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Bree has had her fair share of difficulties. The loss of her parents, a not-so-recent divorce, and the disruption of her life caused by a stalker now who’s serving jail time. When the determined criminal finishes his sentence, Bree is sent into hiding. And while she’s doing all she can to steer clear of this frightening piece of her past, an old acquaintance enters the sceBree has had her fair share of difficulties. The loss of her parents, a not-so-recent divorce, and the disruption of her life caused by a stalker now who’s serving jail time. When the determined criminal finishes his sentence, Bree is sent into hiding. And while she’s doing all she can to steer clear of this frightening piece of her past, an old acquaintance enters the scene, determined to be part of her future....

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  • Kathy * Bookworm Nation
    2019-04-07 17:32

    I've been looking forward to this one for a long time, I really enjoyed Bree's story.We learn in the previous books that Bree had a stalker in high school and that he will be getting out of prison soon. Because of the intensity and violent nature of her stalker she decides to go into hiding when he is released to make sure he doesn't start up again. I thought the book did a good job showing the long term negative effects of being stalked and showing that these guys rarely change their spots. Bree moves from Montana to a safe house in Oregon, leaving her two kids with her ex-husband and is prepared to spend the next few months in hiding alone. She does not expect her brother to hire Greyson Law to protect her. Although they went to high school together, they don't know each other very well. Greyson is looking forward to having a chance to get to know Bree better, but Bree would prefer not having the popular football star around. I liked Bree, I felt bad that so much of her life was dictated by her stalker, these guys really should have longer sentences. I liked seeing her grow and gain her self confidence back. Greyson was likable, protective and was really good for Bree. I thought they had great chemistry and it was fun to watch their relationship unfold. I'm normally not a fan of flashbacks, but in this case I kind of think it would have been nice to see some of the stalking incidents first-hand, just to show how upsetting and frightening they can be.Overall, I enjoyed this one. It has a sweet romance, fun setting and a dash of suspense to keep you on your toes. I'd recommend to fans of Obsession, Shadows in the Curtain or Dangerous Obsession: Taylor Family Saga.ContentRomance: CleanLanguage: MildViolence: MildReligious: NoneSeries: Book three, but can stand alone

  • Katie W
    2019-03-28 15:48

    I've loved this series and have wondered about Bree, Braden's sister. I don't think this series needs to be read in order, as each book is about a different character, but you do get some background into each character if you read them all. Bree has a stalker and he's ready to be released from prison. With the deaths of her parents, a divorce, and two young children to raise, she doesn't have the time or energy to deal with this guy. With the help of her brother, Braden, she goes into hiding...and finds a whole new set of problems. Her bodyguard, Greyson, is an old acquaintance and friend of her brother's and he's very distracting--in a good way.I love watching Bree blossom. In the midst of her hardships, she still has a tender heart and to watch the walls crack and allow her true, fun personality to shine through is heartening. She's a very sweet character with a few prickles that emerge occasionally. Greyson is wonderful! Handsome, brave, strong, and a protector at all costs, he draws a reader in and causes her to cheer him on, yearning for him to find success in every aspect of his life.The suspense is ever-present, nagging on the edges of the reader's mind, and I was constantly looking over my shoulder, even while swooning. I love the way this author uses words to draw vivid images in my mind while I'm reading. The descriptions are done is such a unique way that really melted over my soul and connected me with everything--the plot, the characters, and the setting. After reading this book, I'm craving a big, juicy Honeycrisp apple, for sure! This book is like the apples that play such a big part in the story--sweet and tart moments that meld together into the perfect treat.Content: mild romance (very mild innuendo, kissing--some a little steamy, but still clean); mild violence; mild language (cowboy swearing). Clean!*I received a copy from eBooks for Review in exchange for an honest review*

