Back to Before

Back to Before

by Tracy Solheim

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Back to Before takes readers back to Chances Inlet, North Carolina, the scene of Foolish Games. In this book, Gavin gets his second chance at love.

Chances Inlet, North Carolina, has an infamous power for second chances. But its charms are lost on the town's favorite son—until she comes along...

When his father's sudden death puts his family's construction business in serious debt, architect
Gavin McAlister is forced to put his dream career in New York on hold. Making matters worse, his fiancée calls it quits. Desperate to return to his big-city life, he discovers an opportunity to save his family, one that has him reluctantly starring in a home restoration TV show.

Former soap star Ginger Walsh hopes this job as a TV makeup artist will lead to better things. So far it's only brought her to a hamlet full of people who don't like her—except Gavin. After a wild night out leads to Ginger waking up in Gavin's loft—and the rest of town talking—the two of them soon wonder if getting back to before is what they want. Because being in each other's arms certainly feels like what they need.

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BN ID: 2940161291153
Publisher: Sun Home Productions
Publication date: 04/01/2019
Series: Second Chamces , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 75,719
File size: 1 MB

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Back to Before 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
sandy_a_p More than 1 year ago
If you like Romance novels, you've got to read Tracy Solheim! I loved this book too! The sexual tension from Ginger Walsh's and Gavin McAlister's first encounters and all their steamy sexual exploits keeps your reading faster and faster. And all Tracy Solheim's charters have depth and complexity, while also weathering various emotional highs and lows as they go about their lives - family secrets, crises, and sibling rivalry, friends who stand by you and those that disappoint or seem to let you down, unexpected hurt, pain, joy and happiness. Can't wait to learn who gets their second chance next. This book will not disappoint!
samanthajayne13 More than 1 year ago
I received an early copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Tracy Solheim does such a wonderful job of bringing her characters to life. I loved the chemistry that was between Gavin and Ginger. Once you start reading this book you don't want to put it down. This book is all about second chances and finding love in unexpected places. I can't wait to read the next book in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really loved the characters in this book. They were easy to relate to and very likeable. The plot, while predictable, was a fun read thanks to an endearing cast of secondary characters. I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher for a fair and honest review. This is my first book I've read by this author and I can't wait to explore her backlist.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved! Loved! Loved this book and its flawed but lovable characters. Can't wait to see more Chance Inlet characters and it was great seeing characters from Tracy's "Out of Bounds " series! Never get tired of reading her books!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! Chances Inlet is such a charming locale and Ginger and Gavin are such a cute couple! Every time I finish one of Ms. Solheim's books I am so bummed to have to wit for the next one! This story will surely leave a smile on your face!
Rubylee More than 1 year ago
I got a copy a little early of " Back TO Before" by Tracy Solheim and be leave me once you start reading that book you can't put it down. It's like all the rest of her books you just can't find a stop once you start readind one of her books.. Ruby Norwood !!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
can't wait to read more of this series 
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have enjoyed all Tracy's Books.  The Characters are  very real.   Tracy is a great writer.
ChillingTaz More than 1 year ago
Tracy Solheim takes you on a journey of finding love when you are in the center of a personal life crisis. Gavin and Grace are a pair that many would not feel would work, yet they are perfect for one another. I love Midas, Gavin’s dog!! When your couple meets due to the dog, you know you are in for a great story. Solheim builds a wonderful world in Chances Inlet that draws the reader in with great secondary characters.   If you have read any other of Solheim books you get to see a few characters revisited which is a fabulous bonus.
Barb-TRC More than 1 year ago
