Can two souls with fractured parts be the best cure for each other’s wounds? Find out the first book in Mika Jolie’s latest #contemporaryromance series, Poison and Wine, with SOMEWHERE TO BEGIN.
Title~ Something To Begin
Author ~ Mika Jolie
Series: Poison & Wine – Book 1
Release Date ~ : September 20, 2016
Genre: Contemporary Romantic
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.
*** I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review ***
“Every scar earned should serve as a reminder of who you are, who you could become and who you’ll never be again,”
Somewhere to Begin is the first book in Mika Jolie’s Poison & Wine series. This is my first book by this author, and it will not be my last. It was initially the cover that drew me to the book as I like it and found it intriguing. Somewhere to Begin was a heart-warming story about Colbie Bennington and Zander Serrano. Two people who have issues and are slightly broken due to past events, but have found within each other the one person who may be able to help heal their wounds, and find the happiness they deserved.
“She was stuck between who she was, who she wanted to be and who she should be. Her world was a mess.”
“It was the biggest joke ever because he was dealing with his own crap and had absolutely nothing to give”
I enjoyed this story, it was beautifully written about second chances, healing, growth, and fighting for what you want. The things that Colbie and Zander went through pulled at my heartstrings. Colbie and Zander are such likable characters, and I knew that they would be perfect together. They had great chemistry, and I adored how their friendship/ relationship develops it wasn’t rushed, and they took the time to get to know each other both upstanding the others fears and hesitations.
“He dove into her heart, starved her fears, and made her feel safe”
I liked the ending the only thing I would say is that personally for me, I would have loved an epilogue. However, as this book is the first in the series and seeing some of the development surrounding some of the secondary characters such as Zander’s brothers. I have a feeling that Colbie and Zander will feature in future books in the series.
Something that was a big favourite of mine with this book was that the author puts quotes at the start of each chapter. I love quotes, and this book had so many beautiful ones. Thanks, Mika Jolie for a lovely read and I have to say you have a new fan in me.
“Everything has to start somewhere, so take the risk or lose the chance” ~ Delia Clark
Mika Jolie is the bestselling author of the Martha’s Way series. She lives in New Jersey with her Happy Chaos—her husband and their energizer bunnies. A sports fanatic and a wine aficionado, she’s determined to balance it all and still write about life experiences and matters of the heart. Let’s face it, people are complicated and love can be messy. When she’s not weaving life and romance into evocative tales, you can find her on a hiking adventure, apple picking, or whatever her three men can conjure up.
She loves to hear from readers.