venerdì 24 luglio 2015

Review & Giveaway: Once and Again by Elisabeth Barrett

Once and Again
Return to Briarwood # 1
By: Elisabeth Barrett  
Releasing July 14, 2015


For readers of Shannon Stacey and Susan Mallery, the heartfelt new Briarwood series begins with a tale of forbidden love, broken promises, and second chances.

Growing up in Eastbridge, Connecticut, Carolyn Rivington was a young debutante who did whatever her parents asked. So when her father demanded that she break things off with the boy from the wrong side of the tracks or else, she did. Now Carolyn’s family is deep in debt. She’s no longer a member of the Briarwood Golf and Yacht Club, she’s an employee. And the tanned, tattooed, dangerously handsome stranger who saunters into her lobby isn’t just her new boss . . . he’s also her first love.

The last time he saw Carolyn, Jake Gaffney was in the back of a police cruiser, handcuffed and humiliated. But seeing her again stirs other memories: a blanket on the beach, the moon above their heads, and the most expensive bottle of wine he could afford. Now the tables have turned. As a real-estate magnate and Briarwood’s new owner, Jake doesn’t have to answer to anyone. But now that he’s back home, he’s finding it hard to live down his old reputation.

Before they can move forward, Jake and Carolyn must face their pasts. But it’ll take more than sizzling chemistry for them to heal old wounds and return to the love they once shared.

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My Review

It 's a really sweet and romantic novel about forgiveness, chance to start over and the power of love capable of overcoming class differences.
I really loved Carolyn, I thought she was such a great character. She's grew up in a wealthy family, used to attend the best clubs. Due to a scandal, her family loses everything and, with great strength and humility, she goes to work at Briarwood, the club that until recently  was attending. She's alone, she has lost her mother and her sisters have left to manage her father, cause of their fall from grace and who has just had a heart attack. Complicating matters there is her chief: her first love and great regret, Jack.  Her parents had convinced her to leave him: he did not belong to their social class and was not the right man for her. Jack worked in the club, he met Carolyn and together they spent a wonderful summer. But the boy was expelled for having had an affair with a member of the club. The chemistry between them is incredible, even after so many years. Is their love still strong? They have a second chance, they will exploit it?
It 's a reading light, fresh, fun, a great debut for this new series, I look forward to reading others.

I recommend it to those who love contemporary novels.

Author Info
Elisabeth Barrett lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and spends her days teaching, editing, writing sexy contemporary romance, and enjoying time with her sometimes-bearded husband and three spirited children. She is constantly perfecting her home-work-writing juggling act, but in her free time she loves to hike open-space preserves, grow orchids, bake sweet things her husband won’t eat, and sing in grand choruses. For more about Elisabeth, please visit her website.

Author Links:  Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

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