Perhaps because I went through a bit of that myself. From both sides of the fence. Yes, kids are definitely cruel.
But for Bella who went by Izzy back in high school , there were none more cruel than Tara and her gal pal Easton. They tormented her to the point that Izzy had to leave town and never look back. Then Easton ends up attending a corporate conflict resolution course that Bella is facilitatin I get so revved up when I read books that focus on bullying. Then Easton ends up attending a corporate conflict resolution course that Bella is facilitating. Sparks fly. But not the hateful kind Bella would have expected. This story revolves around Bella contemplating her attraction and the potential for more without ever telling Easton that she was her bully back in high school.
Easton doesn't recognize her because she has had a miraculous glow up. I really enjoyed this book, but it was not perfect. You were just figuring yourself out! So it was hard for me to really get behind her after that. I eventually got over it, but I just don't think it was necessary. Could have been made a different scenario with the same kind catalyst for her divorce with Conner. Speaking of Conner, toward the end the author had Easton reaching out to him. But it just didn't make sense when in previous conversation, she had mentioned that her Grandpa is the one who knows everything and gets her.
I felt a little bit let down that we were never able to see that relationship. It would have been more impacting if he would have had some sage advice that paved her way. Overall, this was a quick and enjoyable romance. I really liked Bella and her friends. The interactions between Easton and Bella was flirty and sweet. A lovely straightforward love story. No more, no less. Feb 25, Betty rated it it was amazing Shelves: lesfic , child-children , dog , contemporary-romance , slow-burn-romance. The Do-Over is a shining example of the brilliance of Georgia Beers as a contemporary romance author.
With this novel she has created a moving story about two women, both successful in their present day careers, but who share a dark past from their high school days. What is worse, only one woman, Bella Hunt, remembers this past.
This book has it all. The reader will find well-developed characters, both main and secondary. You will also find attraction The Do-Over is a shining example of the brilliance of Georgia Beers as a contemporary romance author. You will also find attraction and romance. Angst runs through most of the story, usually as an undercurrent in the plot, though it explodes out into the open near the end of the tale.
The ending to this story is just perfect. The animals in a story are always my favorite characters. I believe this story is relevant to the reader considering the prevalence of bullying in our society. I can highly recommend this book to all who love a great romance. View 2 comments. Loved it! This book had the perfect amount of everything, it reminded me of some of her older work like Too Close to Touch and Turning the Page.
I feel like this one deserves more than 5 stars. This is now my favorite Georgia Beers novel. I met the bane of my existence when I was 14 years old. She was 16 - school prefect, football and field hockey captain while I was the rules breaker, midfielder and defender. We hated each other, the lil notebook that was part of her uniform had my name in it in almost every single page and without hearts and flowers. But by middle of the year, we became a couple no exact labels back then and she was still recording my offences and accompanying me to the principal's office.
Now you know my obs I met the bane of my existence when I was 14 years old. Now you know my obsession with enemies - lovers trope :D The Do - Over was not an enemy to lovers book, you might want to check Bait and Switch by Blythe H. Warren if you're interested to read a good Lesfic one. Volunteering is the closest thing that I can do. Yikes - the word beautiful appear too many times, James Blunt comes and stay inside my head until Jaws take over. Beers' earlier books but that was written fantastically.
Worth reading, yes.. I can't think of anything else, EndGame is starting soon and these wonderful people are complaining about my phone light. Mar 08, Heather K dentist in my spare time rated it liked it Shelves: net-galley , contemporary , romance , read-to-review-arc , f-f. I liked it I think? I've read Georgia Beers before, and I felt sort of similarly about this book as I have in the past. The Do-Over started off very strong with a very appealing premise. I also liked the chemistry and the tension between the two MCs, and I think that carried through most of the story very well.
However, I still had issues. I'm the same age and I look like I haven't slept in two weeks without concealer. They have long, shiny hair that looks glamorous any way they style it, long legs, white teeth I like my MCs to be a bit I like some flaws in my characters, damn it. I don't want to read about stunning women and ripped men, but that's just me. I also didn't like the deception in the story. The withholding of information went on for WAY too long, in my book, and it felt silly and drawn-out. I'm not forgiving when it comes to cheating I'm just not. I think the plot was a little slow, but I still liked it overall, though I seem to be harping on the negatives.
Feb 22, MJS rated it really liked it. ARC received via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I liked a lot of this book, it has engaging MCs, good secondary characters, and cute dialogue.
Contribute to This Page
But it also has some pitfalls. Ok, good stuff first, both MCs are lovely well, in the present anyway , Bella is a therapist who teaches a conflict resolution course an ARC received via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Ok, good stuff first, both MCs are lovely well, in the present anyway , Bella is a therapist who teaches a conflict resolution course and Easton is taking the course because her boss demands it.
Easton learning more about herself and coming to terms with what she wanted was handled well, and I liked that Bella was not put off by anything Easton revealed though in all honesty, it would have raised several red flags for me. The back story between Easton and Bella was heartbreaking, and more so because of the lack of impact it had on Easton, which unfortunately for me, tainted my feelings about her the longer the book went on. I can tell you I would not have been able to get past it the way Bella did. It also meant the resolution was too rushed. I think it would have been better to have this reveal earlier, and left a bit more time for them to show how they overcame it.
