- File Size: 513 KB
- Print Length: 351 pages
- Publication Date: January 24, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01MR9VMVC
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #316,698 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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"A second chance romancethat will steal your heart, take your breath away, and make you believe thatlove is the most powerful emotion of all." - K. Bromberg, NY Times BestsellingAuthor
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**spoiler** For anyone like me who doesn't want to be unexpectedly slapped by cancer in a story line, know that a secondary character in this book has breast cancer.
“Wes Bergman knew exactly what he had just done. It was finally our time.”
Julie Richman never fails to deliver for me, she has this uncanny knack of bringing real life characters, in real life situations to life with ease. With normal struggles, normal feelings and situations you can relate to without all the pomp, glitz and glamour. Her knack for digging into every emotional fibre I possess is still ever present and without a doubt is still a certainty to make me cry in every single book, such is the emotional connection I always have with her characters and once again, she didn’t disappoint.
“With Wes, it was like he was intricately woven through my heart and soul in a way that could never be separated without irreparable damage being done…”
Another thing I love about a Julie Richman book…my generation…couples in their thirties and forties that still deserve their happy ever after. As much as I love reading about my younger counterparts, to witness a love story where the couples are older and wiser is refreshing and is something that my heart can relate to even more than usual. This age group is not so well presented in the romance genre, but when one does come along I grab it with both hands.
Julie Richman is a mature writer, her style I can always identify just by reading a few paragraphs, life experience floods through every page and as such a lot of the immature problems that often litter romance reads are never present. I love the way that she builds up her stories, always enough background to whet every appetite and one that garners a great understanding of her characters. While her pace is never fast, every, slow, delicious chapter is one that I digest with glee as these characters become my friends and Julie Richman takes you along as a willing voyeur for the ride.
We normally all have the “one that got away.” That one person you meet, or maybe had a relationship with but for some reason it didn’t work out at the time. The one that you always wonder...what if? Your lives may not have been aligned at the time, but the connection always stays. The soul mate, the one that you always look back on as a benchmark for others. A connection unrivalled no matter how fleeting. That was the case for Wes Bergman and Tara Collins. I don’t want to go into details because the synopsis says enough but once again, Julie Richman gives you a story from the heart, a story for the heart. This is a real romance story, no gratuitous sex, just deep and meaningfuls (apart from a one night stand before they meet).
“Tara and I tend to travel the same path one degree of separation apart, and at times, our paths converge. This is one of those times.”
This is when fate and kismet grants you a do-over. Will it live up to expectations, are the pedestals a figment of imagination or is the person truly worthy. Is that connection still there? Still electric? Still combustible? Is that soul connection a dream or a reality, will twenty years erase it, is it forgotten? What happens when for once, your lives are aligned?
“This is a gift. It really is. You see, you were the best boyfriend I never had.”
Julie Richman delivers a heart-warming and heart-destroying read. Where bumps are there to test and Julie’s exquisite emotional words wring every tear from your tear ducts with effortless ease. Julie Richman’s knack to make me cry went into overload in this book as she tests our couple’s strength and makes them stronger. If you are a weeper like me, you will need tissues, but these are speedbumps, what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger after all. A stunning read once again, one that played out in vivid emotional technicolour and once again, characters that you will be reticent to leave behind.
“Thank God we got a do-over.”
Tara Collins and Wes Bergman met in their early twenty’s on vacation aboard a cruise. They had a strong connection but the timing was off. Fast forward fifteen plus years later and they met again.
I loved the characters and I’m always a sucker for second chances. It wasn’t the typical second chance story, but I’ve learned not to expect the standard story with Richman’s writings; which was a plus.
The storyline was written from a single POV, Tara’s, so Richman took us through her entire life from her perspective. I would have liked to have Wes’s perspective at times, but the mystery was part of what kept it interesting. As a supporting storyline, Richman captured the impact of breast cancer on patients, families, friends and survivors. It was an emotional tale and added depth and dimension to the storyline. She also sprinkled humor throughout, and I loved the inclusion of the Poppet Dolls.
In the end, it was an emotional journey of healing, hope, love and new beginnings. It also opened up some great possibilities for other stories to be told as well. Whatever Richman chooses next, I’m all in.
Top international reviews
What an honour to be offered a chance to read this before publication day. Having followed Julie Richman from when she published Searching for Moore I have become a follower of all things Julie.
The Do-Over is a wonderful second chance romance with humour as well as the need to grab a few tissues book. Not an angsty read in anyway but a true, real life situation story, at times with so very funny candid humour that has you laughing out loud. Wes is a wonderful character, anyone would love him as their best buddy and Tara is his other half, when they get there that is. Add in Tara's 14 year old daughter and her best friend Laynie and it all becomes very real and lifelike.
"It was if I just met my oldest friend for the first time and we immediately had a lifetime to catch up on to bring us to speed"
Read the synopsis but do not waste time, I would simply dive in because whatever this Lady writes is guaranteed to be 5*++++
Wes and Tara's spark on meeting, being diverted from each by time and circumstances while carrying a torch for each other the whole time is a real draw. I was willing it to work out in the end.
Finding a path through misunderstandings, wider relationship considerations and covering the effects of cancer in a way that so many will have witnessed and/or been through was compelling.
I enjoyed this read.
Great characters. I'm not sure how old they were. At times the author wrote them to sound much older than I would have expected two people around their age to sound. That's the only thing that threw me at times.
I loved that a child was involved and how that was navigated. All in all, a really enjoyable book.
Brilliant storyline and wonderful characters.
Loved the connections between them all .
So glad that Wes got his HEA as he so deserved it after all the heartbreak he suffered.
Years later they meet again but there are quite a few factors standing in their way - work, friends, exes, sickness, family etc
There is one person who doesn't want them to be together & does everything to cause problems. I loved the touch with the voodoo dolls but definitely not Julien/Matthew. I thought he would be a good target for her friend but it was only fleeting. Now that would make a good story!
It would benefit anyone who suffered from Breast Cancer as it is quite a touching read. Stacy you rocked!
It's nice to appeal to the older reader. I wish there were more books like this.