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From the Start

(American Valor #3)

4.09  ·  Rating details ·  104 ratings  ·  20 reviews
The Rangers of the 1st/75th fight hard, train hard and play hard. They are physically strong and mentally tough, disciplined and courageous. But all their military training hasn't prepared them for falling in love.

For many women, Ranger Battalion Surgeon Michael MacGregor is the ideal man. He's far better than average looking, a generous tipper, not to mention an officer a
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Published May 23rd 2017 by Avon Impulse
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Books and Spoons
May 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: earc
A fun, well-written story that had me smiling and swooning. I pretty much inhaled the story, it put a hook on me that held until the end.
The characters and the events are very much lifelike, the awkwardness of dating, the doubts about reciprocated feelings, the family drama and the sibling rivalry, it all felt real and the whole story unravels like a friend telling you a story about falling in love and finding their destiny.
Michael MacGregor is a hero that was easy to like. He has a great, war
May 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
From the Start by Cheryl Etchison
What a way to start a great book! I was smiling and sucked I'm from the get go! There's lots of spunk throughout this story. Will one night be enough... No! Maybe just a summer fling without feelings??? Hopefully... But what happens when life decisions get in the way? You'll have to read From the Start to find out! I voluntarily reviewed an ARC copy of this book via Tasty Book Tours through Edelweiss for an honest blog tour review. Due to sexual situatio
May 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Kacie Morgan finds it hard not to be jealous of her younger sister who is soon to be married. It should have been her, especially when she was in a relationship for seven years, but instead she and her boyfriend went their separate ways. Determined not to have her heart broken again, she's sworn off dating military men and promised herself she won't put any of her plans on hold. Except Michael MacGregor isn't a man she can easily ignore, no matter how much she wants to. So, when a problem arises ...more
E-Reader Addict
Jul 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars!

Having just finished the first book in Cheryl Etchison’s American Valor series, I immediately downloaded the third book, because I just HAD to read Michael’s story! It did not disappoint. (Well, not until the very, very end...but I’ll get to that.)

Kacie Morgan is probably one of the most relatable thirty-something heroines I’ve read about in quite a while. She’s a strong, independent woman who is recovering from a dead-end relationship. When she found out her boyfriend of seven yea
Aug 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
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I have become a huge fan of Cheryl Etchison's over the course of her American Valor series. With each book of hers I have read, she continues to impress me with her writing talent and is quickly becoming an author that I can't get enough of. From the Start is the third book in the American Valor series, but each book is a standalone story so don't worry about starting with this one if you haven't read the previous two books.

When Kacie finds
Sharon Moritz-rosenthal
May 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.

This is book #3 in a series about a battalion. I have never read this a author before and I did not read any of the other books. I believe this book mostly stands alone. It is about army surgeon Mike/Michael McGregor and the woman he meets one night at her sisters bachelorette party, Kacie.

This book is very heavy on the military and the army. So if you are looking for a military romance then this is a really good one and I felt it dealt
Aug 13, 2017 rated it liked it
Anche la storia di Michael MacGregor , come il primo libro della serie dedicata al fratello Danny, è un contemporaneo pseudo militare, visto che i protagonisti appartengono al corpo dei Rangers dell'esercito americano ma delle loro operazioni militari non vi è quasi traccia nel racconto. Nel primo un po'd i più, in questo per niente. Tutto avviene mentre Mike, medico dell'esercito, è d'istanza negli USA e incontra quasi per caso Kacie, capace di fargli girare la testa come mai nessuna prima. Lei ...more
Christine Mize
May 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Sometimes the things in life that you resist the most end up bringing you the most joy. Kacie Morgan has been adamant that she would never date another military man after having her heart broken. She has finally gotten her career back on tract after being stuck in a rut by her previous boyfriend. Landing a prestigious fellowship beginning in the fall, all she has to do is get through the summer and her little sister's wedding. But the best laid plans often go awry...
Michael MacGregor is a Range
Oct 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I was super excited to read From the Start. I had never read one of Cheryl Etchison's books. After hearing so many good things about her American Valor series I knew I wanted to give it a go. I knew it was going to be an emotional romance, but I don't think I was prepared for how much I was going to giggle throughout this book. I loved the early scenes between Kacie and Michael, especially when it seemed like everything was stacked against them. I loved that Michael didn't give up on their conne ...more
Cara Ross
Jun 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
So this is the second book I have read in Cheryl Etchison American Valor series, and believe when I tell you, that this series just gets better and better!

So the story begins with Kacie Morgan, whom had just ended a 7 year long distance relationship with a marine, who had serious commitment issues. But the only thing that is on Kacie's mind, is getting through her younger sisters wedding, and making to Duke to start her fellowship. The last thing Kacie expects, is to get into another relationshi
Tobi Forget the Housework, I'm Reading...
I loved this book from Cheryl Etchison! Once again she's woven a story perfectly balanced of romance, drama and sexiness. Kacie and Michael are thrown together at her sister's bachelorette party, though she wants nothing to do with a military man she can't seem to stay away. Both are dealing with ghosts from their pasts. Though they each seem to be able to help the other though both are a bit stubborn to let go. Their love and care for their families are undeniable and make both characters very ...more
Kristina Birch
Sep 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another Winner

Michael has been teasing us since Danny and Bree's story and now finally he meets his match. I loved that Kacie didn't fall for Michael's charms too fast and that he didn't give up. There was a unique blend of slow burn and instant hit. I feel like Cheryl Etchison just keeps getting better with each book!
Loved the meet cute of this older sister/maid of honor at a bachlorette party & this military man/ doctor/older brother. Adored the relationship between the hero and his family and all the ways the hero treats our heroine right. ...more
May 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
Beautiful, poignant and touching with lovely characters and a strong and well developed prose. I loved it and would recommend it to everyone. The book was a one sit read for me and I can't wait to read more from the author. A definite 4. 5 stars read.
Nelle Nazario
Michael has been a playboy most of his life. Until he meets the maid of honor in a bar. Summer fling commences. Michael is struggling with staying in, or early retirement. The relationship complicated matters. This one was so good! I can't wait for more!
Nov 11, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
This series makes my heart happy. I have loved all the characters and I can't wait for the rest. I don't know what to say except that Cheryl just has an easy, effortless and honest writing style that just speaks to me. I care about these characters and their stories.
Dec 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
New author, really liked ;)
Camilla Torsk
Jul 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Great Reading! I really enjoy Reading Cheryl Etchinson books! Looking forward to the next book!
Alex (HEABookNerd)
Series: American Valor #3
Rating: 3 stars - it was good

I’ve always enjoyed Cheryl Etchison’s writing because it just flows really well and her characters always feel very real. This was the perfect pace to lead up to the wedding and each part felt like it was helping to develop the story instead of just filling time. I always appreciate a romance that the characters have to work for and make compromises for. It makes the story feel more real when it’s not just wrapped up in a pretty bow. Both cha
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Cheryl Etchison began her writing career as an oil and gas reporter in her home state of Oklahoma. Bored to tears and broke as hell, it wasn't long before she jumped ship and headed for the promise land of public relations. But that was a nearly a lifetime ago and she's traded in reporting the facts for making it all up.

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