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Leah Atwood’s Come to Me Alive

Bryce Landry, country music’s hottest star, has it all, or so everyone on the outside thinks. They can’t see his struggle to discover himself, to find his place in unfamiliar territories, both as a dad and as a Christian. He takes a month off and escapes to the small town of Oden Bridge, Louisiana, where his daughter lives with his grandparents.

Sophie Thatcher has never been a risk taker, but she has no complaints and never thought her life lacked until her boyfriend of three years breaks off their relationship. Only then, does she begin to question what she’s missed by always playing it safe. Meeting Bryce is a call to action. She can let fear rule or trust in faith, which means taking the biggest risk of her life.

As the weeks and months pass, they discover finding each other was easy, but holding on will be a different story.

In Come to Me Alive, best-selling author Leah Atwood weaves an inspirational love story of redemption, faith and trust in God.


I’m all about trying new authors and I kind of sort like the idea of NA fiction so of course I had to read the Christian NA. My thoughts:

What I liked:

The premise. I mean, there’s just something about a famous person falling for a regular person that gets me every time.

Bryce. He was brutally honest. Always. And I loved it. There was no miscommunication when he was involved.

The romance. I hate insta-love. But there is insta-love here and it worked. For some reason, I totally got their romance and why they were attracted to each other physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

Spiritually, there is this theme of grace that is quite lovely. I like how Sophie just accepts Bryce without making things a big deal.

What I didn’t like

Bryce was able to hide out in a small town and date Sophie, and so that meant that for the most part, Sophie was able to avoid his fame. I guess I just feel like his fame is part of what makes these kinds of books fascinating and it was mostly done away with (like it was there, but not really, Bryce didn’t seem all that famous to me).

The other thing was that when Sophie interacted with Bryce’s career she really freaked. I get it…but I didn’t get it.

Romance scale: 8

Overall, so very cute and definitely worth a read!

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