Sunday, December 28, 2014

Discovering Sophie by Cindy Roland Anderson


Sophie Kendrick's father has gone missing in the jungles of Costa Rica. Desperate for answers to his whereabouts, she decides to search for him herself. She hires Jack Mathison to guide her through the jungle, but the two of them seem to be at odds from the moment they meet. Sophie finds Jack conceited, sarcastic, and worse, very good-looking. He is totally not her type, so how could she possibly be attracted to him? Likewise, Jack can't wait to be rid of Sophie and her optimistic outlook. Seriously, how could someone be that nice? Jack isn't looking for a relationship, and finds the electrifying chemistry between the two of them completely annoying. His job is to lead Sophie to a remote village deep inside the rainforest- her fathers last known location. Still, the jungle is a dangerous place and Jack does everything in his power to protect Sophie, but who will protect his heart?

My Review: 4 Stars

Sophie has never been close to her father but that doesn't mean she doesn't love him. He travels quite often to Costa Rica for research and after not hearing from him after awhile she begins to worry. She decides that she is going to head down to Costa Rica to find him. With the help of her best friend Camille and Camille's brother, they help her touch base with an old friend of their's that lives in Costa Rica who will be her guide for the trek to find her father.

Jack has been burned by women before and has completely sworn off ever having a relationship. He really doesn't want anything to do with them. He was lead to believe that Sophie was male not female so when he finds out that that key piece of information had been withheld he flips his lid! He does his best to NOT be the guide for Sophie but plans don't really work out in his favor.

It was pretty much love at first sight for Sophie and Jack, however, they do everything they can to fight their attraction for each other. At times it was a bit on the annoying side but then again at times it was kinda funny too. I loved their banter back and forth. I really enjoyed seeing their relationship develop. They both had things in their lives that they needed to work on before they could be together and I was glad that they took the time to do so.

While I really enjoyed the book there were some parts that kinda dragged for me. I won't go into too much detail but I will say that I was annoyed with Elaina and Peter. They both had a hard time hearing the word NO and I did end up skipping over some parts that they were in. Another part that just had me shaking my head was the whole story line with her dad. I kinda felt a little gypped. After spending as much time as you did reading about that part of the story, it just kinda happened and then fizzled out.

I do have to say that I am not the type of person to read Christian Fiction or any religious type books. That was all I used to read and I kind of got burned out on all the preaching. With that being said, I was pleasantly surprised that I not only finished the book, but that I enjoyed it as well! For the parts that got to be a little too much for me personally, I just skimmed over them... no big deal.

Discovering Sophie was the very first book I read by Cindy Roland Anderson and I will definitely be adding more books of hers to my list! It was definitely a fun read! :)

**I received a free copy of this ebook in exchange for my honest review**

And yes... I did come up with a casting choice for this one... took a little longer to find my Jack but I am pretty happy with my choices... ;) Hehe.


  1. I always love your castings :) Sounds like a fun read! Although I'm trying to branch out from just reading Christian Fiction, too. They're really fun books, but I just need more variety!

    Ally @ The Scribbling Sprite

    1. Awww... thanks Ally! Casting is definitely one of my favorite things when it comes to reading books! I even have a heroes and heroines board set up on Pinterest to give me ideas! Hehe. And variety is definitely a good thing! I was SO glad when I finally started branching out!! Books became my much needed escape from life and I just love it! :)

  2. I read this book when it first came out (I'm a fan of Cindy's from her first book "Fair Catch"). I enjoyed her first book more than this one. The same things that annoyed you, bugged me too. I also love her Christmas novella as well as the others in the Christmas series. And I think you did a great job casting!

    1. Fair Catch is on my list to read! And if you liked it better than this one then I think I might just need to move it up my TBR list! ;) And thank you! The casting for this one was a bit tough! Jack was almost the death of me! ;) Haha!