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Start Over: A Novel (Start Again Series #2) by [Saman, J.]
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I like to play by the rules.
But when I get coaxed into crashing a party, I run into the last man I ever thought I’d see again, my one and only one-night stand, Luke Walker.
It's been ten years since we’ve seen each other, but our chemistry is just as palpable as it was that night so long ago.
Only problem is, I’m leaving in one month for a pediatric fellowship across the country.

I like to keep everything close to my chest.
But when I see Ivy Green again, the woman I was never able to get out of my mind, I want her.
It doesn't matter that my dark past and dangerous present mean I can't keep her. That my secrets would destroy any shot at a real future.
After all, she's leaving in a month.
What's the worst that could happen?

Can be read as a standalone novel
Warning: strong language and moderate sexual content

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4.0 out of 5 stars Love this author and series! 31 January 2017
By Joni - Published on
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Start Over (Start Again Series Book Two) by J. Saman is such a full, amazing love story! The way this book starts out as told in the description is SO entertaining! There is a little confusion in recognition between Ivy and Luke and the author worked that out perfectly! I felt pretty invested early on. By the end of this book, I really felt a part of their world especially with the inclusion of characters from book one. J. Saman tells a very good story and I love her writing. This book is told from both points of view and told so wholeheartedly. I really felt these two! Loved that epilogue!

I recently read book one, Start Again, Ryan and Kate's book, and it was one of my favorite books that I read last year. It was adventurous and adorable. Book two, Start Over is Luke and Ivy's book and this was a little more complicated but also very heart-grabbing. Luke is Ryan's best friend and his IT security business partner in Seattle. We met Luke in book one when Ryan and Kate (Duchess Kate as Luke playfully calls her) finally get to Seattle after their country-wide road trip as strangers. Go grab that one and get started if you haven't already!

This is a book of complicated love. It broke my heart in a few spots but I enjoyed hanging on and rooting for this couple. If I were to re-title this book it would be called, "When Love is Not Enough," because Luke and Ivy did not lack in love, affection or adoration of one another during their struggles. I would also call it, "Third Time is a Charm." Three times these two connected...and I never felt like their connection was only physical...they just fit in every way. Beautiful. The author did a great job endearing them both to the reader. I loved this line from Luke, "This girl just has me. Its not even wanting. It's way beyond wanting. We're bordering on need here. Big, fat, ugly need."

I loved Aussie Ivy Green, the accomplished doctor who seemed to keep the tall, brown-eyed, mischievous, nerdy Luke's heart on its knees. I enjoyed this couple and all they went through. I got lost in it actually which makes a great book for me. Parts of the book were hard, especially where I needed Luke to come forth with his back-story as much as Ivy did. Ivy did her best to give Luke space but I loved this line from her: "You need to stop hiding behind your own ish." Thankfuly, this author delivered everything in good time. Nothing was rushed, details were galore and inner and spoken dialogue were great! Loved the side characters.
4.0 out of 5 stars Several twists and turns 16 March 2017
By Christy Nicholas - Published on
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I really enjoyed this tale, and I’m glad I read it. The characters were well created and introduced. The chemistry between the characters was plausible and drew my interest. Their personalities meshed well, without being overblown. I loved the occasional shout outs to some of my favorite books and movies, such as Princess Bride. The ‘mysterious past’ bit got a little annoying, but I’m glad it was strung out because it worked. The Australian accent was nicely subtle, just a few phrases here and there to remind the reader where the main character was from. I loved the end note about the different versions of the story, especially as one critique would have been for Jason to have a deeper menace in the story. But it seems the author already explored that option and it was too dark. I recommend this book who like romances with lots of tangles and happy endings. The biggest quibble I have is that the paragraphs had big chunks that weren’t indented. That inconsistent formatting made it difficult to read and keep track of the paragraphs, but the overall editing was good.
5.0 out of 5 stars Heart Clutching Page After Page 9 June 2017
By Frances - Published on
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A deeply emotional tale of two people who had come together as a one-night stand ten years ago and then parted. Their reunion was awkward, uncomfortable, and trying...but there was no denying the spark between them. Many obstacles stood in their way...a heartfelt journey that does not disappoint!
5.0 out of 5 stars ANOTHER PHENOMENAL BOOK!!!!! 27 April 2017
By Mei - Published on
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This is the second book of the Start Again series. However this is a standalone, you don't need to read the first one to read this one. The characters in the first book do appear in the second book, but the main characters in the book are different from the first one. So if you enjoyed the first one, then it is nice reading the second book.

I have to say I did enjoy this book. When Ivy crashes a party, she sees her one-night stand from ten years ago. Let's just say Luke doesn't recognize her but she recognizes him. She doesn't want to get involve with him because she is leaving in a month for a fellowship. He wants to get involved with her and it also turns out he does remember her. We see they have this crazy, beautiful chemistry but her leaving to go across the country is looming over their heads. They try to keep this "fun". But as anyone knows, this is easier to say than do. Also as great as Luke is, he is a very secretive person. Af first, it doesn't bother Ivy as much but it soon becomes a problem. Problems like these don't just miraculously go away. Remember Ivy is leaving in about month, is this relationship even worth the trouble? I'm going to leaving you hanging by the thread, so read on to find out what happens!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I have to say J. Saman writes another great book. I look forward to reading more of her books.

I voluntarily read an advance reader copy of this book.
5.0 out of 5 stars Completely had me hooked from the very beginning! 4 May 2017
By Amy A - Published on
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Ok, this is my 3rd book by J. Saman and I am in love with her writing style. It's sweet, sexy and full of sass and wit that I'm just completely enamored from chapter 1 and I find myself not being able to put it down until I've completely devoured the story! She has a knack for creating charming and heart-warming stories that are real, raw, and completely relatable that you cannot help but become completely moved by them. Luke and Ivy's story is about the one that got away....and how a bad boy like Luke never forgot Ivy and what he's willing to give up to keep her...forever!

The alternating POV's really allow you delve right in with her fully developed characters. Even her secondary characters add charm to the stories. One sweet HEA and no cliffhangers, make this a definite must read!

I'm really enjoying this series and I hope Kyle and Claire get their own story too as those two have chemistry that will likely make for one hot and sassy tale too! :o)

I was given a free copy of the book for my honest review.