Back to Before by Tracy Solheim is the first book in her new Second Chances series. This was a sweet romance that takes place in a small town in Chances Inlet, North Carolina. Gavin McAlister is our hero, who has put his career as an architect on hold to help save his late father’s construction business. After the death of his father, Gavin found the business was deeply in debt, which would also cause the possible loss of his mother’s dream B&B. For two years, Gavin has been secretly working to fix things, and do a TV restoration show to bring in money to pay off the debt. His family does not know that when things are fixed, he will sell the construction business, save his mother’s B&B and go back to New York. But before he can do that, he must force himself to work on the TV show. It is here he meets Ginger Walsh, our heroine, a former soap actress, who is helping the producer of the show. Ginger is hoping to rebuild her career to work as a choreographer, but she has to survive the small town’s dislike of her, based on the character she played on the soap opera. It doesn’t take long for both Gavin and Ginger to become intimately involved, with the promise it will end when the show is over. This was really a very sweet story about second chances, and a wonderful romance between Gavin and Ginger. When Ginger first arrived with the television troupe, the whole town treated her badly, thinking of her as Destiny, the character she played on the soap opera. What made this such a nice story were the wonderful characters Solheim created. Gavin’s family, which includes his mom, who is having a secret affair with the town’s sheriff; his politician brother, who was bit obnoxious; a teenage girl, who is an outcast at school; Diesel, Ginger’s best friend, and producer of the television show, plus so many more, who play an integral part in this story. Slowly, as she begins to help with many townsfolk, while staying at the B&B, Ginger will win them over. She also begins to fall hard for Gavin, as he has become irresistible, but Ginger knows she will move on soon. Gavin also cares for Ginger, and enjoys watching the town change toward her. Gavin figures they can keep their secret no commitment relationship going, as soon as he closes the deal and goes back to New York, where Ginger will be working. The wild ending with anything and everything going wrong, will bring things to a head, with all secrets revealed, and best laid plans that do not always work out. You will need to read this fun enjoyable book to find out what happens to many of these wonderful characters, as well as to Gavin and Ginger. Back to Before is a perfect read if you love romance, small towns, great characters, and a great couple.
sferguson105 More than 1 year ago
Back to Before drew me in from the start. Gavin is back home in Chances Inlet to deal with the family business after his dad's unexpected passing. Ginger is there with a film crew, doing a show on a mansion restoration Gavin is working on. The chemistry between the 2 is immediate. Loved how Gavin seemed to see who Ginger truly was, and didn't judge her by a character she played in the past. Ginger just wants to be able to get one part of her life back that she has always loved, but everyone in Chances seems convinced she is evil. This story had me laughing, and sometimes close to tears, with how close everyone seemed to be (or my heart ached for how the "small town" crowd treated Ginger). The secondary characters added so much spunk to the story, and can't wait to see what Tracy has in store for us next (oh, and there's a little mystery I haven't quite figured out yet about the Inn's cook, but I know it's gonna be good :) ) I highly suggest this to anyone who loves small town contemporary novels
LovesHotTamales More than 1 year ago
Such a great book. Personally I think it is Tracy's best book yet. I love it when a book makes you feel like you are right there in the book taking part. A must read in my humble opinion.
KerryACroucier More than 1 year ago
I loved this book so much I couldn't put it down. It was just the right combination of humor and romance with strong character development. Ginger Walsh comes to Chances Inlet with her best friend Diesel to help him with production of a Historic Restoration show. With it's success, they will get their own show, and Ginger feels that she can return to New York a success. Gavin McAlister's family has always played a large role in Chance's Inlet. When his father died unexpectedly, Gavin returned home to sort things out. Unfortunately, there was much more to work through, and Gavin was forced to stay longer than planned, losing his fiancee in the process. Agreeing to the Historic Restoration show will unravel the mess his father left, and give Gavin the chance to get back to his life in New York. Both Gavin and Ginger are counting the days until they can get back to where they want to be. When they meet, there is instant chemistry and connection, though Ginger really tries to fight it. Gavin is the town's Golden Boy and everyone in town confuses her with the not-so-nice character she played on tv. As the days pass, Ginger finally stands up for herself and she finds that the town's nickname of Second Chances is true. She finds the town to be everything she wished for growing up. For Gavin, everything Ginger starts to love about the town is every reason he can't wait to leave. As these two come together, can they keep their relationship a secret in a town where everyone knows everything? Will they get back to the lives they dream about? The book is well-written with not only the main characters' story, but secondary storylines that work together to create a novel that is much richer. The way the story is woven together kept me hooked and made me feel like I was a part of the town of Chances Inlet. This is the first full-length novel I have read by Tracy Solheim, but I can't wait to double back and read her other novels, as well as wait anxiously for the second novel in the Second Chances
