Starting Over - Evan Grace

Starting Over

By Evan Grace

  • Release Date: 2014-01-25
  • Genre: Erotic Romance
Score: 4
4
From 291 Ratings

Description

Book #1 "Starting Over"
Book #2 "Second Chances
Book #3 "Begin Again"

**Mature Content Warning** Recommended for ages 17+ due to language and sexual content.
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?

Reviews

  • Great story

    5
    By Skiplayer1
    I loved this story and the characters. The story flows through and the characters are interesting and entertaining. I felt like I was there with them through all their challenges.
  • The premise for the story sounded appealing until the drama and secondary plots invaded the story.

    2
    By Annmric8
    Starting Over begins with Bell eighteen and Luke twenty-four. Bell seduces Luke one night but fails to mention she is a virgin until after they have sex. Luke panics and makes Bell feel horrible by informing her they need to pretend it never happened. Bell moves away from home and six years later returns home to visit family. It's a sweet and tender story of a young virgin who saves herself for one of her brothers older friends. Then makes a huge mistake that she regrets and carries around the guilt for the next six years. I'm still trying to figure out the significance of waiting six years to tell Luke. The story needed to begin from the time they were children so the reader had a better sense of the desire that brewed between Bellamy and Luke. The connection from her turning eighteen to her then Leaving town abruptly leaves a disconnected feeling.Then six years later she returns home. Of course, they start having sex again as if only one month had passed not six years. Sorry but it's hard to believe that Luke did not move on especially when he had no idea the pain and suffering that Bell encountered. Too many loose holes. The story contains all the elements of a typical romance: virgin, off-limits, distance, jealousy, danger, loss, love, over protective brother, age difference, and gay friends. The writing is descriptive, describing every minute detail. Pleasantries between friends is redundant. The families are excessively kind and loving. The father and brothers constantly doting on Bell was annoying. It seems the best remedy for curing all ailments is to have sex. Whether it seems inappropriate or bad timing, sex will bring a smile to their face. Every time the author is about to reveal the truth she goes into a rant of excuses describing in detail some distracting side story that once again takes you away from hearing the truth. The storyline is good but the delivery is long and arduous. Too many unnecessary distractions. Too much drama. Too many side stories used as fillers and distractions. We go from having a six year gap when Bell did not socialize with her closet knit family to her spending every minute with them. Not to mention she was only suppose to be home long enough to celebrate a party for her brother enlisting into the military.
  • Impartial Read

    4
    By L. Swan
    A fairly good read, the storyline was very compelling to me for some reason. The desire for the truth to come out was overwhelming and the drama that unfolded in that quest was wicked. I loathed the main male lead through out the majority of the book, I've never read such a selfish character before. His thoughts and reasonings were outrageous, and cruel to the main female lead, he does however find his redemption towards the end of the book. The female lead is human, her reasoning and way of coping with her situation was so understandable. To go through something like she did, any women in her position could of or would of made the same decision. Their romance though was strong and consuming, the chemistry was definitely true and was sweet to read blossom. The supporting characters were awesome and a good definition of what a supportive family does and how they act towards each-other. I look forward to reading their stories in the next book.