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Bellamy Carmichael’s finally come home after staying away for six years. There’s just one problem, Luke Carter… Six years ago she seduced him, but a realization had him turning his back on her and became the cause of her long exodus. But with her brother’s imminent deployment Bellamy knows she’s bound to see him. Luke Carter made the mistake of crossing a line he never shoBellamy Carmichael’s finally come home after staying away for six years. There’s just one problem, Luke Carter… Six years ago she seduced him, but a realization had him turning his back on her and became the cause of her long exodus. But with her brother’s imminent deployment Bellamy knows she’s bound to see him. Luke Carter made the mistake of crossing a line he never should’ve crossed six years ago… He knows he’s the reason why Bellamy avoids home, and with her coming back home he’s hoping to make things right. He just wasn’t expecting her to look so damn beautiful. However, there’s one more problem, Bellamy’s been keeping a secret from Luke for past six years. When passion builds between them she knows that she must tell Luke the truth, but will it bring them closer together? Or will it drive them apart for good?...

Title : Starting Over
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ISBN : 20614785
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Number of Pages : 418 Pages
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Starting Over Reviews

  • Jen
    2019-02-14 23:34

    DNF At 34%The idea and story itself behind Starting Over isn't half bad but the editing is! Yowza! Lots of extra commas, colons instead of semi colons and the like and it all managed to pull me out of the book. Given a decent editor, I could come around and thumbs up this little ditty. No rating because I couldn't pull on my big girl britches and finish it.

  • Kristina
    2019-01-26 23:39

    So close to DNF'g this one.Totally bland, lacklustre emotion between h & H. They had one night together 6 yrs earlier, jerk dismissed her & ignored her for the next 6 yrs, making sure to throw his girlfriends in her face. Even noted how he never thought about her, especially when he was with other girls, she never even entered his mind. She of course remained untouched because she loved him & immediately gave into him without a whimper, regardless of his behaviour towards her for all this time.

  • Maya
    2019-01-17 20:28

    Self note:Unoriginal plot, where H sleeps around for six years and throws women in h's face. Then, when he finally makes a move on h, she of course falls to his feet and everything is golden. ...And I'm left unhappy. :(

  • Sheryl
    2019-01-30 19:26

    *3.5 stars*Not bad, and I'm definitely intrigued enough to want to read the next book in the series; Second Chances. I'm still trying to figure out (based on the blurb of the second book) how in the world Stacy ended up with Mark when (view spoiler)[and the end of this story, Stacy wouldn't give him the time of day AND Mark kinda seemed like a good guy (hide spoiler)], yet according to the blurb of the second book, Mark has a wife and kids AND he seems to turn into a bit of a psycho/stalker... as I said, colour me intrigued!!!

  • Jen_C
    2019-02-16 21:30

    Editing! I can only recommend this book to people who:LOVE to hear every single character called "baby," who do not care much about editing, who like men that cry even though they repeatedly threaten to kick someone's a$$ (but never do and I am not sure they could), are okay with women being abused, crying A LOT,and those who enjoy multiple points of view and long boring descriptions of minutia.

  • Gina Mcneal
    2019-01-19 02:49

    I really loved this book. I couldn't put it down once I started. The story was great and kept me guessing. There was a great mixture of romance, a little suspense and some steamy love scenes. I will definitely read more from that author.

  • Talk Books To Me
    2019-02-16 03:48

    4.5 StarsStarting Over is sexy new adult romance you won’t want to miss! The characters story tugged at my heart until the end. I simply wanted more and can’t wait to sink my teeth in the next story, Second Chances. Firstly, I read Starting Over in one afternoon. Secondly, The sex was hot, and the tension between these characters left me breathless from one page to the next. In the end, I found Luke’s ‘hesitancy’ to be a bit over-the-top, but over all this was a fun, quick read.*SPOILER ALERT*So, a quick run through: Bellamy, an adoring little sister falls hopelessly in love with Luke, her big brothers best friend. As much as he hates to admit it, Luke has watched Bellamy grow into a beautiful woman and one mind-blowing night together changes everything…Years later, Bellamy finds herself back in the same town with the only man she’s ever loved. Bellamy’s life was never the same after they made love for the first and only time that night. His rejection, along with her broken secret continues to haunt her, still.Luke thought after seeing Bellamy one last time he’d be able to get her out of his system, only he finds he can’t let her go instead. A push and pull relationship built on broken hearts, secrets and fear threatens their happily ever after.Can Bellamy trust Luke again and in the end, will Luke be able to forgive her?Review by Angela

