What Love Washed Up by Catherine Brusk ~ Book Review

November 5, 2022


About the Book 

Book: What Love Washed Up
Author: Catherine Brusk
Series: Finding Faith
Genre: Christian Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 12, 2020

Forced into the world of sex trafficking at age ten by her stepfather, nineteen-year-old Jessi Campbell only wants to forget the years of hell that she endured. Court dates, parole hearings, and countless hours of therapy have finally slowed. But her growing faith in God still seems too weak to fight off the looming nightmares and oppressive guilt that hangs over any normalcy in her life.

Then she meets Kip Parks, a promiscuous, fun-loving classmate, and her stringent, rule-lead lifestyle is threatened by his adventurous and wild spirit. Kip forces her out of her comfort zone, insisting on things like trust and openness, but she lives in fear of what his response will be when he finds out about her secret. Jessi finds herself caught in a whirlwind of having someone treat her like an ordinary person; she slowly begins to overcome her past as a victim, and starts to actually live—even sharing her faith with skeptical Kip. But what will happen when she finds out that Kip hasn’t been honest with her? What will she do when she finds out that he views her as so much more than ordinary?

My Thoughts 

Um wow!! This book was amazing. I honestly did not think that I was going to love this book so much. I read it in one night. Yes, I stayed up until 3am in the morning but it was completely worth it! This book had me from the very beginning. The characters Kip and Jessi are so relatable and their relationship and the way if flourishes throughout the story is beautiful. Kip stole my heart from the very beginning despite him having a "bad boy" persona. Jessi as well had me. Her past tore me up. I don't want to ruin this book for you but it was truly heartbreaking. 

Catherine has taken the very hard subject of Human Sexual Trafficking and truly makes you see what it is like to be a survivor. She definitely does not shy from seeing the hurts and emotional effects it has on a person and those around her. But she also ties in a faith thread so beautifully on how God can heal a person and make them stronger. The faith walk that these two characters go through is wonderful and I loved seeing the growth as the story develops. 

This book was amazing. I could read about these two characters forever because now I want to know what happens to them in life! I know there are other books in the series and I sure hope that we see them again. Their story was amazing and the way their relationship grows its truly beautiful and realistic. I have already uploaded the second book unto my Kindle and looking forward to that story and hoping that I see Jessi and Kip again. 

My Rating: 5 Stars/Absolutely Amazing!

I received a copy of this book from the author. I was not required to post a positive review. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.

About the Author

Author of the "Finding Faith" series, available on Amazon and Kindle Unlimited. Catherine has a bachelor's degree in Communications with an emphasis on film. She loves everything that includes a story and thinks humor and dessert are some of the Lord's best blessings.

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