| Book Review| “Somewhere to Begin” by: Mika Jolie

 

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Title: “Somewhere to Begin”

Series: Poison and Wine Series

Author: Mika Jolie

Author Website: http://www.mikajolie.comi

Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/mikajolie

Amazon: Purchase Link

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Synopsis: There are wounds that never show on the body.

For twenty-nine years, Colbie Bennington does as expected with an eternal smile stained on her lips. The biggest chances she’s ever taken can be counted on one hand, three fingers to be exact—her battered red chucks, painting her toenails a vibrant blue, and her wedding dress. Always the dutiful daughter and a Stepford fiancée, she has never acted on impulse, never been in love.

She’s never lived.

On her wedding day, Colbie ends a toxic relationship, drops the fake smile, and says, “I can’t do this anymore.”

Navy SEAL Zander Serrano returns home broken and burdened with a volcano of remorse. Too trapped in a mental war to be at peace and too damaged to be at war, he shuts the world out. The last thing he expects is to feel, especially for a runaway bride with her own baggage.

Two empty hearts marred in different spots find themselves drawn to one another. Each with their own scars. Some, the world can see. Others, unseen to the naked eye.

They say two broken people should not be together. But for Colbie and Zander, their attraction is undeniable, unexpected.

Can two souls with fractured parts be the best cure for each other’s wounds?

Starting over is never easy, but sometimes in life, everyone needs somewhere to

I’m sitting here struggling about where to begin but first let me say I was sent an ARC copy for an honest review by the author. That being said, the cover of this book was so beautiful it made me want to read the book, I could care less what genre it would have been I just love it.

Lord have mercy…Y’all this book was like a package of Oreo’s to me, oh so delicious and hard to quit.

From the first page of this book I was hooked. The absolute detail and thought that the author put into this book left me mind blown. Yea, yea I know what you’re thinking “She’s an author, it’s her job to be detailed”, well my friends I’m here to tell you that Ms. Jolie went above and beyond my expectations of being the “average author”. The spectrum of emotion  continuously captured throughout the book  managed to hit me to my core. It was real, it was raw and it was continuously awe inspiring.

Colbie won my heart at “red chucks”. I’m a simple lady, it really doesn’t take much for me to say that someone is a rock star which Colbie certainly is, although for many reasons outside of her favorite pair of worn red chucks. Colbie reached real rock star status when she grew a pair of cojones and walked out of her wedding. I mean its never to late to realize that your fiancé is a total douche. (Sorry guys I tried to make it thru a whole post without being offensive but lets face it, a douche is a douche there’s simply no way around it)

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Zander.Zander. Zander. What do you say about a hot Puerto Rican soldier who comes home damaged and disconnected from life? Well if you’re asking this specific blogger I would say “I’ll take one please”. All joking aside, Zander’s story is an all to real story for so many of our men returning from war and not a joke at all. His story was heart breaking, the once charismatic and athletic man now finds himself with half a leg and more questions than God could probably answer.

Together these two are hotter than fireworks on the 4th of July. Their chemistry is just on point and has me over here jealous as hell.  “Elle sexually depressed, party of one, your table is now ready.” I mean come on, can I seriously not get me a Zander.

“You’re always rescuing me.”

“I’m not a hero, Colbie.”

She slanted her head sideways and met his gaze. “A nice way of saying don’t get any ideas because you’re not my knight in shining… whatever”

“Not even close”

“The thing is I’m not looking for someone to save me, “she continues, her face to the ocean. “I’d much rather have someone stand by my side as I save myself”

YES!! YES!! YES!! Can we please get some applause over here for that last sentence. That line is Oscar worthy! It gave me all the feels !!

The  supporting characters which I didn’t really mention add so much depth and comedic dimension that it puts this book on the next level.  I cant wait to read the next book in the series that I really pray feature Zander’s sexy as sin brothers Max and Rafe.. Yes, you read that right, there are 3 sexy Serrano brothers.

Y’all this book is entertaining, its educational, its humanizing, its sexy as hell and at the end of the day very worth purchasing and reading. Mrs. Mika Jolie you’ve got a fan for life. Thank you for this beautiful book about acceptance in all forms.

I give “Somewhere to Begin” 4.5 stars !!

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