Starting Over, The Treading Water Series, Book 3 [NOOK Book]

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The Treading Water Series, Book 3

In a drunken stupor, Brandon O'Malley frightens his brother Aidan's girlfriend, enraging his brother and the rest of his family. Aidan offers Brandon the choice of rehab or jail, and Brandon reluctantly enters treatment. While in rehab, he confronts the lifetime of secrets and resentments that fueled his spiral into alcoholism, and these revelations have a major effect on his entire family. When he returns ...
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Starting Over, The Treading Water Series, Book 3

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Overview

The Treading Water Series, Book 3

In a drunken stupor, Brandon O'Malley frightens his brother Aidan's girlfriend, enraging his brother and the rest of his family. Aidan offers Brandon the choice of rehab or jail, and Brandon reluctantly enters treatment. While in rehab, he confronts the lifetime of secrets and resentments that fueled his spiral into alcoholism, and these revelations have a major effect on his entire family. When he returns home expecting to resume his supervisory role in the family’s construction business, Brandon learns his father has retired and put his younger brother, Colin, in charge. Brandon is unhappy to be given the job of renovating an apartment building where he loses his heart to an adorable five-year-old tenant named “Mike.” After he falls hard for Michaela, Brandon becomes involved with her mother Daphne, who is running from a past that will later test his sobriety and his mettle as a man.

"The finale to the Treading Water trilogy was an enchanting lesson in ensuring a low point in your life doesn't define the person you become. It is wonderfully written with characters that envelope you in their world. This book is an excellent ending to a series of books that truly pulled at my heartstrings." —Starting Over, A Reviewer Top Pick, Night Owl Reviews.

The Treading Water Trilogy
Book 1: Treading Water
Book 2: Marking Time
Book 3: Starting Over
Book 4: Coming Home
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Editorial Reviews

Joyfully Reviewed
Treading Water creates an emotional firestorm within the reader. It shines the light on the good and the bad in life and proves that one moment can change everything and it’s never too late to find love. Marie Force grabbed my heart and squeezed every ounce of emotion out of it but most importantly her monumental story left me blissful. Treading Water may be fiction but it gives me hope; hope in everyday people and happily ever after. I cannot wait for the next book in this trilogy!
Night Owl Reviews
As with any Marie Force book, you are immediately immersed in this storyline and connect with the characters. Once you start, you are hard pressed to put this down and you're smiling or holding your breath through all their ups and down. Another excellent read! —A Reviewer Top Pick for Marking Time, book 2 in the Treading Water Trilogy
Night Owl Reviews
As with any Marie Force book, you are immediately immersed in this storyline and connect with the characters. Once you start, you are hard pressed to put this down and you're smiling or holding your breath through all their ups and down. Another excellent read! —A Reviewer Top Pick for Marking Time, book 2 in the Treading Water Trilogy
Joyfully Reviewed
Treading Water creates an emotional firestorm within the reader. It shines the light on the good and the bad in life and proves that one moment can change everything and it’s never too late to find love. Marie Force grabbed my heart and squeezed every ounce of emotion out of it but most importantly her monumental story left me blissful. Treading Water may be fiction but it gives me hope; hope in everyday people and happily ever after. I cannot wait for the next book in this trilogy!
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013865297
  • Publisher: HTJB, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/18/2011
  • Series: Treading Water Trilogy , #3
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 11,651
  • File size: 981 KB

Meet the Author

Marie Force is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling, award-winning author of 25 contemporary romances, including The McCarthys of Gansett Island Series, the Fatal Series, the Treading Water Series and numerous stand-alone books. Her new series, The Green Mountain Country Store, is coming in late 2013. While her husband was in the Navy, Marie lived in Spain, Maryland and Florida, and she is now settled in her home state of Rhode Island. She is the mother of two teenagers and two feisty dogs, Brandy and Louie. Subscribe to updates from Marie about new books and other news at Follow her on Twitter @marieforce. And on Facebook at Join one of her many reader groups! View the list at Contact Marie at .
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2011

    A must read contemporary romance!!!

