Sunday, January 30, 2011

Double Shot by Erynn Mangum ~ review

Double Shot: A Maya Davis Novel (Maya Davis Series) From the Back Cover

Now that Maya Davis is engaged to her longtime friend and sweetheart, Jack, there should be no more worrying about the future, no more questioning God. Everything should be perfect, right? Actually, it’s just the opposite: Things are complicated. Where are they going to live? What kind of wedding do they want?

And when Jack is offered a once-in-a-lifetime job in Seattle, things begin to unravel even more. Can Maya trust that God is in control even when things seem to be a disastrous mess?

My take on this book:

"Double Shot" is the third and final book in the Maya Davis series written by Erynn Mangum. I have come to love the characters in this series of books and was sad to see the end.

In this installment Maya is facing several life changing events, her best friend and room mate Jen has just gotten married so Maya is faced with living alone for the first time, although her loyal friend and canine companion Calvin is with her. She is engaged to her boyfriend Jack and is in a frenzy of planning her own wedding, throw in to the mix the fact that her brother and sister-in-law just had a preemie baby, and you would think there is plenty enough going on to keep the readers turning the pages, but add to all this the fact that Jack just might get a job that will take them several hundred miles from their friends and family, and you have a story that has you turning the pages as fast as you can to see how things will ultimately work out!

I think my favorite thing about the Maya Davis series is that the characters seem so real to life, they are a twenties something group, and have ups and downs like we all do. Maya is such a down to earth person, who has no problems laughing at herself upon occasion. Maya's pastor, Andrew, is so funny, and I kept hoping he would finally ask out Liz. I also enjoy how the author weaves in the issues of faith, and God into this series, the idea of Wed night Bible study seems so normal for this group.

While this is the third in a series it can easily be read as a stand alone book, although I would suggest reading the entire series so that you can experience the entire relationship of Jack and Maya!

I received a complimentary copy of this book from NavPress in exchange for an honest review.

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