Review: Love Rekindled
LOVE REKINDLED - Nyora René
Sable SiStars Publishing
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July 2016
CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
REVIEWER:  Brenda Larnell | RATING:  B+
REVIEW: What happens when a couple, who is very much in love, cannot come to a compromise that can save their relationship? That’s the dilemma facing the hero, Malcolm James, NBA star, and the heroine, Charmaine Mouton, up and coming songstress. These college sweethearts are at a serious relationship crossroads when the story opens. The author, Nyora René, explores the love relationship dynamic when a couple separates to pursue their dream. Can that love survive, and moreover, can it be rekindled?

Malcolm James is a pro-baller. Playing basketball is his dream, along with having children and the lovely, talented Charmaine Mouton as his wife. Charmaine, a gifted singer with a bright future is discovered by an A&R scout from New York which all but seals her dream of being a star. Five years later, the hero and heroine are living their dreams, but not with each other. However, fate brings them together when Charm, her stage name, is selected to sing the national anthem at an All-Star game where Malcolm is also playing. In the five years they have been apart, Malcolm’s life path has taken a drastic change, and Charmaine has climbed the ladder of success to become a singing superstar. Yet, they both remain single. With the help from mutual friends, Malcolm and Charmaine test the waters of “rekindling” their love.

The couple’s mutual friends compose the minor characters of this story. Jacob and Lena are college friends, Drew is Malcolm’s teammate, and Denise is Charmaine’s manager. I mention these characters specifically because we just might see them again with their own stories. The contemporary dialogue and witty banter between the characters enhanced the storyline.

LOVE UNKINDLED is Ms. Rene’s debut release and I enjoyed it. I recommend it to my fellow romance readers who are looking for a good love story.

11th September 2016 | romcol@caribsurf.com