    Make sure you have tissues on hand, as I guarantee you will definitely shed some tears in the beginning set-up, but that's what will make the journey to the "Happily Ever After" so meaningful. This is a wonderful book on overcoming your past, forgiveness, finding love, and family. If you haven't read the 1st two books in her Treading Water trilogy, you definitely should before reading this one. Again all of them are wonderful, and I was so hooked I read late into the night to finish each book in 4 hours!!

    I stumbled on this author, and since then have gone through all her books. I absolutely love all of the books by Marie Force. She has a way of writing sensual contemporary romance that's real, where the relationships develop without the ridiculous, soap opera-like melodrama that one might find in cheaper contemporary romances. I have the feeling that her books could easily translate to on-screen romance films.

    If you haven't checked out her other books - definitely go for the Fatal Series if you like suspense. It's what hooked me into Marie Force. My other favorites were the Gansett Island Series, another another amazing contemporary romance series.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2013

    Highly recommended

    I love this series can't wait to get to the next one

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2011

    Good story

    I've read all 3 books in this series and this book ties them all together nicely. A little too much graphic sex to suit me and
    The characters seem to fall in love quite quickly but all in all it's a lovely story. I would reccomend the whole series, I felt like I knew all the charactera well by the end of this book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2014

    Another winner for marie

    This was a so touching,i really enjoyed it,highley recommend

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2014

    Great

    What a writer this author is. I can not believe each book just gets better. So much adventure and fun. It makes you want to be part of the family.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2014

    Wonderful

    Highly recomended series. I have read them all and loved them all.

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  • Posted January 17, 2014

    Great read!!!

    Love the way this author writes.the stories are so well written.will read new books that are written by marie force.

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  • Posted October 25, 2013

    Very good

    Marie Force keeps getting better with every book she writes. Loved this on!

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  • Posted September 24, 2013

    I enjoyed this book. It could have been a stand-alone rather t

    I enjoyed this book. It could have been a stand-alone rather than part of the Treading Water Series as it didn't involve the characters in the first 2 books at all other than the occasional mention of Aidan and Clare. This book is totally about Brandon O'Malley and the rest of the O'Malley family. In book 2 of this series, Brandon is inappropriate with Clare, Aidan's fiance, and is forced by the family into rehab. He comes out remorseful, and while he is renovating an old building he meets a little girl, then her mother. This book is abouto remorse, redemption, and second chances. Read this book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 10, 2013

    Starting over

    Great book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2013

    Starting over

    Love the treading water series! Need to read all the books in the series. You will not want to put them down. A must read series. Love Marie Force books

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2013

    Great book

    Great series of books

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2013

    Wonderful

    A wonderful story of love family.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2013

    The best yet!

    After reading and thoroughly enjoying the MacCarthy series, I thought I'd read this one. I just finished "Starting Over" and it is the most emotional of all, so be sure to have a box of tissues close by. I would strongly suggest you read the books in order as they lay the groundwork for the characters. This is true for the MacCarthy series as well and I would strongly recommend reading that series too.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2013

    Starting over

    Wow what a great story loved it the whole series is great

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  • Posted April 13, 2013

    Highly Recommended

    love the series

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    Posted March 17, 2013

     

     

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2013

    Loved this book

    This book was fantastic. You definately needed the tissues. I have read the othrr series by Marie Fofce but I think this one is her best.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2013

    EMOTIONAL

    I loved this book, it cried very hard at the end. Marie is an exceptional writer. Cant wait to read the next one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2013

    Wonderful, Wonderful, Wonderful!!!

    Another Marie Force Masterpiece... WOW!!! And when you have finished Book three move on to Book 4 and read Kate and Reid's story.. Could not put it down and could not go to bed with these four books unfinished... The story, the characters and the family dynamics in these books in OUTSTANDING... Some of the very best books I have ever read (and that is a lot of books)... I cannot review the books because I wouldn't spoil the experience for anything... BUT, don't miss the opportunity to enjoy some of the best reading ever...

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