Wednesday, April 15, 2015

"From the Start" by Melissa Tagg

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About this book:

  “Kate Walker used to believe in true love and happily ever after. While her own love life may have left her brokenhearted, it hasn't kept her from churning out made-for-TV romance movie screenplays...until a major career slump and a longing to do something meaningful send her running back to her hometown of Maple Valley.
  Permanently sidelined by an injury, former NFL quarterback Colton Greene is temporarily hiding out in a friend's hometown to avoid the media and the reminders of all he's lost. Maple Valley seems like the perfect place to learn how to adjust to normal life. The only trouble is he's never really done normal before.
  While Kate plays things safe and Colton is all about big risks and grand gestures, they both get what it's like to desperately need direction in life. An unexpected project gives them both a chance to jumpstart their new lives, but old wounds and new dreams are hard to ignore. Starting over wasn't part of the plan, but could it be the best thing that's ever happened to them?”

Book #1 in the “Walker Family” series. {This series can be connected to the “Where Love Begins” series, if you read the novella “Three Little Words”.}

Spiritual Content- Talking to God & Prayers; Talks about God & Him being in our lives; ‘H’s are capital when referring to God; A couple Scriptures are mentioned; Mentions of Church going.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘buck up’, a ‘holy cow’, a ‘oh my word’, a form of ‘screw’, a ‘sheesh’, a ‘shut up’, a ‘stinkin’’, a ‘wimpy’, a unfinished ‘what the—‘, two ‘idiot’s, six forms of ‘dumb’, nine ‘shoots’, and 14 ‘stupid’s; Curses are said but not written; Sarcasm; Colton goes to a bar, drinks and wakes up with a hangover (we only see the hangover part, everything else is mentioned); Mentions of fighting; Mentions of drugs; Blood & Bones (barely-above-not-detailed);
*Note: a “busting my butt”, a “butt in”, a “butt out” and two “butt in line”.

Sexual Content- a cheek kiss, a not-detailed kiss, a barely-above-not-detailed kiss and two semi-detailed; Mentions of kisses; Noticing; Touches and Warmth (barely-above-not-detailed); a ‘hot’ in referring to how someone looks; Kate writes romance for a living; Kate accidentally climbs into her bed not knowing the Colton is sleeping in it (mentions of it); Kate’s ex-boyfriend was a married man and 10 years her senior; A young woman is pregnant out of wedlock; Love, falling in love & the emotions.

-Kate Walker
-Colton Greene
                                         P.O.V. switches between them.
                                                        347 pages

Pre Teens-
New Teens-
(and a half)
Early High School Teens-
Older High School Teens-
My personal Rating- 
I’m so not a football fan so all that stuff was lost on me, but this was a really cute novel! Plus only four kisses—and none of those detailed—is pretty good for a Contemporary/Modern book! I think this was my favorite book by this author and I’m really looking forward to reading the rest of the series as they come out! (I want Raegan’s story next!)

See y’all on Friday with a new review!

*BFCG may (Read the review to see) recommend this book by this author. It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author.
*I received this book for free from the Publisher (Bethany House) for this review.

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