Release Date: July 15, 2013
Age: New Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Source: AToMR Tours
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Nora Montgomery left home and heartbreak behind in South Carolina when she moved to New York City after her high school graduation. Now, four years later, she returns home and is forced to confront the past she left behind and the reckless boy who broke her heart. It’s not long before the pieces of her past begin to blur with the present and she realizes that the feelings she had for her first love never really went away. As old dreams resurface and new truths come to light, she begins to question the future she's always planned on.This Time Around is a light and easy to get into story. It's a sweet romance that I found to be enjoyable while predictable.
Jake Harris has spent four years regretting the night he let her get away. When she finally reappears in his life, he is determined to win her back and prove how much he’s changed. She might never forgive him for that night, but if he tells her the truth about what really happened it will shatter the world she thought she knew. If he doesn’t, he might not get a second chance. He’s already lost her once and he won’t lose her again.
They come from two different worlds that are threatening to tear them apart…can they make it this time around?
Nora has always done what was expected of her, except when it came to Jake. When she leaves him behind after feeling betrayed by him she continues to pursue the dreams laid out for her; all the while ignoring her own. Jake, a reformed "bad boy" has followed his own dreams and made something of himself. When they're thrown back together for a wedding of two friends their old flames ignite and this time they do what they want and not what others expect.
Nora and Jake were pretty ordinary characters. Their romance is hot and steamy and they definitely have strong feelings for each other but there is nothing about This Time Around that stands out from any other New Adult Contemporary Romance. I didn't really connect with either of them on any level and at times I felt myself pushing forward in the story.
Susie, Nora's best friend and the bride to be, was kind of wishy washy to me. I felt like one minute she was throwing this couple back together and the next she was making sure it was the right move. My favorite character was probably Ethan, her fiance and Jake's best friend.
If you're looking for a cute romance filled with steamy scenes and an easy to follow plot, this one is for you. It's a good book that I definitely enjoyed but was not wowed by and will recommend to some looking for a light read!
You can read the first 3 chapters of This Time Around on Ellie's blog!
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Ellie Grace is an avid reader, chocolate lover and caffeine addict. When a story popped into her head that she couldn’t seem to shake, she decided to pursue her childhood dream of becoming a writer. When she’s not writing, she’s usually curled up with a book by one of her many, many favorite authors.
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