Thursday, April 4, 2019

Random Review: Starting Over by Barbara Elsborg #Review #Giveaway

Title: Starting Over~ 2nd edition
Author: Barbara Elsborg 
Self Published
Publication Date: March 12, 2019
Length: 115 pages 

Reviewed by Jenn


This book has been considerably extended since it was first published. (so all those readers who wanted more - here you are!)

Pia’s life needs a kick-start. She’s tired of going home to an empty house, fed up with her job and frustrated that chocolate is her only love interest. If men can have sex just for fun, why can’t she?

After a bad day at work, her mind is made up. There’s a guy waiting for her if she can just force her feet to make that trek to room 210. But all the way there, she’s fraught with indecision. Is she really ready to say bye bye to good girl Pia? Because once she crosses the threshold, there’ll be no turning back. And when she discovers what awaits her, she knows she should have been careful what she wished for!

Connor and Espen want a third person in their lives but don’t seem to be having much luck finding the right lover until Pia comes along, but when she’s gone in the morning, they don’t know what they’ve done wrong and if they don’t know that, how can they put it right?


I have always loved reading MMF books , especially ones that feature really good female characters. Pia is a woman who has fallen into a rut, both professionally and personally. She is tired of being alone and is ready to give no strings sex a chance.

 When Pia checks into a hotel room expecting to see the man she came there for, she gets more than she bargained for. Once she meets bisexual couple Connor and Espen, her world will seriously get rocked.

 I absolutely loved this initial meeting, Pia has no filter, is completely out of her depth and utterly charming. What’s a girl to do when one of her hottest fantasies lands in bed with her? Connor and Espen work so well as a couple, their banter with each other is very sexy and effortless.

 This established couple is happy, but have wanted a third lover in their lives. When Pia quite literally falls into their bed, they know they’ve found what they’re looking for. The heat between the three is HOT, the chemistry is very instant and pretty intense. Often when you read a novella, you find yourself feeling like something is missing. That is definitely not the case with Starting Over. I truly enjoyed the humor, the honesty and the sexiness of this book. It’s a pretty quick, but satisfying read.

 I especially loved how open Connor and Espen are to bringing Pia into a relationship with them…not into THEIR relationship, but establishing something new. That’s what really makes me happy with this book, their willingness to try being something new with the promise of honesty. Barbara Elsborg is quickly becoming a favorite of mine, her books do not disappoint.


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