Book 1: Starting Over
Ella Martin was devastated by the events surrounding her divorce. Determined to start over, she relocates from New Jersey to Washington to be a photographer with her longtime friend, Renatta. Having been emotionally scarred by her ex-husband’s betrayal, Ella didn’t believe she would ever be able to trust another man again. Then she met Xavier Hart, a successful CEO of an investment firm. She soon discovers that she cannot resist the dangerously handsome Xavier. But her struggles with her intense jealousy and trust issues start to clash with his controlling tendencies. As their relationship develops, she discovers the reason for his controlling nature over her and his desperate need to keep her safe. When her ex-husband suddenly relocates to Washington, her past and present collide in a dangerous way.
Book 2: New Beginnings
Ella Martin, having overcome a devastating divorce, found herself caught-up in a whirlwind romance with Xavier Hart, a charismatic and successful CEO of an investment firm. As their romance quickly blossoms towards a more serious commitment, Ella continues to struggle with her intense jealousy and deep fear of getting hurt again. Ella’s ex-husband, Stephen, is still lurking in the background. Xavier’s struggle with his need to keep Ella safe only intensifies. When Stephen gets involved with someone else, Xavier is not convinced that he no longer poses a danger to Ella. When strange events surrounding Ella start to take place, Xavier believes his suspicions of Stephen are warranted, and he will do whatever it takes to keep her safe. The love story of Ella and Xavier that began in Starting Over concludes in New Beginnings.
Whew! Talk about two long reads...goodness i was stuck in a fantasy for a while there. If FSOG is x-rated this series has to be R-rated is all I can say...
Ella Martin is a new divorced middle aged woman who moves to Seattle to start her life over with her BFF. Even before her plan takes off she meets Xavier Hart. She has no idea who he is only that he's a very attractive man and he makes her feel like nothing she's ever felt before just by being close. She's not ready to start anything so basically ignores him, but every time she turns around he is right there. I really like Ella she was a woman who had just gotten out of the only relationship she's ever known. But, she takes a chance getting to know Xavier and I was so happy she followed her heart and didn't let the outside world effect every little thing that COULD OF gone wrong. She's strong and loves life and is just trying to live.
Xavier Hart is a rich sexy looking man with the world at his finger tips. He's not your typical man whore that has sex with whomever he chooses he has more class than that even if he still gets his. He's a alpha male and if you belong to him he basically owns you. I really enjoyed Xavier he was sweet as hell to Ella and had her back through every obstacle that came their way. He obviously wants a family and isn't shy about trying to take off into a fast paced relationship. He's lost people very close to him so i completely understood the reasoning behind a lot of his actions.
Book one is more of a 3 Star read for me. It was slow paced and There's a lot of her describing and not enough action. Still a good flow to it though. Book two took me to a 4 Star read, because everything kind of came together, there's drama and suspense making you wonder what's going to happen next, PLUS you finally get the HEA.
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I Want Out - Pat Benatar
Tell It To Her - Pat Benatar
It's Not You - Halestorm
Aftermath - Adam Lambert
Glitter In The Air - Pink
Bring Me To Life - Evanescence
Lovesong - Adele
Beautiful With You - Halestorm
Tonight - Def Leppard
Feeling Good - Muse
Adagio For Strings - London Philharmonic Orchestra
Hysteria - Muse
Biggest Part of Me - Ambrosia
Lori Elen Maguire is a born and bred Jersey Girl who is currently living just outside Charlotte, North Carolina. She is married with two daughters and two grandsons. She is an avid reader with a passion for romance novels. When she's not reading, you can usually find her writing. She also has a special love of photography, football (Go Giants!), and all things vampire.
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