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Free read Evvie Drake Starts OverA Novel Read ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free É Linda Holmes Linda Holmes É 2 Free download In a sleepy seaside town in Maine recently widowed Eveleth “Evvie” Drake rarely leaves her large painfully empty house nearly a year after her husband’s death in a car crash Everyone in town even her best friend Andy thinks grief keeps her locked inside and Evvie doesn’t correct themMeanwhile in New York City Dean Tenney former Major League pitcher and Andy’s childhood best friend is wres. A romance about adults acting like adults They have actual conversations They fall in love because they REALLY LIKE EACH OTHER They make mistakes and then apologize They have nuanced friendships with people of the opposite sex They help each other and sometimes it goes wrong They have complicated relationships with their careers and parents There is also kissing

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Free read Evvie Drake Starts OverA Novel Read ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free É Linda Holmes Linda Holmes É 2 Free download Tling with what miserable athletes living out their worst nightmares call the “yips” he can’t throw straight any and even worse he can’t figure out why As the media storm heats up an invitation from Andy to stay in Maine seems like the perfect chance to hit the reset button on Dean’s futureWhen he moves into an apartment at the back of Evvie’s house the two make a deal Dean won’t ask. If you re looking for a book to charm you completely and worm its way into your heart you don t have to look any further than Linda Holmes debut novel Evvie Drake Starts Over Boy did I thoroughly enjoy this oneIt s been nearly a year since her husband died in a car accident and Evvie like Chevy not Stevie Drake has spent most of the time holed up in her house trying to stay out of the public eye Her husband was a beloved physician in their small Maine town and she is rarely in the mood to hear everyone s continued condolences and their encouragement that she seems to be holding up well Everyone including her own father and her best friend Andy think she spends her days trying to get her grief under control She s not interested in correcting them and letting them know the truthAndy s childhood best friend Dean Tenney was a major league baseball pitcher He was in a few World Series championships and was well known for his pitching skill Until one day he couldn t pitch any He wasn t injured he wasn t exhausted he wasn t ready to be done with baseball he just couldn t seem to throw straight no matter how hard he tried And he tried Everything But after a while he got tired of the world second guessing and ridiculing him so he just walked awayWhen Andy proposes that Dean move into the apartment at the back of Evvie s house it sounds like a good deal for the both of them Evvie can pick up some extra money since she hasn t been working much over the last year and Dean can find a uiet place to reset himself outside the glare of the media They settle on the perfect deal Evvie won t ask him anything about baseball and Dean won t ask her anything about her marriage or her husbandThe amount of time people who have just met are supposed to look directly at each other particularly without talking is a unit that s both very short and very precise When you exceed it you get suspicious or you get threatened or you get this flicker of accidental intimacy like you ve peeked at the person naked through a shower doorAs the two start to build a friendship however those rules start to go out the window Evvie tries to understand what is keeping Dean from pitching the way he used to and tries to determine if he really is satisfied with giving it all up And for his part Dean begins to realize all of the secrets and emotions that Evvie has kept bottled up for so long regarding her marriage and her relationship with her late husbandIt doesn t take a rocket scientist to see where their relationship might be headed and of course there are complications along the way How do two people who have gotten so used to keeping their lives so private begin to trust in one another and how do they help each other without pushing too hard Can a relationship between two people who are just beginning to truly know themselves really succeedYour head is the house you live in so you have to do the maintenanceNo matter how predictable some of the plot of Evvie Drake Starts Over is this book is pretty wonderful I enjoyed these characters flaws and all and I found their backstories just as fascinating as the road that Holmes unfurled for them throughout the book Both Evvie and Dean have had their share of damage and hard knocks and it isn t easy to realize that you can t always fight every battle on your own nor do you have to fight every single battleAt times the book moved a little slower than I hoped it would but I still couldn t tear myself away This book does deal with some serious issues but it also has a tremendous amount of humor and hope not to mention a few pretty steamy sex scenes I wouldn t mind a return visit to Maine to Evvie and Dean and Andy and MonicaThis book is the perfect solution for you if you ve been reading a bunch of heavier books recently It will make you chuckle and it may even make you tear up with happy tears but it will definitely give you someone to root forSee all of my reviews at itseithersadnessoreuphoriablogspotcomCheck out my list of the best books I read in 2018 at You can follow me on Instagram at

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Free read Evvie Drake Starts OverA Novel Read ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free É Linda Holmes Linda Holmes É 2 Free download About Evvie’s late husband and Evvie won’t ask about Dean’s baseball career Rules though have a funny way of being broken and what starts as an unexpected friendship soon turns into something To move forward Evvie and Dean will have to reckon with their pasts the friendships they’ve damaged the secrets they’ve kept but in life as in baseball there’s always a chance up until the last out. 2 stars Sadly I ended up disliking most aspects of this novel It might appeal to those looking for a light summer read that isn t necessarily funny or moving Throughout the novel I had the impression that I was reading an early draft rather than a completed and published version of a book The story as such seemed incomplete We have the inciting incident Dean becomes Evvie s tenant and then nothing much beyond that happens It seems they start experiencing romantic feelings for each other during their very first meeting insta love yay and I never bought into their relationship They had stilted conversation and their flirting was painful to read there was this attempt to make their banter playful but it ended up being babyish and completely cringeworthy The relationship between Evvie and Dean is meant to propel the storybut given how flat these characters are I had little interest in their budding romance The whole let s fix each other trope was handled in a way that made a lot of their actions seem invasive controlling and downright bad eg stalking invasion of privacy Within a few chapters I found that their personalities were non existent and that their actual character completely hinged on a trauma Dean s character can t throw straight any while Evvie is keeping a secret about her relationship to her now dead husband Side characters were rather clich d Evvie s best friend happens to be a man and initially I appreciated their platonic relationship so I was disappointed by the way it was portrayed Other characters were entirely forgettable and bland Evvie s husband is the classic badcold guy who is nice to most people except his wife I guess that having a not so nuanced character makes it easier for him to seem just bad making Evvie some sort of sympathetic martyr It was so boring The characters and the story had so little to offer Their conversations were worded in such a way that they offered little clarity for example Evvie recounts some an event for two pages in a way that made little sense An uneventful story lack of humour superficial relationships little emotionand there you have it Evvie Drake Starts Over Maybe readers who can look past the unimaginative writing style will be able to appreciate this than I did Read reviews on my blog

  • Hardcover
  • 289
  • Evvie Drake Starts OverA Novel
  • Linda Holmes
  • English
  • 19 September 2018
  • 9780525619246