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No More Wasted Time (The Mathews Family Series) [Kindle Edition]

Beverly Preston
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (413 customer reviews)

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Book Description

After losing her husband to a sudden heart attack, Tess Mathews escapes to Bora Bora to lay her husband and sorrow to rest. What she doesn’t expect is a new beginning.
Tom Clemmins is an A-list actor whose life revolves around work and an onslaught of women. He travels to Bora Bora for a much-needed break. Tom has a few ideas of how he’ll enjoy his vacation, but love isn’t one of them. Until he sees Tess.
Reserving a private shark-feeding excursion to scatter her husband’s ashes into the lagoon, Tess is furious when Mr. Hollywood bribes his way onto the boat, leaving her no other choice but to share the boat ride.
Tess is torn between tremendous guilt and zealous lust when their boat ride turns into a week full of romance and desire neither thought imaginable. Utterly smitten with a woman for the first time in his life, Tom casts his commitment phobia aside and whisks Tess off to Malibu where he introduces her as his “girlfriend” on the red carpet.
As the paparazzi besiege, can Tess survive the media blitz that ensues in order to find her second chance at love?


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About the Author

For the past twenty-one years, Beverly Preston has been a stay at home mom, although she prefers the title Domestic Engineer, raising her four amazing kids. Along the way, Beverly worked side by side with her husband Don, the love of her life, designing, building and selling custom homes. As her children begin to venture out on their own, she’s left to shed a tear—for a minute—wonder what’s next in life, and embrace the feeling of empowerment that surely must’ve been wrapped in a present she received on her fortieth birthday. If Beverly isn’t at home riding her spin bike, you’ll find her spinning richly emotional and sinfully sexy romance stories.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1821 KB
  • Print Length: 298 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006XB6RRU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #84,815 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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55 of 57 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great story!! Loved it!! May 17, 2012
By jolkay
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It isn't often that a story really touches my heart like this one did. I have been a widow for 13 years (has it really been that long?). Tess has come back to Bora Bora, where she and her husband Richard (my beloved's name as well)often went to enjoy the lovely weather, snorkeling, swimming with the sharks and celebrating their love. This time she is coming back to say good bye to Richard and to give his ashes to the waters where he loved to swim.

But what happens? Here comes this man who steals her charter (they end up sharing). Tess believes that everything happens for a reason. She was meant to meet Tom. He took some convincing. Not everyone gets to meet a movie star and fall in love with him.

What an adventure Tom and Tess are taking. One neither of them expected to take. So when you see that title -- it is what it is. No more wasted time or moments.

I know this is a story, a fantasy, but it is a delightful one. You will laugh and cry and you will love it and wish just a little bit that the next time you look up, you would look into the eyes of your "soulmate". It is one of those stories that leaves you feeling good.
Read that book... You won't be sorry.

Beverly --- thank you for this story...
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42 of 45 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good story, though not great August 19, 2012
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NO MORE WASTED TIME was a light, fluffy book that was pleasant to read. The thing that I liked best was that Tess and Tom are in their forties (since I am 59, that is refreshing). However, there was so much sex that I got a bit bored reading the details. Also, there was an awful lot of fuss and fanfare about how gorgeous and accomplished they were; they were always the best at everything.

*******spoiler alert******* The thing that I liked least about this story was the only real crisis in the book, when Tom's picture with another woman is in a magazine and Tess flips out completely. Despite all the talk about trust, Tess doesn't even give him a chance to explain but has what amounts to a temper tantrum and destroys her phone. Instead of being angry at Tess' lack of trust, Tom begs for her forgiveness even though he's done nothing wrong. I lost a lot of respect for both of them and that carried over to the rest o the book. ******* end spoiler *******

I liked the way Tom integrated himself with Tess' children and I thought the scenes at the cabin for Thanksgiving and Christmas were very heartwarming. The imagery in this book was exceptionally fine, with vivid and graphic descriptions. The dialogue was authentic which meant that there was quite a lot of profanity. The writing style was smooth and easy to read. The editing could have used more proofreading (e.g., the past tense of "drag" is "dragged," not "drug") but the mistakes did not interrupt the flow of the story.

Overall, I enjoyed reading this story and I would probably recommend it with qualifications.
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32 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous First for Beverly Preston! August 9, 2012
By Renee
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A love story that does not revolve around 20 somethings! I loved this book!

