one." Daynia believes her life is changing when she meets Richard. He is handsome, attends her church and is seemingly single. However, Richard's ex-girlfriend has a plan of her own and Richard's heart becomes torn between the two girls. Daynia finds herself on a roller-coaster of a relationship and is not sure how much she can handle and what all is worth it in the end in order to have her Romeo.
This is a good start to the trilogy! I have enjoyed getting to know Daynia, Richard and Kayla and, especially, Ashley and Daniel. These characters are out in the real world and figuring out really where they are at. They seem to ponder on how they have been raised and what their beliefs are of their own. This is not your typical Christian romance of the characters living happy lives, meeting the person of his or her dreams, falling in love and beginning life together. These individuals have made choices that are going to impact their lives forever, and guilt, regret and betrayal are themes that appear again and again along with forgiveness and hope. I felt that at times the story jumped around a bit and was a little disjointed, but I was able to get back into the "flow" of the story. I am looking forward to the next book as Daniel and Ashley are preparing for a major life change. So are Daynia and Richard too.