Monday, May 5, 2014

Begin Again (Beautiful #2) by Tamsyn Bester

Begin Again (Beautiful #2)
Release Date: May 5th 2014
Rate: Enjoyed it

One year ago, Brody Scott made the biggest mistake of his life and has lived with his regret every day since then…
One year ago, Demetria ‘Demi’ Rosemead watched the love of her life turn his back on her, leaving her to face one of the hardest things she’s ever had to go through on her own. 
So much has happened, and when Brody and Demi are forced to spend a week together after a year apart, they will be drawn back into the raw intensity of what they feel for each other. Only this time, Brody won’t walk away so easily…
But Demi is keeping something from him, and not only will she have to forgive him, but he will have to forgive her too… 
Can they erase the time that has passed, and move forward? Or will Demi’s secret and Brody’s mistake keep them from their forever? 
*This can be read as a standalone, but it is highly recommended that you read Beneath Your Beautiful to enhance your enjoyment of this book. Due to mature language and adult situations, this book is not recommended for readers under the age of 17.*

Reading any story written by Tamsyn Bester leaves me speechless and with a goofy smile, and Begin Again is no less different. I was hooked with the story from the very first page and, although, I had a hard time remembering Huntley and Grayson's story, once I did, I loved it even more!

Begin Again, with its gorgeous cover, is full of romance, forgiveness and definitely second chances. This time is the story of Brody and Demetria, Demi. They were one of those couples that had everything and thought that loving each other was enough, until they had different dreams that meant that they would have to be apart. 

Begin Again tells us their story, what happened to break this sweet and loving couple and their journey to find themselves once again. But in order to start again, they have to leave the past behind and Brody and Demi's past is beyond painful. 

Tamsyn Bester did a brilliant job. Once again I was so hooked into the story that I felt everything the characters felt and even worried about the possibility of them not getting their happy ending. It has to be a great story to accomplish that. And Begin Again is.
I like that the author focuses on the two main character's love story, but at the same time doesn't forget about the other characters that are very important for the story to feel real. I loved to see Huntley and Grayson again and how their "life" continued after their story in Beneath Your Beautiful. 

The only warning I give to all the potential readers out there is that this book might cause a lot of feelings. You'll suffer an emotional rollercoaster that might lead to your family to think you're crazy. Because I could't stop laughing, smiling like a lunatic, crying, be angry when things seemed to go down and smile again, specially when Huntley went all "Mama-Bear" on Brody.

Begin Again is the perfect continuation to a sweet an lovable series like the Beautiful series is. You cannot help but fall madly in love with the characters and live through them their story. For all Tamsyn Bester fans, Begin Again won't disappoint you at all. And for those who haven't read any of her stories, you should start like right now 'cause one thing I know for sure: when you end the book you'll still believe in happy endings and sweet romantic relationships. And all with a goofy smile in your face!

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Tamsyn is a 21 year old blogger turned author from South Africa who has an insatiable hunger for New Adult Contemporary Romance novels, coffee and chocolate. When she’s not getting caught up in yet another steamy romance with a new book boyfriend, she can be found spending endless hours working away on her laptop in pursuit of her Marketing degree and a career in book Publishing. Tamsyn is a Brat when it comes to books and believes that every story, no matter how challenging, should have a Happy Ever After.

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