  • Aimee (Getting Your Read On)
    2019-03-26 15:31

    I love reading Kimberly Krey books! She knows how to write chemistry and sizzle without crossing the lines of comfort for me. I've been waiting for this book- to finally see Bree's story come to life. It's always a happy day when I get a new book from Kimberly!This is the third book in the Second Chance series. I don't think you have to read them in order as they can stand alone, but you will have a better understanding of the secondary characters and references to them if you have read the previous books in order.Greyson was awesome. He is strong and smart and determined to keep Bree safe. Because Greyson and Bree knew each other from high school there was already a thread of knowing between them. Probably more on Greyson's end as he definitely had a crush on Bree way back when and he is now seeing her in a new light but with the added responsibility of keeping her safe. I loved how Greyson tried to understand Bree's personality and give her what she needed in order to feel independent and safe. He is so attentive to her and that is very attractive. The apple orchard was the perfect, beautiful setting for growing love and attraction. It was fairly isolated, with hours and hours of working alongside of each other. There are sparks that lead to a growing attraction and love. It all felt natural and good. I loved the added element of the stalker and the tension and bit of suspense it added to the book. This was so diverting and fun! I loved it. Content: some mild swearing, kissing* I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review.

  • Melanie
    2019-04-09 23:41

    Bree is a divorced mother of two. Her stalker is going to be released from prison soon so her brother, Braden, sends her away until they can figure out if her stalker is still obsessed with her. He hires Greyson, an old family friend who is in the protection business, to guard her. Greyson had a thing for her when they were younger but Bree wouldn't give him the time of day so he's hoping to make a better impression the second time around.I can't imagine how terrifying it would feel to be stalked by someone and felt Bree's anxiety at the beginning as she left town. She had to leave her children behind with her ex-husband and his new wife and daughter. They were on good terms so she was fine with that but it was still difficult. Greyson was having some family issues of his own so it was a good break for him to protect her. Things were a little awkward between them at first but they were able to build their relationship as they became more comfortable with each other.I loved the pacing of this book! The story of Bree's stalker, Carl, came out through bits and pieces. He was pretty creepy and it was easy to see why Braden wanted her protected. I kept hoping she wouldn't have to meet up with him again. Greyson and Bree's romance came naturally and they shared some passionate kisses (all clean). They were great characters who were easy to fall in love with and root for. I would recommend this to anyone that enjoys clean romantic suspense!I received a copy via eBooks for Review for an honest review. My opinion is 100% my own.Mel's Shelves

  • Tori
    2019-04-07 20:23

    I love how Kimberly Krey can write such a steamy story, yet totally clean. This book was full of suspense and plenty of steam. Bree Fox has been the victim of a stalker since high school. He's been serving time (which I think is awesome) and is set to be released. Braden, her brother who's story we read in Rough Edges: Allie's Story, has moved her from Montana to his orchard in Oregon to keep her safe while surveillance is run to track the stalker's movements. He's hired Greyson Law to serve as a bodyguard and insure her protection while she's in hiding. Greyson and Bree knew each other in high school. They didn't really run in the same social circles as teens. But as adults, there is an immediate attraction between Bree and Grayson, no matter how much they try to deny it!I loved the growth seen in Bree throughout the novel. She finally realizes just how strong she is. I loved the chemistry between Bree and Greyson. I loved his protective nature. That's so hot to me. ;) It was fun to watch their relationship blossom.Overall, I enjoyed this 3rd book in the "Second Chances" series. I've loved the entire series. I really enjoy the fact that they main characters aren't super young. They are middle age, with real life experience. It's refreshing.

  • Lisa(Bookworm Lisa)
    2019-04-05 15:24

    People make an impact on each other, both for the good and the bad. Bree has had some bad experiences and insecurities because of a stalker that caused her to fear and to loose trust in people. She put everyone in a box. She basically profiled the people around her based on their personality to decide who she could let in and who she had to keep out.Bree's stalker is being released from prison. To keep him from finder her, she is sent to an orchard in Oregon, far away from her children and family in Montana. Her brother hired a bodyguard, someone she knew from high school and put in a box as a dangerous person to let into her life. I enjoyed this story of two people getting to know each other. Grayson has had feelings for Bree since Elementary School, but his affection was never returned. Now he is protecting Bree and finding that she is better than he imagined as a teenager.This story was fun to read. I liked both Grayson and Bree. They are forced to spend time together in a remote orchard without their friends and family around. For Bree it was enlightening, she learned that she had put Grayson in the wrong box, or at least that her system was flawed. I loved that Grayson looked out more for Bree and her feelings than he did his own. This is a cute and fun book to read. It is a romance with kissing.

