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Embracing the Dawn [Reading] ➶ Embracing the Dawn By Jeannie Levig – Buyprobolan50.co.uk Does love have a chance when no one knows she wants it Jinx Tanner is an ex con trying to piece together a life on the outside and heal her relationship with her half sister who hasn t spoken to her i Does love have a chance when no one knows she wants it Jinx Tanner is an ex con trying to piece together a life on the outside and heal her relationship with her half sister who hasn t spoken to her in over twenty five yearsRomantic love is now here on her radar E J Bastien is a business executive with her life and heart under control She has a successful Embracing the PDF/EPUB ² career, a woman in her bed whenever she wants one, and a healthy relationship with her grown children as long as they don t find out she s gay She has no desire for romantic entanglementsWhen these two women awaken after a one night stand to find their lives inextricably entwined, love has its work cut out for it.


10 thoughts on “Embracing the Dawn

  1. Lex Kent Lex Kent says:

    This is easily a 5 star book for me, not a doubt in my mind I have to admit, I had real reservations about reading this at first I did not like Levig s other book Threads of the Heart In fact it made me angry Part of the reason for the anger, was the book had so much potential, the writing was good, and one of the books romantic couple, Tess and Dusty, were great Unfortunately, the book took a turn for the worst and could not recover for me I really thought I was done with Levig as an auth This is easily a 5 star book for me, not a doubt in my mind I have to admit, I had real reservations about reading this at first I did not like Levig s other book Threads of the Heart In fact it made me angry Part of the reason for the anger, was the book had so much potential, the writing was good, and one of the books romantic couple, Tess and Dusty, were great Unfortunately, the book took a turn for the worst and could not recover for me I really thought I was done with Levig as an author But when I started seeing all these positive 5 star reviews, from my Goodreads friends, for Embracing the Dawn, I had to give Levig another shot And I m so glad I did This books was wonderful I loved the story line A closed off business woman, falls in love with an ex con That is not a common romantic choice in LesFic, and it worked so well Jinx, was a great character, you instantly fell in love with her and cried learning about her struggles The romance was great, enough angst to keep it interesting, and a great pace in which the characters fell in love The sex scenes were well done and pretty steamy too.The writing was great Levig, totally redeemed herself I really enjoyed this and could easily see myself re reading this, in the future With out a doubt I would recommend this to romance fans Don t miss this one


  2. Diane Wallace Diane Wallace says:

    Netgalley ARC provided by The Publisher in exchange for a honest review It is beautifully done and this is a book that i will reread many times in the future What i can say a bit about this storyline is that our personal growth and circumstances does not put us or with whom we interact and are often the catalyst for reconfiguring our beliefs and perceptions about life and that is really what was portrayed in these written words Readers will enjoy in this storyline depth,knowledge,informatio Netgalley ARC provided by The Publisher in exchange for a honest review It is beautifully done and this is a book that i will reread many times in the future What i can say a bit about this storyline is that our personal growth and circumstances does not put us or with whom we interact and are often the catalyst for reconfiguring our beliefs and perceptions about life and that is really what was portrayed in these written words Readers will enjoy in this storyline depth,knowledge,information,rawness,realism and acceptance plus great sex scenes,wicked step mom wink,wink and there was never a dull moment because of the well develop cast of characters between the main and supporting ones In addition there was this side story where one of the leads made some kind of a ridiculous choices when she was in her youth seeking adventure but then accepted the price that she had to pay later in life but even showed her humility and became a better person and through all of her prison experience let me say without giving too much of the story away,she gave up her usage of all drugs Then there was the other leading lady who had her own issues but over came them eventually To note patience is so true when LOVE is involve An absolute great read for everyone


