Once Written, Twice Shy

Once Written Twice Shy is Ebook stars First and foremost I want to mention the fantastic cover It s what initially got my attention drawn to this

Once Written, Twice Shy is Ebook ☆☆☆☆3.5 stars☆☆☆☆First and foremost, I want to mention the fantastic cover. It's what initially got my attention drawn to this book. There is clearly power in a good cover picture. I initially started by reading the sample of this book and almost didn't buy it. I was afraid that he was going to pine for his ex wife, even though she was a cheating skank. He wasn't surprised when she told him to leave because deep down, he knew their relationship was at a dead end. He decided to return to what he loved, writing, and in doing so met Alissa. She brought so much into his life that he didn't even know he had been missing. Through all of the trials they faced, he realized that he had only been going through the motions with his ex and what he felt for Alissa was in fact true love. I though Pax was great. He was hot, sexy, caring and a great dad. He didn't give me that alpha feel that you get in some books but I adored him just the same. Alissa was confident, loving and so giving with Paxton and his son Jasper. She fell in love with them both and proved many times over that she was committed to them. I found myself rereading parts because I'd the flow is the book. It would go from one scene to another and at times was a challenge to follow. -no cheating-no ow/om- although Paxton was still legally married initially, their marriage had been long over. The ex wouldn't sign the papers. -no pushing away-a couple separations due to the fact they lived in different states-no epilogue which was a total bummer. This story definitely warranted an epilogue.. I stared at the overly large bags that lay by the front entrance with what must have been the world s largest what the fuck look on my face I m done, Paxton After his bitter marriage ends, Paxton seeks respite from his loss Rediscovering his writing, he never expected to create a piece worthy of reading, nor for two unsuspecting paths to cross in the most unconventionI stared at the overly large bags that lay by the front entrance with what must have been the world s largest what the fuck look on my face I m done, Paxton After his bitter marriage ends, Paxton seeks respite from his loss Rediscovering his writing, he never expected to create a piece worthy of reading, nor for two unsuspecting paths to cross in the most unconventional of ways.Thousands of miles separated them, yet he d never felt closer to anyone Finding out that happiness and love was attainable again was one thing But having Alissa that was something else all together When the two finally meet in person, sparks fly Their chemistry is beyond explosive, and emotions reach a boiling point Their brief love affair ignited the fuse, but Paxton is shocked when his young son fans their fire His sweet four year old boy immediately falls for the loving, meek, demurred woman in Alissa, and she starts to change both their lives Then, she becomes their salvation in ways no one could see coming.. Popular Kindle Once Written, Twice Shy Holy hot tamales! What a trip!I love how this novel is written in the male POV. It adds a definite twist to the story. At the same time, there is such a brilliant flow, and the story is so well put together that you can’t help but relate to the characters. Decevito is a very visually descriptive writer who draws you in to each and every aspect of the story with minimal effort on the reader’s part. Her story is explicit and vividly visual without ever becoming crass. She walks a fine line with this one and creates something that is brilliant.The main characters in this story are amazingly developed. You get to know them intimately as they get to know each other. It’s quite interesting to see how they see each other and how they see themselves together. The supporting cast fits quite well in the story, and you get to know them in that capacity. I would have appreciated a bit more development as to who they were. It would have given the story’s interconnectedness a bit more of a kick in the right direction.Overall, this is a very intimate story that draws you in and won’t let you go. Your emotions get completely wrapped up in the storyline, with some hot and bothered moments to break up the sadness. It’s a brilliant trip for anyone who wants something a little out of the norm. Please note that I received this novel free of charge from the author/publisher/blog tour company in exchange for an honest review.

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  1. Born and raised in small town Northern Ontario, Canada, Carey Decevito has always had a penchant for reading and writing.More than a decade later, with weeks of sleepless nights, where exhaustion settled into her everyday existence, she finally gave in and put pen to paper like fingers to keyboard She submitted to the dreams that plagued her And the rest, as they say, is history A member of the RWA, Carey Decevito enjoys spending time with family and friends, the outdoors, travelling, and playing tourist in Canada s National Capital region When life gets crazy, she seeks respite through her writing and reading If all else fails, she knows there s never a dull moment with her two daughters, her goofy husband, and cat who she swears is out to get her.