  • Christene
    2019-04-11 23:31

    Can I tell you how much I loved Bree's story? This girl has been THROUGH it. A stalker that crushes her sweet, outgoing high school spirit and makes her withdrawn and fearful. A marriage that doesn't quite work out. And now the threat of that same stalker coming back into her life, threatening not just HER peace, but now her children and loved ones. All this is weighing her down when she goes into hiding in hopes of avoiding a repeat with her stalker. While tucked away and in charge of managing an orchard, she meets up with a guy she knew in high school. What unfolds next is all that you hope for in a gentle tug and pull of fearing the past and daring to hope for a better future. Kimberly Krey is masterful at helping us feel Bree's experience, creating a character that reacts true to what she's been through and guiding her to hope. Fresh Starts will keep you reading page after page until the heart stopping culmination.

  • Susan K
    2019-03-19 15:31

    I received a copy in exchange for a fair and honest review.Romance, Clean, PG-13 for passionate kissing and adult situations.This was more of a 3.5 for me personally. This is part of a series, but it can be read on it's own. Bree and her children's safety are soon to be compromised when her imprisoned former stalker will shortly be released from prison. Her brother has purchased a property far from where she lives to provide a safe haven for her. But along with that safe haven, he also wants her guarded and he hires a former friend will work the farm and also provide security and added security measures to the farm. This had elements of suspense, the attraction and history of the two MC, and of course a HEA. Bree and Greyson are definitely attracted to each other. Each wondering and wanting to act on the feelings they have. Greyson (her guard/protector) has the added concern to not compromise his professional obligations while want to act on his feelings for Bree. The chemistry was definitely there. I think the only criticism I had was it seemed like it was almost predictable that they would run into the stalker when they returned. It seemed like it was inevitable, and why were they even risking it? This was definitely 'steamy' as it is portrayed in the author's bio. Just fair warning if you are looking for a completely clean read.The writing was good, perhaps just a few plot things that didn't come all together for me as a reader that made me lower to 3.5. But saying that, I cared for Bree and Greyson, their getting to know each other, their history, and their hope to create 'normal' for Bree even while being watchful was good and it was fun to read their fall. There were some interesting plot twist with regard to their history that were cute, and interesting. Still a good read for me personally.Enjoy!

  • Alisa
    2019-04-15 18:45

    This is the third book in this series, but can stand by itself (it's been a while since I read the first two stories in this series and I had forgotten a lot of the back story).Bree is a divorced single mother with two awesome kids - Sophie (age 9) and Carter (age 7). She has been stalked by Carl Rosenberg for half her life. Carl has spent the last 5 years in jail and is getting out in 14 days when the story begins.Braden, Bree's brother, owns an apple orchard off the Oregon coast that he bought five years ago so Bree would have a safe place to go when Carl was released. With a heavy heart she leaves her kids with her ex-husband and heads out to Oregon with the bodyguard her brother has hired -- none other than the full-of-himself football star she went to high school with -- Greyson.Greyson is taking a break from his protection business and trying to help his father and his alcoholic younger brother run their family orchard. But when Braden calls and asks for his help, he can't turn away when he finds out Bree needs his help. He has had a crush on Bree since grade school, and can't resist the opportunity to help her (and, of course, get to know her better).Even though this story moved pretty fast, it didn't feel like insta-love. They already knew each other from school, and their friendship progressed at a believable pace. Both Greyson and Bree were really likable characters and it was fun to watch their relationship develop. There was some intense action with the stalker.Content: Clean, with mild swearing and some passionate kissingSource: Review copy (opinion is 100% my own)

  • D.C.A. Savia
    2019-04-18 16:24

    I loved 4.0 out of 5 stars I loved It. It was so sweet, June 30, 2016By Dany•This review is from: Fresh Starts: Bree's Story; A Companion to the Sweet Montana Bride Series (Second Chances) (Volume 3) (Paperback)I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.I loved It. It was so sweet, specially Greyson. Who wouldn't fall in love with him?It has a slow start, but I understand that it is to put you in context and in the head of the characters. I started to feel excited in about 30% of the story of the book. From then on I couldn't be apart of it. I read in bed hoping tiredness bits me up, but curiosity kept me awake until 4AM.I thought I would finished it in 3 or 4 days but I read it in only 2 days.I wanted to finished it so badly that it's 5:30 AM and still haven't felt asleep.I love this kind of stories about child loves that find themselves when adults.It kept me tensed when the moment of suspense.Very predictable the ending. And the epilogue very pink. That's why one less star and I wouldn't ever cry with it.

