About the Book ~
Molly McKenzie's bright personality and on-trend fashion and beauty advice have made her a major social media influencer. When her manager-turned-boyfriend tells her of an upcoming audition to host a makeover show for America's underprivileged youth, all her dreams finally seem to be coming true. There's just one catch: she has little experience interacting with people in need.
To gain an edge on her competitors, she plans to volunteer for the summer at a transitional program for aged-out foster kids, but the program's director, Silas Whittaker, doesn't find her as charming as her followers do. Despite his ridiculous rules and terms, Molly dives into mentoring, surprising herself with the genuine connections and concern she quickly develops for the girls--and Silas. But just as everything seems perfectly aligned for her professional future, it starts to crumble under the pressure. And as her once-narrow focus opens to the deep needs of those she's come to know, she must face the ones she's neglected inside herself for so long.
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My Thoughts ~
All that really matters is whether or not All That Really Matters by Nicole Deese is on your immediate TBR. Why? Because if it's not, it NEEDS to be!
All That Really Matters included so many of my favorite things to find in a story! Romance, humor, a little bickering, first person narrative, second chances, God, and miracles. However, one of the most gripping characters featured in All That Really Matters is the beast we call social media! The ugly and fake life of social media was displayed in its train wreck glory, yet the beautiful and life-changing ways social media can transform an individual was still the star of the story. Also, the absolute need for balance and boundaries was shown in a way that wasn't preachy or aggressive, instead portrayed in a relatable story that so many of us are living.
Molly and Silas were absolutely wonderful -- as a couple AND as individual characters! I loved the way their relationship progressed from bickering to admiration to love. However, I especially loved the way their stories -- both personally and romantically -- portrayed such a beautiful message of hope, joy, and second chances. Theirs was and will always be a romance that sings of the heart of God!
Five Stars ~ All That Really Matters by Nicole Deese is a lovely romance filled with second chances and miracles! All That Really Matters is a standalone, and I'm looking forward to reading the author's next standalone, featuring characters introduced in All That Really Matters!