The Do-Over by L.E. Bross

The Do-Over

byL.E. Bross

Kobo ebook | March 28, 2016

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L. E. Bross’s contemporary romance debut is a fun and sexy tale of unlikely lovers struggling to leave the past where it belongs—behind them—and embrace a bright future.

Melanie McAllister’s brand new copy of Home Improvement for Dummies doesn’t even begin to cover the DIY advice she really needs: how to put the pieces of her life back together. Her cheating ex-husband’s insider trading scandal destroyed her family’s multi-million dollar company and left Mel with nothing but the run-down oceanfront cottage she inherited from her parents. Biscay Beach, Maine, seems as good a place to start over as any.

Hot-as-hell carpenter Eli Stuart understands new beginnings. Once a rising star in the art world, the former sculptor has been secretly carving out a new existence in the small coastal town ever since the sheen on his old life turned to rust. He’s willing to bet the feisty brunette in need of major home repairs has never lifted a tool heavier than a nail file—until Mel is racing the clock to make her ramshackle home fit for winter and, facing a near-empty bank account, decides she can do it all herself.

So Eli offers Mel a deal: if she helps him with the renovations, he’ll cut the bill in half. Soon Mel and her damned home improvement book are driving Eli mad with an explosive urge to return to his studio and fire up his torch once more. His new work is crude and raw, and before long, he can’t keep his hands off Mel, either. But a muse from his past could ruin it all for the second time—if Eli and Mel can’t let go of who they used to be and trust their hearts with a do-over.

Title:The Do-OverFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:March 28, 2016Publisher:Pocket StarLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1501130560

ISBN - 13:9781501130564

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from 3.5 stars-sexy romance 3.5 stars--THE DO-OVER by L.E. Bross is a romance story line about two people burned by previous relationships, neither one looking for a second chance at love. When Melanie McAllister’s life spirals out of control, she finds herself in Biscay Beach, Maine helping manage her very pregnant sister’s ‘Arts and Tarts’ café. Following the destruction of her marriage, her career and her father’s million dollar company, our heroine picks up the pieces of her life, and endeavors to renovate the family cottage-all that she has left of her mother’s possessions. Enter Eli Stuart- the local carpenter and handyman with secrets of his own. In the beginning the relationship and attraction between Eli and Melanie is more or less one sided; Melanie has been burned, and lost everything in her life, and she isn’t willing to open her heart to another man. Eli’s past is haunted by betrayal and heartbreak, but he is a man who is willing to give love another try. There are some issues with a lack of communication; secrets from the past; and betrayal that has hardened the heart to a second chance. The $ex scenes are limited but seductive, provocative and hot. We are introduced to Melanie’s sister Liesel, and her husband Dave-Dave is Eli’s best friend, therefore Liesel knows more about Eli’s past than she is willing to admit. The world building focuses on the relationship between Melanie and Eli; Melanie’s inability to let go of the past; and Liesl’s hometown café where everyone knows your name !! THE DO-OVER is a sexy read; a predictable story line about two people trying to escape the past, finding love and a possible future together. The premise is fun; the characters are colorful and animated; the romance is a slow build to a happily ever after.
Date published: 2016-03-28