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by Elisabeth Barrett
Released: July 14 2015
Series: Return to Briarwood #1
Published by Loveswept
“If you’re looking for a sweet, second chance love story, this one is for you.”
~ Under the Covers
Elisabeth Barrett kicks off a new series called Return to Briarwood with ONCE AND AGAIN. If you’re looking for a sweet, second chance love story, this one is for you.
Carolyn Rivington was once a member of the Briarwood Golf and Yacht club. With her family ties and reputation, Carolyn has always been someone that held a high place in society but with her family in debt, she is no longer a member at the club, she is now an employee. This doesn’t really faze her very much though because it seems that she enjoys her new job and the people around her.
It isn’t until the club gets a new owner that Carolyn panics. It’s not because she worries what he’ll do to the club. It’s because she knows him from her past – he’s the guy her father put in handcuffs.
Jake Gaffney is a little bit bad boy and a little bit of a big shot. While on paper he has everything you want in a hero, I found it hard to get into his character and I’m not sure why. There’s a little bit of focus on money and their place/rank in society because of who Carolyn was and who Jake is and I’m not quite sure I liked that very much. I understand that because of the nature of their past, this was something that had to be addressed in the book but I could take or leave it if I’m being totally honest. It just wasn’t something that interested me.
The secondary characters do have quite a bit of page time in this novel so I’m assuming that the next book in the series will follow more of these characters. I’m looking forward to seeing what happens next!
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