  3. Pin Pin says:

    I was very frustrated with Jeannie Levig s debut novel Threads of the Heart, and if it weren t for Tara s review I might not have picked up this book from NetGalley That would have been a big mistake on my part, because Embracing the Dawn is one hell of a story The romance was just the way I like it mature women, drama, angst, family issuesIt may look like a typical romance with women of a certain age, but it is not With these few key words you will getthan you thought That means I was very frustrated with Jeannie Levig s debut novel Threads of the Heart, and if it weren t for Tara s review I might not have picked up this book from NetGalley That would have been a big mistake on my part, because Embracing the Dawn is one hell of a story The romance was just the way I like it mature women, drama, angst, family issuesIt may look like a typical romance with women of a certain age, but it is not With these few key words you will getthan you thought That means one protagonist fifty two years old divorced business executive is hiding from her adult children that she is gay, which is not anything particularly new in romances of this type, but the other protagonist forty five years old and immensely lovable felon has to deal with her Cinderella like past which includes evil stepmother, estranged half sister, relegation to the small room behind the kitchen after her father s death, teenage runaway, twenty years in prison, scars on the body and soulIf that s not enough for you, there are four best friends perfectly characterized and incorporated in the plot, interesting neighbors, a rebellious niece, and one sweet puppy.The book has minor flaws, but in general this is a wonderful, warm story Levig is quite a storyteller that fact was already clear in her debut , but she is also nicely poetic with words Here are just two examples That shadow that lay quietly behind Jinx s eyes rose, then settled again in a fluid motion, but her smile never wavered She rested her head in the crook of her arm and allowed the pinks, purples, and blues to wash over her, their fluid swirls bathing her, cleansing her of lingering mistakes and remaining guilt With every sunrise, with every new day, came vast possibilities to experience things she never had before and to reclaim emotions she d once thought gone forever I highly recommend this book for all romance lovers, and am looking forward to Levig s third novel Into Thin Air early next year, with the hope that she will continue writing stories like this one.5 starsMay 22, 2016 ARC provided by publisher via NetGalley


  4. Tara Tara says:

    I was actually a proofreader on this book, so I can t review it at The Lesbian Review However, I loved it so much, that I have to talk about it.Embracing the Dawn a rich girl poor girl like I ve never quite seen before Jinx has been out of prison for three years, for a crime she actually did commit, but as a young and stupid youth She s tried reconnecting with her half sister, but without any interest there, the only family she has are her closest friends.E J is a lesbian, but her kids don I was actually a proofreader on this book, so I can t review it at The Lesbian Review However, I loved it so much, that I have to talk about it.Embracing the Dawn a rich girl poor girl like I ve never quite seen before Jinx has been out of prison for three years, for a crime she actually did commit, but as a young and stupid youth She s tried reconnecting with her half sister, but without any interest there, the only family she has are her closest friends.E J is a lesbian, but her kids don t know it Her job takes her out of town a lot and one night stands are enough to keep the itch sufficiently scratched One night at a bar, however, she meets Jinx, and takes her back to her hotel room for a night of fantastic sex Little does she know that Jinx s niece is marrying her son in two days E J can t seem to keep Jinx out of her head though, so there s only one thing to do find her and see if maybe they can hook up again.There s a lot to love about this book Jinx and E J have some high quality banter and flirting, Jinx is a total sweetheart, and it s just a lovely, solidly paced romance I especially loved how the level of detail for each sex scene was determined by where they were at in the relationship I think that was a stroke of genius on the author s part and makes me want to readby her I loved this book and I totally recommend it It has some small things here and there that didn t really do it for me, but nothing worth actually noting, and I ll definitely be reading this one again.Les Do Books episode


  5. Bethany Bethany says:

    I know I m late to the game and most of you have read this already, so I ll keep this short and sweet.This one was a wonderfully told romance that is oozing with character and emotion WELL worth the time if you haven t already read it The ex con theme was well told and the romance was beautiful Pick this one up if you haven t already 4.5 stars, but I m rounding down only because I don t see myself re reading this one for some reason.


