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Evvie Drake Starts Over Epub Ø Evvie Drake  Kindle - In a small town in Maine, recently widowed Eveleth Evvie Drake rarely leaves her house Everyone in town, including her best friend, Andy, thinks grief keeps her locked inside, and she doesn t correct them In New York, Dean Tenney, former major league pitcher and Andy s childhood friend, is struggling with a case of the yips he can t throw straight any, and he can t figure out why An invitation from Andy to stay in Maine for a few months seems like the perfect chance to hit the reset button.When Dean moves into an apartment at the back of Evvie s house, the two make a deal Dean won t ask about Evvie s late husband, and Evvie won t ask about Dean s baseball career Rules, though, have a funny way of being broken and what starts as an unexpected friendship soon turns into somethingBut before they can find out what might lie ahead, they ll have to wrestle a few demons the bonds they ve broken, the plans they ve changed, and the secrets they ve kept They ll need a lot of help, but in life, as in baseball, there s always a chance right up until the last out. This is the perfect summer read enjoy This is a very charming novel It is a juicy red apple It is a bouquet of freshly sharpened pencils It is, and I mean this in the best possible way, a Hallmark movie, but with richly drawn characters who are imperfect and interesting Evvie Drake s asshole husband has died but no one knows he was an asshole and so she has to deal with her community s expectations of how she should grieve as she tries to be who every one in her life wants her to be Or who she thinks they want to be And then there is Dean, a Major League Baseball pitcher for the Yankees who has come to a small town in Maine to hide from the life he can no longer live He rents a room from Evvie and they become friends and lots of fun things happen This is a sweet romance novel The beginning moves slowly in ways that were frustrating but the payoff was well earned I can t wait for the Hallmark movie. If you re looking for a book to charm you completely and worm its way into your heart, you don t have to look any further than Linda Holmes debut novel, Evvie Drake Starts Over Boy, did I thoroughly enjoy this one It s been nearly a year since her husband died in a car accident, and Evvie like Chevy, not Stevie Drake has spent most of the time holed up in her house, trying to stay out of the public eye Her husband was a beloved physician in their small Maine town, and she is rarely in the mood to hear everyone s continued condolences and their encouragement that she seems to be holding up well Everyone, including her own father and her best friend, Andy, think she spends her days trying to get her grief under control She s not interested in correcting them and letting them know the truth.Andy s childhood best friend, Dean Tenney, was a major league baseball pitcher He was in a few World Series championships and was well known for his pitching skill Until one day he couldn t pitch any He wasn t injured, he wasn t exhausted, he wasn t ready to be done with baseball he just couldn t seem to throw straight no matter how hard he tried And he tried Everything But after a while he got tired of the world second guessing and ridiculing him, so he just walked away.When Andy proposes that Dean move into the apartment at the back of Evvie s house, it sounds like a good deal for the both of them Evvie can pick up some extra money since she hasn t been working much over the last year, and Dean can find a quiet place to reset himself, outside the glare of the media They settle on the perfect deal Evvie won t ask him anything about baseball, and Dean won t ask her anything about her marriage or her husband The amount of time people who have just met are supposed to look directly at each other, particularly without talking, is a unit that s both very short and very precise When you exceed it, you get suspicious, or you get threatened, or you get this flicker of accidental intimacy, like you ve peeked at the person naked through a shower door As the two start to build a friendship, however, those rules start to go out the window Evvie tries to understand what is keeping Dean from pitching the way he used to, and tries to determine if he really is satisfied with giving it all up And for his part, Dean begins to realize all of the secrets and emotions that Evvie has kept bottled up for so long regarding her marriage and her relationship with her late husband.It doesn t take a rocket scientist to see where their relationship might be headed, and of course, there are complications along the way How do two people who have gotten so used to keeping their lives so private begin to trust in one another, and how do they help each other without pushing too hard Can a relationship between two people who are just beginning to truly know themselves really succeed Your head is the house you live in, so you have to do the maintenance No matter how predictable some of the plot of Evvie Drake Starts Over is, this book is pretty wonderful I enjoyed these characters, flaws and all, and I found their backstories just as fascinating as the road that Holmes unfurled for them throughout the book Both Evvie and Dean have had their share of damage and hard knocks, and it isn t easy to realize that you can t always fight every battle on your own, nor do you have to fight every single battle.At times the book moved a little slower than I hoped it would, but I still couldn t tear myself away This book does deal with some serious issues, but it also has a tremendous amount of humor and hope, not to mention a few pretty steamy sex scenes I wouldn t mind a return visit to Maine, to Evvie and Dean and Andy and Monica.This book is the perfect solution for you if you ve been reading a bunch of heavier books recently It will make you chuckle and it may even make you tear up with happy tears, but it will definitely give you someone to root for.See all of my reviews at itseithersadnessoreuphoria.blogspot.com.Check out my list of the best books I read in 2018 at You can follow me on Instagram at 3.5 stars rounded to 4 starsThis was a fun read Just having read a heavy duty literary fiction novel, I was ready for something like this Evvie Drake is a young woman who decides to start her life over Her best and platonic friend Andy knows Evvie needs the extra money and talks her into renting the apartment attached to the house to his childhood friend Dean Dean is a former star pitcher with the New York Yankees who has recently lost his career thanks to a case of the yips These are our three main characters This is a book about many things, including honesty with both oneself and others, family relationships, mental health issues, forgiveness, romance, and new beginnings Most of the characters are very likeable, and it was especially easy to cheer for Evvie The Maine setting is different, and Ms Holmes does a good job bringing the setting into the story There is depth to the tale, but I was hoping for this might relate to the fact that I have been reading some meaty novels in recent months Despite that, I really enjoyed the story, which drew me in right away and held my interest throughout I recommend Evvie Drake Starts Over to anyone looking for an interesting and fun feel good read I look forward to seeing what Ms Holmes comes up with next.Thanks to Net Galley, Random House Publishing Ballantine Books, and Linda Holmes for an advanced review copy Opinions are mine alone and are not biased in any way.

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