Starting Over (Book #1)
Genre: M/F, Romance
Parker and Catalina have been best friends for as long as she could remember. When circumstances beyond her control force her out of her home and into the streets, Parker is the one she turns to.
Together they decide to leave the misery of the life they have known behind and create a perfect world of their own.
As time goes on, emotions surface and after one special night it becomes clear that Parker and Catalina are more than just childhood friends.
As Catalina yearns for something more with Parker, she is confused at his odd and distant behaviour until the day she discovers his secret. Shocked by what she finds out, she needs to decide if she can forgive Parker when he betrays her trust and her love for him. Catalina must now decide whether she’ll abandon the boy who has always been her saviour. How will her decisions affect Parker’s life?
***Not a Standalone – This is Book One of a Three-Book Series***
My Review: 4/5 Stars
The story begins with Catalina packing and getting ready to leave, but then she thinks of how she first meet Parker and what led up to her leaving the apartment they shared.
Catalina’s home life was not perfect at all and when she meet Parker things seemed to be more tolerable with him around. Parkers home life was just as messed up as Catalina, but they had each. After a horrific night when her step father tried to make a pass at her when she was sixteen. She goes to Parker and he tells her they should leave. Within a week they move on and go to California. Catalina didn’t delude herself into thinking it was going to be easy, but when Parker found a job at a ‘garage’ things were looking up for them. They find an apartment and Catalina finds a job at an hotel. With both of them working, they were saving money, life was good. Until Parker lied to her about something to important. With his lie in her mind she leaves. Can she make it in a new city and town by herself? Or will she go back to Parker and forgive him for his lie?
I liked this short read. I liked that Ryssa gave the back story into how they came to be where they are. I only wish she had more from Parker’s point of view. I would recommend this book. I can’t wait to read this next book in the series.
*** An ARC copy was given to me for a honest review.