The second I’ve read in this long running series by Emily March, these stories all seem to revolve around the little town providing the space, understanding and support that is often so necessary in life. Please read on for my review of
I’ve only read the previous title in this series – but have found that Eternity Springs is a wonderful place for regrouping and reorganizing your life and taking a fresh start. In this second chance at romance, Chase and Lori were high school sweethearts but life goals got in the way of the romance between these two very different characters.
Lori is more of a focused and driven character, she wanted to go to vet school and make a life in Eternity Springs, but Chase is an adventure junkie, always wanting the next new exciting moment. He’s achieved success as a photographer, and has been moving forward in his life and career with few thoughts of what he left behind. But, despite moving forward and finding a new fiancé, their assignment led them straight into danger. Unfortunately, when Chase is put through a terrible ordeal, he just loses his mojo and needed somewhere safe and nurturing to heal.
These two are so very disparate, and neither has much experience with or willingness to compromise. For compromise appears to be the ONLY way that this rekindled romance could turn to more. Lori is, for me, self-sacrificing in all the best ways: challenging Chase when he needs it, being consistently supportive if not always gentle with him, and allowing him to see a light at the end of the tunnel. And since Chase is a hometown boy, other characters from the town make appearances and moments, bringing the couple out of the spotlight on THEM, and allows us to see their individual progression.
A nice mix of humor, heart and some seriously twisted machinations bring us to an ending that is satisfying and appropriate: something I could not have envisaged earlier on through their story. A nice mix of present day moments alternate with flashbacks from their past illustrated their history and helped to flush out their story, making this one easily self-contained with no loss of knowledge for the reader. While this does read alone, the quality of characters, the relationship progression and the moments with other characters should interest you in the earlier titles.
Title: Reunion Pass
Author: Emily March
Series: Eternity Springs, #11
Also in this series: Heartsong Cottage, A Stardance Summer, The First Kiss of Spring
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published by: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Published on: 5 Aoril, 2016
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
Audio Length: 8 Hours: 40 minutes
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IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO HAVE A CHANGE OF HEART.
Six years ago, Chase Timberlake bought an engagement ring for his high school sweetheart Lori Reese. Then ... life happened. Chase's adventure photography career took off, Lori's dream of getting into veterinary school came true, and their happily ever after never came to pass.
When Chase's jet-setting life takes a tragic turn, he returns to Eternity Springs a damaged man. Who better to help mend his spirit than the woman who has dedicated her life to healing broken wings? Long summer days spent together rekindles the love that never died and Chase dares to dream of a future he'd thought lost. But Lori can't help but wonder whether this high-flying man really wants a small-town girl with roots sunk deep into the Colorado Rockies. Can she and Chase turn back the hands of time and pick up where they left off -- and give forever a chance?
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A copy of this title was provided via Publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.