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  1. 3.5 stars First and foremost, I want to mention the fantastic cover It s what initially got my attention drawn to this book There is clearly power in a good cover picture I initially started by reading the sample of this book and almost didn t buy it I was afraid that he was going to pine for his ex wife, even though she was a cheating skank He wasn t surprised when she told him to leave because deep down, he knew their relationship was at a dead end He decided to return to what he loved, writin [...]


  2. Holy hot tamales What a trip I love how this novel is written in the male POV It adds a definite twist to the story At the same time, there is such a brilliant flow, and the story is so well put together that you can t help but relate to the characters Decevito is a very visually descriptive writer who draws you in to each and every aspect of the story with minimal effort on the reader s part Her story is explicit and vividly visual without ever becoming crass She walks a fine line with this one [...]


  3. I was kinda amped for this book when I saw it in my RSS feed Life after divorce, a single father POV, and possible baby mama ex wife drama Oh Hellz yeah this is my kinda book Since I m the impatient and impulsive type I went ahead and bought it without reading any reviews Paxton is a great father, also honorable I really liked him Alissa is sweet You know that one person you meet that you can t help but become instant BFF s The drama yep, loved it Now here is where the 3 stars come in The story [...]


  4. 5 thatblushofyours starsMore and lately, I m enjoying the voice of a male protagonist Its not entirely unique for stories in the romance chick lit genre, but the voices are fresh and really paint entirely new picture of love from the male POV In Once Written, Twice Shy, Carey Decevito has brilliantly pulled off the male POV and part of this can be attributed to clever and witty dialogue that is Paxton s voice Carey gives us the story of a young, almost divorced Paxton Lowell The story begins wi [...]


  5. Sizzling Pages Romance Reviews Sizzling Pages Facebook Twitter Sizzlingpages4.5 Sweet Sizzling Stars5 5 Sizzling Hearts for Heat I was totally blown away by this book from the start First of all male POV which isn t all that common I loved being inside Pax s head He was the most sincere and genuine character I loved how he just pulled himself up and didn t let his ex s betrayal turn him off from finding love again Alyssa seemed like someone who just really wanted a family and to belong These two [...]


  6. Like a chocolate mud cake with whipped cream A light, sweet romance heavy on sex and story.I rarely read erotic romance, but this one came so highly recommended by so many people I felt I had to read it The romantic element to the story was light and sweet like whipped cream on a chocolate mud cake Both Paxton and Alissa are easy to relate to and very much like real people Decevito has presented them well The erotic element was like that thick, soapy tasting frosting you get on wedding cakes Jus [...]


  7. I was given an ARC in exchange for an honest review This book was probably the hardest book I ve ever reviewed because I have so many mixed feelings about it Unlike other who rate a book based on grammatical errors I base mine on content To warrant a five or four star the writer must capture me from the start and hold my interest throughout the book The characters must be well developed and the storyline believable While I did enjoy the book I found it was not only easy to put down but I would n [...]


  8. Enjoyed it 4 Paxton is alone after a failed marriage Even though he knows his marriage has been over for a while, he did try mostly for his son On his own, he turns to his one passion, writing After he submits one of his stories on an Internet writing site, he receives a response from another writer named Alissa.For over ten months they have communicated via Internet Alissa comes to visit Paxton, and they both find over the months of constant communication they have developed feelings for each o [...]


  9. Julie, Paxton Lowell writer, Pax , had a son Jasper 4 , they were getting a divorce Julie was moving in with Todd whom she had been having an affair with for quite some time Paxton found a writer editor job in Jacksonville, NC, he was going to show Alissa Hidgins Allie his manuscript They had been conversing back forth email, cell, Skype, etc for quite some time Alissa came to his place Things got real hot he had to tell her he was still married Julie had not signed the divorce papers she liked [...]


