Title: Never Saw You Coming
Author: Erin Hahn
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Publication date: September 7th, 2021
Raised by conservative parents, 18-year-old Meg Hennessey just found out her entire childhood was a lie. Instead of taking a gap year before college to find herself, she ends up traveling north to meet what’s left of the family she never knew existed.
While there, she meets Micah Allen, a former pastor’s kid whose dad ended up in prison, leaving Micah with his own complicated relationship about the church. The clock is ticking on Pastor Allen’s probation hearing and Micah, now 19, feels the pressure to forgive – even when he can’t possibly forget.
As Meg and Micah grow closer, they are confronted with the heavy flutterings of first love and all the complications it brings. Together, they must navigate the sometimes-painful process of cutting ties with childhood beliefs as they build toward something truer and straight from the heart.
In Erin Hahn’s Never Saw You Coming, sometimes it takes a leap of faith to find yourself.
Erin Hahn is quickly becoming a favorite author of mine. Her books have so much heart and emotion to them, in such an effortless way. Time slips by as I read her books and I don’t notice it at all, it is fully captivating and the writing is just beautiful.
Never Saw You Coming features Meg’s story as she comes to grips with new information about her parentage. She goes through a religious journey to understand how she really feels now that she knows she was conceived on a one night stand at a youth group convention in Michigan and her father died in a car crash. Micah is dealing with the after effects of his pastor father’s embezzling and sexual harassment charges. Together, the two help and support each other in their lives and faith.
I personally loved the religious journey depicted in this story. I found it very relatable as someone who grew up in a Catholic household. It also calls out some of the hypocrisy within the Christian church and how it treats women. The romance was perfect – absolutely perfect. Together they were super sweet and supportive of each other as they figured out their plans. Also, the side characters truly added to the story in a meaningful way.
I will always read Erin Hahn’s books from now until the end of time and will always suggest everyone else reads the too.
Thank you to Wednesday Books and Netgalley for an early copy in exchange for an honest review.
Happy reading, folks!