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Somewhere to Begin (Poison & Wine series #1) by Mika Jolie


February 7, 2017


reviewed for


Jeri’s Book Attic




Title :              Somewhere to Begin

Author :           Mika Jolie

Series :            Poison & Wine series #1

Release date :   July 13th 2016

Rating :           4 Stars



Blurb : There are wounds that never show on the body.For twenty-nine years, Colbie Bennington does as expected with an eternal smile stained on her lips. The biggest chances she’s ever taken can be counted on one hand, three fingers to be exact—her battered red chucks, painting her toenails a vibrant blue, and her wedding dress. Always the dutiful daughter and a Stepford fiancée, she has never acted on impulse, never been in love. She’s never lived.On her wedding day, Colbie ends a toxic relationship, drops the fake smile, and says, “I can’t do this anymore.”Navy SEAL Zander Serrano returns home broken and burdened with a volcano of remorse. Too trapped in a mental war to be at peace and too damaged to be at war, he shuts the world out. The last thing he expects is to feel, especially for a runaway bride with her own baggage.Two empty hearts marred in different spots find themselves drawn to one another. Each with their own scars. Some, the world can see. Others, unseen to the naked eye.They say two broken people should not be together. But for Colbie and Zander, their attraction is undeniable, unexpected. Can two souls with fractured parts be the best cure for each other’s wounds?Starting over is never easy, but sometimes in life, everyone needs somewhere to begin.


Review : The first maybe 20% of the story of Somewhere to Begin (Poison & Wine series #1) by Mika Jolie felt a little “bumpy” to me which made it a little bit more difficult for me to engage with the story.


But at around 25% the story started to take off at a reasonable pace and the story flow was steady and good until the end. I liked how the characters developed together with the story.


At times I felt that Zander was a little too reluctant but I got where he was coming from – Colbie on the other hand was a little more difficult – but once I had a closer look at her parents – well lets say. She turned out great DESPIDE the place she came from.


Both have to deal with a lot of issues from their past before they can even dare to attempt to think about a future. I liked the secondary characters that brought a lot of charm to the story.


Sometimes it felt as if they were carrying the leading characters to the place where they were supposed to be.


This author has a great way to approach the story and keep it real for the reader.


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