|June 05th 2017|
|The last time I saw Nevada Kane, I was seventeen and he was loading his things into the back of his truck, about to embark on a fourteen-hour drive to the only college that offered him a full ride to play basketball.
I told him I’d wait for him. He promised to do the same.
But life happened. I broke my promise long before he ever broke his. And not because I wanted to.
We never saw each other again …
Until ten years later when Nevada unexpectedly returned to our hometown after an abrupt retirement from his professional basketball career.
Suddenly he was everywhere, always staring through me with that brooding gaze, never returning my smiles or “hellos.”
Over the years, I’d heard that he’d changed. And that despite his multi-million dollar contracts and rampant success, life hadn’t been so kind to him.
He was a widower.
And a single father.
And rumor had it, he’d spent his last ten years trying to forget me, refusing to so much as breathe my name … hating me.
But just like a rebound, he’s back.
And I have to believe everything happens for a reason.
|How much hurt could have been avoided by something as simple as “talking”. If there ever was any proof needed for that it is the story of Yardley and Nevada in The Rebound
by Winter Renshaw.
I love this authors storytelling and writing. But I have to admit the inability of these characters to talk when it was necessary annoyed me. But on the other hand I would not have had the chance to meet them if there was no story to tell.
It is a story of friendship, love, decisions made out of love and friendship as well as the second chance to right the wrong.
The leads were perfect for each other and their journey back to where they should have been all along was wonderful. But please fellow readers if we all learn something from this it should be “TALK” not “ASSUME”….
I am sorry that I can not tell you more because anything further than the blurb would spoil the journey.
I loved something else the author did. She opened the decision to the reader how much he wanted to know and when.
You see these kind of stories have “titanic” character; you know that ship will be sinking so why should you read the story fully knowing it is going to end bad.
Stories that have “now-and-then” character all have this issue and therefore readers (like me) sometimes have difficulties in reading the “Train-wreck-waiting-to-happen” – I loved how the author treated this issue and I honestly would love to have it handled that way in all the stories that deal with “Now-and-Then”
In total it was another great story from this author that I can fully recommend.