As a fan of Hahn, when I saw she had a new book coming out, I checked Netgalley daily to see if I could get my hands on it early. I love her books because she writes relatable characters immersed in a super fun storyline. Never Saw You Coming is no different.
Hahn has tackled a bit of Christian Fiction but has made her characters fallible and real. She’s questioned the hypocrisy of the church in a thoughtful and challenging way. Through Meg, we see the Christian guilt that lives in so many people from their lives in the church. As Vada so perfectly puts it: “I can’t pretend to understand this compulsion you guys have to hide your humanity at the risk of appearing human.”
Micah is the perfect person for Meg. He’s been through a lot of what she is. They’re both struggling with their faith in vastly different ways. It was a blast watching Meg experience the world for the first time. Her infatuation with Micah’s calves and abs is completely relatable. There are moments that have you swooning, and then others that have you laughing out loud, which makes for a super fun read from start to finish. Thank you, St. Martin’s/Wednesday Books, for sending this along!
Never Saw You Coming is available for preorder on Amazon for $10.99, it releases September 7th.
About the Book:
Raised by conservative parents, 18-year-old Meg Hennessey just found out her entire childhood was a lie. Instead of taking a gap year before college to find herself, she ends up traveling north to meet what’s left of the family she never knew existed.
While there, she meets Micah Allen, a former pastor’s kid whose dad ended up in prison, leaving Micah with his own complicated relationship about the church. The clock is ticking on Pastor Allen’s probation hearing and Micah, now 19, feels the pressure to forgive – even when he can’t possibly forget.
As Meg and Micah grow closer, they are confronted with the heavy flutterings of first love and all the complications it brings. Together, they must navigate the sometimes-painful process of cutting ties with childhood beliefs as they build toward something truer and straight from the heart.