  • Pascale
    2019-03-30 17:42

    Awesome!Ooh, I loved this one too!!! I loved Greyson - so patient, strong, protective, hot!! And Bree was so sweet and kind. The kids, Sophie and Carter are cuties! And it's so fun when characters from previous books get stories of their own, with a few visits from other characters as well to tie up everything together. I'm hoping Todd will be the next one to find love... This is my favourite genre: clean, romantic suspense. I love stalker stories that keep me on the edge of my seat. I got so creeped out at the mention of the letters I C U spelled out in the leaf piles! Deliciously creepy! (No spoilers, don't worry!) As the tension mounted I could feel myself getting more uptight, waiting for the stalker to pounce! This would make such a great movie!! Kimberly Krey has a wonderful way with words, spinning her magic throughout each novel she writes. I'd been waiting a long time for this book to come out and, as with all of her other works, it didn't disappoint! I give it an enthusiastic 2 thumbs up and a 5 star rating. Highly recommended!

  • Heather
    2019-04-08 20:38

    I didn't read the first 2 of this series and I still thought it was a great read! Bree's stalker is getting out of jail and she refuses to be a sitting duck, what she didn't realize was that her brother had hired someone to hide out with her. I really liked the way she came to figure out who she was while she was in hiding, being able to shed some of her old ways of thinking and actually start to heal from the years of being stalked, and even learning about things that had occurred that helped her to shed her prejudice way of thinking, although I am pretty sure that wasn't the point of the story. Great story, great ending!

  • Ella
    2019-04-05 20:46

    Fresh Starts was a lovely second chances story. Two people with pre-conceived notions of each other find themselves forced into each other’s company once again. One of them isn’t happy about this at all, while the other hopes that finally something may come of it. This part of the story alone was already entertaining, but add to that a stalker on the loose, and one of the characters in need of the others protection, and an elements of excitement is added. A lovely mix of romance and suspense, I was hooked on this from start to finish! A healthy four stars!!

  • Laura
    2019-04-17 15:39

    This is the third novel to a series--that I haven't read. I understood what was going on and who was who, but there was obviously a lot of backstory that I was missing. That said, I still enjoyed this story.Bree has been dreading the day when her stalker gets released from prison. Now that the day is drawing close, her brother has helped arrange a safe place for her to go. He has even arranged for a bodyguard for Bree. The romance and mystery surrounding Bree and her new life was cute and well done. I enjoyed this book enough to read the others in the series.

  • Jeanette
    2019-03-22 18:26

    I recently won this book in a recent Goodreads First Reads giveaway.Although this is not the first book in the series, I didn't find it a problem. An enjoyable read, with a good storyline. I hope to read the first two books soon. I rarely write what a story is about for fear of spoiling for others, but I do recommend.

  • Chesney
    2019-03-21 16:34

    Oh. My. Gosh!! Seriously loved this book! I am glad my friend recommended this to me cause I was crushing on Greyson the whole time! I wanted to jump through the book and hug him! Love the clean and steamy kisses (yes this is possible) too!

  • Jamie Lynn
    2019-04-18 21:46

    This book was different from the others in the series. I really liked the stalker issue it creeped me out. It was believable and intriguing. And as always...steamy and clean! Way to go, Kimberly Krey!

  • Ruth Josse
    2019-03-26 17:31

    Loved FRESH STARTS! Fascinating characters, heartwarming and steamy romance, and chilling suspense make for one incredible read!

