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No More Wasted Time (The Mathews Family Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Beverly Preston
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (440 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.

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  • File Size: 1821 KB
  • Print Length: 298 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006XB6RRU
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #80,069 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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44 of 47 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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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Hmmm no September 3, 2013
By Ker2
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The premise really had my interest, but no. The heroine was all sad and depressed over her dead husband one second then all lascivious over the Hollywood hottie the next. "He better be good in bed" she thought. Seriously? Ugh. When they do get in bed the first time, the scene is so UN-erotic and mechanical that frankly I was embarrassed by the heroine's moves, etc. It was all function and there was barely a sensual moment. This whole book was awkward to me and made no sense. Sorry.
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14 of 15 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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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome, feel-good book!
Great "feel good" book. Kept me reading off the Kindle until WAY too late at night, but worth every blurry moment the next day. Read more
Published 9 days ago by H34me
5.0 out of 5 stars No More Wasted Time
Thank you for a beautiful story. I loved the whole family. It was romantic, erotic and fun. I hoped that at some point you were going to say that she was pregnant with his... Read more
Published 22 days ago by Michael Schneider
4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good start to the series :D
3.5-4 stars

This was a pretty good story. I liked both Tom and Tess and their story was a nice, low-angst romance that I enjoyed reading. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Malinda
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Very easy read with a nice story. Had me wanting to book a flight to Bora-Bora.
Published 1 month ago by Pamela Herndon
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Really enjoyed.
Published 1 month ago by JLHinson
5.0 out of 5 stars This was the Best Romantic Love Story I have read in a very ...
This was the Best Romantic Love Story I have read in a very long time! This is a very sexy and steamy Love story of Tom and Tess it was fantastic it sucked me in right from the... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I loved this love story, the characters & the plot The writing kept me intrigued
Published 1 month ago by Ruby Siero-Tanti
5.0 out of 5 stars I love this book and this series!
Tom is my favorite character ever! Beverly paints the best picture of Bora Bora and the act of falling in love while letting go. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Sara Johnson
5.0 out of 5 stars A Wonderful and Moving Storyline
This was such an unexpected and wonderful romance story with characters that are truly memorable. The storyline captured me from the first page. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Gifted by author for an honest review.
Tess Mathews escapes to Bora Bora after the devastating death of her beloved husband.

Tom Clemmins is an actor, famous, rich and deadly handsome, and a reputation of a... Read more
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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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