//Erasing Faith by Julie Johnson//
A standing ovation is in order for Julie Johnson and her awesome writing skills. Erasing Faith was absolutely amazing and is by far my favorite book that she has written. This was one of my most anticipated novels and it did not disappoint. I received Erasing Faith as an ARC on Thanksgiving and after my family fell into their turkey comas, I fell into the love story of Wes and Faith and the magical city of Budapest as their back drop.
You originally meet Faith Morrissey in Say the Word, but as Fae Montgomery. You never get the chance to really learn that much about her because she is always so mysterious and only briefly hints at her past. That only made me want to know what she was hiding, so when Julie Johnson announced that she was writing a book about Fae I was beyond excited.
In the beginning you meet a young and hopeful Faith in the historical city of Budapest to finish out her senior year when she literally crashes into a mysterious stranger. She is immediately attracted to this mystery man and let me tell you the sparks are just flying off the page, and they only just looked at each other. But this mystery man (aka Wes) is hiding something. At first he won’t let his guard down. He must always were the “mask” and never slip but there is something about Faith that draws him in and won’t let go.
I am going to put a quote from the book and I don’t really know if would be considered a spoiler but just in case…
“So why did one stupid, insignificant, staged conversation with Faith Morrissey have me wishing I could, just for a single moment, be him again? To look into her eyes, to talk to her, as the real me, rather than the asshole who was about to take a wrecking ball to her life?”
Ohhh the feels *sighs* they are fantastic. One thing I loved about this book was being inside Wes’ head. He was completely thrown off balance when he started having feelings for Faith that he fought them every chance he got, but something kept pulling him back to her. Fate perhaps? Hmmm… I don’t know guess you’ll have to read to find out.
I want to tell you more but I’ve already said too much. You need, no you must read Erasing Faith. It will leave you a crying, laughing, happy dancing hot mess. It is phenomenal. Congrats Julie Johnson!! Two thumbs way up! Five stars all around!! Okay I’ll stop, but seriously DO NOT PASS THIS UP. It is a must read!
A fairytale city. A forbidden love. A fate doomed from the start.
Faith Morrissey is overdue for an adventure. After twenty years in the same small town, she sets out on a year-long study abroad trip, fully expecting to fall in love with the wonders of Budapest. She certainly doesn’t expect to fall for Wes, the mysterious stranger who sweeps her off her feet mere days after her arrival. It seems almost too good to be true…
Probably because it’s all a lie.
Weston Abbott is a ghost. In service to his country, he’s done unspeakable things – the kind of things that make settling down or falling in love out of the question. That’s never been a problem… until he meets Faith. No matter how many times Wes tells himself she’s just a mark, he can’t deny she rattles his composure like no one else. And he can’t seem to shake the forbidden feelings that stir to life whenever he’s with her.
Wes knows better than anyone: the line separating fact from fiction is almost as fine as the one between love and hate. And, if the truth comes out, it may erase their love along with all the lies…
ERASING FAITH is a full-length standalone second-chance romance, with a healthy dose of steam and suspense mixed in for good measure. Told in dual POV, it contains mature themes and strong language… and thus is intended for readers ages 17 and up.
JULIE JOHNSON is a twenty-something Boston native suffering from an extreme case of Peter Pan Syndrome. When she’s not writing, Julie can most often be found adding stamps to her passport, drinking too much coffee, striving to conquer her Netflix queue, and Instagramming pictures of her dog. (Follow her: @authorjuliejohnson)
She published her debut novel LIKE GRAVITY in August 2013, just before her senior year of college, and she’s never looked back. Since, she has published five more novels, including the bestselling BOSTON LOVE STORY series. Her books have appeared on Kindle and iTunes Bestseller lists around the world, as well as in AdWeek, Publishers Weekly, and USA Today.