[The First Move] E–book Õ Jennifer Lohmann
W could I have screwed up so bad However he Doesn T Understand Why His Daughter Is Upset With Him t understand why his daughter is upset with him he knew he d screwed up why didn t he understand why his daughter was angry It just didn t work for me I felt like his attraction to Renia was due to his high school fantasy of her and he never really seemed to accept the reality of the messed up teen she was I m not entirely sure whether I believe that he and Renia will work together long term I lost interest My problems stemmed from the series line rather than the author s writing style or plotting which was very ood My copy of The First Move was provided to me by the Jennifer Lohmann herself after I tweeted her to ask whether she knew if the e version would be available in the UK I d read Wendy the Superlibrarian s review you see and it sounded like just my sort of bookRenia Milek s world was crushed when she was a teenager when her father Building Ideas: An Architectural Guide to the University of Chicago grandfather and one of her brothers were killed in a car accident Her mum withdrew into her own head and Renia Rey as she called herself then reacted by acting out There was drinking drugs and sleeping around It all ended wi It was ok but not compelling I was notlued in It s womens fiction than romanceThe majority of the story is about Renia s Canadian Art, Volume 1 (A-F): Canadian Art: Volume I (A-F) grief self doubt and related issues She was pregnant at age 16ave the baby up for adoption and is still rieving about it 18 years later She has never been in love The reason was not explained other than it was somehow related to her messed up mental state Apparently the few times she was involved with men she did not treat them well and uickly broke up with themMiles had a crush on Renia when they were in high school He is recently divorced and their paths cross He now acts on that crush Renia treats him bad but he continues his pursuit and she softens toward him That was the best part of the story It brought the book into the romance "category but their relationship felt like a secondary story More time "but their relationship felt like a secondary story More time spent on other relationships like Renia wanting to meet her adopted daughter Ashley things oing on with Sarah Miles 16 year old daughter and Renia s troubled relationship with her mother I enjoyed things happening between Sarah and Renia It would have been neat if happened with the adopted daughter Ashley This is for readers who are in the mood for problems and emotions surrounding iving up a child for adoptionThere were three brief sex scenes I don t recall any emotional reaction to themDATANarrative mode 3rd person Story length 298 pages Swearing language strong but not often used Sexual language mild Number of sex scenes 3 Setting current day Chicago Illinois Copyright 2013 Genre contemporary romance Cute book with lots of plot This is a very full story and honestly I was a little overwhelmed It felt long to me but anytime I tried to look for someplace I would cut I couldn t find one because every page seemed essential to the story line Tru. To Renia Milek back then but he definitely does now And that's not the only thing that's changed Gone is the rebel Renia used to be In her place is a beautiful woman who's reserved cautiousand holding on to secrets For Miles this second chance .
Ly this book was packed with plot That s common for a Harleuin SuperRomance but I ve read a decent number in the line to know that not all of them are Harleuin SuperRomance but I ve read a decent number in the line to know that not all of them are so packed It s not a bad thing to have a lot of plot but it does make for a lot of storylines to wrap up at the very end which I think lead to me being overwhelmed Our HEA didn t happen until the very last few pages made it feel slightly rushed even though it worked well with the way the story progressed I think I just kept seeing how few pages I had left and was worried not everything would be tied up nicely at the endI read this for my romance book club where the theme of the month was secret babies This book fit that theme well which is all I ll say to prevent spoilers I did think the baby issue was handled with a lot of care and lot detail than I m used to This book was incredibly realistic Both hero and heroine were incredibly flawed major mistakes and dealt with them as actual real people would Not a terrible thing to read but not exactly what I m used to in a romance especially not in a Harleuin I bought this book because Jennifer Lohmann is a fellow librarian full disclosure I have met her on one occasion and have communicated with her on Twitter both before and after she published and I wanted to be supportive I was unsure what to expect but I really liked what I read This was a well written tightly paced story with realistic characters and real emotion If all her books are like this I will be checking out others Final rade B Why is it we have such negative feelings about women ive up "their even when the child now rown could never have "babies even when the child now Carson Pirie Scott: Louis Sullivan and the Chicago Department Store grown could never have aood life other than with the people who raised her Answers to this and other hard uestions are demanded when Renia s back story is revealed and why she has closed herself off to closeness with anyone ever since The climax when she confronts her mother who sent her away and Miles acts like Renia is again undeserving of his trust came too soon for me I could have read at least another 100 pages Great book Couldn t put it down Hey so you know how I constantly ask for books that portray functional co parenting between divorced couples THIS IS THAT BOOKI would like it for that alone how messy and complicated those kinds of relationships can be but it also does a pretty Charting an Empire: Geography at the English Universities 1580-1620 good job with the complexity of balancing doing the right thing for your child versus the feelings of abandonment that can ensueOverall the writing remains the weakest part of the author s work but she s putting together such interesting things that I really don t care There s also some content in this book that could be read as slut shaming but I think it s of a perfectly rational if sad self loathing than that directly The characters are messy in aood way in this and so you have to make for allowances when they do stuff that isn t perfectI want a book about the brother now When am I etting one of those. Ith Renia is too important to let her past stand in their way He'll do whatever is necessary to help her accept her choices and move on even if that means a salsa lesson or two Because now that he's made the first move he wants the second to be hers. ,
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45I like just about everything about this book Every characters feel real The challenges past and present that they face felt normal like things I can past and present that they face felt normal like things I can to Renia is damaged but not broken and not self pitying Miles starts off seeming maybe a little to ood to be true but his human failings show up and we learn that even with all "HIS GOOD INTENTIONS HE S JUST AS LIKELY TO "good intentions he s just as likely to up as anyone Sarah Miles teenage daughter irritates me at times not always and that is definitely the point she is suppose to be caught point She is suppose to be caught that awkward phase between childhood and adulthood I have a difficult time imagining a teenager actually saying some of snotty things she says in front of other rown ups because my children would honestly never do that they d think it but not say it aloud But I can be persuaded that there are teens who wouldI want to say again that the people feel real the emotions feel real the situations regrets second uessing everything And the pull between Renia and Miles is so sweet The romance is wonderful and the sex scenes are really ood There is so much in this book but it all works so well together It s a book about finding a healthy place in relationships between mother and daughter father and daughter mother and the daughter she ave up for adoption between a man and a woman falling in love There is hope fear rejection forgiveness and finally acceptance Acceptance that you do the best you can so forgive yourself and others and move on with your lifeMy minor uibbles are the following 1 just a bit of repetitive internal monologuing by Renia on her feeling and 2 Miles Citrus: A History got off the hook at the end with too littleroveling This book made me emotional in a Building the South Side: Urban Space and Civic Culture in Chicago, 1890-1919 good way I m not a crying sort of reader It rarely happens But there are moments in this story where I was reading with a lump in my throat and I really think that s on the strength of the heroine Romance as aenre tends to spend an inordinate amount of time and energy focusing on hunky beefcake heroes who are emotionally screwed up because their Mama Daddy Brother Pet Goldfish didn t love them enough Yeah heroes are reat but romance works because at the end of the day it s the heroine s journey It s a enre that relies on studs for the I enjoyed this story uite a bit The realistic aspects of adoption divorce and childhood trauma were very believable and set the stage for both characters personalities However while I liked seeing Renia come out of the secretive shell she d wrapped around herself I felt like many major issues resolved themselves too uickly Her issues with her mother were deep had been festering for years and seemed to be wrapped up much too uickly I also had a hard time believing that Miles really understood how wrong his actions were and have a hard time believing he won t do the same thing in the future Even within the story I felt that he was a contradiction We see him thinking Did I really say that Ho. An unlikely encounterbut he'll take it It seems like fateor something When Miles Brislenn spies the irl he had a crush on in high school at his ex wife's wedding no less he can't let the opportunity pass He might not have had the courage to talk. ,