by Ann Lee Miller (Goodreads Author)
Avra wants love, but drummer Cisco—self-medicating from his parents’ divorce with sex and intoxicants—is a poor choice. Cisco hungers for fresh-baked cookies and the scent of family he finds at Avra’s.
Kallie shares her classically trained singing voice only with lead vocalist Jesse and fights to keep her heart safe. Jesse feeds on fame and hides more than insecurity beneath his guitar.
The friends surf ego, betrayal, and ambition and head for wipe-out. But somehow, when they’re not looking, Avra’s God changes them all
Review: Avra's God by Ann Lee Miller
I started this book without knowing anything about it. I was immediately drawn to Cisco's character. The strong, good looking party boy that every girl wants. There was just something sweet about him that you knew he really wasn't everything he was pretending to be on the outside. I also love his Spanish phrases, I think he should be Boyfriend Monday candidate! From the minute he sees Avra he knows there is something different about her and he wants her, but she is a good, Christian, church going girl. I love the way he weaves himself into her family by inviting himself over to bake cookies and by playing football with her brothers. I also think it is really sweet that he asks Avra's Dad if it is ok if he asks her out.
Avra is another great character in the book. She is a strong women who thinks with her head, not just her heart and she doesn't make rash decisions. She writes down her feelings and prays about things before making her choice. She lives her life in a way that makes the other characters, Cisco, Jesse, and Kallie, wonder what is different about her and why she can react so well to bad situations. By living her faith she inspires her friends to start coming to church and become Christians as well.
Jesse is not my favorite character. I got kind of annoyed about his indecisiveness and his refusal to see what was right infront of him. But I guess like most young men it takes them a while to figure things out! I do like the songs he writes though, it was cool how he gets all his emotions out in a song. Kallie says she won't be the girl that waits around for Jesse, she really does try to move on but her heart really is stuck on him.
This was a good read, you got to know the character more in depth then in most teen romance books. I enjoyed the character development and that is was a unique story and not predictable
I am so glad that we get to see Cisco and Avra's relationship come full circle, Jesse and Kallie's too I guess!
4 Thumbs up!