(The Berkshires #1)
By Janey King
New Adult Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 250 Pages
November 1, 2020
Fate never gives you everything you want. But sometimes, when you least expect it, you get exactly what (or who) you need…
Hannah’s life has suddenly become a lot less. Jobless, homeless, and boyfriend-less, that is. Now, all she wants is a fresh start—and her sister’s charming small town is the perfect setting for it. Finding a new romance is nowhere on her agenda. Too bad her heart (the stupid organ that beats a little faster every time her new boss is near) didn’t get the memo.
Collin hasn’t been lucky when it comes to romance, either. But knowing he’s not cut out for love doesn’t stop him from wanting his beautiful new employee with an intensity that terrifies him. He barely survived losing his fiancée. Losing Hannah…well, he’s afraid there wouldn’t be any coming back from that.
Can Hannah and Collin overcome the pain of their pasts—and the secrets they’re both still carrying—to take a shot at happily ever after? Or are they destined to remain star crossed forever?
Where We Begin, Book 1 in The Berkshires series, is a lightly angsty, sweet, new adult contemporary romance featuring a down-but-not-out heroine and the beaten-but-not-broken hero of her dreams. Get ready to fall in love with your next favorite book boyfriend.
What a cliffhanger! Where We Begin is the first book I’ve read by author Janey King. Set in a small, but ritzy area centered around a coffee and donut shop owned by local singer Collin, it has coming of age elements. Both Collin and Hannah have begun the road to overcome loss and trauma, together they find belonging and healing. I loved both characters personalities which came shining through. The pacing is perfect and atmosphere great for the holidays. It is a bit angsty, with a dash of drama, but not over the top.
Content: drinking, mention of sex, triggers for alcoholism and loss. It feels like more of an adult romance read due to crude language and descriptions.
About the Author
Janey King is a New Adult romance author. Where We Begin is her debut novel.
She lives in New Jersey with her husband and young son in a historic house that was built in 1887. When she’s not writing, she can be found fixing or redoing something in her house, tending to her gardens and planter boxes, riding her bike all over town, and sitting on the beach during the warm summer months.
She must have lived a past life in the UK because her search for teahouses, plates of tiny sandwiches, and scones has become an obsession everywhere she goes.
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