  • Trish Bedroom Bookworms
    2019-01-28 01:33

    **originally posted at BedroomBookworms.com** Sometimes getting ARCs and books-for-review can be a little stressful. Don't get me wrong, free books are awesome, but they come with pressure. What if you don't like them? Sometimes I just don't. Sometimes they're written terribly, sometimes they're just not my cup of tea. Authors are nice people (mostly.) I don't want to upset them or hurt their feelings. Megan and I both feel a duty to share truthful opinions about what we read. Many review sites don't publish negative reviews. They just omit them altogether. Megan and I publish everything. That ups the ante when agreeing to take a book for review.But. Then. There are the ones that are awesome. I mean, books that leave you texting your blog partner in the middle of the night about how she needs to read this book STAT. That would be Starting Over by Evan Grace.Overall Rating: 4.5 stars- Kept telling myself “just one more chapter.”Bellamy Carmichael’s finally come home after staying away for six years. There’s just one problem, Luke Carter…Six years ago she seduced him, but a realization had him turning his back on her and became the cause of her long exodus. But with her brother’s imminent deployment Bellamy knows she’s bound to see him.Luke Carter made the mistake of crossing a line he never should’ve crossed six years ago…He knows he’s the reason why Bellamy avoids home, and with her coming back home he’s hoping to make things right. He just wasn’t expecting her to look so damn beautiful.However, there’s one more problem, Bellamy’s been keeping a secret from Luke for past six years. When passion builds between them she knows that she must tell Luke the truth, but will it bring them closer together?Or will it drive them apart for good?The prologue of Starting Over is quite a whirlwind. You mix a little bit of teenage angst with heightened hormones, hot (I actually made a note: "She's now ruined for other men.") sex, and then the male lead being.. well.. An Ass. (Yes, it does require capital letters. He was An Ass.) What do you get? A roller coaster of emotions.You're then hurtled 6 years into the future and you hang on for the ride. The book does rely on the old stand-by of lack-of-communication. But it's done in such a way that I bought it. Bell is 18 and acts it. Frankly, 18 year olds are dumb. Even when they're smart."Oh, Bell, you taste so good," Luke groaned with each pass of his tongue.You get to know Luke a little more. I thought I was going to have trouble liking him because he was An Ass. But then something happened. He wormed his way into my heart along with Bellamy's. And then when I get a glimpse of Luke in the sack? Holy cow, I was done more. The man is hard core GOOD in bed. Just when you think he's too nice, he whimpers about how good Bell tastes and then you're falling down the path of Eros again."Bellamy, do you want to explain to me why you weren't here when I woke up this morning? I expect a phone call to at least tell me you're okay. Call me."The book does deal with some subjects that are hard to take. There is death, kidnapping, attempted rape. I was a little nervous and a little anxious. But I kept hanging on and man was it worth it.It was so good that when my Kindle dropped to 9% charge at 1am, I was unable to just say I'd finish in the morning. I plugged it in and started doing some chores around the house (Yes, at 1am. And after I Googled "how to get my Kindle to charge faster.") to give it time to charge up a bit again. I needed more!"Bell, you look so fuckin' hot. It's taking all of my self-control not to rip your panties off and fuck you right here against the wall."The book isn't perfect. I found some of the dialogue (particularly in the beginning) a little bit clunky. I did find a few typos. There is the "communication complication" angle which isn't my favorite. But honestly, it was good. I laughed, I cried, I squirmed with desire. You should read it. Now."Baby, I love you no matter what, okay? Please believe that."Smut Factor: 5 stars- Had to wake my husband at 2am to quench my “need.” (I seriously told Megan this should get 6 stars.)Character likability: 4 stars- I wish we were friends.Storytelling: 5 stars- I wake up thinking this really happened.Writing and editing quality: 3 stars- A few errors, but nothing that took away from the story.