After spending nearly a year in mourning following the untimely death of her husband Tess decides it's time to truly put Richard to rest and takes his ashes to their favorite vacation spot, Bora Bora, to scatter them in the waters there. While setting up a charter boat to take her out to the place she wants to leave Richard she is spotted by Hollywood heartthrob Tom Clemmins who is vacationing with his 'date' at the same resort. Tom is immediately smitten with Tess, sends his 'date' packing, and hijacks Tess's charter so that he can meet her. So begins their story. There is guilt on Tess's part, having been married and faithful to Richard for 25 years, and fear of commitment on Tom's part. There is separation that brings them closer together, and the struggle that Tom must go through getting to know and winning over Tess's 3 grown children, all while dealing with the knowledge that he can never have children of his own.

The characters in this book all had depth and character and were very interesting, each in their own way. The plot line was strong and I found myself not wanting to put the book down. The authors descriptions of Bora Bora and other locations in the story make we want to not waste any more time and go there to see them for myself.

I look forward to reading many more novels by Beverly Preston.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved this story April 12, 2013
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I enjoyed this book and loved that it leaves you warm and fuzzy. It is one of those books you don't want to put down. I loved that it had such a great ending and that it continued to carried you through places other authors would have ended the book. I highly reccommend this book if you enjoy romance novels. You will not be disappointed.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Truly a love story January 9, 2013
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This story was breath taking and hot. Love the strong passionate characters and the loss of a love and the finding of a new love and trying to move on. To find love onnce is exceptional, but to find it twice is a true gift.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it!!!! April 12, 2013
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This book was very hard for me to put down. I loved the characters, the story...everything. The places were so well described that you could almost feel yourself there.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Book I've Read ! April 2, 2013
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This book pulled me in and gave me a little of everything! I was so addicted to this book I read it for 15 hours only stopping to drive home from work and eat dinner. I was happy to find that it was a Complete story you always wonder what happens when its over but this story tells you. Just a MUST read!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Holy Crap
There was a lot of good about this story. Beautiful worldwide locations, yummy movie star and beautiful heroine.

Unfortunately there was an equal amount of bad. Read more
Published 6 days ago by Mamasherrom
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful second chance romance
I spend a lot of time reading romance books, and although I love them, it’s pretty much always the same formula, two young people falling in love for the first time so of course... Read more
Published 10 days ago by Tracey (K & T Book Reviews)
5.0 out of 5 stars Mature love story.
I loved Tess and her family. She endured so much but emerged strong and confident. When she met Tom it was the beginning of a wonderful new chapter in her life. Read more
Published 11 days ago by PAMELA METTEN
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Romantic!
Tess returns to Bora Bora to say a final goodbye to her deceased husband, Richard. What was to be a very personal journey of letting go and moving on turns into something so much... Read more
Published 16 days ago by Gina M.
5.0 out of 5 stars Good love story...
I enjoyed this book because of the lack of drama and angst. It was nice to just read a good love story and be relaxed and enjoy it. Read more
Published 24 days ago by sntl
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
couldn't put it down. wanted to see where the story began and where it went. good read for a quiet afternoon.
Published 29 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars A great read !!!
It was so real. I felt her pain and her joy. The kids were exactly what mine would have been had I been in that beautiful situation. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Linda Szakal
5.0 out of 5 stars The most Beautiful Love Story!!
I could not put this book down once I started. This was truly such a beautiful story. No drama just a true love story.. I laughed, cried and just fell in love with these two.. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Christy
5.0 out of 5 stars It's okay to love again
Love every minute of this book the characters were phenomenal the writing was excellent I couldn't wait to turn to the next page it was exciting
Published 1 month ago by lafina3
4.0 out of 5 stars Great read!
I love every main character in this book. It has such a fun and dreamy storyline. I will definitely watch for more books by Beverly Preston. Hoping there is a sequel or two.
Published 1 month ago by Katherine
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#1 Bestselling Author Beverly Preston has been a stay at home mom for 21 years, although she prefers the title Domestic Engineer, raising her four amazing kids. Along the way, Beverly worked side by side with her husband Don, the love of her life, designing, building and selling custom homes. As her children begin to venture out on their own, she's left to shed a tear--for a minute--wonder what's next in life, and embrace the feeling of empowerment that surely must've been wrapped in a present she received on her fortieth birthday.

If Beverly isn't at home riding her spin bike, you'll find her spinning richly emotional and sinfully sexy romance stories.

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