Hope Unashamed (When It’s Time #2) by Nadine C. Keels


Hope Unashamed by Nadine C. Keels is the sequel to Love Unfeigned, a short YA Romance following a new perspective from the series.


hope unashamedSequel to Love Unfeigned

He’s never been so mesmerized by a girl before. Can’t help getting his hopes up…

Arthur is a studious, “all or nothing” kind of guy with his life planned out. Even before he’s old enough to drive a car, he knows he wants a career in computers. Since he sees no need for romance until he’s ready for marriage, Arthur keeps his focus on his education.

Then, a new school year brings a stunning young lady into Arthur’s path, blindsiding his ideas on romance. As a result, his transition from boyhood to manhood includes the pursuit of the woman he wishes to make his wife. But when his pursuit falls through, Arthur must realize when it’s time to give up the shame of a broken dream—and learn what it truly means to hope for more.“


In Hope Unashamed, we get to follow through a new perspective as Arthur, a character seen in the first book.

Like Love Unfeigned, this story continues with the light-hearted romance. There is a cleaner feel to these romances that aren’t seen in YA very much, and it continues to have a Christian Contemporary background. For me, even though this is a newer look into the character, the story as a whole felt like a continuation of the first novel.

The main character seems to have planned his whole life with what he wants in a wife as one of his main goals. But of course, there isn’t a story without a giant bump in his plan. Following him through his inner struggles as he continues on through his life brought back that middle/high school feeling in how young the romances are in the writing.

I gave this book 3 out of 5 stars. Even though we have a very general idea of the result in this character as seen in Book 1, we get a whole new moment with the characters. Since this is a shorter story, I flew through it pretty quickly after finishing the first book. Overall, this series encompasses what a younger, innocent romance story should contain.


Published: 15 September 2017

Publisher: Self-Published

Genre: Young Adult Romance

Pages: 134

How I Read It: eBook from Author

*Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. All of my book reviews contain my honest opinion only and are not influenced in any way.*

You can read my review of Book 1, Love Unfeigned HERE!

love unfeigned

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