Book Review. Take me to the Start. J. R. Kavit.  

If you could change one moment in your life what would it be?
When Sophia loses her job on one of the worst days of her life, she meets Benjamin King, an enigmatic British Scientist that makes her wishes come true and then disappears. When a big secret comes to light, Sophia and Benjamin’s relationship takes a surprising turn.
A mysterious, sexy and deeply moving novel about loss, pain and the courage to confront one’s past through love.
Frustrated with the disappearance of the socially alienated thirty year old Scientist that changed her life, Sophia who defines herself as asexual and damaged, goes on a mission to find him and when she does, they discover that if they want to be a part of each other’s worlds, they’ll have to deal with their dark pasts. The past they worked so hard to hide. To make it work they will have to overcome their fears… or go back to the start.
A fresh and engaging novel you will not be able to put down.
Take Me To The Start is a romance novel about how the past echoes in the present. It’s about our battle with the greatest question of all: what if we could go back and do it differently? It’s a gripping and provoking read.
Take Me To The Start is the first installment in the Take Me To The Start trilogy.

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Genre: Contemporary Fiction 

Rating ☆☆☆☆

Available at Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk 

Sophia was a sheep, now she feels like a sardine: holding a yellow pole on a  packed train in London. Overwhelmed and on the wrong train, Sophia tries to distract herself. Her thoughts vary from her family and roommate to her sexuality. This gets any backstory out of the way quickly. 

Sophia, a photographer, falls for a renowned scientist, Benjamin. They meet by chance. Benjamin helps Sophia get a job with a well known photographer. The one stipulation to her getting the job is that she must get a photograph of Benjamin, who hasn’t been photographed since he was thirteen. I was irked by this because Sophia had met Benjamin just once and immediately had a full blown crush on him. Their initial conversation was well written, with the right amount of description on the spark that flew between them and the story line is interesting.

I like that Take me to the Start is set in London, and commented on all of its beautiful landmarks. That Sophia has to work through her trauma and learn to trust Benjamin is something that feels new for this genre, although running concurrent to this is the feeling a huge plot twist is due, which is delivered. 

There are minor criticisms, such as too many sentences preluded by anyway and the fact is. Benjamin as well doesn’t feel like anything other than a pair of dimples, because that’s what Sophia has nicknamed him. 

I can’t put a finger on the exact reason why Take me to the Start is so appealing. I almost feel as if I have read it somewhere before. A must read for contemporary fiction and romance fans. 

Author: Idontwearahat.

Katie is a published poet, reader and reviewer.

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