Title: From the Start
Author: Melissa Tagg
Series: Walker Family
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
Release Date: March 31, 2015
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?
This was the perfect read for a day that needed a kick start in the positive department. I loved Kate and Colton. I liked watching life unfold through their eyes. Melissa Tagg usually has something to say and is skilled in how she has her characters present it. I enjoyed that the story was messy, funny and real. I love when the story has a twist I didn’t see coming. I mean, we all know it will most likely end happily, but how we get there is fun to guess.
I appreciate when someone can teach me a bit about their craft. Okay, we didn’t get a blow by blow, but we got some insight into a writer’s world in the need to say something. I believe we all feel like we have something that can help the human race move forward. I love that this book reminded me of that. Want a happy day? Read this book.
Rating: 5 Stars
Content: Clean, kissing
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