Review~ Heart of Seattle series, Starting Over and New Beginnings by L.E. Maguire

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Book Synopsises:

Starting Over:

Ella Martin was devastated by the events surrounding her divorce. Determined to start over, she relocates from New Jersey to Washington to be a photographer with her longtime friend, Renatta. Having been emotionally scarred by her ex-husband’s betrayal, Ella didn’t believe she would ever be able to trust another man again. Then she met Xavier Hart, a successful CEO of an investment firm. She soon discovers that she cannot resist the dangerously handsome Xavier. But her struggles with her intense jealousy and trust issues start to clash with his controlling tendencies. As their relationship develops, she discovers the reason for his controlling nature over her and his desperate need to keep her safe. When her ex-husband suddenly relocates to Washington, her past and present collide in a dangerous way.

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New Beginnings:

Ella Martin, having overcome a devastating divorce, quickly found herself caught-up in a whirlwind romance with Xavier Hart, a charismatic and successful CEO of an investment firm.
As their romance quickly blossoms towards a more serious commitment, Ella tries to come to terms with her fear of getting hurt. While Ella struggles to realize if her love for Xavier is greater than her fear of another husband betraying her, her ex-husband, Stephen, is still deviously lurking in the background.
When Stephen gets involved with someone else, Xavier is not convinced that he no longer poses a danger to Ella. Xavier’s struggle with his need to keep Ella safe only intensifies.
When strange events surrounding Ella start to take place, Xavier believes his suspicions of Stephen are warranted, and he will do whatever it takes to keep Ella safe. But is Stephen really the one who is conspiring against them or is there another who is working maliciously to destroy them? The love story of Ella and Xavier that began in Starting Over concludes in New Beginnings.



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My Reviews~

Starting Over


While I wasn’t too thrilled with the way the main character whines a bit, the story overall was enjoyable. Xavier of course it the hot alpha male and hey, who doesn’t love that? L.E. Maguire delivers a well written love story that is filled with pain, hurt, loss, and love. Getting over your first love is never easy, especially when it involves divorce. But finding someone who you click with right off could be just the cure, or it could be what keeps you in limbo. This is the first book in the series and I am looking forward to see the conclusion of Ella, Xavier, and Stephens story! ~Chell

New Beginnings


This is a great conclusion to the story! Ella becomes her own person, less reliable on others. She basically finds herself more in this one. Xavier and Ella are still dealing with people trying to break them up and Stephen of course is one of them. Among all of the twist and turns, can Ella and Xavier find their happiness? Lots of emotions in this one too and it will suck you into the story! A must read! ~Chell

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