There was something about Hunter Dyson that drew Elle to her. Maybe it was her unwavering eye contact. Maybe it was because she never took off her winter jacket in class. Or maybe it was the taboo of a student-professor relationship.
They'd overcome obstacles to be together, and now with job security and a healthy, happy relationship, ...more
I feel kind of guilty for not being able to finish this one. I tried, and tried, and tried, but 3/4 in and I just couldn't anymore. That says something! so close to the end and... nope.
I re-read Winter Jacket before reading New Beginnings. It was okay, as okay as an already okay book could be on second read. I was hoping the sequel would be better, since I really loved the more recent novels by Lentzski. But it only confirmed my dislike of the series.
I just don't feel the love. It's not a ...more
Elle, she's possessive and very insecure. The negativity in her is really annoying. She's also selfish. Yes, she love's Hunter but there's always a but or a what if.
Now I'm interested to read Hunter's POV. What's her say in this? Hunter is the innocent one. She doesn't have a lot of experience but she knows Elle is the one for her. I always feel bad for her. She's too good.
I really ship these two. They can be hot (le switch) and they can be sweet and sometimes silly.
Hunter's perfect, too perfect that I'm itching for her to do something... un-Hunter (or Ellio-ish if you may). Hunter seems to be someone who makes this fictional world a better place. haha! Anyway, it complements Elle's sometimes cranky personality.
Elle, the ever neurotic one, always thinks the worst of things in terms of her ...more
Anyway, I like this book better than Winter Jacket, because the plot and characters feel more believable to me. I will say that the writing feels a little too explain-y to me at times, but I'm pretty sure this is the first book sequel Lentzski's ever written, so maybe that's it. ...more
I love the various relationships; the best friends, the lovers and the family dynamics. We get to know the main characters better and new ones are introduced. My one and only gripe is with Elle (love the nickname Ellio by the way). I don't like that she is so insecure that she is not fully honest with her girlfriend by ...more
Shouldn't Elle had developed by now. When is going to grow up? Damn, at 30-something I didn't feel old, I felt the pull of family. Hell, at 60-something I don t feel old. Your character has been hung up on the age difference for two damn books. My grandparents were married for over fifty years and were thirteen years apart. My partner after my first partner died was ewe,veg years younger than me and didn't think a thing about t. Are young people and yes I think of thirty as young ...more
I love the characters more and more. It's awesome how the main characters develop and I'm very curious what surprises will give their future. I'm looking forward to the third part of the series. I highly recommend this series to everyone.
Awful sequel to a book that didn't need one. Ends on a sequel hook, too. In between all the wasted time treading water that makes the majority of this book when it doesn't just piss over the last one, there apparently wasn't enough space and it had to be a trilogy instead. Bleh.
Eliza calls the Midwest her home, which is often the center of her novels, along with her partner and their ...more