Review: Forever (A Lobster Kind of Love) by Jody Pardo & Jennifer Tocheny
ABOUT THE BOOK: When a drunk truck driver claimed Lydia’s husband and son, her world shattered. The small town that once embraced her was now her personal hell. She made the decision to leave her hometown of Nazareth, Pennsylvania and move to Eastport, Maine, to start over in the last happy place she ever knew. When the sea tried to claim Ryan, he was left a broken man. Starting over in a wheelchair was the last thing he expected to do. Ryan was born to be a lobster fisherman, not a buoy. When Lydia became his home care nurse, he never expected her to be the light at the end of his tunnel.Will their broken hearts survive a second chance or will they remain locked in their cages?Lobsters mate for life. Lobster love is forever.
REVIEW: Forever: A Lobster Kind of Love is SENSATIONAL! This story is heartwarming, engaging and a truly beautiful romance. Ryan has an accident while out on his ship with the rest of his crew. This story begins when Ryan wakes up to find that he is paralyzed from his thighs down. He gets transported to a rehabilitation center in New York so that he can get the proper care and training to live through his paralysis. Once he is able to return home, he starts to feel like he is useless because his wheelchair is too big to go through the doorways of his house. He can’t eat in his kitchen, he can’t shower in his bathroom, he can’t go outside for air…he is stuck in his living room until a nurse is assigned to him. Then…he meets Lydia. Lydia is new in town and she has some personal baggage that she hasn’t fully dealt with yet. When she meets Ryan, her new client…he nothing like what she could have ever imagined.
I really enjoyed reading this story between Ryan and Lydia. They are so innocent and both are longing for love, but they just can’t see what’s in front of them. The mentality and physical work that Ryan undergoes is ultimately exhausting. I can’t imagine ever being in that situation where I would have to relearn how to do every simple task that I may take advantage of now. I sympathized with Ryan so much and when Lydia came into the picture, I really loved both of their personalities. Lydia makes Ryan stronger because she does not pity him or make him feel anything less than a man. She helps him when asked and her caring nature is enduring.
I recommend this book to mainly woman; however, both men and woman may enjoy it since the story has alternating point of views. In my opinion, these two authors really inspired me; I couldn’t put the book down! I give Forever: A Lobster Kind of Love a five-star rating. It was wonderful and I would definitely read more from these two authors in the future.
Jody currently resides in Oklahoma teaching the fifth grade and is a single mom to her daughter Ariel Elizabeth and her cat, Bullet.