View all 6 comments. Mar 24, Elske rated it really liked it. I love reading books by Beers, some a bit more than others, but I always like them. I liked this one too. Nice build up of the romance, great characters and well written. Not very much angst. Recommend, 4 solid stars. Mar 06, Soulsearching rated it liked it. I was excited about reading this one, but it wasn't what I expected it to be.
I had some issues with it, first of all, Bella keeping their history a secret dragged on for way too long, I kept waiting for the other shoe to drop. Second, I was waiting for them to meet each other's families and friends which didn't happen here. And lastly, Easton remembered after but didn't really remembered the details! Nevertheless, It was well written and a nice read but sadly, it wasn't fo 3. Nevertheless, It was well written and a nice read but sadly, it wasn't for me.
Mar 12, Laure Dh. Thank you very much for that, BTW!!! Those pillars bring some balance both for the MCs and the story.
- Full Cast & Crew;
- Terror On The High Seas.
- Navigation menu?
- The Do-Over?
I loved them!!! Will I purchase the paperback? Mar 14, Stephanie rated it really liked it. If you like Georgia Beers, you will like this. It was a good solid romance with interesting main characters. But what makes Beers' books so consistently good, is her use of secondary characters.
I love her quirky BFFs. I received an ARC from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Feb 25, hubsie rated it really liked it. Did anyone else read this and think back to the times they were asshole-children and want to rectify any mistakes?? Jeez have I ever had a reflective weekend, due to this book!
Boy do I like Ms. Beers' writing, as she never fails to hook me immediately. To put it simply: this book was good. Nothing ground-breaking and the story quite predictable, but it was beautifully written and kept me reading late into the night. Not only did she have her first girl crush on her and started questioning her sexuality, but she was teased by Easton and the "mean girls" in high school.
And wow, did Ms. Beers' descriptions ever cut right into my bleeding heart. I had such empathy for Bella that I literally ached, and the flashbacks worked really well within this story.
Home - The Great Do-Over
The scene where view spoiler [ Tara reads the diary in front of the class and exposed Bella hide spoiler ] actually made me tear up. The chemistry build up was great, and some major smoke infiltrated the pages, though it was slow and we readers didn't get a ton of delivery. Whew, would I have liked more! Just a tad? Next book maybe, Ms. That level of taunting doesn't get erased, from either the victim or bully. However, in the end I was able to accept Easton's past self and believe her true regret. I believe Ms. Beers succeeded with this. Mar 13, Chand rated it it was ok. This is a typical Georgia Beers book.
It maintains its levity and frothiness even while dealing with or rather glossing over serious issues like divorce, infidelity, parenting and bullying. Unlike television dramas where anything that can go wrong, does go wrong, in Beers books hardly anything goes wrong. Well maybe one tiny little thing might get messed up just to introduce that token amount of conflict. There is no doubt that Beers is a good writer with tonnes of potential to go a little dee This is a typical Georgia Beers book.
There is no doubt that Beers is a good writer with tonnes of potential to go a little deeper into her characters' psyche. I am always eager to read her novels and I thoroughly enjoy them too. But sometimes, just sometimes I wish she would push the boundaries like I believe she's capable of doing. Jun 09, Det. Nidhi rated it really liked it. Gosh it's been so long since I've read a novel. And what better way to get back into the reading groove than a romance novel.
Georgia Beers is a favourite of mine and rest assured I know that I'm in for a good read. This book is nothing new in terms of story. It's the theme of high schoolers meeting later in life, and realising that they were too lost to realise that they were probably meant to be in high school.
- Le Retour de Sherlock Holmes (French Edition).
- Keep up to date with every new upload!?
- A-Trak at The Do-Over SF () by The Do-Over | Mixcloud!
- Men Are From Earth, Women Are From Earth...Deal With It!!
- Coras Revenge : The Wrath of Revenge?
- The Do-Over!
- Hypnotized by The Magician;
The thing is, I like how the author develops the characters. They're not one dimens Gosh it's been so long since I've read a novel. They're not one dimensional. They're completely relatable and lovable and that's what makes this better than the other novels with a similar theme. And I really love how all her characters own pets. And these pets are so adorable.
So in conclusion, this book is good.
Go ahead and get lost in it. Mar 03, Marie rated it did not like it. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Well, if someone told me on my first date that they cheated on someone for two years and still haven't come clean I think my mind would be slowly running away. But Bella took it as the psychologist she is. Slow nods, little smiles and inquiring questions. Then, of course she does, smiles in sympathy when she's told that Easton isn't in contact with the lady she cheated on someone with for two years.
I guess the ladies did find their soul mates if one isn't questioning giving this information and Well, if someone told me on my first date that they cheated on someone for two years and still haven't come clean I think my mind would be slowly running away. I guess the ladies did find their soul mates if one isn't questioning giving this information and feeling humbly about it and second lady prompting her for more with no inner questioning about how much does it say about the person and how big is the chance of her doing it again. I don't want to be rush as usual but common!
