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Monday, May 21, 2012

Review: The Start of Something Good by Gracie Lee Rose

Jamie Sutherland, coffee shop owner and serial ruined-relationship survivor, moves into a beautiful loft apartment for a change of scenery. What she doesn’t plan on getting is an eye-full of her handsome next-door neighbor—in nothing but a towel—arguing with his significant other in the hallway.

Joseph Scarbrough's world crashes down on him one cruel morning when his childhood sweetheart rips his heart out of his chest and walks away. His humiliation isn't complete until he turns around to pick up the pieces and sees a beautiful brunette who just witnessed his Dear John moment.

Caught in an awkward situation, the two backpedal into their separate worlds. But fate seems determined to make their worlds collide on a regular basis. Is it destiny just being clumsy when it comes to the two unlikely neighbors or is it the start of something good?

What a special story! I really enjoyed this one and even had my mother read it (which she loved)! The Start of Something Good was nothing like I expected it to be. Here I had made assumptions about this story and not a single one of them was even close. This story left me with a warm feeling on the inside and a smile on the outside. Gracie Lee Rose (aka Renee Vincent, the award winning author of adult romance novels) created two lovely characters that were easy to relate to and like. There's not a woman alive that wouldn't be able to relate to Jaimie and her disillusion with men, nor can you NOT fall just a little (or a lot in my case) for Joseph. As I said two easy to relate to and very likable characters.

Jaimie has resigned herself to being alone, as her previous relationships have failed so she isn't prepared to meet Joseph her neighbor while he's in nothing but a towel and getting the "Dear John" treatment from a childhood sweetheart. The Start of Something Good is what all relationships should be, taken slow and uncomplicated

This story is sweet and slow burning, there are no jealously plots or temper tantrums. It's just a wonderful story about the start and beginning stages of a relationship between two awkward, lonely and misunderstood characters. By the end of this story, I was wishing and hoping that maybe one day I would meet a man like Joseph.

If you're looking for something romantic that you can read with your mother, grandmother or if you're a mom, you can read with your daughter, then The Start of Something Good is for you. It makes an excellent gift as well! I am definitely adding the sequels to my "To Read" list.


Buy The Start of Something Good by Gracie Lee Rose

Thank you to Gracie Lee Rose who gave me the chance to read and review The Start of Something Good. 


  1. Thank you for this lovely review, Adria! And I'm tickled pink that your mother read it and loved it too! Thank you for taking the time to read and review it. I am ever so grateful!

  2. Great review! I will definitely be adding this one to my list; you can never have enough books that make you smile!


  3. Great review! I stumbled upon you at book blogs and I'm now following. Come over and check out my blog and if you like you can follow me! Thanks!


  4. Great review sweetie. It is always nice to have a good book that makes you smile. Hope you are having a good week.


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