Book Review: Kicking Eternity by Ann Lee Miller

KickingTitle: Kicking Eternity
Author: Ann Lee Miller
Series: New Smyrna Beach #3
Release Date:May 10, 2012

Book Summary:
Stuck in sleepy New Smyrna Beach one last summer, Raine socks away her camp pay checks, worries about her druggy brother, and ignores trouble: Cal Koomer. She’s a plane ticket away from teaching orphans in Africa, and not even Cal’s surfer six-pack and the chinks she spies in his rebel armor will derail her.

The artist in Cal begs to paint Raine’s ivory skin, high cheek bones, and internal sparklers behind her eyes, but falling for her would caterwaul him into his parents’ life. No thanks. The girl was self-righteous waiting to happen. Mom served sanctimony like vegetables, three servings a day, and he had a gut full.

Rec Director Drew taunts her with “Rainey” and calls her an enabler. He is so infernally there like a horsefly—till he buzzes back to his ex.

Raine’s brother tweaks. Her dream of Africa dies small deaths. Will she figure out what to fight for and what to free before it’s too late?

For anyone who’s ever wrestled with her dreams.

Cheryls review

I really enjoyed this inspirational romance. Ann does a great job of including the characters’ relationship with God with out it being overbearing or pushy. I really liked how when the characters prayed, it sounded like they were talking to their best friend. These characters really seemed like real people I could relate to. I look forward to reading more by Ann Lee Miller.


5 stars

Rating: 5 Stars – I loved it!
Content: Clean. There is talk of drug abuse, but the point is to show how destructive it can be.
Source: Personal Copy
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  1. I have not heard of this before now! Sounds great!

  2. Thanks for a great review, Cheryl! 🙂