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Been There Done That by Hope Ellis (Book Review)

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (5 Stars)

Be still my heart ❤️

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. Wildly different than the boy she used to know, is this the worst time ever to see him again, or just the perfect time to amend the mistakes that haunt them?


I’m a sucker for a good well-written second-chance romance and Been There Done That delivers. The success of the narrative is widely due to a great supporting cast that elevates the protagonists allowing them to shine. Nick and Zora’s relationships with their friends, family, and coworkers give us so much insight and make them so relatable.

They are both flawed, but they mature with the story, seeking advice and understanding more about who they are. And it’s a beautiful heartwarming journey. I’m in love with the Leffersbee’s and there’s a cute little hint at the end of what I hope the next book will be about, and I can’t wait. Because Leigh (Zora’s best friend) is a delightful character and I need more of her.

And, OMG!, for those who have read The Winston Brother’s series by Penny Reid you’ll be shooketh to read about a whole new side to Jackson James! I was NOT expecting that. And, it turns out he stops everybody and not only the Winston’s – who would have thought?! Now I’m even more excited to read about him in the upcoming book [book:Totally Folked|37432690].

ARC provided in exchange for an honest review.

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