Love Unfeigned by Nadine C. Keels is a short Young Adult Romance Novella full of spirit and inspiration.
“First in the When It’s Time series
Love to the chords of a classic jazz band, spanned over more than a decade…
Lorraine: plucky and competitive.
Isaiah: impish, with a smile that gleams in more ways than one.
From the time the two first square off for a wall ball battle as children, Lorraine and Isaiah can’t help knowing each other. But neither can they avoid passions and misfortunes lining their path to young adulthood. After Isaiah’s family breakup disrupts the haven he’s shared with Lorraine, their relationship is threatened by jealousy, abandonment, and a life-altering trauma too grave to…forget.
As one year follows another, what might it take to reunite this divided man and woman in love: a love unbounded by time?
“Everything didn’t have to turn out perfect. I just wanted you there.”“
Love Unfeigned was a light-hearted novella that I flew through in one night!
It still baffles me how so much story can be contained in a smaller amount of pages (as I am so used to the lengthier books). Don’t be fooled, you will be getting a well-composed story from this book.
I gave this book 3 out of 5 Stars. I did find the writing to be a little lengthy at times, but overall, it contains long-lost romance that kindles an inspirational tale for young readers.
And the romance in this novella is on the clean-side which I feel is a nice change of pace compared to the other heavier “romance” novels I’ve read in YA. This is definitely a read for any age.
There are a few frustrating moments as the characters are set in their younger years and experience that mystery behind their bonding. You just want to tell them to speak up! But of course, kids wouldn’t quite understand that and would defeat the purpose of the story.
I am curious to see what is in store in the next novella, so stay tuned for more of those thoughts coming soon!
Published: 27 February 2013
Genre: Young Adult Romance
How I Read It: eArc from NetGalley
*Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. All of my book reviews contain my honest opinion only and are not influenced in any way.*
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