Friday, 27 July 2018

New Release Review | Begin With You (Chaotic Love Duet #1) - Claudia Burgoa | #NEW #Review #ContemporaryRomance #FriendsToLovers

Title: Begin with You

Series: Chaotic Love Duet #1

Author: Claudia Burgoa

Genre: Contemporary Romance

 Release Date:  Available Now


From the outside, Abby’s life looks like a fairytale.

Loving family, wealthy lifestyle, education at a prestigious university. The truth? She’s barely managing to survive. Few know the nightmare she lived before she was adopted. And no one knows the secret agony that still haunts her nightmares.

With a degree from Berkeley, she could have gone anywhere, but she’s back in Colorado. Not for a fresh start—fresh starts are only an illusion—but for Wes Ahern. Her protector, who throws around words like “therapy” and “talk to me.” Her brother in every way but blood. The one man she wishes could be so much more.

Maybe, just this once, she can stop running from her demons.

But does she dare let Wes see inside the darkest closets of her pain…or will love be the biggest mistake of her life?

An inspirational and emotional contemporary romance Begin with You is a heartbreaking tale of fresh starts and old wounds. This jarring and dark novel will leave readers at the edge of their seats. This is part one of a duet, thus containing a cliffhanger that leads into the next installment. It contains references to childhood trauma, kidnapping, and PTSD.

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Begin With You is the first in a dramatic duet that ends in a cliff hanger.

Both Wes and Abby had a traumatic start in life, however Wes was rescued by the Aherns and has lead a happy life since he was adopted by them at a young age. Abby on the other hand continued in her personal hell until she was fostered by the Aherns at seventeen. Wes and Abby strike up a friendship beyond compare but after years have passed they finally give in to feelings that steers their relationship to a new place.

This was a deep read and covered some dark subject matter, however it was also a slow burn of a romance of friends who become more. The revelations of the past are slowly delivered so the reader builds up a picture of what has happened to Abby but there is still so much to be known.

I have read other books by this author and I do prefer the ones where it is older couples. Wes and Abby are in their twenties and although I loved Wes, Abby took a bit longer to understand, especially when she moved back to Denver. I found the panic and anxiety attacks a little over the top at times, especially as she had gone out into the World and had new experiences to build her character and confidence. Maybe more will be revealed in the next book to help me understand more.

Overall though another compelling read from this author and I can’t wait to see what happens next. Four stars. 

*ARC kindly provided by the author to Foxylutely

Coming Soon

Back to You (Chaotic Love #2) by Claudia Burgoa

9 August 2018

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The Author

Claudia is an award-winning, international bestselling author. She lives in Colorado working for a small IT company, managing her household filled with three confused dogs, two daughters wrought with fandoms and a son who thinks he’s the boss of the house. And a wonderful husband who shares her love for all things geek. To survive she works continually to find purpose for the voices flitting through her head, plus she consumes high quantities of chocolate to keep the last threads of sanity intact.

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