Been There Done That
ZORA LEFFERSBEES once perfect life is no longer perfect. Her tenure at the University is in question, funding for her employees uncertain, and her faux-fiancé, Jackson Jamess unpredictability is wearing on her last nerve. Just when Zora is convinced things cant get more complicated, life proves her wrong.
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This is the story of Zora Leffersbee and Nick Rossi - the one that got away. Literally. After secretly proposing to his childhood sweetheart at age 17, Nick finds himself in a difficult situation and decides to skip town, leaving Zora only with a small note.
Zora is heartbroken, but life must go on. 12 years later she bumps straight into him. She's working nonstop to guarantee tenure at her University, but it so happens that Nick needs help with the project she's working with. ...more
Zora, thats us. It always has been. No matter what space, problems, or people were between us. We belong together. Fate wouldnt have it any other way.
Right off the bat, I was so excited about this book when it was announced. Im a sucker for the second chance romance trope. The fact that this is set in a small town and also serving the childhood best friends to lovers trope just enticed me even more.
Nick and Zora are childhood friends turned lovers who got separated. They meet again 12 yrs ...more
Hold on to your hat! Are you holding it?!?! Check out this amazing cover for 'Been There Done That' by debut author, Hope Ellis! We are thrilled to have Hope join us for our Spring 2020 Launch!
'Been There Done That' is a full-length contemporary romance, can be read as a standalone, and is book #1 in the Leffersbee series, Green Valley World, Penny Reid Book Universe.
RELEASE DATE: March 31st, 2020
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When I left here, I left a part of me with her. Its always been her for me. Shes all Ive ever wanted. Shes all Ill ever want.
I absolutely love second chance romances, especially when they loved each other as kids, and on in their teenage years. I also love interracial romances so this was a win win situation for me from page 1.
What I loved about this book was Zora, and her strength of not only being a Doctor, but how smart she was, and incredibly sexy. She ...more
Been There Done That is a second chance romance that follows the story of Zora Leffersbee and Nick Armstrong. They were friends since their childhood, but during their last year of high school, Nick left without explanation. After 12 years apart, he goes back to Green Valley determined to apologize and get ...more
First, hello?! WOC on the cover! Character is smart. Educated. Professional. Successful. My goodness, I forget how much I need to see this in characters until I actually SEE it! And its not just the main character / daughter thats successful its the. Entire. Family. This is real.
Zora is a medical researcher, trying to gain tenure by earning a major grant, which will institutionalize her patient advocacy program, provide security for her staff, ...more
A very well written second chance love story with great characters and interesting ways to find their happily ever after.
Its a slow burn romance about two lives that even after many years apart cant get over their love for each other.
Im always looking forward to going back in the Green Valley and to have read about that Easter egg that Im so intrigued its a big bonus in this book.
Cant wait to read more books by the author because she goes straight into my favourite list. ...more
As I jumped into Hope Elliss Been There Done That, a SmartyPants Romance, I went in curious. I mean, in looking at her GoodReads profile, this is the only book attached to her page. Without any background, you hope for the best obviously. Given the other authors in the SmartyPants Romance universe, I expected insightful, nuanced storytelling, grounded by the Green Valley community surrounding the beloved Winston Family. After reading Elliss book, I realized very quickly that ...more
There is so much to love about this book.where to start?
If this is Hope Ellis first novel then I am SO, SO very impressed with this woman because she can write. This did not read like someones first foray into putting pen to paper. The writing flowed ...more
I dont wanna go back, Zora. It wasnt me saying it. The words took on a life of their own, slid past my mouth, crawled, arrowed to her. Not without you. I want you back. I want us back.
Im trying to be an adult. Im trying to be a professional, a colleague, your friend, as much as it hurts. Isnt that enough? Her voice cracked and she closed her eyes as she sighed out, Havent you taken enough?
3.5 stars This one started off as a solid 4 star, and I was really intrigued about what went down that caused Nick to leave, and how their reunion was going to go. Both characters seemed solid and likeable. I loved the ownvoices aspect to Zora. And Im always down for a book with smart/nerdy characters. It wasnt more than 4 stars because something about the writing just wasnt capturing meit ...more
Nick and ...more
She finds her place in our Pennyverse, adding a new touching family in our dear Green Valley.
