Book Review, Contemporary

Book Review – Start With Me

Start With Me startwithme

by Kara Isaac

The newest inspirational contemporary romance from RITA Award-winning author, Kara Isaac…Lacey O’Connor is finally a sure thing for the promotion she’s spent ten years working for. But when a scandal rocks her firm she finds herself on a collision course with the one person she has spent six years trying to forget. Only to discover he doesn’t even remember her… Victor Carlisle has spent the last three years trying to convince his family he’s no longer the playboy alcoholic who tore their life apart. When a company merger is announced with a US sister firm, he’s presented with the perfect opportunity to prove he’s changed. Only to find himself falling for his competition and the one woman his family will never accept. As the competition intensifies the choice looms between the professional and the personal. Can they find a way beyond their past decisions and present aspirations to take a chance on the one thing they’re not looking for?

My Thoughts

Ever since I read my first Kara Isaac book, this author has been on my must-read list. Her contemporary romances are absolutely top notch and filled with real-life characters and issues we all can relate to. This book is no exception. I think it is a stand alone novel, but the characters are ones that you will be familiar with, if you’ve read One Thing I Know or Can’t Help Falling.

Lacey is truly an unforgettable heroine. She’s worked so hard at her job, pushing her way to a senior position. And then…her boss does a merger and it’s all up for grabs, everything Lacey worked so hard for might be gone. I loved Lacey. Her grit and determination. I loved her seeking nature. I also enjoyed reading her backstory and how Victor played into it.

But, to put it a bit more personally, what i really loved about Lacey is that I saw so much of myself in her. Her fear of putting herself into a position where others could hurt her. And other things, but that’s a start. Kara Isaac has given us a beautiful story of forgiveness and much, much more. 

And now, let me also tell you a little bit about Victor….English nobility, he’d made a change from his previous persona as a spoiled playboy. Quite the intriguing person.

Kara Isaac created another absolutely amazing contemporary romance. Fun storyline. Realistic characters with relatable issues. An all around excellent read.

Folks, let me tell you, this story is one you won’t want to miss!

this is absolutely a five star story.


Disclaimer: I receive complimentary books from various sources, including, publishers, publicists, authors, and/or NetGalley. I am not required to write a positive review, and have not received any compensation. The opinions shared here are my own entirely. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255



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