8/15/16

New Beginnings (Growing Pains - Book 2) - KP Smith


4 Stars


ABOUT THE BOOK -
"Kendra’s in high school! New Beginnings abound at home, school and in her relationships. Things are changing at lightning speed.
She’s saying hello and embracing new relationships while at the same time coping with heart breaking good-byes of others.
Patrice convinces her to give an “old friend” another chance. This coupled with an unplanned chain of events catapults Kendra from a place of obscurity to center stage at school. Center stage has her wedged in a long standing school rivalry which will divide and test her loyalties. And threaten her new relationships.
Kendra isn’t the only one embarking on new beginnings.  A health scare creates a new family dynamic but even with a new dynamic it’s the same family drama.  The family tension escalates and bubbles over and with Meme gone Papa is left trying to keep the family intact.
High school brings about “A New Katrina” and Avery and Jamie don’t escape the winds of change blistering through either.
New Beginnings is the next chapter in the Growing Pains Series. Kendra’s journey continues. In Book Two she finds her own place her own voice in her own way.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR -
I have a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from Xavier University Louisiana and a Masters of Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from Loyola University Chicago.

I have a wonderful family life including two wonderful sons. I live in NOLA (New Orleans, Louisiana) home of Mardi Gras, Jazz, great food and Southern Hospitality. 
Visit her website - HERE 


MY THOUGHTS -
Started out good - ended great! This one took a little longer for me to get into. There was a lot going on and a lot of new characters to get to know (and I did keep getting a few of them confused). About half way through I really started liking it. 

I think what did it for me was all the talk about football! LOL
I am a huge football fan - Go Steelers! But that kind of worries me, what I loved about it - others might not. I loved all the talk about football , it was very exciting for me. As a teenager I used to go to all the games. But others might not like all the football talk - I do hope they do give this one a chance because it is definitely worth it (and its not all about football! LOL).

There is a lot of teenage/high school drama and it was all very well done. It seemed very real. It brought back a lot of memories - thanks! Memories of my H.S. days and my daughters - going through myself and as a mom.

I still really liked Kendra - she was real - great personality! She is a "good girl" but I liked that she was not perfect, nobody is. I also liked that she dated a few guys, and didn't fall in "fairytale love" with the first one.

And... great ending! Talk about edge of your seat! Now I can't wait for book three! I like growing up with Kendra.

Thanks to the author, KP Smith for sending me this book for my honest review.

Order your copy from Amazon - HERE 

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