Do you ever sit down, open a book, and start reading the story and immediately, you’re captivated? For me, a lot of that has to do with the point of view (pov) it’s written in. Now I’ll admit, I haven’t always been a fan of this particular pov (my favorite). However, some great authors have quickly made a convert.
In case you haven’t guessed my favorite yet, I’ll tell you: first person. This is easily recognizable by the “I/me” statements told by the main character.
Here are my favorite Christian Contemporary romance 1st person pov books (in no particular order). I’ll also thought it would be cool to share the first line. Please click the title to be taken to Goodreads.
Bethany Turner’s The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck
I absolutely love Sarah Hollenbeck and her journey of romance and a new found faith. This book had me laughing out loud and saving my favorite lines. Here’s the first line:
“If you’re willing to admit it, you probably know me as Raine de Bourgh.”
Y’all, just keep reading and you’ll be hooked!
Sarah Monzon’s Book Nerds and Boyfriends
Book Nerds and Boyfriends is actually a collection of three novellas, all 1st pov. The first one, Bookishly Ever After, tells the tale of avid reader Emory Blake. And it just so happens her first line is from the book she’s reading.
“The hunter had become the hunted.”
Jennifer Rodewald’s The Cupcake Dilemma
A heroine who doesn’t cook but needs to make cupcakes for her kids’ Valentine’s party! Let the laughter begin!
“Let me begin by stating this clearly. I was voluntold.”
Brandy Bruce’s The Last Summer
So far all of my suggestions could fall into the sub-genre of romantic comedy. This one, not so much. However, it’s filled with all the feels and the romance is one that draws me in every time I reread it. Oh and you may need some tissue.
“I never meant for any of it to happen.”
Tamara Leigh’s Perfecting Kate
Did y’all know Tamara Leight has contemporary books? If not, run to your nearest book retailer and snap them out. I love her contemporaries almost as much (maybe slightly more) than her historicals.
“I never asked to be made over.”
Siri L. Mitchell’s The Cubicle Next Door
Here’s another author that may surprise you with their foray into contemporary writing. She has some great ones (they are older but no less good) that I’ve also had the pleasure of rereading. Oh, who am I kidding, I’ve read all of these multiple times.
“So what do you think, Jackie?”
Now you may be wondering if any of our InspyRomance authors have books in 1st pov. Well, I’m glad you asked. Below is a list of the author and their 1st pov book. I hope you have a chance to add them to your TBR pile. You won’t be sorry!
Adrift by Jaycee Weaver
Surrendering Time series by Julie Arduini
So tell me, do you like 1st person pov? Why or why not? And if you say no, would you ever give it another chance? One person who comments by Friday 3:00pm EDT will be entered into a $5 Amazon gift card giveaway. One random person will be chosen and contacted by Saturday.