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You Can’t – or Can You – Go Home Again
What is it about High School Reunions that make some of us shudder and others rub their hands together with glee?
Depending upon which camp you fell into – OMG I so like cried about not seeing everyone every day for the rest of my existence OR I can’t wait to get away from these lepers and get on with my life – reunions can evoke some pretty intense emotions.
Uh-oh. Did someone say emotions? As in feelings? Remember them, they ran rampant during our teenage years. Over-active hormones reduced each of us to no more than throbbing glands. Brains took a backseat, as in a parked car at the end of a secluded street, to all things physical. We gushed, we squealed, we jumped in place and grabbed each other’s hands just because Brody Evans walked by and smiled at Mary Ellen in the cafeteria.
We gave little thought to anything of consequence, but remembered the words to every top ten song, knew which friend had the closet we most wanted to raid and who was dating whom when. True, many of us studied our butts off when no one was looking, but when we walked the halls, we were united in the sameness that gave us comfort and hid behind the mask of solidarity our cliques demanded.
In the cold light of adulthood, where Bank of America doesn’t give a rat’s patootie if you had the longest straightest hair of all your friends, returning to those yesterdays can seem a bit daunting.
However, prom queens with clear skin and perky attributes that seemed destined to travel a golden path often surprise the former goth outsiders whose weekly visits to the Dermo were detested beyond measure. Twenty years later the kid who dared to be different wound up being bold enough to start her own company while Buffy spends her days searching for her former glory at the bottom of a gin bottle.
Mostly Reunions invite those who had happy memories to reconnect with old friends and, for a few hours, wallow in the glow that made up our teenage years. For some, whose memories are more like scars, revisiting the past is not a trip they want to take. We don’t see these people at reunions and more’s the pity. Wouldn’t it be lovely to sit down with the nerd that used to wear a pocket protector and find out what he did with his life? Don’t be surprised when he turns out to be the head of Neurosurgery for a major teaching hospital.
Now isn’t that the stuff of Romance novels?
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Jake and Angie’s twentieth high school reunion sets the perfect stage for their lifelong friends to reunite the former sweethearts. Major roadblock – they have to trick Angie into coming home after twenty years. An elaborate ruse ensues at the same time they work on browbeating Jake into attending.
Maneuvering through emotional minefields rates a 10 for difficulty level, particularly when Angie lives the maxim: Time does not heal all wounds. And Jake? Check the Wiki pic next to Pride comes before the fall. Yep, that’s him tripping all over himself year after year.
But the firm conviction that these two were meant to be together propels a cast of quirky, determined friends into action. When tragedy derails the best laid plans, will Jake and Angie’s love rise to the occasion?
There was a wonderful cast of characters in this book. I will tell you that I loved that the author provided a peak into the future with her awesome epilogue. I also love that she was able to soothe Avery's heart and I hope that he finally opens himself up to discover love.. maybe a sequel..
This was a great read and I recommend this to anyone who loved and lost and still believes in the one perfect soul mate. This was surprisingly a book I couldn't put down and in some ways I am sad it ended. This close knit group of friends seem like just the people I would love to call 'my friends'.
I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review.
K. T. Wells has been telling stories since before she could read. She used to narrate books for her baby brother, concocting a plotline from the pictures. Not much has changed. One of her husband’s favorite pastimes is to listen to her tales after asking her to tell the story of people they observe in restaurants, airports or the subway.
Fascinated by the human condition, K. T.’s writing captures the emotions that drive the engines of our hearts. She is captivated by the rituals of love and believes everyone is entitled to a happily ever after.
Join her in celebrating her first published novel – Nobody’s Angel.