This is my first book by this author. This is a two-book story, so you will have to read book 2, A Prayer Heeded, to find out how the story ends, which I plan to do.
This is Adam and Rania’s story.
Being a woman of faith myself, I was intrigued by the story-line.
Adam is a rich business man who professes to be an atheist. He was very much the womanizer before meeting Rania. This makes it difficult, at first, for Rania to trust Adam’s motives for wanting to get to know her. For that reason, she keeps him at arm’s length.
Rania is a Lebanese woman who has a deep faith in God. She is a successful business woman, in her own right, working for a family friend.
The couple is drawn to each other but are unable to explain why. Rania shares her faith with Adam but does not reveal to him the darkness that is in her past which overshadows her present and makes it difficult for her to respond to Adam the way she would like to. Adam, on the other hand, reveals everything about himself to Rania and through sharing himself and his life, he falls in love with her.
They develop a deep trust in one another and Adam respects the boundaries that Rania puts on the relationship, which is no sexual intimacy between them.
Just when it looks like Rania is able to trust Adam enough to reveal her past to him, Adam allows the demon of jealousy to rear its ugly head and ruin everything they have built together. In my mind, Raina has set Adam up to fail because she does not give him all the information about herself and places him in a vulnerable position, thus, setting him up to disappoint her.
I was frustrated that after 300-plus pages, the story ends on a huge cliff-hanger that leaves you totally crushed because of the anticipation that the author builds up in you for the happy ending. At this point I was totally mad with Rania for putting Adam in this position.
The story has some religious and paranormal elements to it that can make it difficult to see where these elements fit into the story. However, since the story has spiritual elements in it, then it fits in.
Well, we all have to read book 2 to find out what happens and whether Adam and Rania can truly be soul mates!
-Reviewed by Marcia