Barbara-Tobey More than 1 year ago
Loved it! You will be immersed in the lives of the characters living in Chances Inlet and those working there for a short time from the moment you start reading. Lots of interesting characters. I hope to revisit this town soon.
csingh More than 1 year ago
Is there anything more fitting than finding love in a place called Chances Inlet?  Having fallen in love with Tracy Solheim's characters from her Out of Bounds series starring some fabulous football players, I was very excited to hear she was starting a new series in a town I'd already visited and featuring men I'd met only in passing.  For those of you are worried you can't read this book without reading the other books in the series, rest assured, that's not a problem. My favorite part of this book is the characters.  It's not just Ginger and Gavin, but the rest of Gavin's family, the townspeople of Chances Inlet, and Diesel, Ginger's friend too.  I REALLY liked Ginger.  She's sincere and her beauty is more than skin deep.  She's worried about others around her and conscious of the fact she doesn't have the best image because of the role she's portrayed on a soap opera.  I felt her hurt as she tried to handle the scorn of the townspeople who weren't able to differentiate between her and her character's persona.  I adored Gavin as well.  Here was a man who had put his own dreams and goals on hold so he could help his family.  I felt and understood his frustration but wished he'd been more open with his family about what he was dealing with.  Another part of the book that really impressed me was the other tracks that were woven into Ginger and Gavin's story.  It wasn't just one other story arc, there were multiple and they were all seamlessly integrated in together.  I felt like I reading a story of Chances Inlet as much as I was reading about a single couple. And can I say how happy I was to see Will and Julianne make an appearance? I'm hoping to see them again and maybe others from the Blaze in the future.  I can't wait to read Miles McAlister's story.   Tracy Solheim has written a moving and captivating story.  It's hard to fully describe what I felt as I was reading it.  I truly feel like it'll be best if you give this book a try so you can see for yourself what I'm not being able to completely convey.  I loved visiting Chances Inlet and can't wait to visit it again and see what second chance magic it will bring!
ABrantley More than 1 year ago
I loved the storyline of two people stuck doing something they really don't want to do so that they can get back to the lives they once knew and then finding each other. The book is filled with well-developed characters and great romance, making it a book you'll find impossible to put down.
sbart84 More than 1 year ago
I fell in love with Ginger and Gavin immediately. Gavin returns home to Chances Inlet, to help his family financially. Ginger comes to Chances Inlet for a job, that she really does not want, to be a make up artist. There is an immediate chemistry between these two, I so love it. The only problem Ginger does not fit in with this small town and Gavin is here only temporarily. I so enjoyed the small town coastal atmosphere. Love how everyone knows everyone business. The characters of Gavin and Ginger are so perfect for each other, loved tier sexual hotness. This book should be on everyone's must read books of 2015. A great start to a new series. I received this book form the author for an honest review.
missy55GA More than 1 year ago
Tracy Solheim has started a new series--Second Changes. It is so nice to get Gavin's story, we met him in Will's story. The town of Chance Inlet is the place for second chances. Gavin and Ginger both need this second chance. We met the fine folks of the town and I look forward to more stories of the fun Second Chances to be written by Tracy. Give this story a try. Thanks Tracy Solheim & Good Writing I was given this book for a fair review
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
While this is a new series, Solheim doesn't leave her Out of Bounds characters behind. Really loved this one. It reminds me of a Jill Shalvis or Sussn Mallory book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldn't wait to read this book! I loved Gavin and the town of Chances Inlet in FOOLISH GAMES and it was wonderful to return there. Ginger and Gavin were a fun couple. I loved how the townspeople kept interfering in there relationship. There's also a steamy secondary story with a May-December romance. Love this book! Fingers crossed that Miles will get his story next.