Class Reunion by Kenzie Michaels
Publisher: Freya's Bower
Publication Date: February 5, 2013
Format: eBook - 57 pages / Kindle - 211 KB / Nook - 264 KB
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
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Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book from the author / publisher in exchange for my honest review and participation in a virtual book tour event hosted by Goddess Fish Promotions.
Natalie Collier thinks she's successfully put Brian Vellinger out of her mind. After harboring a secret crush all through high school and into college, she is both alarmed and thrilled when Brian makes his intentions known at their 25th class reunion. But will she succeed in softening his casual, 'sex only' policy, or will she end up just another notch on his belt?
My Book Review:
What's the chance that an unrequited love can be fulfilled at a class reunion?
Brian Vellinger has organized the Class of '84 twenty-fifth class reunion at a local country club in their hometown of Anderson, Indiana.
Brian is a divorced owner of a Credit Union, who has sworn off romance after two failed relationships. He prefers casual sex with no ties and isn't looking for a long-term relationship.
Natalie Collier is a single hospital pharmacist who resides in Boise, Idaho. After being away for twenty-five years, she's coming back to her hometown for her high school class reunion. A recent break up with a controlling jealous man named Paul Wynsdale has Natalie looking forward to seeing her family and friends, especially Brian Vellinger, who she has harbored an unrequited crush since high school. She is also considering a new position with CVS drug stores that could require her to relocate.
When Natalie and Brian see each other at the class reunion there is a mutual instant attraction. Can a casual weekend of sex and hanging out with no strings attached be enough for Natalie? Or could being with Natalie change Brian's reluctance for a long-term relationship?
Class Reunion is a sassy short story about two former classmates who rediscover each other after twenty-five years. Author Kenzie Michaels weaves a fast paced fun tale set in Anderson, Indiana and Boise, Idaho, written in the third person narrative that follows the reunion and relationship development of Natalie and Brian.
This story was very entertaining from the start, it immediately drew me in with the class reunion, who doesn't have good memories of attending their own class reunion? I really enjoyed the walk down the 1980s memory lane with the mentioning of some of my old favorite rock, dance and love songs; and a blast from the past mentioning of the atari video games Centipede and Ms. Pac Man.
Then we have the main focus of story, the sexy reunion of Brian and Natalie. I loved how the author provides the reader with a multi-layered storyline in a short story that consisted of the reunion weekend, Brian and Natalie's past histories, and their current relationship dramas that builds up to a predictable but satisfying conclusion. The story has a nice balance of light funny moments, intriguing drama, and steamy sexual scenes. Did I mention that I really enjoyed Brian and Natalie's steamy sex scenes ... wink, wink?!
With a fun cast of characters, quirky dialogue and interactions, and a quick storyline that leaves you wanting more; Class Reunion is a thoroughly enjoyable short and sexy read!
RATING: 4 STARS ****
About The Author
Kenzie is the 'wild child' of author Molly Daniels. They cohabitate nicely inside the brain of a woman in Indiana who's the mother of three and 'Aunt Molly' to the entire neighborhood. A devout chocoholic, her hubby has learned to watch out when the characters in her head take over and not get too upset when the words are flowing and all concept of time is lost. (LOL)
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