Been There Done That is a second chance romance between Zora and Nick.
At 17 there were engaged and happy together even if life was not easy for Nick. Some months later Nick disappeared, abandonning his fiancée without an explanation. 12 years later Nick comes back, still in love and obsessed by his only love : Zora Leffersbee.
Been there done that is a beautiful, heart warming second chance romance.
Nick and Zora were childhood sweethearts who life separated. Their story is character driven. As the story goes on, you are given insights into pieces of their past and the misunderstandings that accompany any love young story, especially one cut short. That being said- This story was absolutely unique and I never felt like our characters, past or present, were immature. They became mature far before ...more
This was a fun read, a little slow at times, but overall a fun read chock full of the things I love about Green Valley while getting to know a whole new set of characters that Im looking forward to getting to know a whole lot better.
Zora and Nick. Zora I really liked. She may be on the more introspective, quieter side of the scales, she isnt without spine and I really liked watching as that spine got stronger as the story progressed. Nick. It was hard not to like Nick. ...more
That said, Zora is what I would term a ...more
Woah nelly, this was on hell of a slow burner second chance romance! I love the way the story between Nick and Zora unfolded. One of the things I love the most about all things Green Valley and both @reidromance and @smartypantsromance is that the stories dont shy away from tricky subjects whether it be domestic abuse, addiction, or mental health issues. But those issues are seamlessly woven into the storyline, ...more
This was a second chance romance, and while I felt a lot of angst and drama between Nick and Zora was because of their unwillingness to communicate and be honest with each other, we still get ...more
This is the story of Zora and Nick and what a heartfelt, swoony and rich story this is.
Zora is a woman on a mission, a true wonder woman! She wants to make her world a better place but at what cost? She has packed her bruised and broken heart away for years, and her job is her reason for surviving.
Nick, oh my me, this man is everything a swoony alpha hero should be! It's taken him a lot of ...more
That's not to say that the writing itself was bad. No, quite the opposite. I think the author wrote characters and dialogue very ...more
For Reiders I think what is especially wonderful is getting ...more
Thanks To the Author and the Publisher For Providing me With an Advance Reader Copy.
The Authors of Smarty Pants Romance Continue to provide us with amazing romance novels with great characters and interesting plot .
Been there done that , is an incredible second chance romance , with the most awesome characters I've read about this year .
This was an extremely interesting Second Chance romance that has us questioning what is happening from the very first sentence. I was hooked right away and enjoyed reading ...more
This was a great debut novel and I loved Nick and how his love for Zora ...more
Zora and Nick feel in love as kids but Nick just left one day with just a note. Years, later he comes back into her life with money and power. Loved these two characters as they are both new to GV stories. Zora is just wonderful, caring, kind, smart, and doesn't put up with anything lady!
Jackson James is so perfect in this one you can't wait to see if he gets a book for himself. He is a regular in GV as the sheriff but this will melt a ...more
It is hard to believe that Been There Done That is Hope Ellis's debut novel. The characters and story were so well developed and engaging!
I absolutely loved Zora and her perspective. She was intelligent, hardworking, and also caring and thoughtful. She cracked me up on a number of occasions.
Nick loved Zora and though his actions were slightly misguided at times, he truly just wanted the best for her. When he returns after a number of years away the chemistry between then is still so ...more
This is a brand new Green Valley chronicles series, and Hope is also a new to me/new to Smartypants Romance, author as well! Let me tell you, Hope Ellis is incredible! 👌
This was such an original story and I already cant wait to read more from the LeffersBee series and from Hope Ellis herself!
I love second chance romance and Zora and Nick were so great together! I wont give any spoilers, because you absolutely need to read this book, but I will say ...more
Hope is a behavioral outcomes researcher by day and writes sexy romances featuring hot nerds and strong heroines by night. She hopes to one day conquer her habit of compulsively binge-watching "The Office."