Review: Arousing Love by M.H. Strom

Arousing Love, a Teen NovelArousing Love by M.H. Storm

  • ISBN-13: 9780984827800
  • Publisher: Marstro Press
  • Publication date: 11/15/2011
  • Pages: 236
  • Source: Purchased Ebook


The surprise hit of the summer on iTunes in the USA, topping the charts and becoming one of the highest rated teen novels with a 4.5 star average rating from over 2000 ratings and reviews.
Recommended for ages 14-17.  When Zach, an 18-year-old local boy, meets Joanna camping near his beach it is almost love at first sight, until he finds out she’s only 15. He knows she’s too young for him but he has never felt like this about anybody before. She’s sexy and sweet and flirty and free, and the most beautiful girl Zach has ever known. Joanna is swept away by her feelings for Zach as they grow increasingly passionate with each other. She’s doing things she never thought she’d do, but it’s like God has whispered in her heart Zach is the one for her.The powerful forces of young love, sex, and religion come crashing together in this edgy, coming-of-age story.

My Thoughts:

This is for sure not a story for everyone.  It is full of young love, sexual context, and religion.  While I understand that a lot of teens are faced with this type of situations and how it affects their view on religion this story was just not for me.  I find myself having a really difficult time with writing a fair and unbiased opinion because the views in this book are just so different from my own beliefs and how I think.  I think that some people would really enjoy this story but I could not connect or understand the point of view so it was not for me.

My Rating:

2 Penguins – This was not for me.