Starting Over by Barbie Bohrman
Genre: contemporary romance
Single mom Vanessa Holt has a daughter she loves, a supportive family, and her art. Having given up on finding true love—if that even exists, which she doubts—she’s content to put romance on the back burner. But not everyone agrees. Those nearest and dearest are ready to see Vanessa let down her long blonde hair and have some fun.
To put their grumbling to rest, Vanessa agrees to go on a date with the next man who asks. Luckily for her, that man is Cameron Thomas, her daughter’s extremely handsome science teacher. She’d felt a spark of chemistry the first time she’d laid eyes on him. Now she’s ready to lay a whole lot more on the sexy bachelor.
But just as things get hot, they also get heavy. When the man who broke Vanessa’s heart reappears, her old doubts and fears about love rush to the surface. Will her fresh start with Cameron be over before it’s barely begun?
I have committed a sin and need to make amends. I didn’t know that this was a standalone in a series. Reading this out of order has had no impact on my enjoyment of this story. I enjoyed this books so I don’t see why I wouldn’t enjoy the others.
I love some second chance stories. When I started reading this book though, it sounds like Vanessa is getting change number three and four. I found the writing to be fresh and found myself laughing out loud at a few points. Vanessa’s has been hurt before and she’s content with her life the way it is. She’s guarded and self-conscious. Cameron is written to perfection. He’s not your typical hero and her daughter adds an interesting dynamic.
This is an easy and enjoyable read. When I say easy, things aren’t complicated. There’s not a cast of thousands, the drama is naturally flowing – it’s a great afternoon read. Highly recommend this read.
I got a copy of this book for free from the publisher, receiving this for free had no impact on my commentary.
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