New Beginnings Paperback
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Maybe it's the blog/diary format, maybe it's the events in it, maybe maybe... I don't care. "New Beginnings" is a great book. The characters are very engaging (if you're like me and you get involved in what you're reading, you'll feel like giving some of them a good slap at times), the story is well told and, more than anything, it's plausible. Something like this can happen.
In short, Tasha is in love with her coworker Jamie, a wonderful man who happens to be married and have a young child. His world turns upside down when his wife dies in an accident, and Tasha and her coworkers (mostly Ben, a fabulous character) rally around to help Jamie cope with life as a widower. I won't spoil it for you, but things go down some unexpected twists and turns, some of them sizzling hot.
So get the book. Trust me, it'll be worth your while.
We have all loved someone unattainable. Unfortunate circumstances has made Tashas Love for Jamie a reality. Day by day you see the slow path to love. It's not hearts and flowers. Filled with humor It also shows quiet frustration, awkward moments and painful truths.
The one thing I wish I could read is Jamies side. To peek inside and see the inner workings of his mind as he waded thru love, grief, and then love again.
I am recommending this to all my fellow readers. You will cheer for Tasha and can't wait to see if there will be more from this author.
The author doesn't make any attempt to paint Tasha as perfect, thank God for that. Tasha is very real, she is funny, kind, quirky and totally obsessed with Jamie.
Jamie is in her mind walking perfection. Wonderful to look at, sense of humor, great dresser, smells great, and an all round nice guy, he rings the lust chimes bigtime in Tasha. Only one problem...The wonderful Jamie is very married, has a daughter (Beth) who is disabled and appears to totally adore his wife, Helen. So for Tasha its unrequited lust/love from a distance. Her blog entries cover the squirming embarrassment she experiences every time Jamie comes to within 3 feet of her. The author allows us to see just how obsessed, and consequently how vulnerable Tasha is where Jamie is concerned.
Jamie's wife Helen is killed in a car accident, and Tasha's world is thrown into chaos right along with his; her kind nature asserts itself, and without the intention of becoming totally necessary in his life; sadly she allows herself to become exactly that.
This book is consumable in one sitting, such is the writers voice. Fast pacing and painfully real characterizations grab the reader by the throat, and we become willing voyeurs on Tasha's emotional journey; and Jamie's.
I will not spoil this for the reader, endings are not always that...New Beginnings is an intriguing journey into the heart and mind of a young woman in love, I am so pleased I took this journey with the author. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys not just romance, but clever and accurate characterizations.
I loved the being in Tasha's head and seeing it all through her eyes. Loved Jamie, and found all he had to go through horrendous. Maybe at times it may have been nice to see inside his head too. But this was the way the author chose to tell the tale and I enjoyed both the story and the way in which it was told :-)
The blog/diary format makes the story appear before your eyes with immediacy and reality. It's hard to believe it is fiction, and you can't help empathising with the main character every inch of the way.
I laughed and I even cried. The handsome man Tasha lusts after is married. He has a daughter. When his wife dies, Tasha's dilemma is doubled. I won't spoil it for you, but if you like romance or chick-lit that is also brilliantly written, this book is for you.
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I loved the being in Tasha's head and seeing it all throught her eyes. Loved Jamie, and found all he had to go through horrendous. Maybe at times it may have been nice to see inside his head too. But this was the way the suthor chose to tell the tale and I enjoyed both the story and the way in which it was told :-)