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Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Love is a risk. If you lose it all, would you dare to risk it twice? Hannah Rogers is lost: cynical, insecure, and withdrawn. Skeletons forged through a bad breakup that should have been a marriage proposal. Now four years later, Hannah follows her dead-end job to the big city where her only hope is to survive the next eight months as her flirtatious boss’s personal assistant. The last thing her predictable life needs is to collide with the boy responsible for breaking her heart, or the twist of fate that sends a sexy new neighbor to awaken feelings she’s long since put to bed. Alex Sorrento doesn’t have any room in his life for another pet project. He’s already put aside his career and his personal dreams to follow his half-sister Mackenzie to the big city. Lost in the guilt over the events that nearly took her life, he feels he owes her that much. When Mackenzie befriends the new girl on the third floor, Alex finds himself defenseless against the sizzling chemistry between them and the sadness in her eyes. Can he protect Hannah from her ex without losing his heart? In this turbulent journey about self-discovery, forgiveness, and love, some second chances aren’t worth taking, but others have their own rewards.
4 out of 5 (very good)
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A lovely story of letting go, and setting yourself free. Hannah has to move to New York for an 8 month job assignment. Her parents find her the flat to rent and imagine her utter horror when her neighbour across the landing is her first love, Jake, who dumped her on her birthday. Upstairs though, is Mackenzie and her brother Alex. Hannah and Alex fight the attraction that is instant and powerful, and when they evenutally give in to it, Hannah gets those stars she wanted. Its told from Hannah and ALex's POV and we also get some Mackenzie, Jake and some of Hannah's slime ball boss. I knew he was up to no good, but he didn't come out as bad as I was seeing. Alex's torment and the history of his heartache is painful to read, emotianl, difficult. Once its fully revealed you can understand him a little better, and why he keeps pushing Hannah away. Once Hannah truly lets go of Jake, she is a woman on a mission and its beautiful to watch her transformation. As I said, a lovely story, thats the best word I can find, lovely. 4 stars
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S.K.'s a dreamer. A dream-chaser. A dream-getter. That's where writing books all began. It started at a young age, and with reading. Her grandmas shared a love for books, and no matter which house she visited growing up, S.K. often had to only go as far as the next coffee table to pick up their latest finds. Sometimes, they never put them down, and she had to go as far as to wander to their full bookshelves. She owes, both of them, for turning what many consider just a pastime into her passion. That passion grew, and eventually the stories that delighted her began to inspire her. She wanted to craft stories that delighted and inspired others, too. Reading was such a gift to her that she wanted to offer that gift to others, and now she has. Starting from Lost is her debut novel. To find out more about S.K., or her contemporary romances, you can visit her website (http://skwills.com/) and connect with her on social. She loves when you stop by to say hello!