Book Review~ True to You

Title: True to You
Author: Liwen Ho
Genre: Clean Contempory Romance, Ispirational Romance, Multicultural Romance
Length: 180 pages
Purchase: Amazon
Connect with the Author: Website, Goodreads, Facebook

Wanted: A man with the four C’s (Chinese, Christian, Cash and Career). Ability to cure hives a definite plus. 

Melanie Koo may be a physician skilled in helping others, but the one thing she can’t fix is her own love life. That’s why her mother comes up with the perfect remedy-an arranged marriage. Being the dutiful daughter that she is, she agrees to this loveless match … until a chance meeting leads her straight to the cure for her hopeless heart. 

Ben Peters is everything Melanie was not looking for in a guy, but she can’t help but be drawn to his passionate and kind nature and, not to mention, those adorable dimples. For once in her life, she considers breaking parental expectations to go after what she wants. The only thing standing in her way is a five foot one traditional Chinese mother and her scheming ways. 

Now Melanie has to make the biggest decision of her life. Will she stay true to her family or will she choose to believe that true love can be colorblind?
I love when the hero isn't rich or over the top. Ben is just an all around great guy that's a little nerdy with just an average job and a bigger than average heart. I love that he made less money than she did and that he didn't really care. So often in romance novels the woman's a teacher and the man is the doctor or has some other random, imaginary source for a ridiculous amount of money. They were both down to earth and made regular salaries. That was refreshing to see.

I also enjoyed the little glimpse into Chinese culture. It was funny and interesting. All around this was an excellent novella that kept me interested and wanting to see more. If you're looking for a light, fun short, clean romance, this is it! I completely and wholeheartedly recommend True to You, it was a great read and I'd love to read more by Liwen.

Liwen Y. Ho works as a chauffeur and referee by day (also known as being a stay at home mom) and a writer by night. She has published one children's picture book, as well as two novellas in her "Taking Chances" Series. She also enjoys writing about real-life matters, such as marriage, parenting and faith because truth can be just as strange and entertaining as fiction. Her work has appeared in various online publications, including LiteraryMama.com and MomLifeToday.com and she is a regular contributor at StartMarriageRight.com. 

She has a Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Western Seminary and loves makeovers of all kinds, especially those of the heart and mind. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her techie husband and their two children.


*I was given a copy in exchange for an honest review