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Kick Start (Cross Springs Series, Book 1) by Caren Crane explores the unimaginable offense in a marriage, a spousal affair, and then navigates through the aftermath as both partners battle it out for a new beginning.  So what do you do when you wake up and discover that your marriage is over? That’s what happened when Linda Dowling faced the unexpected situation in her marriage. After 20 years of being in a relationship, she was suddenly on her own, this time with three kids. She is determined to find a way to make this new change work. Faced with anger, disappointment and no career, she has to discover who she is and what she wants to do.  Having to juggle everything while raising and protecting her children from all the negative fall-out that comes with any divorce, much less one where a partner cheated is even trickier.

When Linda decides to go back to school she meets Jack, a hunky man who knows exactly what he wants and will stop at nothing to get it. It’s time for Linda to decide what’s important, fitting into the town’s expectations or breaking the ”Stepford Wives” kind of mold she feels she’s been in, and doing her own thing.  Will Jack be a passing fling? Will Linda finally find out she can actually trust someone? What will transpire when Jack discovers what really happened, and all the problems that led to her divorce and her scumbag ex?

Unfortunately, while all of this is going on, Linda’s best friend Connie is going through her own issues, and that complicates everything.  Linda will have to decide what to do when she realizes that for once she must balance the scales and put herself first. Will she be able to do it and maintain the friendship with Connie? Everyone should have a friend like Connie but can Linda trust that it will stay steady when she speaks from the heart?

Even more frustrating is when Linda’s kids decide that now is the perfect time to show her how much they need her. The craziness that ensues is epic. This book is filled with a fresh and comedic voice, lots of sexy chemistry and characters that will melt your heart and knock your socks off! If you’re looking for something new check out the first start in this fantastic series!  This is a must read and a must gift this holiday season!

I received this ARC in The Perfect Date bundle which has 17 full length stories and 3 novellas by 20 fabulous Red Door Reads authors! If you’re looking for something to warm you up this holiday week then download this deal now! At $2.99 on Amazon Kindle it’s a deal for both you and a friend! If you want to know more about Caren Crane check out my Coffee With post ( https://booksilovealatte.wordpress.com/2014/12/11/coffee-with-caren-crane/ )  I’m looking forward to the next installment!

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BIO:

Caren Crane grew up in Nashville, TN, and as a result does not care for country music. However, she cares a great deal about family, friends and men in boots. She blames her love of reading on a childhood devoid of TV and heavy on amusing oneself. Reading books was a lot more fun than playing with Barbies and playing “library” was far superior to playing “school.”

Caren now lives in North Carolina with her tall, handsome husband and a semi-feral and very demanding rescue cat. She fills all her books with family, friends and happy-ever-after endings. Which all books should feature, in her opinion. Connect with Caren on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CarenCraneAuthor or get the latest book news at https://www.CarenCrane.com.

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