My review: Saving Taya is completely different from the first book in the Faith and Love series, Sophia Redeemed. I thoroughly enjoyed the change of pace. To me, it shows how versatile B. Benfield can be in her writing style. I loved how steady this book progressed. I'm still getting used to the first person point of view the author prefers, but she provides enough detail about the other person's expressions so I can know their thoughts too.
Taya's past isn't ideal. She made some mistakes, drifting from her faith, that she regrets. Her struggle to accept the forgiveness so freely given her from our Lord is evident throughout the story. At some points in the story, I felt as if I was drowning in the worry and guilt with Taya. Carter is a strong, stalwart character. His understanding of his faith truly amazed me when I found out he was a "new" Christian. The fact that he fully embraced his salvation, forgiveness and love shines through on every page! Their romance is sweet, building slowly through the story. It was nice getting to see how Matt and Sophia were doing. I'm glad they made an appearance.
The message of the story is about forgiveness and salvation. Carter and Taya both embrace the Salvation Jesus provides, but struggle with letting go of their own feelings of guilt, fear, and unworthiness. Carter is good for Taya. He really helps her grow, bringing the importance of living right to the fore front.
Overall, I enjoyed Saving Taya and I look forward to more from this amazing author.