No More Wasted Time by Beverly Preston


5 stars


Meg's Review:

No More Wasted Time follows Tess and her adventure to find love again. This isn't what her adventure begin's as though. Tess is traveling to Bora Bora to say goodbye to her husband. He passed away a year ago and she is going to spread his ashes in the place he felt the most alive. On her trip to do this Tess meets Tom. He catches her eye from the moment she sees him. You may chock that up to the fact that he's famous, but the way she analyzes him you can tell there is attraction there. Unexpectedly Tess discovers she has feelings for him. She sees him for the man he really is and is falling in love with him a little at a time. Little does she know he is doing the same thing. This book is a little outside of my norm since the main characters were in their forties, but I still related to the book in a big way and couldn't put it down. I wanted so much for Tess and Tom to find that Happily ever after with each other. I became invested in the outcome from the beginning. I suppose like her children did. I wanted her to be treated right and I wanted her to be happy with him. The story is very real, well its not, but it is. I felt like these were real people and this situation could be real. The characters weren't over embellished or unbelievable, they felt like a person you could meet anyday. Well aside from Tom. He was famous and his character fit that. This story came full circle for Tess. She suffered a great loss in the passing of her husband and lost a part of herself in the process. Her trip brought back some of that and gave her more. You travel with Tess and watch her develop into a new woman. Someone who deserves the Love that's in front of her. No More Wasted Time is a novel you don't want to miss.


Life isn’t about tomorrow ~ Life is about today
After losing her husband to a sudden heart attack, Tess Mathews escapes to Bora Bora to lay her husband and sorrow to rest. What she doesn’t expect is a new beginning.
Tom Clemmins is an A-list actor whose life revolves around work and an onslaught of women. He travels to Bora Bora for a much-needed break. Tom has a few ideas of how he’ll enjoy his vacation, but love isn’t one of them. Until he sees Tess.
Reserving a private shark-feeding excursion to scatter her husband’s ashes into the lagoon, Tess is furious when Mr. Hollywood bribes his way onto the boat, leaving her no other choice but to share the boat ride.
Tess is torn between tremendous guilt and zealous lust when their boat ride turns into a week full of romance and desire neither thought imaginable. Utterly smitten with a woman for the first time in his life, Tom casts his commitment phobia aside and whisks Tess off to Malibu where he introduces her as his “girlfriend” on the red carpet.
As the paparazzi besiege, can Tess survive the media blitz that ensues in order to find her second chance at love?