Her job requires she live with 500, hard-partying, college guys. She can handle the 499, but it only takes one to lead her into danger.
Samantha Hart wants to find Godly purpose within her new Christian faith, like her missionary best friend, but is forced to take a job as the resident director of the all-male, Calvert Hall, where she gets to baby-sitting pampered party boys, rather than change lives.
Facing the typical challenges of her position, such as sexual assaults and drug use by residents, and those unique to being a woman, she leans heavily on her faith. She must also gain respect from young men who view her as a sex object—one of whom is stalking her—while guarding against the campus serial rapist.
It doesn’t help that her boss treats her like an imbecile. So why did God put her here when her experience was with women’s issues and she’d applied for the all-female building?
Chris Johnson, a rock guitarist who is returning to school as a music major, is intrigued by the resident director and the faith she shares with her muscle-bound resident assistant from “the hood,” nick-named Preacher. While Chris observes how they act on their beliefs, he is drawn into a relationship with a ruthless supplier of the on-campus drug trade.
While observing Sam’s care of students who don’t deserve her efforts, Chris assists her on the sly. Can he manage his two worlds without risking Samantha's life?
What reviewers are saying ...
"This book was simply amazing, from start to finish. The story grabbed my attention from the very beginning and I couldn't stop reading. I read it in less than a day. I absolutely loved all the characters in the book. They are all so different, yet each one is so well-drawn and developed, and completely relatable."
"I really enjoyed Connie's debut novel and was looking forward to reading this one. I was not disappointed. It is a wonderful combination of romance and suspense that kept me turning pages until the end. I was wrapped up in the lives of the characters from the first pages.
I read the book in one sitting when I should have been sleeping."
"Couldn't put it down! I tried. I wanted to. I did not want to finish it in one day! The characters grab your attention the moment they are introduced and stay with you until the book is finished. Then you feel a little like you just said goodbye to some very good friends."
"This is a fantastic book!! I loved it!! This book has so much packed into it, something for everyone. The author does a wonderful job of getting you to connect with the characters and their issues are very realistic and relate-able to0. This book is a great example of how everything is in God's hands and everything happens in His timing. I'm so excited to see that this is a series, and I can't wait for the next one."
"This story not only entertains, but inspires you to let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven. There is no happier ending to a story, than to see someone come to believe in Jesus as their Lord and Savior."
tags: Christian in college, Christian fiction, romantic suspense, Christian romance, substance abuse, sexual abuse, Christian contemporary music, drug deal