Tuesday, January 13, 2015

[Kame's Review]: "Finish What We Started"

Finish What We Started by Amylynn Bright
Publisher: Carina Press (December 15, 2014)
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Five years ago, Lee Bennett's whirlwind romance with Candace Claesson ended as abruptly as it had begun, and just when he needed her the most. Since then, Lee's built a successful construction company and a satisfying, if solitary, life. When he's hired to build Candace's new veterinary clinic, Lee finds her as irresistible as ever—but he's never forgiven her and he's sure as hell not letting her break his heart again.

For years, Candace has wrestled with regret and guilt over leaving Lee. At the time, nothing was going to stop her from achieving her dreams of studying in Scotland and becoming a vet—not even young love. They'd been inseparable for six months, but anything that intense couldn't last. Or so she thought.

Reunited in their hometown, neither Lee nor Candace can resist picking up where they left off. But with so much from the past standing between them, how they can rebuild what they started so long ago?

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Kame's Review:

When Candace flew out of Lee's life he withdrew into himself and not only built a business but his dream home too. Casandra's father has hired Lee to build him a satellite clinic for his veterinary practice - what Lee doesn't realize is that the clinic is for Candace.

I met Lee in the first book and I thought he was just a fun character. He loves his family fiercely, has a softer side and is just a hunk! He feels awful about how he and Candace ended their relationship and he is determined to apologize, and the methods he uses to try to talk to Candace made me smile. Candace dreamed of becoming a neighborhood veterinarian since she was little. Leaving Lee was one of the hardest things she ever has done.

The plot is simple to follow and somewhat expected. I did like how it was not an instant reconnect for these two characters. They had some issues to work through before they could restart their relationship. A few well-placed intimate scenes were mild on the steamy scale, but well written; it was nice to see the scenes add to the story and not over take it. Lee and Candace made a choice that I felt was out of character for them; especially career focused Candace. A choice that ultimately facilitated the conflict that tore them apart. No cliff-hanger for the next book – so don’t fret Lee and Candace do find an HEA.

As I said I read the first book in the series, Cooking Up Love, and it was great to see Lee’s family again in this book. Sarah and Marisol are still dynamic characters who are screaming for their own book. This book is a stand-alone though and readers who have not read the previous book will have no time following the story and getting the backstory. Overall a solid read and if I see another book in the series I would pick it up to read. It was a rather comfy read, nothing earth shattering or heart racing going on, but made you smile at parts.


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Kame received an e-ARC of this book from the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for her honest opinion.

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Thanks for the review, Kame! :) 

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