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Young, Only Once

4.17  ·  Rating details ·  12 ratings  ·  9 reviews
Learning how to downhill ski was on Hank Lawsons to-do list.
The opportunity to work as a bartender at a ski resort was the ticket.
The girlfriend held a differing view, given Snow Mountains reputation among the singles crowd.
What could be the conflict?
All Hank had to do was learn a new job, a new sport, and interact successfully with his new co-workers, fifteen college girl
ebook, 529 pages
Published April 10th 2014 by self-pub (first published April 2nd 2014)
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Argyle Doll
Before I begin my review, I first want to thank Lee DeBourg for sending me a copy of Young, Only Once! I truly appreciate it!!!!

Ecstatic was what I was when I heard Lee was writing a second novel. I won't deny that I was jumping with joy just like the little goat jumping off the rock. Lol!!! Then the excitement intensified 10 times more after I saw it in my gmail.

I strongly believe this book deserves Five Stars!

From the first chapter all the way to the last chapter I was glued to my tablet. I
Sep 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Was given this book to read as a ARC and I can honestly say I really enjoyed this book. I will admit that I found it a little slow to start off with but once I got into it I couldn't put the book down and read it in one sitting. I must stress I haven't done this since fifty shades of grey.

I loved that it was written from a man's point of view. I will definitely read more from this author and highly recommend this book to anyone
Sep 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book. It's full of interesting and complex characters. The beginning is very slow and I must admit that I might not have continued after the first hundred pages if the author hadn't given it to me to review. I'm glad I kept reading. Once Hank gets to Snow Mountain things pick up and I couldn't put this book down. As general fiction this book is great. If it's a story of a wild time in Hank's life it's fascinating, a very enjoyable read. However, as a romance it's lacking. I didn't ...more
Theresa Bowron
Sep 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Lee Debourg nails it again! I love this story from the male POV. Young, intelligent and handsome Hank sucks you in and takes you on his journey of life and love. This story is beautifully written by Lee. I couldn't wait to see what happened next and then I didn't want this story to end! I was savoring each page of this story! I will read anything Lee writes and I am impatiently awaiting for his next book! ;) What an awesome and talented author! I know anything he does will be 5 stars in my book! ...more
Jennifer Gilliland
May 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
Love is... hopeful, promising, refreshing, innocent.
Desire is... tempting, deceitful, electric, dark
Do you stay true to Love or give in to Desire?
This was an entertaining story of how an innocent holiday job can quickly turn into something more. It was endearing and funny.
Vânia Nunes
Apr 09, 2014 rated it liked it
Recommended to Vânia by: Lee DeBourg
The story starts with an amazing show of nature displayed by Hank's window. He and Mikey have been together for some time, and then it's like we back in time to know their story.

Apparently Hank is an ordinary guy. As a student, he cares about his paying fund studies, about the subjects he needs to study, about his future. Relationship? Yes, it was in his plans, but he was not eager to seek the love of his life as his friends did.

Until Michelle/Mikey arises in his life. She introduced herself to
Marylou Marshall
Aug 04, 2014 rated it did not like it
What can I say? This was not the book for me! I just couldn't get into it and was really tempted to stop reading and give up at 5% but only kept reading to the end because I was given an ARC copy by the author for an honest review in return. I feel really bad for saying this but i found nothing stimulating or captivating about this book. The book started out really slow and just wouldn't pick up. It reminded me of the old TV show Seinfeld being a show about nothing. Well this was sort of a book ...more
Heidi Van BookAddict
I'm giving this one a 3.5 stars. I have mixed feelings about this one. I didn't love it but it wasn't 'did not like' either. I did like it. I actually loved that Henry was a down to earth guy and not really up to speed in the social scene, I never was either. I liked how when Henry got the ski resort and started working that he was able to resist all the snow Bunnies and their advances toward him. I guess what I didn't like was towards the end when he did start to give in. It felt like Hank's st ...more
Apr 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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