  • Julie Carpenter
    2019-03-22 16:41

    Bree's story was a fun, suspenseful, emotional, contemporary romance. This was my first book by Kimberly Krey and it won't be my last. In fact, after reading book #3 in the series I searched for the first two on Amazon and grabbed them so I could enjoy those as well. Yes, I did read the synopsis first for them and was just as intrigued to read them as I was book #3. I started with Bree's story first because well I got it as an ebook to review. I'm so glad I did because it was great. I'm hoping as I read the first two books that I will see more of Bree's back story, especially since her brother is one of the MCs in book #1. Yay! I really liked his character in this book and kept wondering at the little tidbits shared about him and his wife what their story was.On to Fresh Starts...Bree was a great character. She is at a crossroads in life and trying to make the most of a situation, especially when it wouldn't be the easiest situation to be positive about. Bree has a stalker, one who has made her life miserable since high school. A lot of the information about said stalker is slowly revealed throughout the book with, I believe, most of it being revealed nearer the end. I liked how the author kept Bree thinking positive and not dwelling on what happened, even though I'm sure some readers want to know that story faster, but for me I liked that the story was one of healing and progressing forward. Bree has been divorced for a few years, has two young elementary aged children and has to pretty much say goodbye to all of that to try to keep them safe. She packs up her house, leaves her children with their dad and stepmom and disappears to an orchard in Oregon where she's hoping she can stay off the radar from her stalker who is being released from prison.Bree's brother, Braden, owns the home and orchard in Oregon but doesn't want her left alone so he hires one of the best bodyguards or personal protective agent around, not to mention a good friend of his. Greyson Law has been protecting people from all walks of life for his whole career and has become one of the best. He has recently returned home to Montana to build a second training facility and someday settle down with his own family. When he gets contacted by Braden out of the blue he drops it all because well, it's Bree. Greyson has loved Bree since grade school. He has watched her and admired her for years but never felt that he was good enough for her.I do have to say here that when he first starts talking about Bree I felt like he was a little stalkerish too. But the author addressed that right away, like the next sentence after I had that thought. Bree isn't sure that she wants to be left alone on an orchard with Greyson as the only other person for a year but if her brother trusts him then so does she. That's about all I'm going to give you as far as the story line goes. Yes, Bree and Braden have touch and go trying to adjust to having to live at the same orchard. Yes, Bree is not ready to be around other men, especially good looking, too good to be true men, and Greyson Law who was(in her opinion) a very cocky and amazing at everything he did jock in high school. She didn't like anybody who was so sure of themselves that they belittled others and so if one jock was that way, well then they all were. As the reader we get to see into both Bree and Greyson's minds and come to know them both better. A lot of the beginning book was them thinking and remembering, or planning, healing without a whole lot of conversation between each other. Once those barriers started to come down, Bree knew that she could trust Greyson and that he would do all he could to protect her and keep her safe. There were a couple moments with Greyson's surveillance that kinda bugged me. He was supposed to be the best but let a couple things pretty obvious slide by. Now I know it had to do with the suspense of the story and helping to allow the stalker the upper hand for a minute so I didn't let it bug me too much ;-) Well that just let you in on a spoiler...the stalker gets the upper hand and Bree has to figure out how to outmaneuver him to keep her and her family safe. He's a pretty creepy stalker, and the things that he did are enough to really mess a person up. He never harmed her physically just played lots of mental games with her.I loved Greyson and Bree as a couple and cheered them on the whole time. There are a few steamy kisses and a couple innuendos, a fade to black with a married couple scene and a couple swear words scattered throughout. All in all it was a clean read, one I would recommend for older YA and older.Soon I will go back and enjoy the first two books in this series. If you're like me and read this one first, no biggie, it is a great stand alone. If you're also like me and want to read the other two books, they are on Amazon for $0.99 right now.I received an ebook review copy in exchange for an honest review.Happy Reading!!!

