About The Book:
- This Time Around
- by Ellie Grace
- Age Group: New Adult
- Category: Contemporary / Romance
- Publication: July 15, 2013
- Publisher: Ellie Grace
- Rating: 4/5
- Organized by: AToMR Tours
Nora Montgomery left home and heartbreak behind in South Carolina when she moved to New York City after her high school graduation. Now, four years later, she returns home and is forced to confront the past she left behind and the reckless boy who broke her heart. It’s not long before the pieces of her past begin to blur with the present and she realizes that the feelings she had for her first love never really went away. As old dreams resurface and new truths come to light, she begins to question the future she’s always planned on.
Jake Harris has spent four years regretting the night he let her get away. When she finally reappears in his life, he is determined to win her back and prove how much he’s changed. She might never forgive him for that night, but if he tells her the truth about what really happened it will shatter the world she thought she knew. If he doesn’t, he might not get a second chance. He’s already lost her once and he won’t lose her again.
They come from two different worlds that are threatening to tear them apart…can they make it this time around?
If books can have a slogan, this one’s would be Covergirl’s… Easy, Breezy, Beautiful. And it really is. It was easy to read, breezy to get through, and the plot was absolutely beautiful.
Even though I did know pretty much what was going to happen for the character arc and how the character’s were going to change, but I still thoroughly enjoyed the journey. Getting to the end was the easy part, I loved the relationship and how each of the characters changed, and I’m not talking about just Nora and Jake. And that’s another great thing, the more people that were introduced, the more I enjoyed this. There are just some characters that you want to know firsthand, and many in this book really got to me!
Also, at the beginning of This Time Around, I felt like maybe this was a book two. It seemed like it started in the middle, but all the questions are answered by the end. And it has both main characters points of view which normally doesn’t do it for me, but this time it thoroughly worked. I enjoyed seeing both sides to this story. It brought everything together and I knew exactly what was going on in Nora and Jake’s heads, which wound up being a huge plus.
This reminds me of a book that you want to have while you’re sitting by the pool. Although, it would be equally as good with hot cocoa while in front of a fire! It just lends that fun flair that made me happy.
I’ve never read Ellie Grace before but I was quite happy to read that this will not be her last book! I can’t wait to read the next!
This started out so sweet that I nearly thought it was young adult, but boy did it take a turn! Definitely New Adult. I love this new genre!
About Ellie Grace:
Ellie Grace is an avid reader, chocolate lover and caffeine addict. When a story popped into her head that she couldn’t seem to shake, she decided to pursue her childhood dream of becoming a writer. When she’s not writing, she’s usually curled up with a book by one of her many, many favorite authors.
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