Okay, so it’s no secret if you’ve been watching my videos on Booktube, but Bethany Turner has become one of my fav authors over the last year or so. I found one of her books and LOVED her writing, characters and stories she comes up with. While there are only about 5 books that she has currently released, I have decided to go through them all with you now and share the TOP and the BOTTOM of the list!
This is my new favourite love story.
Friends to lovers is just a beautiful trope, and Bethany did an amazing job with this one.
Looking at being independent and not needing a relationship to feel complete, but seeing that it can still make a meaningful difference; that work and love is possible; that family is always there even when you don’t realise it; that love and forgiveness can really make a difference – it was stunning.
Funny as always, beautifully moving, and just something so incredible that it goes up as one of my favourite books of all time.
The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck
Okay, Bethany Turner is now one of my favourite authors.
This was hilarious, heart warming, swoon worthy and so beautifully written.
The topic of sex before marriage for Christians has always and will always be a “hot topic” so to speak, and I think Bethany handled it so brilliantly. It isn’t an easy thing to strive for, and you can have romance in a relationship without that part and it still be steamy. It is also something that walks the line in books, movies and tv shows for a lot of Christians as well.
This was absolutely a story that needed to be told and it was SO STINKING CUTE!
Love, love, loved it
Hadley Beckett’s Next Dish
This is my FAV Bethany Turner couple by far!
I love, love, loved Max and Hadley, so very much.
The enemies to lovers, dealing with overblown egos, drinking issues and perceptions of others and yourself was just *chef’s kiss 😉
I loved the progression of the story and the characters, the romance and witty banter, plus all the charm and hilarity that Bethany always injects into her stories.
Can’t believe I waited so long to discover this one!
Funny, heart breaking and warming, and swimming with coincidence..
I loved the characters and the progress. I loved that each chapter saw our characters a year later, and chose to read a chapter a day which was a fun way to experience it.
Fabulous as always Bethany
Wooing Cadie McCaffrey
The second half was definitely the best half. I don’t ordinarily like the “misunderstanding” trope, so that probably contributed to the plot not hitting as many marks as I had hoped.
Bethany’s writing is always great though, and her incredible humour shone through more so in the second half.
I liked the handling of the serious relationship topics with a Christian perspective. I think she did a great job.
Overall, I think the first half could have been shorter, last half longer or more explored. But it was still a nice little read.
Content warning: closed door romance.
If you love a clean romance that’s funny, believable, relatable and isn’t afraid to shy away from real topics… Bethany’s books are for you! Highly recommend!!
See You in the Adventures!