Book Review: Told You So (Told You Series Book 1) by Kristen Heitzmann

Genre and Audience: Contemporary Romance for Adults

You’ll like this if you like: Romantic Tension, Action, Contemporary Novels, Multi-Dimensional Characters, Brooding, Protective Heroes, Feisty, Compassionate Heroines, or Stories About God’s Love and Forgiveness.

Cleanliness: The author told me this book is recommended for 18+. It’s technically still clean, and I personally didn’t have a problem with it, since what transpires is a great way to shows God’s mercy and love.

Hero Type: Brooding


It all starts with Grace Evangeline, a famous and popular author, throwing a cup of tea at Devin Bressard, a play producer who believes that true art shouldn’t “bleed sentimentality” like Grace’s novels. But Grace is determined to have her novel on Broadway and even goes so far as to stalk him.


Right from the first page, this is a captivating story. There’s tension and drama but the characters are the best of all. Each is so unique, with their own backstory and personality–especially Grace and Devin. The author has a great Christian worldview, which really shows in her stories. No matter the rating, I’d still recommend this simply because it’s a fantastic story with a lesson on God’s love.


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Okay, so what would you define as clean romance? I’ll keep your input in mind for my next book review. And are there any contemporary romances you would recommend that others read? Do you typically read books for adults or teens?

Recent Comments

  • Hannah
    March 19, 2016 - 5:15 am · Reply

    I’m not much of a romance reader, but in general, I consider a book clean if it doesn’t use language worse than a PG MAYBE PG-13 movie, doesn’t have gory violence (although I am a bit lax in that area, because I like action stories), but most of all, the romance has to be very pure. Even if it isn’t overtly Christian, it cannot be based on lust. I don’t want graphic detail of any physical contact beyond hand holding or maybe a kiss or two, but not much more. If characters are married, I am less upset by these things, but still. Obviously, since I am not a huge fan of romance, my view is a bit skewed from what you are probably looking for in the blog, but that is my two cents.

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