  6. Lexxi Kitty Lexxi Kitty says:

    This is the first book I ve read by this author And third book I ve rated five stars this year And one of those three books was a short story I d previously read And second book in a row I ve rated 5 stars I ve already read two short stories since I read this book which I did not rate 5 stars, the short stories I mean, so this isn t a new trend where everything I read is 5 star quality.This is one of those rare books that do not focus on characters from their teens or 20s wandering around b This is the first book I ve read by this author And third book I ve rated five stars this year And one of those three books was a short story I d previously read And second book in a row I ve rated 5 stars I ve already read two short stories since I read this book which I did not rate 5 stars, the short stories I mean, so this isn t a new trend where everything I read is 5 star quality.This is one of those rare books that do not focus on characters from their teens or 20s wandering around being allI ve no idea where I m going with this sentence This is not one of those crap This is one of those relatively rare books wherein the major characters are not teens or in their 20s, or even, for that matter, in their 30s No, this is one of those books where the main characters are 40 And they need to be for all the life experience they ve packed into their characters.Right, so the book opens with two women waking up after a one night stand One is E J Bastien, 50 something, and a regional director for a chain store or, as the book description puts it a business executive E.J is not one of those types of women who only do relationships neither woman fits that profile , in fact, for the most part she never does relationships with women she s a one night at a time type of woman The other woman in this book, Jinx Tanner, is a 40 something dog washer and ex con Three years ago she exited from prison I was going to say federal prison but I forget if federal was part of the phrase or not She had been inside the prison for 25 years which reminds me that she s 45, I think E.J is closer to something like 52 And while Jinx has had relationships in the past, they were thenon normal kind, and, to complicate matters further, she hasn t been with anyone in a sexual way for the past 10 years She did have a relationship in prison butwell, you know prison relationships yes No eh, I m trying to be vague while giving details.Neither woman expects to see the other again back to this book opened with two women waking up in bed but both really enjoyed their time with the other, and if they were different people, they might have tried forBut they aren t for one they don t even live in the same city For, you see, both are there wherever there is , because E.J s son is marrying a nice young woman from a rich family E.J and her husband, or ex husband I should say, are also rich Unbeknownst to either woman prior to getting into bed together that young woman Jinx s niece Course the happy little afterglow immediately evaporated when this is learned by E.J., who proceeds to have a panic attack though is calmed down from it For, you see, E.J is not out to her family, andthere are reasons she can t be out one of the weird things about this book every time I wanted to yell at it, at E.J someone yelled what I wanted to yell at E.J and her stupid reasoning, mmphs, heh.Jinx, by the way, is the black sheep of the family she s not been in regular contact with any of them forohsomething like 28 years Since she ran away from home Though her best friend, her sister, separated from her, emotionally, about 5 or six years before that though Jinx hasn t a clue what happened to change Andi s personality view spoiler it is only revealed just what caused the change very late in the bookand the explanation wasnot so much stupid, since that kind of thing can happen, especially when young children are involved butleagues below what got built up in my mind I mean, Andi acted as if she loathed Jinx with every fiber of her being And Jinx had no clue why view spoiler it got to the point, especially considering some of the words Andi used when mentioning pops, that I expected to find out that Jinx s father had raped Andi when she was about 12, and because of reasons she took out her horror and anger on Jinx, her step sister they had the same father though soyeah, no, that s not it That s not the big reveal view spoiler the big reveal Andi was too frightened of her mother to go against her, and the mother loathed Jinxexcept Nora it was Nora right loathed Jinx to the extreme for years before Andi s personality changed, it wasn t a secret, and nothing really seems to have happened at age 12 that increased the loathing except words about how Nora was going to start treating Andi like Jinx if she didn t get away from her, stop being her friend hide spoiler hide spoiler hide spoiler Got distracted by spoilers.Right, so both E.J and Jinx know they can t be togetherdiffering reasons, but have a good time together Then ignore the other s existence at the wedding Weeks go by Both have these feelings E.J finally breaks down and goes to the same club she picked Jinx at the first time to try to find her there are reasonsthan wants some sexual action but that s important to It s kind of a dump, a dive bar but that s the kind of place E.J looks going anyway so but the clientele, at least one of them, puts on the super mean face But let s not reveal every plot point long and short E.J and Jinx hook up againand then E.J leaves again Because.This is one of those angsty, drama filled, super complicated relationship family wise type of stories I do not look for to read Not that I specifically hate them when I stumble across them, obviously, but I m not really an angsty reading type of person Butworks here.There s several interesting dynamics at play here More than I ll mention But, for one example of what I mean, there s several shelves I like using Yet rich poor isn t clicked Nor is cultural clash or however I worded that shelf Why Because both women have had stages in their lives when they had money lots and lots of money and stages where they were poorish One a lotthan the other And my brain just stopped working so I can t recall the other examples I was going to give Jinx has two lesbian friends who play big roles in this book Sparkle and Reggie And several neighbors who she interacts with like the next door gangster teenager, and his sister, and their mother Though the young man is the only one who has much in the way of lines in the book On the family side we get Tiffany, Jinx s niece, and Andrea, Jinx s sister On E.J s side we get her assistant and her non assistant friend Taylor Man these people s names fled from my mind Well, Sparkle andthe assistant s name did Had to look hard to find Sparkle I think I ll skip trying to locate the assistant s name, though both she and Taylor play important roles in the book On the family side we get Jacob and Mandy E.J s children Somewhere along the way I know where, I m being vague we get Pete the puppy dog.I liked both main characters, oh and both had points of view One, E.J., is the kind I d probably hate otherwise, though Especially her constant running away and I don t do relationships , and her It s all for Jacob as for why she can t come out as a lesbian, there re reasons view spoiler there was an incident when Jacob was about 10, which lead him to say, when he was about 14, that he hates gays hide spoiler.Lots of feelings, humor, stuff going on in this book which I enjoyed Re humor for reasons, Jinx was constantly telling joke s partially because that helped calm E.J at times, partially becauseum she s a joke teller There was another thing I was going to mention, lost it The jokes are on a certain level, on purpose, like so using, as an example, one of the less elaborate jokes for room sake Why can t you hear a psychiatrist using the bathroom Because the P is silent eh, stupid, but works in context.Let s seethere was sex, it was graphicwhat else to note what elseeh, I liked the book Yay me.Rating 4.69January 10 2018


