Rating: 4 stars out of 5
She’s a stripper. He’s a preacher. Her name’s Faith, and he’s been faithless since the day she went away.
Faith Richards knows she’ll never be able to outrun her demons, but she’s not looking for absolution. She’s looking for release. When she’s forced to return home by circumstances she’d rather not discuss, she runs straight to Noah. The only boy that could ever make her feel alive. The only boy who ever truly broke her heart. The only boy who could possibly save her from herself.
But Noah isn’t a boy anymore…
Noah Parker is a man torn, fighting to understand his place in this world after his latest run-in with tragedy. Everyone he’s ever loved has left him, either on a greyhound bus or in a casket. He no longer believes the words he preaches and his life hangs in the balance of honesty. Reuniting with Faith might be the only thing that can save him, but based on their tumultuous history, it’s more than likely it’ll destroy him.
Faithless is the story of two broken people searching for the impossible: a love strong enough to put the pieces of their broken hearts back together. Their romance is forbidden. Their love is undeniable. Their lives hang in the balance. And when their world begins to burn to the ground, they’ll be faced with one impossible decision: can they live with who they’ve become?
Just look at that amazing blurb. I was sold right away.
The storyline was a little different; I mean a preacher and a stripper? Yeah, totally goes against stereotypes. This is why I was initially drawn in. I really don’t want to get in to the whole debate regarding stereotypes but it is a very touchy and important subject for me. So to see them broken in book form is a great quality as it adds a sort of uniqueness to the story.
So anyhow, this was a great short story. It was a little heart breaking, and went deep but it was intriguing nonetheless. Faith is someone who’s lost, not because of life’s circumstances but because of how she chose to deal with them. Same goes for Noah, he chose to push his family away, leading them both to isolation and still seeking peace after all this time. Noah became a preacher, and Faith became a stripper. Yet they both are a chance to save each other.
I didn’t really like Noah. He seemed like a hypocrite, preaching during the day, talking about goodness and God and then drinking at night? It seemed like the preacher thing was a cover up to make him seem like a good guy in some way. Why hide though? Why pretend? But I guess he’ll become his true self, whatever that is, in the next part.
This story was really short but it was so worth the read. The writing style was refreshing and part of the reason that kept me reading. There is a little twist at the end! I did not want it to finish that way but I’ll be waiting for the next part which luckily is only two weeks away. I recommend for reading when you’re travelling, it’ll pass the time and keep you entertained and you’ll finish it in one go because it is very short. I hope you all take a chance on this story, and that you’ll like it as much as I did!
I’m lodged between two extremes- excruciating heat and freezing hearts. His body to the front and the cold grasp of November to my back.