Worth Fighting For by Zena Wynn is the third novel of the Nina Chronicles. Nina Wallace is not perfect and she’s not looking for Mr. Perfect, but is a decent man asking too much? She resigns herself to a life of single parenthood following a series of disastrous relationships; and then along comes Roberto Ortega. Roberto is the Youth Pastor at Nina’s church and despite his high standing she has doubts about dating him. Nina is waiting for a sign that Roberto’s The One, but maybe God’s silence is sign enough. Adding to Nina’s confusion is their differences; she is African-American and Roberto is Hispanic. Despite the lack of a sign, despite their different ethnicities, Roberto strongly believes Nina is the woman God wants to be his wife. His devotion and patience with Nina is amazing and even those moments when Roberto falls short of his personal expectations, he manages to redeem himself in the most heartfelt way. Roberto is meant to be not only Nina’s husband but also her catalyst for healing. When Nina lets go and lets Roberto in, she finally reaps the benefit of what she’s always wanted — a love Worth Fighting For.
Author Zena Wynn has several great novels but the Nina Chronicles speaks to me personally. I have been caught up and wrapped up in Nina’s plight since book one and I am so happy she’s finally found her Mr. Right in Worth Fighting For. What am I going to do now that Nina has found her dream man? I want more! Worth Fighting For is superb writing; a story that delivers on plot, character and content. The writing is superb in that Nina’s thoughts become my thoughts, her feelings my feelings. And that Roberto, he is just too fine; he makes me want to holla! I loved the fact that despite all the perfection we saw of Roberto in Book Two and even most of the way through Book Three, his flaws finally show because the dude was just too perfect to be true. Yet, Roberto redeems himself in the most beautiful way and if Nina wasn’t impressed then she could just move out the way because I sure as hell was. I am soooo jealous of Nina. I want me a Roberto too. Ms. Wynn’s writer’s grasp of emotions and feelings during the ups and downs of life is on point. Nina is a very spiritual woman but also a very sexual woman and I like that despite her Christianity, her sexuality did not suffer because for some people, it seems the two concepts cannot abide in one body. I read the novel and enjoyed it so much that I referred it to my best friend. Funny enough when we compared our experiences we both came up with how true to life Nina’s story was and how much we could both relate to the experiences she had on the journey to finding the man God intended for her. Something about the writer’s use of the first person narrative also helps to make the story personal for myself and for my friend and I am sure many readers will feel the same. Ms. Wynn is very in tuned to her characters and shapes them from flawed individuals into wonderful wholesome people who blossom under the light of love as most of us do. I know all good things must come to an end but I want more Nina! What I wouldn’t do to see another chapter in the life of Nina and Roberto.