Monday, April 13, 2015

From the Start by Melissa Tagg

From the Start

I love how Melissa’s sense of humor flows into her work. And even though this was a football story, I still enjoyed it. *wink* 

Let’s begin with the summary:

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?

And now, my review:

Melissa has a knack for creating characters who are both heroic and flawed. The hero has stepped into a small town where he’ll help our heroine’s family following a natural disaster. He’s not obligated or compensated, but he’s helping. And he’s hiding a crippling secret. Seems God brought him to this small town to help him heal.

Our heroine needs a financial breakthrough. Working on the hero’s book should help. But is her dream her own? Or a projected dream?  She’s still healing too.  I loved that she’s a writer. She enjoys old movies and penning screenplays. I related with her.

These two had great chemistry, but not overdone. This line from her POV about him: “Eyes so ridiculously blue-green the Pacific might as well give up.” (ARC version.) Yum! And of course, great banter. How does Melissa do it?

I’m already looking forward to her next book. Love her writing and this new series!

I highly recommend this author!

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