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Restart in Bristol

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He’s a hot mess. She wants stability. Will these childhood sweethearts risk another pass at love? Veterinarian Holly Nicholson longs to put down roots. And with a growing practice and pending nuptials to a handsome doctor, her dream future is finally within reach. But when her NASCAR racing high-school steady rolls into town, Holly’s heart takes an off-track excursion. Curtis “CC” Clark burned out from life in the fast lane. Switching gears, he moves to a small town in search of some cosmic signpost to reveal his destiny and crosses paths with the only girl he’s ever loved. But he’s worried fate sent him into the pits when he finds out she’s engaged. 
This was a decent read. It was light and quick to read. The characters were likable and the overall plot was good. I recommend.
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A well written second chance romance.  Good plot and character development.  Romance readers will enjoy this book.  I received an arc from the publisher and Netgalley and this is my unbiased review.
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Holly Nicholson has always wanted to put roots down somewhere. Now a veterinarian she has moved back to the town where she spent most of her childhood. Buying the old vets house and practice she is excited about the new start she is also engaged to a doctor, so for her everything is going well. That is until she sees Curtis “CC” Clark her high school sweetheart and how everyone thought she would have ended up with. Now here he is working on the fence of the place she just bought and still looking good, better than good.
  CC is back home after ten years on the NASCAR truck series and after his team owner decided to fold. Now trying to decide what to do he is back working with his father and brother in their construction business. He still wants to race through. His heart stops several beats though when he sees Holly the one woman he has always loved. He begins with still blaming her for their break up. Later in the book, he is apologizing for it to her. Especially when he hears why she broke up with her fiance. 
  Holly still wants to be with “CC” what she does not want is the travel and moving around. She wants one place especially after he starts driving with a team and what she starts doing is pulling away. She thinks her only solution to the issue is not to be with him instead of finding a way to make it work since all he is asking is for her to be open, they both need to give a little. Read this good story to see what happens. There are moments where I felt this drag a little other than that it was good.
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Holly Nicholson has finally put down roots. As a child she moved from town to town, and country to country with her parents. Now she is settled and has a home and a thriving vet clinic. She is content, engaged and all is well until she runs into her old flame Curtis Clark. Can she forget the sparks and the love they once shared?

Curtis Clark was a Nascar race driver until his team folded, so he is back home doing construction jobs around town and trying to find his way back to the track. Everything is starting to settle until he runs into Holly at a ranch owned by their friends. He has not forgotten the love they shared or their breakup, but can they be just friends?

Holly and Curtis seem to run into each other again and again. They both do not know what to do with the feelings they still have for each other. When Holly’s engagement seems like it might end, will they take another chance at love?

I adored this story of second chances. The characters were very well written and you can’t help but want to see Holly and Curtis find their happily ever after. This is the third book in the series, but the author Sedona Hutton does a brilliant job of filling you in on the back stories of all the supporting characters. I also loved that the book dealt with the difficulties couples face today such as long distance relationships, traveling for work, and raising a family. I am looking forward to going back to read the first books in the series. 

Thank you so much to the author Sedona Hutton, BooksGoSocial and NetGalley for an advanced copy of the book to review. It was fabulous! All opinions expressed for this review are unbiased and entirely my own.
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RATING - 2/5
Did Not Finish

Restart in Bristol is a very average novel. The blurb made it seem very interesting, but I just found it to be very bland. There's a lot of repetition of information, as if we would forget something and needed to be reminded. 
Speaking of repetition, if you're reading this book in one sitting, here's a drinking game: take a shot every time you read the words 'your woman' or 'my woman'. The first 45% of the book is fine, but after the rest, you will regret your decision.

The writing was also average, not too shabby. 
The characters were very two dimensional. When someone is apparently kind and generous, I want to see it for myself instead of having another characters re-iterating it for the entirety of the novel. 

I truly hoped to enjoy this book, but I just couldn't.
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I was disappointed with this book as I felt the storyline was so predictable and it dragged out far too much. The characters were likeable and the racing element was good and true to life, however,  this did not outweigh that the book was bland.
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Curtis Clark is building a split rail fence .Two months ago he had been racing in the Nascar truck series. He is now doing carpentry jobs When doing a job he comes across his high school sweetheart Holly.She still looks great but is engaged now. Her fiance is Grayson,a doctor.I love the name Grayson but I liked Curtis more.I liked the Nascar connection and the relationship between Holly and Curtis. I also liked Rob and Skye.Some parts were slow
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3.5 stars

*ARC kindly provided via NetGalley. This is my honest opinion.*

This is my first book from the author. I enjoy racing stories, so when I found this one in the “Read Now” section I thought to give it a try. I must admit that I expected more from the story, but I overall enjoyed it. 

Curtis and Holly have a long history. They are both back to the small town they grew up at for different reasons. Holly bought the vet practice and she’s finally putting roots. Curtis, racing team was shut down, so know he’s back at his hometown until he finds another team. 

The feelings and chemistry they once had are still present and very much alive. However, any relationship they might have, must overcome many obstacles. Holly is currently engaged, and racing is Curtis’ dream. All Holly wants is a stable home to form her family.

The story is both sweet and hot. I liked the dual story with Rob and Skye as well. What I didn’t like was that the story was dragging at times and some information was repeated multiple times. “Restart in Bristol” is a feel good, small town romance, with a relatively slow place and two main characters that are meant to be!!!
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Good book. I really liked the female character Holly, but I did think when it came to CC she was kind of wishy washy.  Lots of back and forth that became repetitive. She as supposed to be smart, so I felt she should have figured stuff out faster.
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My Rating : 3.5🌟
Kindle/ Netgalley/ April2020
 Thank you so much Netgalley for the review copy in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and not influenced in any way. 
Detailed review coming soon !
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CC and Holly were a sweet couple with a young love abruptly halted when Holly broke Curtis's heart. Her fears of living on the road and not pursuing her own dreams trumped open communication and caused years of heartache. Later on, when these two reunite, Holly still gives in to the same fears without talking or being honest. Yeah, she was a little annoying. 

Thankfully, she becomes rational and opens her mind and heart.

I thought this was a good story, even though Holly irked me. There was so much attention to the Nascar scene and Holly's job that I loved. These people were amazing in the story. Loved the ending.
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