Hello Dear Romantics!
So I have two things to tell you about this week. One is a fabulous novella that I will get to in just a minute the other is an announcement!
Next week yours truly will be a blog tour for a newly released clean romance by Danyelle Ferguson called Sweet Confections. There will be an interview and a giveaway by Ms. Ferguson and it promises to be tons of fun. So make sure to tune in next week.
Now for this weeks exceptionally great find. In actuality this novella found me. (Love it when great reads come to me. Makes life a little easier.)
Love Unfeigned by Nadine Keels is the story of Lorraine and James and follows them through their growing up years of second / third grade to high school. Their ups and downs and what seems like the disintegration of their relationship.
When the story opens up the two of them are adults and have a chance meeting where James saves Lorraine from almost getting hit by a car as she is about to cross the street. (How galant!)
From there the story takes us into how the two first met back in grade school. Lorraine was a second grade wiz kid when it came to wall ball. The kids in her grade weren’t enough of a challenge for her so she decided to take on older kids.
So one day during recess she and her best friend Sara go over to the Third graders to find some fresh challengers. She runs into her older brother Earl and his best friend James. Lorraine is instantly attracted to James because of his braces and from then on in her mind he is known to her as “Braces Boy”.
As the two grow up it is obvious that James is attracted to Lorraine, aka “Itty-Bitty”, and all of a sudden their little world comes to a crashing halt when James’s parents get a divorce and he is no longer able to spend as much time with Earl and Lorraine.
There is a plot twist though that I never saw coming and I’m not gonna ruin it by telling you but I will say that it explains a lot of Lorraine’s reactions after they reunite as adults.
Will Lorraine and James be able to get over their differences? Will James be lost to Lorraine forever? What is that plot twist?
Ha! I guess you’ll have to read the book to find out!
3 out of 5 stars
I can definitely see re-reading this again. It’s an easy read and a very beautiful and poignant story.
4 out of 5 stars
Only two or three kissing scenes. Nothing that is really toe curling but so much emotion behind the story and you can feel what these two characters feel for each other.