Saturday, October 15, 2016

From the Start by Melissa Tagg with #Review

Kate Walker used to believe in true love and happily ever after. While her own love life may have left her brokenhearted, it hasn't kept her from churning out made-for-TV romance movie screenplays...until a major career slump and a longing to do something meaningful send her running back to her hometown of Maple Valley. Permanently sidelined by an injury, former NFL quarterback Colton Greene is temporarily hiding out in a friend's hometown to avoid the media and the reminders of all he's lost. Maple Valley seems like the perfect place to learn how to adjust to normal life. The only trouble is he's never really done normal before. While Kate plays things safe and Colton is all about big risks and grand gestures, they both get what it's like to desperately need direction in life. An unexpected project gives them both a chance to jumpstart their new lives, but old wounds and new dreams are hard to ignore. Starting over wasn't part of the plan, but could it be the best thing that's ever happened to them?

MY THOUGHTS- Wow! Melissa Tagg has done it yet again. I read my first novel from her last year and I literally fell in love with it. Here To Stay was just marvelous. She is an author who knows how to write stories that are realistic but have just a slight touch of fantasy to them. And this one has made my top five list for the year.

The heroine is a girl who has been hurt by love in the past. Kate Walker feels like there is nothing more for her in that department. And while she makes films about romance, she just needs a break in her hometown of Maple Valley. I just love the name! I imagine a quaint area like Gatlinburg TN, full of fall leaves and little shops down main street. Colton Greene is the hero, though he doesn't feel like one at the moment. The characters have their up and down moments, keeping true to real life stories. I would suggest keeping your tissues available ;) I really felt like the author was trying to get across the point that sometimes it takes letting go of everything, being totally at the mercy of God, before He steps in to take over. It really got me to thinking about my life and how much I allow Him to control and how much I want to hang on for dear life to the reins. Again, an amazing book that kept me up late to finish :)

**DISCLOSURE: I was given a free product in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was given, and all thoughts are 100% mine. Please read my full disclosure policy HERE.**


JewelWood said...

I like reading good wholesome books like this one, and need to read this book. It sounds very interesting and I like that it has a good story to follow!

Maryann D. said...

This does sound like a terrific and interesting novel. I like finding good reads for the winter months.
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Anonymous said...

This sounds good--I think I would enjoy this book! :) Thanks for the review!

Kristie said...

I have never read this author. Thanks for your honest review. It sounds great! I love happily-ever-after romances. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

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