Title – Reunion of Souls
Author: Paul Lonardo
Published Date: June 1st 2015
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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Jodi is a college graduate looking for a full-time teaching position during a time when her mother is battling emphysema. As her mom’s conditions worsens, Jodi moves back home to take care of her. The story opens just after Jodi buries her mother. Saddened by this and disheartened by her stalled professional career, she feels her life has been interrupted as she sees her friends beginning to achieve their dreams of getting their first jobs after graduating college, or settling down and getting married. Jodi harbors no regrets for the sacrifice she made, but she feels she has missed out on something. She will soon find out that she waited just the right amount of time, however, when an invitation arrives informing her of her upcoming five year high school class reunion. During her school days, she had always felt a smoldering flame for a quiet and shy classmate named Nick. In the years since graduation, she found herself thinking about him more and more. Although Nick lives in Chicago with a girlfriend whom he is rumored to be engaged, when Jodi learns that he will be attending the event she finds herself wanting to go to the reunion only to see him. She starts to fantasize that he wants to be with her as much as she wants him, and then begins to feel intuitively that there really is something special between them to pursue. Just prior to the reunion, Jodi receives a letter from a school in California offering her a teaching job. It’s and opportunity to start over, but she wants to find out if she has a chance with Nick first. At the same time, her antagonist in town, Arianna, who had been the captain of the cheerleading squad and homecoming queen, tries to thwart her from developing a relationship with Nick at every turn. The night of the reunion, Jodi and Nick meet and sparks fly, but Nick’s insecurities threaten to undermine everything before they even have a chance to get started. Can Jodi convince him that they belong together, and that their first chance at love may also be their last?
It is a sweet contemporary romance but for me it was, for the most par fairly predictable, too short for me to really connect with any of the characters, and then suddenly it was finished – all questions answered.
If you are looking for a short romance with a HEA then this could be for you …. I just need a little more out of my reading.
3 out of 5 stars for me!! V””V
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