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on March 25, 2012 :
A New Beginning is a mainstream involving the characters Patrick Makowllen and Dallas Nixon, once neighbors until Patrick’s parents moved away and he went to college.
There is an eleven-year difference in age, with Patrick being the older of the two.
Fast forward to the time when Patrick, who most people call him Rick, is twenty-nine and Dallas is eighteen, she knocks on his Townhouse door looking like something like a drowned and freezing cat asks him to take her in, because she has nowhere else.
Knowing that his life would be upend his life and complicate things, calls her parents. After the barrage of negative comments and her mother saying she doesn’t want her, Rick capitulates and she can stay, but that he only has one bed and he isn’t giving it up.
She says that they can sleep in the same bed and nothing more, period. Rick agrees and says he will not touch her.
He needs to take her shopping, because she showed up sans a jacket and little else except for the punk clothes on her back. Patrick has a job as an investment advisor and just getting by on his salary.
Now that he has a houseguest, he is going to have to cut back on things to make ends meet.
Patrick says see can stay but will have to help with the chores around the Townhouse. Dallas takes on the role as cook and housekeeper. Little does Patrick, a meat and potatoes man, know that Dallas is a Vegetarian, and cannot stand to touch or smell meat while it is cooking, and his diet is about to change.
Thus, began a strange symbiotic relationship that is strictly platonic.
Dallas is a gifted student; Patrick helps her get to school and finds out about her other talent as an artist, and photographer. She wants to finish school, graduate, and go to college, but how can she and Patrick afford the cost?
Dallas and Patrick find out some great information after Dallas’ photos end up in a magazine thanks to one of Patrick’s friend that works for the magazine. As others find out about this, things will never be the same for either of them.
To throw a bit of glue into the works, Dallas’ mother files a law suit against Patrick for kidnapping.
Readers will have to read A New Beginning to find out how things work out for Patrick and Dallas.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)
on Dec. 14, 2011 :
This is a fun and most of all realistic story. I loved it and would recommend anyone to read it. It opens the viewers eyes to the real things such as in this story that can happen to most of us. I really loved the romance and how things turned out :)!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)
on Oct. 18, 2011 :
When I read all the tags that accompany this story, I thought of the old TV commercial that went 'It's in there.' But the first tag, 'romance' is definately the main subject. This is a story that is definately different than your run-of-the-mill romance, slowly drawing the reader into the interaction not only between the hero/heroine, but all the other charactors in the book. A very delightful read.
(reviewed long after purchase)
on Aug. 25, 2011 :
Have you discovered Ms. Ayers yet. If you haven't you are missing some wonderful can't put it down reads. To call them a Romance is belittling them, they go way past ordinary Romances.
A New Beginning was the kind of story for me. The story moved me and I couldn't help but root for Rick to fall in love with Dallas - I fell in love with her. Both are such engaging characters. The supporting cast all come alive by Ms. Ayers skill in writing a story that engages the reader. You will not want to put the story down in order to find out if what happens. Can they find love that they weren't expecting to find? Will you also root for them because you like them and wished they lived next door? There is only one way to find out. Get the story and ENJOY a GREAT READ.
I give it six stars.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)