Book Review: Erasing Faith

Erasing Faith by Julie Johnson: "You can’t erase your soulmate.
The marks they leave are etched in permanent ink."

Weston Abbott is a ghost.
I like it that way.
Floating from place to place, I slip seamlessly into other people’s lives and destroy them from the inside out.
I’m untouchable. Untraceable.
Until her.
She’s in my head, under my skin. I can’t shake her — I don’t want to shake her.
She’s the best thing that ever happened to me.
And I’m her worst nightmare, come out to play.

Faith Morrissey is dead.
I killed her.
Well, that’s what it feels like.
For three years, I’ve lived as “Fae Montgomery” in a city of strangers, licking my wounds and trying to forget. It’s pointless. No matter how many times I change my name or vanish around unfamiliar street corners, I’ll never stop seeing that foolish, naive girl whenever I look in the mirror.
I know it wasn’t real — that he wasn’t real — but that doesn’t make it any easier.
I can erase myself.
I can never erase him.

TeriLyn's thoughts: **Erasing Faith generously provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. **

Each and every time Julie Johnson announces she’s writing a new story I do a little happy dance. This author possesses such a gift of storytelling. Each story she pens vividly represents two characters each on a journey of self-discovery whom find out what it’s like to love, lose, and forgive their soul mate. Erasing Faith explores the vitality of fate while questioning its very essence. It’s a contradiction of sorts fitting perfectly between the lines of the excellently written, descriptive prose composing the story of Faith Morrissey and Weston Abbott – whose very relationship just so happens to be a contradiction.

Choosing to write from the points of view of both, Faith & Wes, Julie Johnson depicts a tale reading as a fond memory of a period of time in both their lives when worlds collided so forcefully they both were knocked off their own axis. What I love about Julie’s writing are the details she provides to make you so in tune with her characters, details never overwhelming but perfectly placed to embrace the intensity or levity of the action. Ms. Johnson interprets events to the reader with such accuracy her words read like a movie scene playing out in front of your eyes.

Erasing Faith represents a love story full of mystery at the beginning with details revealing themselves throughout, subtle clues being left in every chapter, and in typical Julie Johnson fashion a perfectly placed element of surprise. The passion restrains itself from the overly graphic yet is written with such finesse you feel the connection between Faith & Wes intimately. And I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention the high quality snark and banter Julie Johnson writes. Her subdued jokes and dry humor laced in the banter between these two characters makes you laugh out loud. There’s nothing better than two intelligent characters engaging in an intelligent game of word play.

Wes and Faith equally possess qualities you’ll love and a few that you won’t. They make mistakes, they are stubborn, they make choices affecting the rest of their lives, and they’re both figuring out who they are with the other infiltrating their life. The beauty of Wes and Faith stems from what they’re hiding from, how they fight against it, and ultimately the way in which they redeem themselves. It’s Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf for certain circling each other trying to find their place.

Although we meet Faith as Fae in Say the Word, Erasing Faith most definitely reads as a standalone novel. Just another quality of Ms. Johnson’s books I adore. It’s hard finding a good standalone book these days in the land of cliffhangers and trilogies. This author wraps her stories in neat packages leaving the reader fully satisfied with the structure of what they just consumed.

There hasn’t been a single sentence I’ve read in the three books published by Julie Johnson that felt out of place. This woman knows how to write great New Adult stories. It’s been an absolute pleasure following this author on her writing journey. With the release of Erasing Faith I’m reminded yet again why I drop everything to read a Julie Johnson book. And just like its predecessors, I could immediately go right back to chapter one and start all over again.

If you’re a fan of New Adult Romance, please don’t skip over Julie Johnson’s titles she possesses a great gift for her craft that will consume you as a reader.

Favorite Quote:

“We hit like opposing air fronts. Clashed like hot and cold. Two total contradictions – a high-pressure system and its low-pressure polar opposite – converged and created a massive atmospheric disturbance. A lighting strike.”

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