Out of Time

General Fiction, Romance

By Michelle Sutton

Publisher : Desert Breeze Publishing

ABOUT Michelle Sutton

Michelle Sutton
Michelle Sutton is an inspirational author and has written twenty two inspirational novels with more to come. When she is not writing she is an avid blogger/book reviewer. Michelle resides with her family in Arizona.



Bree Le Fleur moves to Arizona to heal from her past. She meets her neighbor Donny Garafalo Jr., race car driver and model. Unlike most, she's not impressed. After their disastrous introduction, Bree ends up needing Donny's help. They become friends and Donny decides Bree is the perfect girl for him. He won't inherit the family business unless he can change his ways. He believes dating Bree and attending church will persuade his father. While following his ruse, they fall in love and find faith. Things look promising until Donny hits the road again for his final racing circuit and Bree discovers a plot to harm him. She tries to tell him, but he won't listen, so she takes matters into her own hands. When he finds out, will he thank her for meddling or send her packing? Is their love strong enough to make it through the ultimate test?

I wanted to write a story about a reformed playboy type who has never had to say no to himself before until he meets, "the one."

Michelle Sutton's latest novel, Out of Time, is unique for its genre. This is the first Christian/Inspirational Fiction novel I've read that clearly depicts the reality of the battle to remain pure before marriage. The heroine, Bree, desires to wait until her wedding night to become intimate with a man. When she meets then falls in love with race-car driver Donny this desire conflicts with her physical desire to be close to him asap. Anyone who's ever been in a thrilling, new relationship can identify with the struggle; however, some readers may lay the book aside when they read these realistically steamy scenes.

But that's not the only issue Donny and Bree face together. Conflicts abound as Bree attempts to heal from past hurts and a plot to destroy Donny and his career is revealed. A peek into the world of racing and the lifestyle of the wealthy was also an enjoyable aspect of the book. Both are foreign to me, but Michelle's descriptions kept me interested until the end.

I love that the characters Michelle created are each at different places in their relationships with God. Bree struggles with her faith in God. Donny is fine without Him, for a while. The friendship between Donny and Jason is another pivotal aspect of the story. Jason is unafraid to "tell it like it is" when necessary. He's honest and caring. His relationships with God and with his own wife show Donny the depth of true love.

Every time I put the book down to finish household chores, I finagled ways to make time to get back to the story. I ended up completing most of it in one night. The lack of sleep was well worth it.