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It's Not About Him (Second Glances #2)

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After passing out at Jeff's party, Susie becomes pregnant. Because she has no idea who the father is, she considers having an abortion, but decides to place her baby for adoption instead. Everyone seems to have a strong opinion about she should do, but it's her decision to make, and hers alone. Following through ends up being more heart-wrenching than she'd imagined, but s ...more
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Published June 11th 2012 by Sword of the Spirit (first published September 1st 2009)
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Feb 12, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
his story is about two characters from the first book, Jeff and Susie. In this book they have given up their wild, party ways and have given their lives to God, but there is one thing that Susie can never change. She was raped at a party which resulted in a pregnancy. She decides to give her baby up for adoption. The couple are friends of hers, and it will be an open adoption. Jeff, however doesn't agree with that, and wants her to marry him. He loves her, but Susie refuses him. It's Not About H ...more
Jill Williamson
Jun 19, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Susie wakes up after a party knowing something isn't right. When she discovers she is pregnant but has no idea who the father is, she decides to place her baby for adoption with an infertile couple from church. Following through ends up being more challenging than she'd imagined. But she wants to do the right thing. If only Jeff would quit trying to marry her so she'll keep her baby! Why doesn't he understand? It's not about him; it's about what's best for her child. Meanwhile, a man shows up in ...more
Shawna Williams
Apr 07, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's Not About Him by Michelle Sutton picks up with two of the characters we were introduced to in Michelle's YA novel, It's Not About Me.

Both Jeff and Susie are young, struggling Christians with serious issues to face. Susie, who is pregnant when the story begins, has decided to give her baby up for adoption. Jeff, though not the father, wants to take care of Susie and her baby. Having been given up for adoption himself, and plagued with his need to know why, he believes that Susie is making t
Jul 15, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow. This is a moving story. I was crying in the first 45 minutes! I think the first book in the series is still my favorite, but book two is amazing also. I love Jeff. He is great, however, Susie got on my nerves. She had major trust issues, but by the end of the book she has worked through them, and I ended up loving her too. This whole story is just amazing, and Sutton is a great writer. She writes such moving books that make you cry, laugh, and think; I love them!
Jun 17, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition

I enjoyed writing this story. I hope you like it, too.
Christy Lockstein
Aug 17, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

It's Not About Him by Michelle Sutton is the second book in the Second Glances series. Susie Ziglar is trying to make the best of the horrific situation she's found herself in. After passing out drunk at a party, she was raped and ended up pregnant. While at first she was determined to abort the baby, she instead ending up giving her life to God and decided to put the baby up for adoption. She just wants to do what's right for a change, and that means keeping her distance from Jeff, despite his
All I can say is what a terrific book! This isn't you're everyday "fluffy" romance! It's Not About Him deals with issues such as alcoholism, abortion, rape, and sex in a way that is relevant and real for today's young adults. I was truly captivated by this book from the very beginning and I stayed up preeeettty late and woke up early to see what happened next! You definitely won't be bored with this one and you might even cry!

Jeff is a sensitive, caring hero who as a new Christian is still deal
Jennifer AlLee
In It's Not About Him, Susie must deal not only with the heartbreaking decision to give her baby up for adoption, but the aftermath of that choice. Meanwhile, Jeff feels guilty for not protecting her. Adopted himself and longing to find his birth mother, Jeff doesn't want to see another child go through what he has and tries to convince Susie not to go through with it. In the end, Susie and Jeff discover it's not about either one of them. It's about what's best for the baby. And through their sa ...more
Aug 24, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Another great read!! After reading It's Not About Me, I had no compassion for Susie whatsoever for the things that she had pulled in the first book in the series. Michelle had assured me that I would change my mind about her in this story. Indeed the woman was right. My heart went out to Susie. The things that poor girl had gone through broke my heart. I thoroughly enjoyed reading Susie and Jeff's story. The challenges they had to face. And seeing their relationship unfold. Michelle kept me read ...more
Andi Newberry ~Tubbs
I am adopted and this is the first book that I have read with the point of view focused on the birth mother and the couple adopting the baby. All of the emotions in the story were real and raw. I felt everyone of them. What is great about what Michelle Sutton is that she isn't afraid to write about what is real. This stuff is really going on with our YA today and she writes about it honestly and right in your face! I didn't want to put the book down! This is an absolutely beautiful story. It sho ...more
Jennifer Farr
I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway. I did not read the first book in this series, but I did not feel like I needed to. Even though this book makes reference to situations in book 1 I felt that I had a good understanding of what happened. I am LDS so part of why this book only gets 3 starts from me is because of the "preachy" factor. I don't understand the religions that have "that moment", and I had a hard time connecting with the story. I enjoyed the story, but I did not feel the same inte ...more
Michele Minor
Jun 29, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Suzy has decided to give her baby up for adoption that was conceived when she was raped at a party at Jeff’s house. That incident had caused both her and Jeff to become closer to God and to give up their partying ways. Jeff is disappointed that she has decided to give her baby up for adoption since he was adopted and he is searching for his own birth mother. He wants to marry Suzy and raise her child as his own but Suzy doesn’t have those feelings for him. The identity of Jeff’s birth mother and ...more
Dawn Turner
Another fabulous book by Michelle Sutton. This on delves into the emotional difficulties of overcoming a sinful past and the traumas that can and so often DO come with it. The ups and downs of Susie and Jeff's relationship are amazing to follow. This book delves deeply and directly into the tremendous sacrifice that so often comes with adoption vs the decision to abort. Susie's strength and resolve are such an inspiration, even as she struggles to overcome the past and her current fears and lear ...more
Kathy Eberly
Mar 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
When Susie gets pregnant by an unknown man at Jeff's party, Jeff asks Susie to marry him to give her child the home that neither he nor Susie ever had. Susie, however decides to relinquish her rights to a young couple who can give her baby more than she can. I enjoyed this book by Michelle Sutton very much and can understand the emotions of such a decision. Michelle has a way of diving into the heart of a matter and yet brings redemption through her stories. Congratulations to Michelle again for ...more
Amber Willingham
Another great book by Michelle ! I really love the way that she takes situations that people face often in life that sometimes go by as unspoken ones that people are afraid to talk about and puts them in a story that will grip your heart and open your eyes !! If ya get the chance to read it Well worth the read !!
Stefne Miller
Michelle Sutton does a great job of taking a character who is hard to like and then show the reader how and why the character acts and thinks the way she does. I walked away from the book not only liking the character but remembering that you can never truly understand someone unless you've walked in their shoes. I appreciate the message of grace for others and redemption for all.
May 01, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very moving and compelling story. This is a wonderful sequel to It's Not About Me. Make sure you keep the tissues handy!
Michelle Kidwell
Once again Michelle Sutton weaves a powerful story, about second chances, about hard decisions and the consequences of those decisions, but also about the power of the forgiveness.
Jun 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Love the second edition new cover.
A really sweet book. I liked that it all took place after and not during the pregnany. it had good morals and was very religious. I don't usually read a lot of Christan books but I liked it. The ending was a little cheesey and wrapped up almost too well. I'll probably read the rest in the series (once again I started with the second book) as soon as I find some time.
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