  7. Kara Kara says:

    Embracing the Dawn is really terrific An ex con wakes up with a half in the closet lesbian only to find out they re both about to attend the same wedding Interestingly, I very recently finished a book that also addressed the issue of can a person change , and be a better person than they were and can bad things that were done in the past be forgiven, or are certain things unforgivable That book was Harper Bliss Pink Bean 5 Water Under Bridges , which addressed a former bully Here, MC Embracing the Dawn is really terrific An ex con wakes up with a half in the closet lesbian only to find out they re both about to attend the same wedding Interestingly, I very recently finished a book that also addressed the issue of can a person change , and be a better person than they were and can bad things that were done in the past be forgiven, or are certain things unforgivable That book was Harper Bliss Pink Bean 5 Water Under Bridges , which addressed a former bully Here, MC Jinx is a former drug addict and ex con As with Harper s character Mia, Jinx had a very bad home life which was a huge factor to her becoming the person she was in her teens Also like Mia, Jinx has taken responsibility for her past actions, and works hard to be a better, and different, person I don t know if I find it harder to forgive a bully who purposely and knowingly caused great pain to a teen than to forgive a drug addict who did bad things, or whether author Jeannie Levig simply wrote aconvincing story but I absolutely forgive, like and love Jinx What a terrific and kind person she is MC E.J is actually the less likable of the two She doesn t have a good enough relationship with her adult children to tell them she s a lesbian, but the reason she doesn t tell them is that she s afraid of hurting their relationship In a bit of denial about your real relationship, there, E.J She also has all the power in their relationship, constantly going to Jinx, and then constantly running from, and hurting, Jinx The story of their instalust and slow burn romance is very enjoyable Their friends and coworkers are all terrific, with their own personalities and contributions to the story Jinx s niece was delightful, but E.J s son was an asshole until the very end Jinx s half sister Andrea was batshit evil, and while the ending with Andrea was heartwarming it also felt like the most contrived part of the story Narrator Melissa Sternenberg is just wonderful, as she always is There is though, substantial hissing sounds at points on the audio I seem to have run into a spate of bad audio QA Highly recommended I just have to go with 5 despite flaws with the audio quality


