A good friend of mine has an awesome new release I’d love to share with you all. I had the chance to read an early copy of it and I loved it. It’s a sweet contemporary romance called The Start of Us. The ebook version will be $0.99 until Thanksgiving.
When Corrie Windsor’s roommate dies in a car accident, she leaves behind her four-year-old daughter, Ella. Corrie loves the little girl and hopes to adopt her, but instead, she’ll have to stand by while Ella’s uncle steps in to take custody. If things aren’t awkward enough, there’s a chemistry between them that neither wants to acknowledge.
Preston Ford can’t imagine instant parenthood, especially considering he just chickened out of proposing to his girlfriend. However, once he meets Ella, there’s no other choice. The time he spends with her and Corrie solidifies an alliance between the three of them, a plan to give Ella the stability she needs. But reality can sometimes turn the best of plans upside down.
With more than one heart hanging in the balance, how long can their platonic teamwork really last? Romance has never been this complicated.
I enjoyed these characters so much, Corrie falls in love with her roommate’s daughter as babysitting becomes full-time care. When her roommate dies, Corrie so wants to adopt little Ella, but the problem is, Ella has an uncle she’s never met, Preston Ford. And the sparks fly from there. The story pulled me in, wondering how these two would work out both being a part of Ella’s life, and who would get to adopt her. And Preston’s girlfriend had to be gotten rid of somehow so he could realize who he really wanted. Preston and Corrie make a great team, and the chemistry between them is nearly tangible.
Ella is a lovable, realistic four-year-old, adding an element of the unexpected and adorable to the lives of the two people she brings together.
Rachel John is the author of several clean contemporary romance novels. She loves to read anything with romance or humor, and thinks the best books should combine the two. A graduate of Arizona State University, she’s finally found a use for that English Lit degree! When not writing, Rachel can be found working on family history, drawing, reading, or chasing kiddos. She’s a terrible cook, but unfortunately for her family, she keeps trying.
Rachel lives in Arizona with her husband, four crazy kids, and her desert tortoise.