Monday, May 1, 2017

Love, Defined By Leila Tualla

In their final summer before graduating college, three childhood friends expect an uncomplicated transition to adulthood…but learn they all still have some growing up to do. Alex Makapulo is facing a crisis of faith. Raised a Catholic, Alex is considering becoming a member of her best friend Jack Page’s church—against her family’s wishes—but she can’t quite take the final step of baptism. Jack loves Alex and doesn’t understand her hesitation, and Alex wonders if Jack’s love is a blessing or a distraction to test her religious conviction. Lori Hanson embarks on the trip of a lifetime. For her twenty-second birthday, Lori’s grandfather presents her with a summer vacation in England. While preparing for her adventure, she meets British musician Colin Watson online and quickly falls for him. They plan to hook up when she lands in London, but her grandfather forbids it. Due to complicated family dynamics, Lori must regretfully comply with his wishes, though she vows never to forgive him. Andy Taylor is looking for love in all the wrong places. When Andy runs into an old crush, she decides she wants a more meaningful relationship with sexy Miles Webber. But when she confides in Alex, her friend warns her Miles only wants her for sex. Andy becomes angry and devises a reckless plan to distract Alex’s attention from her relationship. Things don’t go quite as she expected, though, and Andy is left facing a crushing moral dilemma. As the summer unfolds, three young women learn love and faith go hand in hand, not everything is black and white, and sometimes in a fast-paced world you have to slow down, breathe a little, and find your own definition of love.

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Leila Tualla is a Filipino Christian writer and author. She can be seen drinking copious amounts of caffeine while chasing after two miracle babies. She is a 2 time Preeclampsia Survivor, and online Advocate.
When she's not writing about her Preeclampsia journey or chasing after her tiny "Mexipino" bosses, she can also be found buried in books. Leila reads various novels, and her book reviews can be found at

Looking for a wholesome young adult read? One that has life lessons, friends, and God? You have found it right here, Love, Defined.
This is a guilt free read that you will be happy to let your young adult read.
The characters are so real and you feel like they could be your friends.
This is a new author, but I think she will be one to watch out for. I can't wait to see what she writes next.
I gave this book 4 stars. Give it a try.
I received  this book from the author for review. A favorable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.


  1. The library can order this one for me maybe.

  2. I will share this with my girls. Thanks Mary

  3. Sounds like a good book for young adults. Unfortunately I'm out of the young adult age range.

  4. I'm not big on Young Adult reads but this one just might change that! Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

  5. My young adult youth group will love this. My girls are always looking for good books to read. I love the cute cover.

  6. Sounds good. I would love to read it.

    1. Ms. Jean you are the WINNER! I will get your book right to you!

  7. I will be sharing this at church. thanks Mary

  8. I am always thrilled to run across new authors. Thank you, Mary for a great review.

  9. Sounds like a book that a young adult reader would love but I think I will pass on this one. Thanks Mary for this review!