  • Sheryl
    2019-01-28 19:31

    I was given this book by author Evan Grace for an honest review. This is book 1 of the Starting Over series by the author.Growing up with 2 older brothers isn't easy for Bellamy let alone having feeling for their best friend Luke. After 6 years away from home and Luke she was finally going to tell him about their daughter Rose but a few turn of events causes problems and heartache for them.Bellamy is a strong female character but you can tell her emotions are all over the place and raw when it comes to Luke. Luke never planned to get involved with Bellamy but after being together 1 night he didn't want it to happen again since he considered her a little sister and you can feel his pain also in the story line. These characters mesh well together and the story is touching that it just makes you want more. The flow of the story was very well written and the author does not take you down a dead end road with any part of the story.This is a great read for any romance reader who loves a story like this and you won't want to put it down once you start reading it.

  • RedRedtheycallmeRed
    2019-02-13 00:39

    I'm a sucker for a second chance romance, though they frequently frustrate me. I liked Luke and Bell, though their relationship was a bit rushed. From barely seeing each other for six years to falling in love in two weeks? Too much, too soon. Not to mention the insane amount of drama (all those hospital visits!) that went on during those two weeks. I did think Bell took on too much of the blame for the big secret she was carrying. Luke was a complete jerk to Bell six years prior, but he was furious that she didn't come to him because he would have helped her? Why on earth would she have believed that?This book would be greatly served by some further editing. Not for typos/grammar, but to tighten up the story. There's a lot of unnecessary detail, telling instead of showing. And the secondary characters took up too much time. This is supposed to be Luke and Bell's story, all the other POV's were too distracting.

  • K.M.
    2019-02-11 03:43

    This was an Amazon freebie and while I was pleased that there was rather good writing, the story itself was a bit frustrating. I honestly felt there was too much drama that didn't necessarily enhance the overall plot line. Honestly, this romance could've been reduced in length if it weren't' for all the out-of-place drama. Also, second chance romances are a tad tricky. Move too slow in the development of the romance, and I'm bored. But move too fast (a la insta-love) and I'm immediately ticked off by the implausibility of the scenario. Luke and Bellamy's romance stalled for 6 years for a darn good reason, but then they seemed to immediately pick back up and played out in the span of 2 weeks. Really? Ah well, like previously mentioned, the technical writing was decent and I'm actually way more interested in Stacy/Mark/Dustin's storyline. I'll tune in for the next installment. For a freebie, Starting Over definitely of the better quality variety.

  • Mette
    2019-02-06 20:50

    This really surprised me in a very good way. And it's new favorite of mine and this is because of: - Great character with depth, edge and realisme. - Very well-written storyline with realisme, real feelings, great drama and some very HOT passion/romance. I give this book 5 BIG ⭐️

  • Michelle
    2019-01-26 00:37

    Loved this story about love, loss and emotions. Couldn't put this down. I can't wait for the next book in this series I am addicted!!

  • Jules
    2019-02-09 19:39

    I love this book I could not put it down! I am so excited to read the next installment! Very well written held my attention from start to finish!

  • My Book Addiction and More MBA
    2019-02-08 22:31

    This book will keep you guessing from start to finish. A great romance that has passion, drama and suspense. It will leave you turning page after page.After one wonderful, amazing, life altering night with the love of her life, Bellamy Carmichael leaves home and stays away for 6 years. She’s returning now for two reasons: to see her brother before he deploys, and to finally get some closure. Bellamy knows she has to tell Luke the truth about what happened 6 years ago so that she can finally move forward, but she also knows it’s going to be one of the hardest things she’ll ever do. As soon as Bellamy sees Luke, her old feelings resurface and the sparks start to fly. But the secret she harbors is enough to keep them apart forever. As soon as Luke sees Bellamy again, he knows that his attraction to her is just as strong as it ever was. He also knows he owes her an apology, a big one. As Luke and Bellamy spend time together, it becomes obvious to everyone that they belong together. But when Bellamy’s life becomes in danger, things all of a sudden get a lot more serious. How can Luke protect her physically and emotionally at the same time? How can they spend so much time together without falling in love? And will the secrets between them bring them closer together or push them further apart?What an amazing book by Evan Grace. These characters suck you in and just seem so life-like that before you know it, you look down at the clock and you’ve been reading for 5 hours! The storyline is so touching, passionate, and suspenseful that you feel drawn to them, desperate to get to the end and find out how everything concludes, yet you know there is no way you can just skip to the end to satisfy your curiosity, there is just so much that goes on, on each page that you have to read it all! Bellamy and Luke’s story is such a tragic one, but fortunately, they do get the chance to start over and the love, passion and romance between them is so moving, so powerful, you just can’t get enough. Loved this book so much, and I cannot wait for the next in the series!Rating: 4.5Heat Rating: SteamyReviewed by AprilPCourtesy of My Book Addiction and More

