Reunion of Souls by Paul Lonardo

Reunion of Souls

Jodi and Nick’s chance for romance was never realized while they were in high school. Now, five years later, they meet again. Will a class reunion be their first—and last—chance at love? Paul Lonardo pens a sweet, contemporary romance about risking it all for love in Reunion of Souls.

Saddened by the recent loss of her mom and disheartened by a stalled career and unfulfilled personal life, Jodi feels that life is passing her by. But then she receives an invitation to her five-year high school reunion.

Nick Ryan was always around in high school, but Jodi never thought of him in a romantic way. Lately though, she’s found herself thinking about him more and more, and wondering if she should have paid him more attention in high school. Upon learning that Nick will be attending the reunion, Jodi can’t help but think it’s a sign.

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? addtogoodreads_zps55cd15da16 Angela_s PonderingsTAG

Reunion of Souls is a sweet read that was a pleasant way to spend an hour. The story is told from Jodi’s point of view and I had to remind myself more than once that she was only 23 years old. Not only that, but she had just lost her mother, for whom she had been the sole care provider, and received even more bad news within days of her mother’s funeral. Why did I have to remind myself of this? Because some of Jodi’s thoughts were rather fanciful at times, but they were appropriate for her age and what she was going through. I had to remind myself that there was a time when I too saw signs that my life was headed in a certain direction all around me. And having her life turned upside down made Jodi even more open to the signs, but in a sweet way. While this made her reunion with Nick cute to watch, the fact that they never dated or hung out much in high school made their sudden interest in one another after five years since graduation a little suspect, especially with how the book ended. But it was a really sweet ending and I did enjoy Reunion of the Souls because of it. Sometimes I need a simple, warm and fuzzy romance and this certainly fit the bill.

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