Somewhere to Begin
BY: Mika Jolie
Heat Level: 3 Flames (Erotic Sensual)
RATING: 5 STARS
Reviewed By: ShaSeli
Zander, veteran brother of Lily of Need You Now in the Martha’s Way series, is the middle Serrano brother we met in that series. He is coming to grips with being out of the military and living with the mental and physical consequences of war. He meets Colbie, literally by accident. She meets him the night she ran away from her wedding. These two broken individuals dance around each other and their issues until they discover that in the midst of all their dancing they have healed each other. This first installment of this series has set the stage for what appears to be a great series.
There are wounds that never show on the body. For twenty-nine years, Colbie Bennington does as expected with an eternal smile stained on her lips. The biggest chances she’s ever taken can be counted on one hand, three fingers to be exact—her battered red chucks, painting her toenails a vibrant blue, and her wedding dress. Always the dutiful daughter and a Stepford fiancée, she has never acted on impulse, never been in love. She’s never lived. On her wedding day, Colbie ends a toxic relationship, drops the fake smile, and says, “I can’t do this anymore.” Navy SEAL Zander Serrano returns home broken and burdened with a volcano of remorse. Too trapped in a mental war to be at peace and too damaged to be at war, he shuts the world out. The last thing he expects is to feel, especially for a runaway bride with her own baggage. Two empty hearts marred in different spots find themselves drawn to one another. Each with their own scars. Some, the world can see. Others, unseen to the naked eye. They say two broken people should not be together. But for Colbie and Zander, their attraction is undeniable, unexpected. Can two souls with fractured parts be the best cure for each other’s wounds? Starting over is never easy, but sometimes in life, everyone needs somewhere to begin.