Saturday, April 26, 2014

review: Starting Over by Evan Grace

Starting Over by Evan Grace

My rating:  5/5
DRC provided by Limitless Publishing for an honest review
Published: 1.25.2014
Genre:  Contemporary Romance

Summary –

Bellamy Carmichael’s finally come home after staying away for six years. There’s just one problem, Luke Carter…

Six years ago she seduced him, but a realization had him turning his back on her and became the cause of her long exodus. But with her brother’s imminent deployment Bellamy knows she’s bound to see him.

Luke Carter made the mistake of crossing a line he never should’ve crossed six years ago…

He knows he’s the reason why Bellamy avoids home, and with her coming back home he’s hoping to make things right. He just wasn’t expecting her to look so damn beautiful.

However, there’s one more problem, Bellamy’s been keeping a secret from Luke for past six years. When passion builds between them she knows that she must tell Luke the truth, but will it bring them closer together?

Or will it drive them apart for good?  (Thanks to for the summary)

My Thoughts –

I thoroughly enjoyed Starting Over and really connected with its characters and storyline.  This story is easy to read, runs at a smooth pace and does not disappoint.  It’s got a little bit of everything: great families, astronomical secrets, danger/suspense and lots of hot wicked lovin’.

I love this rekindling of Luke and Bellamy’s relationship.  Was it right for Bellamy to keep such a profound secret?  Probably not, but with the way she was treated – I’m not sure I would have done anything different.  He completely broke her heart.  I think this pair is a match made to last forever.  I also think they needed their time apart, maybe not quite so long, but they needed it nonetheless.  It helped them grow and become the people they were supposed to be.  Lake and Bellamy sure were burnin’ up the sheets together.  LOVED IT!!

I think what made this story a top rating for me was their families.  Everyone made me fall in love with this story so much more.  Dylan and Dustin, hello – yum.  Can’t wait for their turn.  I like the various POV’s in the story, telling just a little bit more of story that you can’t get from a single POV.  All around great job!!

** I already read Second Chances (Dustin’s story) and it rocked my socks.  I’m so looking forward to Dylan’s tale.


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