Review: Starting Back by Stephanie Rose


My accidental solo vacation takes a turn for the less depressing after a drink that leads to a date with a brawny, bedroom-eyed firefighter. I’m 42, divorced, with two daughters at home. I thought romance was in my rear-view mirror until the mysteriously intense Leo makes me feel like I’m the only woman in the Florida Keys.

I know better than to get attached. But between midnight kisses and dirty talk under starry skies, our connection feels so real. So right.

I can’t give up my entire life for a fling. Not even for a man who reminds me I’m not defined by a failed marriage and a carpool calendar. And especially not one who has no interest in a family of his own, let alone a package deal like me.

We were supposed to be temporary. Just like everything else in my life. So why can’t I get Kristina out of my head? I’m the master of no strings, no attachments. But our time together haunts me after she leaves.

I’m not cut out to make a life with a woman. A woman with two kids? Forget it.

At least, that’s what I thought until fate brings us together again. It turns out the move I made to be closer to family brings me to Kristina’s hometown, and right in her path.

I still can’t explain the overpowering pull between us, but I’m sure of who she is.


And I’m not letting her go this time.

My opinion:

I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Starting Back by Stephanie Rose is a sweet romance.

It’s about a divorced woman, Kristina, who went on vacation and fell in love with a man who had no roots in his life. After meeting her Leo knew his life was gonna change. Although their romance hadn’t had so much drama the road to being a happy family together wasn’t quick.

This is such a good book. At first, it was light, flirty, and steamy. Then it became more realistic with all the everyday problems a single mom had. The end was pure perfection, I even cried a little bit. The main characters had great chemistry throughout the whole story. Both of them were incredible and quite relatable. But the star of the show was Emma, such a bright and entertaining character. My favorite moments were when Kristina blushed and lost her words.

I fell in love with this story from the beginning and I will rate it with 5 stars.

Goodreads Amazon Bookbub Etsy Support

Chelsea Green P:
Creative Fabrica:


Εισάγετε τα παρακάτω στοιχεία ή επιλέξτε ένα εικονίδιο για να συνδεθείτε:


Σχολιάζετε χρησιμοποιώντας τον λογαριασμό Αποσύνδεση /  Αλλαγή )

Φωτογραφία Twitter

Σχολιάζετε χρησιμοποιώντας τον λογαριασμό Twitter. Αποσύνδεση /  Αλλαγή )

Φωτογραφία Facebook

Σχολιάζετε χρησιμοποιώντας τον λογαριασμό Facebook. Αποσύνδεση /  Αλλαγή )

Σύνδεση με %s