  • Amber
    2019-04-08 16:38

    Fresh Starts is a beautifully breathtaking second chance at a life and love that was never dared to be thought up or dreamed of for fear of it never coming true. We are greeted with such an emptiness that was never truly fulfilled yet still held onto from a distance by both hearts. While it may have seemed like nothing but a blissful wish in the midst of waking and dreaming, nothing could stop it from unraveling and flourishing in its own good and right time. The worst part of life could never stop its ultimate unveiling but only slow its momentum. After all, the best things in life are worth waiting for. Bree has lived under an almost constant blanket of fear for longer then she cares to think about. There were many days when she felt the harsh oppression would win out and smother the very life from her. However, love and hope always managed to tip the balance in their favor just when she needed it to the most. When history threatens to repeat itself, her caring and worried brother asks a close friend to keep a watchful eye on his sister in order to ensure her safety. Greyson wasn’t prepared to become for Bree in any way. He was ready to keep her at arm’s length just like any other client, but once he got to know her, he knew that wasn’t an option anymore. Instead, he found himself coming to the realization that he couldn’t see her not being a part of his life. Would he be enough to keep her safe and out of harm’s way, or would his growing feelings for her cloud his good judgment and cause more harm than good?Each of the stories in this incredible series have only gotten better with the real life feel along with the intensity and depth of emotions that flow from the pages. They have culminated with this astonishing look into the life of one woman who has walked through a refining fire that not many could sustain much less walk away from with her heart, strength, and courage intact. What she doesn’t see in herself is showcased to everyone around her, and Greyson takes it upon himself to show her the amazing, gentle, and resilient woman that she has become. He cracks open her closely sheltered life and shines the brilliant and healing light of love and hope on all aspects of her heart and soul. She in turn shows him that dreams are never truly lost; they are sometimes just put on hold until we are ready to truly receive and appreciate them.Kimberly Krey is a truly blessed and unbelievably brilliant author whose nurturing and adventurous heart shines brightly in each of her stories. Above all, her unfailing belief in the power and limitless potential of hope and love spills into each and every word that she infuses on each page. As a result, you will never fail to experience the tender peace and passionate determination that will effortlessly seep into every part of your heart. You will walk away seeing those around you in a new light, and that new mindset will fuel you to influence your world in any way you can.

  • Dawn Pearson
    2019-03-30 20:29

    Note: I was given a complimentary copy for an honest review.Bree Fox has to hide. The creep that she helped lock up 5 years ago is about to be released and she doesn't know if he's still after her or not. And, she has no intentions of hanging around to find out. Fortunately, her brother, Braden, bought a house in Oregon for the very purpose of hiding. He's also made arrangements to have the best of the best protect her, Greyson Law. Greyson Law would never have agreed to this job had it not been Braden Fox asking. And, the fact that he was asking him to protect his sister sealed the deal. The woman he's admired for most his life. The woman who never even acknowledged his existence. Can he survive being around her? There were parts of this story that I liked and others that I just had to excuse to keep reading and finish. Having read all of this author's works, I consistently look forward to her next release - this being no exception. Her books are exciting to read and hold my attention the whole way through. Likewise, this one began with a sense of urgency and hardly let up until the closing paragraph. Also, the romance is solid and believable. However, this one slipped a bit for me because there were a few scenes that just didn't seem real world believable. I just felt like shaking my head and saying "what were they thinking?" But, I suppose that's the same thing that all suspense characters in books and movies do, otherwise it would be a boring story! Romance - PG - it pushes the envelope a bit, but is still technically PG.Language - PG - a few mild curse words and "sanitized" profanity ("sanitized" in that I know what the original word is supposed to be - it's just that the word has been modified to reduce offensiveness.)Violence - PG - just a few scary momentsMy rating - 3.5

  • Maddison Spiteri
    2019-04-05 22:18

    ReviewWow! Talk about an emotional roller-coaster! Fresh Starts had me feeling everything from fear, heartache, to love and hope. Kimberly Krey sure knows how to get you hooked and have you turning pages quicker than you can read. A clean but steamy romance and although it does start off a bit slow, it really ends with a bang!Bree Fox has been through hell and back in her life. From being the awkward loner in school and losing both of her parents, to having her life hit an all-time-low when a stalker starts harassing her. And after all the things she’s been through, Bree is still a strong, courageous woman that we’ve come to love. And of course we totally get her confusion about Greyson Law, does she give in to the handsome man or stay an independent, man-less woman?Then there’s Greyson. God, why is he so perfect? If only our book boyfriends were real… From the very beginning we fell in love with Greyson. Having known Bree from school, he heard about her stalker and that he was sentenced to five years. Now, he’s been asked to be her personal body guard because her stalker’s sentence is almost up. But what he didn’t tell anyone was that he had the biggest, hardest crush on Bree in school. He needs to keep his feelings and his job separate, but will he be able to fight it?By half-way we were sitting on the edge of our seats dying to know whats going to happen; is Bree’s stalker still after her or has he been rehabilitated? Will Bree and Greyson give in to their feelings? Only time will tell.*Review copy provided by Publisher in exchange for an honest review*Amazon:

