- File Size: 4341 KB
- Print Length: 269 pages
- Publisher: Three Strand Press (January 3, 2014)
- Publication Date: January 3, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00ECZ6QT8
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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Alex is passionate about his work promoting teenage purity and avoiding premarital sex. He is a virgin and is sure the woman God has for him will be a virgin, too. He is adopted but unlike his also adopted brother (Damian from book 1) he has never looked for his biological parents. It is implied that this is because he knows he is probably the product of a pre-marital relationship. Sometimes it's hard to believe both boys were raised by the same adoptive parents.
Alex and Serena have a strong attraction to each other but Serena knows that Alex is unlikely to accept her past so tries to avoid him. He has almost broken down her defenses when he discovers her past and rejects her. It takes awhile but he becomes aware his self-righteous attitude and comes to realize that he is judging her as a sinner when she is the spotless child of God. His experience also helps him become more compassionate with others who have given in to their sexual desires. Overall,he becomes a much nicer character.
I especially liked the teenage pregnancy storyline and how it played out with the characters from the first book. While I really enjoyed book one, I think this book could almost have a sequel of it's own because of the opportunity of growth for Alex, Serena and their ministry to teens.
I have LOVED the other Kimberly Rae Jordan books that I've read, but I couldn't get into this one as much.
I love loving the main characters in books, and I loved Serena ... Alex not really. I almost DISLIKED him.
After a year of working with sex-crazed middle school girls at church, I have realized that sex is going to happen to some kids if only because the pressure at school and from their friends is sooooo great. While Alex's ministry of preaching abstinence is great and necessary, I agree with Serena--the church needs to offer love and support to those who haven't always been pure.
While Alex changes his ways at the very end, he seems so arrogant and self righteous throughout most of the book. Not a very attractive quality. It is almost a matter of pride (not in a good way) for him that he is still a virgin. He thinks that any woman who has had sex previously will just not understand his message of purity. There is no middle ground.
I got married at 21. I was a virgin; my husband was definitely not. Despite his past before Christ, I NEVER even considered turning him away because I knew that God was bringing us together. It never crossed my mind that my husband didn't understand purity and its importance ... without knowing that I was saving my first kiss, HE told my dad that he wanted to save our first kiss for our wedding day (when he asked my father--before me--if he could pursue me). God makes all things new.
Anyway, I know Alex changed, but his attitude throughout most of the book turned me against him somewhat.
The writing was great, and I LOVE this author ... I just didn't particularly think that this "hero" deserved the beautiful woman of God whose heart was so tender.