Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Evvie Drake Starts Over

Book: Evvie Drake Starts Over
Author: Linda Holmes

In a small town in Maine, recently widowed Eveleth "Evvie" Drake rarely leaves her house. Everyone in town, including her best friend, Andy, thinks grief keeps her locked inside, and she doesn't correct them. In New York, Dean Tenney, former major-league pitcher and Andy's childhood friend, is struggling with a case of the "yips": he can't throw straight anymore, and he can't figure out why. An invitation from Andy to stay in Maine for a few months seems like the perfect chance to hit the reset button.

When Dean moves into an apartment at the back of Evvie's house, the two make a deal: Dean won't ask about Evvie's late husband, and Evvie won't ask about Dean's baseball career. Rules, though, have a funny way of being broken--and what starts as an unexpected friendship soon turns into something more. But before they can find out what might lie ahead, they'll have to wrestle a few demons: the bonds they've broken, the plans they've changed, and the secrets they've kept. They'll need a lot of help, but in life, as in baseball, there's always a chance--right up until the last out.-Goodreads

Review: Evvie Drake Starts Over is a romance novel about a widowed woman and her late husband's friend who comes to live with her for a few months. This is an adult romance (by 'adult' I don't mean 'sexy', I mean the main characters are adults who actually have conversations and their courtship is not via text). While somewhat boring at times, I overall liked this. I thought the ending was well constructed. 

Grade: 3/5

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