  • Lori Green
    2019-04-04 20:19

    I received this book for a honest review. I absolutely loved this book. It was so well written and totally captured me from the beginning. If I had the time I would have read the book in a day and was totally sad when it ended. I enjoyed every detail to this book. I was captivated by the characters and totally felt immersed into the book. I could picture the apple orchard where Bree went to escape her past and Grayson was there to protect her. Bree's character is very caring and full of life even with a past of loss and pain. While Grayson has adored Bree since High School he is still the protector. Grayson seems to spark a side of Bree's character that she did not even know existed. As the neighbor tells Bree, "Just an old saying. It means every cheese has its hole. You know, nobody is perfect." This sums up this story but in a beautiful way. Another favorite quote from the book is "He might have only had a grip on her hand, but Bree felt it most in her heart." While the story is very predictable in a way it is so much fun to read. Just a sweet story with some twist and turns. The ending was surprising and thrilling. To sum up the book with a quote from the book, "treat a man like he's doomed to fail and he's likely to prove you right. But show a little faith in him...and he just might take on the world." This book did and I can't wait to read more.

  • Stephanie
    2019-04-07 21:21

    This book is slow to start as it eases you into Bree’s story - please note that it alludes to some violence. Bree was stalked by a fellow schoolmate, and after a while, he was sent to prison for a few years. Now that he is about to be let out, Bree needs to pack up her life, say goodbye to her kids for a while, and make sure that she still isn’t on her stalker’s radar. You spend a lot of time batting for Grayson (Chase Rice, is that you?), and find out that they were each other’s high school crushes. Lots of angst, lots of pent up emotions, many revelations. Sophie and Carter are just gorgeous, and Grayson fit in as part of their little family. It was a very enjoyable, quick read, however, Bree’s turnaround with Grayson was a little hard to believe - but that’s just my own personal opinion. This clean romance is a page turner. Get “Fresh Starts” by Kimberly Krey: you can find me on the interwebs: Facebook: mrsmaskeddowsGoodreads: to review free ebooks?: Disclaimer: I received a free digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

  • Tressa (Wishful Endings)
    2019-03-25 18:26

    FRESH STARTS was a perfect title for this story where the heroine leaves for the sanctuary of an apple orchard while her former stalker is released from prison. The story was sweet with romantic moments, and some suspense. It also included cameos from characters of the prior books in the series. Romance readers might enjoy this one.For some reason, I didn't really connect with the characters and story. I don't know that I can even completely pinpoint why. It just read like a steady, slow story and I didn't really feel the chemistry or tension that is normally present in Krey's stories. I also had a few issues, like with the villain somehow getting somewhere towards the end when there were like two guys and a policeman around, and that the mom was over-the-top panicky at times. I got it, but it just didn't quite work for me. I liked getting to see some of the prior characters from the other books in this series and some of the Emerson's from the other series. I did like the characters well enough and the story was sweet. I just wanted more.In the end, was it what I wished for? This one fell a little flat for me. It wasn't great and it wasn't terrible, it was just meh.Content: Some mild swearing, heated kisses and a fade-to-black scene between a married couple, considered clean for the genre.Source: Received a complimentary copy through, which did not affect my review in any way.

  • Ashley D
    2019-04-18 17:28

    I was given this book in exchange for an honest review.I absolutely loved this book! I thought that it was well written and a lot of fun to read. There are some pretty steamy kissing scenes but nothing further. I think that there were a couple of swear words but not many. I love when a book can be good without the characters just going to bed together. I liked the basis of the story. The characters where funny and I loved how they took care of each other. I think that it could have been fun to see Greyson and Bree interact with more people from the town and act as a married couple. Bree was uneasy about that and I think it could have been really funny. I really liked how Bree's brother was so protective and went to such lengths to keep her safe and to help her feel safe. I really enjoyed that Greyson and Bree had a past and that they talked about it and that Bree was so excited to find out about it. I also liked how her ex-husband and his current wife were so understanding and helpful considering what was going on. It made me feel that their divorce was amicable and it made it that much easier for the kids. There were some really funny parts, I was smiling through almost the whole book.

