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Just Beginning: A Prequel to Just Destiny

March 30, 2016
Just Beginning: A Prequel to Just Destiny
Theresa Rizzo
Romantic Suspense
December 10, 2014


Description of the book:
Twenty-something Jenny Campbell’s life has been a series of screw-ups, and the latest one endangered her little brother’s life. But when she falls for sophisticated Gabe Harrison, she has a chance to turn her life around…if she can keep her past a secret.
Gabe’s career as a successful doctor has left just enough time for his teenage children and little else. But when beautiful, vivacious Jenny comes along, she breathes love and happiness into his lonely life. There’s only one problem: their families are opposed to their relationship. Money and age differences mean nothing to Gabe as long as they have trust, love, and respect.
But can two out of three be good enough?
My review of Just Beginning: A Prequel to Just Destiny #1
I thought I had read all of Theresa Rizzo’s books. I found 2 I hadn’t read, and both of them are already published. Apparently Just Destiny came out first then she wrote the prequel, Just Beginning, to give the backstory for Gabe and Jenny’s romance.
For those of you who have never heard of Theresa Rizzo (you haven’t been reading my blog for very long then) you need to give her books a try. She writes very emotionally deep stories. Her characters are well developed and you can visualize exactly how they look and imagine them acting in these situations.
Jenny Campbell meets Dr. Gabe Harrsion while visiting her brother in the hospital. They end up dating and it is fun to watch in on their lives. He is fourteen years older than she and has two grown children. She has issues with her parents. They work and flirt and fall in love, but the details of how the flirting and working and falling in love happens is what the whole story is about.
They are fun to read about and I was rooting for their relationship to work out the entire length of the book. I highly recommend this book. It is a little on the steamy side, not what I would consider a clean romance, but neither is it what I would consider erotica. Give it a try and let me know what you think. I think you’ll like it as much as I did.

About the Author


Theresa Rizzo is an award-winning author who writes emotional stories that explore the complexity of relationships and families through real-life trials. Born and raised in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, she now lives outside of Boulder, Colorado with her husband of thirty years. Learn more about Theresa at Follow Theresa on Twitter (@Theresa_rizzo) or Facebook.

About Terry Houchin

Hi, my name is Terry Houchin. I live on the on the Gulf Coast of Texas with my husband of thirty-eight years and our two dogs, Miley and Shadow. I have two grown sons and a grandson. I am a retired teacher who loves gardening and reading. I am currently working on writing a novel.

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