Monday, February 2, 2015

Book Review: Starting From Lost (Broken Beginnings book 1) by S. K. Wills

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1223 KB
  • Print Length: 282 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1620155869
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Booktrope (Nov. 13 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English

Love is a risk. If you lose it all, would you dare to risk it twice? 
Hannah Rogers is lost: cynical, insecure, and withdrawn. Skeletons forged through a bad breakup that should have been a marriage proposal. Now four years later, Hannah follows her dead-end job to the big city where her only hope is to survive the next eight months as her flirtatious boss’s personal assistant. The last thing her predictable life needs is to collide with the boy responsible for breaking her heart, or the twist of fate that sends a sexy new neighbor to awaken feelings she’s long since put to bed.
Alex Sorrento doesn’t have any room in his life for another pet project. He’s already put aside his career and his personal dreams to follow his half-sister Mackenzie to the big city. Lost in the guilt over the events that nearly took her life, he feels he owes her that much. When Mackenzie befriends the new girl on the third floor, Alex finds himself defenseless against the sizzling chemistry between them and the sadness in her eyes. Can he protect Hannah from her ex without losing his heart?
In this turbulent journey about self-discovery, forgiveness, and love, some second chances aren’t worth taking, but others have their own rewards. 

About the Author:

S.K. Wills grew up with reading in her blood; a favorite pastime passed down thanks to her two beautiful grandmas. Wanting to inspire others, like good books inspire her, she added “write a romance novel” to her bucket list, and ultimately, checked it off. Writing makes her soul happy, and since she's now hooked on story-crafting, she's decided to stick with it for as long as it will have her. S.K. lives in Southeastern Michigan, and juggles expertly (or so she thinks!) also being a passionate marketer and entrepreneur helping other authors reach their writing dreams. She fuels her insatiable dream-chasing with what some would consider an unhealthy amount of coffee, and she wouldn’t have her crazy busy life any other way. To learn more, visit her at: 

My Review:  

I usually lean towards paranormal romance books as my preferred reading material, but on occasion I come across an authors writing style that captivates me and a story capable of moving my emotions in a way it's hard to find.  S.K. was able to not only captivate and move me but was able to make me believe in true love.  The words spoke to me and certain phrases stood out.  "Exes had a way of screwing up your future even if they weren't in it" or "you want something in life, you have to earn it, then work to keep it.  Running isn't a solution, it's a bigger problem".  Words that one would see in a motivational poster on social networking sites.  What depth these words bring to the pages help the reader to engage even more into the story and believe what is happening.  This also brings the characters to life.  I can easily see this as a biography of two broken peoples lives instead of a "story". Well written and enjoyable with a range of emotional depths. 

 I give this a heavy 5 out of 5 and look forward to reviewing the next installment in this series.

Views expressed are those of Two Children and a Migraine and have not been influenced in anyway.  A book was supplied for review purposes only.


Samantha March said...

Thanks for sharing!

S.K. Wills said...

Aw, thanks for the sweet review and taking the time to read and post this! Maybe I should make some of those book quotes into motivational posters and use them on social media. ;)

Mackenzie's up next and I'm not sure what her motivation posters would say. Maybe something like, "Boys. I love them", haha. Again, thanks, from the bottom of my heart!! xoxoxoxo ~SK