  10. Book Once Written, Twice Shy The Broken Men Chronicles 1 Author Carey DecevitoPublication Date 11 10 2015Reviewed by Tammy Payne Book Nook Nuts My Rating 4 Stars REVIEW May contain spoilers New to me author In this story we have a family who is now broken Mommy Dearest Julie as I will call her decides to sit daddy Pax things at the front door as a not so subtle hint to get out Pax has gotten to know a woman on an internet writing site and they have talked for almost a year now The time comes whe [...]


  11. Paxton comes home to see his wife s bags are packed She is leaving him to move in with her boyfriend He tried to make his marriage work but she couldn t be bothered They also have a young son named Jasper who will be involved in this He starts writing again and meets a woman on a site where he published his work They corresponded with each other and struck up a friendship for a year before they met face to face Alissa comes to visit and they have explosive chemistry However, Paxton s ex Julie do [...]


  12. I enjoyed this book The story was emotional rollercoaster of sadness, hate, and love I liked the main characters and could tell how much they cared for one another, I was cheering for their happiness through the book I thought this book was a bit different in that it wasn t a misunderstanding or perceived wrong keeping the characters apart, they just lived too far apart I laughed and cried while reading this, I d suggest having tissue handy I received a copy of this book from the author, my revi [...]


  13. this book could have had a little less sex and about there relationship and his son it was a great book its about a man who was cheated on by his wife he starts writing he finds a woman who might just help mend his heart there is also problems that come up in this book thanks for giving me a chance to read this book


  14. Devastated by a failed marriage, Paxton takes refuge in his writing and his son Jasper He meets Alissa in one of his online writing groups and their relationship blossoms into a great friendship After months of chatting online and on the telephone, they decide to meet Sparks fly and before they know it, Alissa and Paxton are much than just friends But there are old and new obstacles to overcome before they can truly take the next step Let me first say this contemporary erotic romance is general [...]


  15. Once Written, Twice Shy is about Paxton and Alissa s relationship They fall in love when they finally meet in person after communicating over the internet for 10 months Paxton has a heartless ex wife, Julie, who won t sign the divorce papers and just didn t want to let go, which is making his life miserable Alissa is a very kind and giving woman who makes both Paxton and his son, Jasper, very happy.This is so well written that you can easily picture the people and places described The characters [...]


  16. I was gifted a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.This book is written solely from the male s perspective and I love it I love when I get to see everything form the male POV it s refreshing to see how a guy reacts to the same stressors that a woman may or may not have been going through I also love that when it comes to the male POV you don t get all the little hang ups that women have and I love their take charge thinking.With that being said I didn t care for the way the book s [...]


  17. I loved this book In all honesty it did start out a little slow for me but once I was hooked there was no letting go.I loved the characters and how they interacted with each other Their relationships were believable This book gave me a few heart stopping moments and I didn t want to put it down because I needed to know the ending and what happened next For me this book got a little ugly cry in places but it just shows how invested I got in their lives.I love this cover


  18. I was offered a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review Once Written, Twice Shy is the first in Carey Decevito s Broken Men Chronicles series Paxton Lowell just seems like the typical all around nice guy He s been wounded and left just a little bitter by his soon to be ex wife s infidelities, but the one constant and unshakable thing in his life is his love for his three year old son, Jasper, and who doesn t just love that about a man Trying to return his life to some assemblance of o [...]


  19. Can I just say I have found my new favorite series Paxton and Alissa are So hot together You have Paxton who has a wife who won t grant him a divorce, even though she CHEATED and is leaving him for her boyfriend Omg I wanted to hurt her I was yelling at my kindle through these parts I mean you don t want him then let him go bitch Paxton meets Alissa on a writers website, they decide to meet after almost ten months of chatting it up online Paxton tries to be a gentleman but its hard when he is at [...]


  20. I was given this book in exchange for my reviewLet me start by saying my favorite scene in the notebook was when Ryan Gosling grabs me and says it wasn t over and it still ain t over o wait that didn t happen to me but I dreamed it did LOL If you remember how sweet that movie book was then you will totally understand how sweet and romantic this book was Only for this story we have to add a lot of really hot intimate times Also this story is told from the male POV Ok so here we have Alissa and Pa [...]


