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Back to the Start

(Dangerous Love #4)

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Jake McGinnis has the life he has dreamed of since childhood: a professional football career with adoring fans, financial security, and the unwavering support of his family. From the outside looking in, he has everything. But nothing could be further from the truth. Because there isn’t a day that goes by that Jake doesn’t think about his first love... and what his world wo ...more
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Published June 19th 2018
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Jun 21, 2018 rated it liked it



Keating shares a tale of second chance love, with a couple who were destined to be together since childhood but unexpected circumstances lead to them parting ways for a number of years. Now they are back living in the same town which the just both don't seem to fit in. Jake was driven to rekindle the love they once had and give their relationship a second try. Morgan was much more reserved given the circumstances which lead to their separation. Jake never knew what ended their relationship in th
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Brianne
Jun 26, 2018 rated it liked it
Back to the Startby Elle Keating intrigued me when I read the synopsis. I always enjoy sports romance and this one seemed to have a bit of a mystery and the love that was lost - and I am a sucker for the second chance romances. When we meet Jake and Morgan their lives have been flipped completely opposite of where they left off when Morgan unexpectedly broke up with Jake. Jake is now flying high as a NFL star, but he has always wondered what would have been with his first love. When life throws ...more
Lauren
Jun 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Morgan and Jake have been in love since Morgan was five, right until she was eighteen and broke both their hearts. Now, it's eight years later and she's moved back to Boston, to her friends, her mom, and to Jake. Can they move past the heartbreak and deception to continue the love story that never should've ended?

This is a story of second chances, of friendship and football, of jealousy and forgiveness. I enjoyed how real both the characters were and how they made mistakes but fought their way t
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Ree
Jun 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a beautiful story!

Jake and Morgan have always had a connection from the day they met as children. As they grew, Morgan fell in love with Jake, knowing he was "it" for her. Jake took a while to figure things out, but soon, he, too, knew that they were soulmates. So when Morgan ended things, it hurt Jake a lot. The pain is even sharper now that Morgan has moved back to their hometown for good, and Jake realises that he never really got over her. Morgan has a secret, but is unsure whether reve
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Kari Hansen
Jun 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Morgan has loved Jake since she was five years old and she would stand on the sidelines watching as he dated other girls until he finally noticed her. She thought her life was perfect until she made the choice to put him first and ended their relationship with no warning or explanation and left town.

Jake had his future mapped out and it included a professional football career and Morgan, the girl he took a while to notice, but once he did he was all in, until she ended their relationship and lef
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Jennifer
Jun 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love second-chance romances, and Back to the Start is certainly no exception! I loved Jake, his entire family, Morgan, her mom- just about everyone in the novel. Despite the tension between Jake and Morgan after she returns to Philadelphia, this novel is full of love, support, friendship, and family. Again, despite the initial tension and questions lingering around them, the chemistry between Jake and Morgan is through the roof! There are romantic moments, sexy moments, and moments of regret, ...more
Kari
Jun 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018, for-review, kindle
It's been a while since I have sat down and been sucked into a book so completely that I stayed up really late to finish it. (and I mean really late!) Back to the Start was such an emotionally beautiful second chance story. I can't say enough about how much I loved this book.

I loved Morgan and Jake and was rooting for them to work things out. My favorite parts of the book were the flashback to when they were younger. Watching them go from adorable children to awkward teens was a lot of fun. It
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heather - NightlyReading
Jun 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
It has been a long time since I have read a gritty romance with a swoony boy that makes my heart flutter. I have to tell you that I read this book in one sitting staying up until the wee hours of the morning to get it finished.

Morgan and Jake had loved each other since they were 5 years old. They finally got together and Morgan broke it off quickly without an explanation and left Jake heartbroken and angry. Eight years later and Morgan moves back home, the trouble that ensues can only be expecte
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Misty (Reds Romance Reviews)
May 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Eight years ago Jake McGinnis had everything he thought he could possibly want in a life; a budding romance with the girl of his dreams, and a promising career waiting for him in the NFL. But then out of the blue the girl he hoped to marry someday walked away from him without really giving him a reason why it was over... and it hurt like hell and has haunted him everyday since. Through the years he has tried to the replace the love he had for her with other women, but not a single one of them ca ...more
Jennifer Pierson
Jun 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Morgan and Jake have known each other since they were young kids, and been in love since they knew what it was. When she was finally old enough for them to be together, things happened, and she broke both of their hearts to pieces, and he went on to become an NFL star like he always dreamed. Now she's moved back home, and they finally come face to face for the first time since they broke up. Will he finally get the answers that he so desperately wanted? Back to the Start is an emotional second c ...more
Karen Lovvorn
Jul 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
"I have loved you all my life. There is no one but you". Oh my God! Swoon!
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Elle Keating is the author of romance novels with sexy heroes and fierce females. Her first book, Thrill of the Chase (Dangerous Love, #1), was published by Forever Romance’s digital imprint, Forever Yours, in 2015. Cut to the Chase (Dangerous Love, #2) soon followed. Most recently, Elle self-published Wanting More (Dangerous Love, #3), Back to the Start (Dangerous Love, #4) Feels Like Falling (Da ...more

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Dangerous Love (5 books)
  • Thrill of the Chase (Dangerous Love, #1)
  • Cut to the Chase (Dangerous Love, #2)
  • Wanting More (Dangerous Love, #3)
  • Feels Like Falling (Dangerous Love, #5)