  • Kathy Ann
    2019-02-08 19:22

    Bellamy (Bell) has been in love with her brothers' best friend Luke since she was a little girl. Once she turned 18 she maps out a plan of seduction to get her man. After their one night of passion, Luke pushed Bell away, and severed ties for 6 long years. Now Bell is coming back to her hometown to see her family, mend fences, and reveal her secret to Luke. Luke hasn't forgotten about Bell (the best sex he has ever had) and some definite sparks fly when they are reunited.I'm a sucker for brothers best friend romances. Friends that grew up together? Check. Friendly, down-to-earth, sweet guy? Check. Overprotective brothers? Check. Check. Sweet, young, and innocent girl? Check. They just draw me in and make me believe in happily ever afters. Luke is afraid of having a relationship with Bellamy because of the close relationship he has with her brothers. He is best friends with her twin brothers. His parents are best friends with her parents. There are some seriously tight bonds between these two families. When Bellamy and Luke reunite the two find it hard to fight their attraction. Luke starts out being, well... an ass in the beginning. There's just no way around it. Once he gave in to his attraction he was really sweet and loving. Bellamy was hesitant because of his reaction to her in the past. I kept hoping that she would stand up for herself a bit with Luke and her family. In the end she did take a stand with her family and Luke. I think the author did a nice job of giving a glimpse into two great families. Loving families without the baggage. Almost an idyllic setting that you find yourself wishing you had. Each of the characters had their own in-depth personalities and they all really cared and looked out for each other.Starting Over has a little bit of everything: passion (Luke is HOT), romance, and even some action that will have you holding your breath at the end. Pick up Starting Over so that you can meet Bellamy and Luke!

  • Angela McPherson
    2019-01-31 00:33

    4.5 StarsStarting Over is sexy new adult romance you won't want to miss! The characters story tugged at my heart until the end. I simply wanted more and can't wait to sink my teeth in the next story, Second Chances. Firstly, I read Starting Over in one afternoon. Secondly, The sex was hot, and the tension between these characters left me breathless from one page to the next. In the end, I found Luke's 'hesitancy' to be a bit over-the-top, but over all this was a fun, quick read.*SPOILER ALERT*So, a quick run through: Bellamy, an adoring little sister falls hopelessly in love with Luke, her big brothers best friend. As much as he hates to admit it, Luke has watched Bellamy grow into a beautiful woman and one mind-blowing night together changes everything...Years later, Bellamy finds herself back in the same town with the only man she's ever loved. Bellamy's life was never the same after they made love for the first and only time that night. His rejection, along with her broken secret continues to haunt her, still.Luke thought after seeing Bellamy one last time he'd be able to get her out of his system, only he finds he can't let her go instead. A push and pull relationship built on broken hearts, secrets and fear threatens their happily ever after.Can Bellamy trust Luke again and in the end, will Luke be able to forgive her?

  • Brazen Bibliophile
    2019-02-09 21:34

    I have to admit, I didn't realize just how deeply I had gotten sucked into this story, until I happened to glance up at the clock. OMG. 3 a.m.! I seriously had to force myself to put it down. There are so many ways that this book pulls you in. The emotions sneak up on you and out of nowhere have tears sliding down your face. The close relationships shared between so many characters in the book are heartwarming and very real. Evan Grace makes these people so real and gets the reader so invested in them as friends and family that you actually miss them once you get to the end. Awesomeness!!

  • Lesley Book Lover
    2019-01-22 01:27

    This was a free download book from Amazon, which I would recommend to anyone into Fifty shades of grey, this man, or similar series. A few mistakes in the book, and few too many 'baby' (term of endearment), which I did get a little fed-up of, but other than that, it had a good storyline of love, loss and suspense, which was very enjoyable, and I will certainly be getting the next two books in the series at some point.

  • Connie
    2019-01-27 02:28

    This was a great story until it wasn't! Way too many sex scenes that interrupted the story rather than enhanced it. Thank God Luke and Bellamy had so many loving and supportive family members and friends because the secret between them was absolutely heart-breaking. Will they be able to forgive and forget in order to work their way back to one another?