It's not working whatsoever for me. Romanticising something like this turns me off. I also noticed issues in the storyline, where the facts change over time. For example when Easton points out only her grandpa and friend know about her affair and later on suddenly even grandma knows.. That's not how cheating works. Easton just dug up her own grave, went and challenged herself to jump over it but fell in. But of course that's not her fault! The goddamn grave was in her way and that's what's at fault here.
So now we're just gonna read about how deep the grave was because you just kept digging? I got through the whole book, but I can positively say that I called it, that someone would take a look into the yearbook How un predictable. I didn't feel it, the things that I was supposed to feel I didn't, at all..
Brought back memories of high school bullies but the love story was sweet and engaging. Georgia makes a good point in this story about bullies that I've found to be true also. The ones that are hateful right down to their soul; they never loose it. They become hateful, domineering people and usually have an unhappy life. The majority of bullies loose all their power after high school.
They no longer have followers to back up their nonsense so they have to figure out how to exist in normal societ Brought back memories of high school bullies but the love story was sweet and engaging. They no longer have followers to back up their nonsense so they have to figure out how to exist in normal society. It is interesting to watch. It's mostly about how Izzy aka Bella carried those scars throughout her life and triumphs over them and learns to love one of her tormentors.
Mar 10, Kennedy rated it really liked it Shelves: ng-romance-enjoyed. This is a read about moving on after life deals you a blow. I enjoy and appreciate this type of read as I remind myself of Margaret Mitchell's words from Gone with the wind, spoken by Scarlett O'Hara's This quote talks about tomorrow as a new opportunity, a new chance to start again. I applaud Bella Hunt for her ability to see Easton Evans for who she is today This is a read about moving on after life deals you a blow. I applaud Bella Hunt for her ability to see Easton Evans for who she is today.
The considerate romance between Bella and Easton with the cautionary support of their friends was nice. Read provided by Bold Strokes Books, Inc. Feb 19, Karen rated it really liked it Shelves: published. I was really looking forward to reading this one by Beers. I loved the description and was hoping this would be a 5 star read for me. Unfortunately, it wasn't for me. With that said, I still thought it was good, just not on the same level as Blend for me. As I read this book, I found myself really just going with the flow. There wasn't a point in the book where I just couldn't wait to get to the end because I wanted to see what was going to happen.
Sure there was chemistry between the MC's and I was really looking forward to reading this one by Beers. Sure there was chemistry between the MC's and I did like the story line. I guess I just wanted more. More sparkle, more magic, more something else that I didn't get. You know how when you read a book and you connect with the MC's?
Maybe that was my issue. I didn't connect with them the way I wanted. Oh well, like I said before, I still thought it was a good read. Mar 12, Heath rated it really liked it Shelves: arc. There are many things that I liked about this book; the premise, the main and secondary characters, the chemistry, the June Bug Farms shoutout.
I like the build up of the romance. Bella and Easton had a nice rapport going. Easton's daughter was a nice addition and I appreciated that she didn't have a huge part in the story, She was there but Easton and Bella had plenty of alone time. My main and really only complaint is that the inevitable late in the book conflict was a little 3. My main and really only complaint is that the inevitable late in the book conflict was a little too late in the book.
That didn't leave much time to make amends. It wrapped up pretty quickly. If you're a Beers fan this is probably a book worth checking out. View 1 comment. Apr 06, Amanda rated it really liked it Shelves: lesbian-fiction. I call that a win. I actually enjoyed this one more than some of her more current books. I thought both characters were likable and had relatable internal problems to overcome. This book was pretty perfect for stealing a few minutes here and there to read and just enjoy a book. It is an easy romance, where the chemistry is done well, and the story flows.
Children are our future! They must be coddled and exalted, their ideas about politics and the environment received as though they are the unpublished thoughts of Bertrand Russell. Seeing their rudeness treated in the measured and unyielding way that adults use to speak to misbehaving children is weirdly thrilling. She never lifted her voice, but compared with the way politicians usually respond to children, she came across like W. Dianne Feinstein is the longest-tenured woman in the U. Senate, and the senior senator of the state that almost single-handedly allowed the U.
California met its goal for lowering greenhouse gasses four years early; the United States Climate Alliance has named California as having the best practices in the country. To set them up for the titanic humiliation of trying to bully an adult into doing their bidding was cruel.
But it was the sanctimonious comments of one of the teenagers in the group that provided the astonishing highlight of the film. She was, by then, used to the confluence of violence and politics. She had previously been targeted by one of the lunatic revolutionary groups that operated in California in the s, which attempted to bomb her San Francisco home and shot out the windows of her beach house. But what made the short video so rich is that these activists were too young to know something important about old women.
Old women have finally—finally—given up on the notion that they are expected to be agreeable to rude people. They have often done hard things: raised children, buried parents, worked at demanding jobs, and seen a lot of history. Bust into the office of an old woman with the intention of telling her how uninformed she is? The children had been taught that confrontation is the way to achieve political goals.
But the senior senator from California knows more about climate science and American realpolitik than all the fifth graders in the world. By the end of the encounter, she had adroitly right-sized the young people.
Copyright 2019 - All Right Reserved