Howdy booklovers! Welcome to my stop on the @lovebookstours tour for All That Really Matters by @nicoledeeseauthor
Molly McKenzie’s bright personality and on-trend fashion and beauty advice have earned her an impressive social media following, as well as a shiny monthly paycheck. When her manager-turned-boyfriend tells her of an upcoming audition to host a makeover show for America’s underprivileged youth, all her dreams finally seem to be coming true. There’s just one catch: she has little experience interacting with people in need.
To gain an edge on her competitors, she applies to volunteer at a transitional program for aged-out foster kids during summer, only the program’s director, Silas Whittaker, doesn’t find her as charming as her followers do. But since forfeiting a goal has never been her style, Molly’s only option is to accept the terms Silas lays out and submit to his rules—even the most ridiculous ones pertaining to social media.
Soon as the residents of the home become more than a means to pad her career resume, and Silas becomes more than an obstacle on her path to fame, her once-narrow focus expands to include the deep needs of those she’s serving… and perhaps the ones she’s neglected inside herself as well. It took years to build her platform, but only one summer to discover what really matters most.
This was a completely new style for me and I’m so excited I got the chance to read it! I never envisioned loving this book as much as I did. The right book finds you exactly when you need it and this was that book for me. I laughed, I cried and I felt every emotion in between. I want me a Silas please😍
The dynamic between Molly and Silas and the way they bounce off eachother and learn to accept themselves, and embrace their differences is beautiful to witness. Both go on a journey of self discovery and self evolution and a journey of where they fit in the world of religion, one has unwavering faith the other is questioning and it’s so interesting to see the evolution.
I loved the writing style and the way Deese sucks you into the story as though you’re living it! I highly recommend!
About the author
Nicole Deese’s nine humorous, heartfelt, and hope-filled novels include the 2017 Carol Award–winning A Season to Love. Her 2018 release, A New Shade of Summer, was a finalist in the RITA, Carol, and INSPY Awards. When she’s not working on her next contemporary romance, she can usually be found reading one by a window overlooking the inspiring beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Find her online at www.nicoledeese.com. Photo credit: Rayla Kay photography