  • Terinda
    2019-02-17 03:22

    Loved this series and can't wait for the 2nd one - sure hope this series doesn't end with just the 2 books - there are so many others in the books that I would love to know their story - sure hope one of the books is Dylan's story.

  • BlytheKyndahl
    2019-01-27 03:36

    Loved this book!!! once I started reading this book I couldn't put it down. I finished it in one sitting. this book is truly what love is made of.

  • Tia
    2019-01-30 21:34

    It was good, overall I was pretty impressed. The author made it seem like Dylan was going to die from all the bases she covered. I hope that isn't the case.

  • May Hui
    2019-02-03 03:39

    Dnf at 30%. It's kinda boring. Over explaining and describing things. It seems too long. Maybe edit it down to half the stuff.

  • Michelle
    2019-02-04 01:41

    4.5 stars. This story kept me occupied throughout the whole book with so many different feelings running through me. I really loved Bellamy and understood her dilemma, her suffering and her need to move forward. Luke was great, too, I loved him at times but also hated him just as much, especially when he acted like a douche bag and shunned Bell after their one time together. At the end of the day, though, he was a wonderful guy overall, with some very misguided notions that really hurt Bell such that she was isolated and lonely for so long, thinking she couldn't reach out to him or have a normal relationship with any guy. Everyone makes mistakes and he was at least aware of his flaws. Still, his excuses just didn't measure up to be enough, but that was probably part of the maturity process for him as a young college grad to a full-fledged adult looking to settle down. They both have amazing families, Bell and Luke's parents are the kind of parents any person would be fortunate to have and Bell's brothers are overprotective of her to the extreme, which complicated things because they were Luke's best friends and he put them ahead of Bell. They had an amazing dynamic that would have made them an awesome couple but other complicating factors didn't allow for that at the time so Bell created her own path in life and avoided Luke as much as possible. Bell's friends are incredibly supportive and loving. The present day Luke now sees how ridiculous it is to deny his real feelings for Bell once she's back in town so he tries hard to prove to her that she isn't just a casual fling to him. Bell is working hard to shelter her feelings and I can't blame her, she was nearly demolished the last time around when Luke was involved. She also has a secret to share with him that could ruin things and while I understood Luke's right to know especially so many years later having no idea of what happened, I was also frustrated by his behavior because he gave up his right to know when he pushed her away so coldly all those years ago and never followed up to see how she was doing. All in all, they both made mistakes and given the events of the story, life is short and not worth living in misery or without that one special person regardless of their past actions and I'm glad they both came to their senses about that.

  • Cynthia
    2019-02-02 20:44

    I felt this was an outstanding book, the author had me hooked from the start and kept me hooked throughout the story. I had trouble putting it down, I needed to know how it ended. In fact I enjoyed this audio so much that I have bought the rest of the series and if the other two are as good as this one I have found another new favorite author. I bought this book for free and got the audio for 1.99. I have to say I loved this story! Bellamy has always loved Luke in fact she loves Luke so much she wants him to be her first. Luke wasn’t to thrilled to find out this was her first time. He didn’t handle it so well, he said some hurtful things that he could not take back. Now years later he wants to make it right, he cannot forget that night nor can he get Bellamy out of his mind. Bellamy comes home to try to talk to him and make it right with them. She has a secrete that few know about. To move on she must tell those she loves which include telling Luke. She prays they will forgive her, that she can move on and find a love. The trouble is she still has feelings for Luke. With coming home both she and Luke find their attraction is stronger than before. She knows they must talk but dang it is hard. What if he finds out before she tells him, will he ever forgive her? Things happen and they grow close, other things happen and they are torn apart. The author gives you a wonderful story that you can feel their pain. It will break your heart what these two people have to go through before they can even think about a HEA if that is even possible.Evan Grace knows how to tell a story that is easy to follow. She puts twists and turns that you do not see coming. Her words flow easy, she gives you all the information you need to know without adding a lot of information you to not need. This is a, or was a free read but well worth the cost even if you had to pay for it. It will be well worth your time to pick up this free read and maybe find a new favorite author. I picked this story as one of my favorite reads of the week. I look forward to reading more my Ms Grace. Again I listen to this on audio which wasn't bad at all, the narrate has a little growing to do but it wasn't a bad listen at all.