  • Julia Handley
    2019-03-19 23:26

    I was given this ARC for an honest review.Bree is having to give up everything to be safe from a stalker including her kids for 9 months. She is staying at her brothers Orchard until they know for sure it's safe for her. Greyson the High school popular guy whose job is now protecting people. Has agreed to live and work with Bree to keep her safe. Little does she know in High school he had a thing for her. He doesn't know that she didn't particularly think much of him back then. This is one of those stories that you get hooked on but frustrated at the same time. It's will they won't they deal and you find yourself saying "come on kiss already people". Then you also get to see how they both have insecurities about the situation. Should they or shouldn't they sort of thing. Greyson has been in love with her since school and about a little longer then her being stalked. How messed up is that? 10 years she was stalked. Also goes through what the police can't and can't do, which is frustrating and disappointing itself. So much of this is so frustrating with what she had to deal with. But Greyson is all protective alpha male and isn't going to let her come to harm. I loved reading this and especially reading Bree relax more and come out her shell abit and woohoooo Greyson.

  • Anita
    2019-04-13 23:28

    A believable story about Bree who at one time befriended a fellow student only to have him turn into her stalker. Years later he is being release from prison and she is being forced into hiding. Although it sounds a little heavy, know that it is well rounded including fun and chemistry. I love Kimberly Krey's writing. She is able to take a serious aspect of life and write it into a story without it depressing the reader for days, but still getting the impact that would happen in real life. Fresh Starts is no exception to that. In fact, I think it one of her better books in balancing the fiction aspect while embracing the real life trauma. Believe me, it's not too heavy. Just right.I loved our two leads. And Greyson, I really liked Greyson. I was delighted to get to know a great deal of his background and have him become more well rounded. The poem in 4th grade thing - heaven.I must confess that I didn't reread the previous book in the series so it was more like a first time introduction to the characters. It didn't affect the story at all.Rating: 5 StarsContent: kissing, mild language, mild innuendos, mild violence, not religiousSource: ebooksforreview

  • Melanie Mason
    2019-04-02 17:26

    This was a delightful romance with an element of suspense. Though it was definitely clean there were a few steamy kisses. I like the plot of the book. The whole experience with the stalker had me turning the pages and I felt like I connected with Bree's character. Seeing her hot and cold reactions to Greyson and her feelings of empowerment and fear come and go made her seem real. Sometimes I wanted to shake her, but then understanding her history helped you understand why she acted the way she did.Greyson seems a little too perfect for me. He didn't have many flaws. I love a perfect hero and this guy has it all, but it would have been nice to see some of his flaws and see how he overcame those flaws as he drew closer to Bree. The major flaw seemed to be his impatience with his brother and we never really addressed it again after the first chapters.Their romance was thrilling as it unfolded. Seeing them work together in the orchard and seeing how Greyson wanted to protect her made me grin and get all butterfly happy. A great story with an even more exciting ending!!!

  • Kristina Applegate
    2019-03-25 18:27

    Bree has been able to live a few short years free of fear from her crazy stalker as he sits in his jail cell. However, his time has come to an end and he’s about to be released. In order to protect her and her family, her brother has hired a private body guard aka Greyson Law. Heading to Oregon to care for an apple orchard under the disguise of a married couple, Greyson and Bree find that the chemistry is pretty strong from the get go. It helps that Greyson has had a crush on Bree since they were kids and now Greyson just has to convince her that he’s not the jock from high school that she remembers.Kimberly Krey does an amazing job writing a story that has characters that anybody can relate to. As with her other books, the characters are developed and the story line moves quickly. It seems every time I open one of her books I set it down thinking, “Wow, now that was my favorite one!” Each one is just as good as the one before. I love that her books can be read by themselves, but they are also all interconnected with characters from each of the series.