  21. Have you ever gotten so wrapped into a story that you have no desire to take a break to review it before moving onto the next installment That s exactly what happened to me when I read this debut by Carey Decevito, the first book in her The Broken Men Chronicles.Oh Paxton I loved the fact that this book was from your point of view You were a sensitive, gentle giant Unafraid of your emotions That being said, you still displayed strength, courage and quite the dominant characteristics when needed [...]


  22. I received this book for an honest review Oh my god what a book This book is excellent, it takes you on an emotional roller coaster that makes you laugh and cry at times It was good to read a book that was also written from the male POV Paxton s marriage has failed, so fresh from separation he throws himself into writing On a site he makes a friend and after a year of contacting each other they decide to meet up Instantly there is a physical connection and attraction between Paxton and Alissa as [...]


  23. The Broken Men Chronicles Series 1This book has some hot sex but it is not an erotic novel Paxton is getting a divorce He has a 4 year old son Jasper His wife, Julia, cheated on him a lot He has filed the papers but she refuses to sign even though she is living and pregnant from another man He changed himself a lot during the marriage but now he can resume being who he was He started writing again and met a woman online in a writing group that he belongs to They have been communicating for 10 mo [...]


  24. Reviewed by Kota for Kota s Book Kollection I felt the plot was quite nice Aside from the predictability of some of the elements, it was a slightly different take on the obstacles facing these two Unfortunately though, I found the storylines, the ones that has all the depth potential in the world were a basically filler for the sex scenes Which on their own didn t really do it for me.There were too many gaps in the characters stories, growth and development and too many scenes that if they had s [...]


  25. This is a sweet story with very little angst Pax Lowell comes home to find his wife s bags packed sitting my the door As much as he knew he wasn t in love with her any it will still a shock that she was leaving, then he finds out she is moving in with Todd, the man she has been seeing for quite some time unbeknown to him Life is about to start over for him and he decides he needs to make some changes, he brings out his old writings and decides to find a site online where he can put them In time [...]


  26. The book started off a little slow for me then it jumped right in the middle of a relationship I felt cheated that I didn t get to see grow.With that said this was a really sweet love story that will pull at your heart string s Paxton the father of a four year old Jasper and recently single found a love interest Alissa over their mutual love of writing When Alissa and Jasper meet for the first time the two form a tight bond that furthers Pax s reasoning that she is the right woman for him.There [...]


  27. I Received this book for an honest review so, I have to say YOU MUST READ IT these characters have taken me for such a roller coaster of emotions For example, Julie At times Hated her, she confused me, felt sorry for her, wanted to shake her, liked her Ect.Alissa thought she was hiding something, then I just begN to love her all the way thru But I keep on thinking, is there going to have a bomb drop Paxton pax what a great Dad, felt sorry for him, cheered him on, when he connected w Alissa I wan [...]


  28. It was nice to see a hero who s a good man all the way through Paxton is sweet, easy going, generous and kind At the start of the story his wife Julie is walking out on him and taking their kid, Jason Paxton hooks up with an internet friend, Alissa, who s also a sweetie The tension in the book comes in the form of a crisis which I won t spoil for you.I liked this a lot, but it s odd how Paxton is the sort of man I d date but in book form he was a bit too nice for me So was Alissa She was so swee [...]


  29. I was given this book in exchange for an honest review.Book one of this series is my second favorite I was drawn in from the very beginning and I could picture the scenes playing out in my head The emotion of each character seems very real compared to a lot of the books I have read and it makes them seem all the believable The author is an amazing writer The main character, Paxton, is facing some relationship problems and befriends a woman he has a lot in common with of course there are the usu [...]


  30. I received an ARC for an honest review.Such a fun, enjoyable read My only complaints are that foreshadowing was a little too heavy for events that were supposed to be a surprise to the reader as well as the characters, and not knowing much about Paxton and Alissa s pasts aside from their romantic pasts We still don t know much about Alissa s romantic history I feel like we didn t even know what either of them did for a living until at least halfway through the book And the brother, that s just d [...]


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