  • Andrea
    2019-02-12 00:45

    The amount of compassion I had for the characters of this book was massive. Bellamy and Luke endured so much because of what they had convinced themselves what was right, necessary and what they deserved. We meet Bellamy and Luke 6 years ago, when Bellamy is just 18. She is filled with love and need for Luke and the desire to make him her first. Unbeknownst to her Luke has been watching Bell grow into a woman. She has been in his thoughts and although his mind tells him going after his two best friends' sister is wrong, his heart and body think something else.We eventually meet Bell and Luke now, as adults. Adults full of baggage and hurt and sadness...and secrets. Bell has struggled for 6 years to come out of a darkness that very few know about. Luke has struggled to get past his one night of passion with the only girl he isn't supposed to have.And then there is Bell's bad luck. Bad luck doesn't describe the amount of bad that happens to this girl. But it is almost necessary. Necessary to push both Bellamy and Luke to face their fears, feelings and absolute love for one another.I couldn't put this book down. I loved everything about it... the family connections, the selfless friendships, the ever lasting loves .... the undisputed togetherness each character. It is sexy and heartfelt and loving. I wish I could give it more than 5 stars for how it made me feel. Looking forward to the rest of the series.

  • Kay Blake
    2019-01-25 00:45

    This book was a recommendation from a good friend of mine. I read it two days ago and I must say I definitely enjoyed the book.It starts off with an eighteen year old girl named Bellamy, who has been (not so secretly) in love with her twin brothers (Dylan & Dustin) friend Luke. She decided that now that she was eighteen she would give him her virginity. One party and several drinks later, the deed is done and it doesn’t go as planned. After an awkward and crushing reaction from Luke, Bellamy goes off to college and move away to start her life far far away from Luke.Flash forward six years and Bellamy is doing well. She is a personal trainer now and is living comfortably. After six years she barely sees her family because of the fear of running into Luke. Not only is she afraid of the feelings that still runs very deep in her heart, but she has been carrying a secret that only her best friend Travis and her mother Ruth knows about.I love the descriptive nature of the book. I was able to imagine quite clearly what it was like to be there. I liked the close family dynamic, the overprotective big brother and the overall bond between friends.Along with some steamy sex scenes and the trouble that always seem to be right around the corner, I give this book five stars and I suggest you get your copy TODAY.

  • Bethan
    2019-02-17 02:41

    Overall I liked the romance plot; I'm a sucker for a good forbidden romance story. However, there were a few typing and punctuation errors in the kindle version (eg, we're/were) and the sentence structure was a little sloppy at times. It just needs tightening up a bit to make the story read so much more smoothly. I also didn't understand the suspense/crime element running through it. I liked the twins and most of the characters, however I felt they could have done with a bit more depth. Sadly, Bellamy annoyed me a little (she went for a run twice in one day and couldn't allow herself a burger, she was constantly watching what she ate and it was all described like 'look how little I'm eating'). One problem I did have was that a few of the events seemed a little contrived (eg when she hurts her leg and he has to go into her back pocket and get the key; she hurt her leg, not both her arms - then Luke has to go babysit her like she's totally unable to sit for a bit with a sore leg). There was also an excess of pet names, something which irritates me when they're not used thoughtfully.To summarise, it started off well but went drastically downhill. The crime element seemed contrived and lacked any kind of thought. It didn't appear to have been read by an editor or proofed at all.

  • Jamie Rhodes
    2019-01-20 02:37

    Wow! I really enjoyed this book. I absolutely loved Bellamy and Luke. Bellamy has always loved her older brothers' best buddy, Luke. The problem is that Luke is six years older than Bellamy and just doesn't see her the way that she sees him. I totally get where Luke is coming from. Six years is a big age difference when you are young and stupid. As you get older the gap certainly changes. Anyway, after a big mistake on Luke's part, Bellamy runs away from her family. Six years later she returns home for more than a brief visit. Her brother, Dylan, is being deployed. I loved all of the secondary characters as they made this story more realistic. Evan Grace gave us points of view from each character in the book. I loved that!! Lots of times we have no idea what is going through the other characters' minds. With this book there is no doubt. Bellamy and Luke's journey will not be easy. Secrets are in place. lies are in place, and there is a certain mystery surrounding them. I needed a Kleenex. I had an ugly cry during parts of the book. No cliffhanger. This is a series that I became interested in because of getting this freebie.