  8. MJS MJS says:

    I loved Levig s A Wish Upon a Star, and this one had pretty good reviews, so I thought I d try it, and I m so glad I did The MCs here are Jinx, who is an ex con who is trying to restart her life and reconnect with her family and E.J, who is a business woman who meets Jinx while in town for her son s wedding The two have a one night stand that develops in tobecause the connection they feel for each other is something neither woman wants to let go of The romance is pretty sweet, there s p I loved Levig s A Wish Upon a Star, and this one had pretty good reviews, so I thought I d try it, and I m so glad I did The MCs here are Jinx, who is an ex con who is trying to restart her life and reconnect with her family and E.J, who is a business woman who meets Jinx while in town for her son s wedding The two have a one night stand that develops in tobecause the connection they feel for each other is something neither woman wants to let go of The romance is pretty sweet, there s plenty of hot sex scenes, and both main characters are interesting They also spend plenty of time together, talk about their lives and who they are and what they want, which was a refreshing change The book isn t without its flaws though EJ s habit of running gets old, but I did like that Jinx put her foot down and how they managed their issues I also thought that for all that Jinx had been through she was remarkably unfazed I d have expected that she d have needed counselling or something, but there was no mention of how she d managed to come through her various traumas and still be so sweet and kind The issues with EJ s son and Jinx s sister were also too I don t know, they re just so central to everything that happens and yet both resolutions are rushed and a bit to easy.That aside, I did love the connection between the characters, and the relationships each MC had with their best friends Oh, and it also feature s a dog, which is always a plus This is a nice, sweet romance between older leads, and while I still think Wish Upon A Star is my favourite, this one was an enjoyable read 4 stars


  9. lov2laf lov2laf says:

    I found this to be a little bit better than an okay read The writing is actually pretty good but there was a syrupy sweet quality to the storyline and difficult conflicts in all respects were solved too easily for my tastes Jinx, a traumatized character, was too unaffected by her past for me to believe and she was depicted as a sainted character in the present daynot that she couldn t currently hold the ideals and integrity that she does, learning from her mistakes, but usually when people I found this to be a little bit better than an okay read The writing is actually pretty good but there was a syrupy sweet quality to the storyline and difficult conflicts in all respects were solved too easily for my tastes Jinx, a traumatized character, was too unaffected by her past for me to believe and she was depicted as a sainted character in the present daynot that she couldn t currently hold the ideals and integrity that she does, learning from her mistakes, but usually when people get into a relationship is where we see all of the insecurities and triggers explode, often times ones we don t even realize we have, and Jinx seemed to have minimal issues Any hint of insecurity she had was overcome with logic and every part of her wasat a cerebral level From my own experience, life doesn t work that way.Andrea, Jinx s estranged sister, and Jacob, E.J s son, also could ve beenbelievable I grew up in Sacramento so making Jacob a modern day conservative, uncomfortable with gay people kind of guy wouldn t have been farfetched in the least I kind of didn t buy him making one negative proclamation as a teenager and the mother never revisiting it If he d said a negative comment a week ago, now that s some heightened conflict I also found Andi s motivation to remain an ice queen all of those years to be somewhat weak Giving those two characters a darker,anchored edge while keeping them uncomfortable but civil would ve been stronger for the story.I went along for the ride but, in the end, I was dissatisfied by this lack of deeper conflict There was also a little bit of the white savior thing going on with the neighbor that struck mebut that s just me.On the flip side, if you re looking for a sweet, feel good read starring two mature women 40s and 50s that touches on drama without too much of an ugly fall out, this is a good fit The love story between Jinx and E.J is solid though I couldn t get past the nameslol I did like that the book was focused on older women The overall cast and the story arc were depicted well and I could tell the author put her heart into the story 3.5 stars


  10. Agirlcandream Agirlcandream says:

    Loved it Both Jinx and EJ make for compelling mature leading ladies The writing is crisp and the dialogue is witty and entertaining When insecurities and differences rise up to challenge their budding romance these women do something unique to many romance novels They talk through their differences They listen to one another The bond which develops between heart of gold ex con Jinx and the closeted lesbian EJ is a beautiful thing to watch develop Both women have issues they need to face a Loved it Both Jinx and EJ make for compelling mature leading ladies The writing is crisp and the dialogue is witty and entertaining When insecurities and differences rise up to challenge their budding romance these women do something unique to many romance novels They talk through their differences They listen to one another The bond which develops between heart of gold ex con Jinx and the closeted lesbian EJ is a beautiful thing to watch develop Both women have issues they need to face and supportive friends who help them through the worst of their fears but it is the one on one moments between EJ and Jinx I will remember I could go on and on and quote memorable lines from the novel but I don t want to take anything away from the touching scenes peppered throughout the novel This is one book I can happily recommend to all HEA lovers ARC received with thanks from Bold Strokes Books via NetGalley


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