Forever: A Lobster Kind of Love – Jody Pardo and Jennifer Tocheny

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Forever:

A Lobster Kind of Love

By: Jody Pardo & Jennifer Tocheny

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Cover

Photography by Shelton Cole of SC Photo AZ

 Male Cover Model: Craig Geirish

Female Cover Model: Jami Watts aka Jurnee Lane

Cover Design by

Justin Temporando of Ready, Set, Edit

 

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PURCHASE LINKS

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BLURB

When a drunk truck driver claimed Lydia’s husband and son, her world

shattered. The small town that once embraced her was now her personal hell. She

made the decision to leave her hometown of Nazareth, Pennsylvania and move to

Eastport, Maine, to start over in the last happy place she ever

knew.

When the sea tried to claim Ryan, he was left a broken man. Starting over in

a wheelchair was the last thing he expected to do. Ryan was born to be a lobster

fisherman, not a buoy. When Lydia became his home care nurse, he never expected

her to be the light at the end of his tunnel.

Will their broken hearts survive a second chance or will they remain locked

in their cages?

Lobsters mate for life. Lobster love is forever.

MY THOUGHTS

We’re first introduced to Ryan as he’s waking up. He was in a bad boating accident and lost the use of his legs. Though he could still feel, his motor function was gone. He had to come to terms with his life being forever altered and was sent to a rehab facility.

We’re then introduced to Lydia. By all accounts she looked fine. But she lost her husband and her son to a tragic motor accident and she can’t seem to gather herself together. She’s breathing but her soul is gone. So she moves to Maine to get away from the looks and stares and the reminders.

When Ryan comes back home, to Maine, from rehab, he’s set up with a home nurse. He’s Lydia’s full time patient. And together they get to work. Presumably it is to work on getting Ryan adjusted to his new abilities and limitations and circumnavigating them. But Lydia gets just as much back from Ryan.

This story is written in both Ryan and Lydia’s point of view. And we can feel her anguish over the loss of her boys, and his determination to not let the loss of his legs rob him of life. And in this there is a very valuable lesson. His body is broken but his spirit is strong, and her body is strong but her spirit is broken. And though she thinks she’s helping him out, he’s doing so much to mend her spirit.

There are characters outside of these two that I love. I LOVE the way they portrayed Craig Geirish. (A real man BTW!) He cracked me up. Eat, sleep, work out. LAWL! Also, loved Ethel. That old lady had some spunk!

The writing duo of Jody Pardo and Jennifer Tocheny is really well meshed. They’re styles are so similar that I couldn’t tell you who wrote what. Maybe given some time, I might be able to pick up the subtle differences, but otherwise, this book flows very smoothly. And they tackled a very uncommon story. Rarely have I ever seen a story where a person has a disability such as paralysis in the book, let alone in the hero of the story. And I think they did a great job at handling issue without making it something that either hindered him to the point of being lifeless, or making him so superhuman that he overcame it. They allowed him to struggle and to overcome it on his own. And that was a nice journey in this book that wasn’t expected. So would I recommend this book. I would. I would make sure that it was only to adults and that they were aware there there is some coarse language, but it isn’t a focal point to the story.

 

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Author Jody Pardo

Twitter: @JodyPardo

Instagram: @AuthorJodyPardo

Email: AuthorJodyPardo@gmail.com

 

Author Jennifer Tocheny

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Email: tocheny1101@yahoo.com

 

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ABOUT THE AUTHORS

 

Jody Pardo…

Born and raised in New York City, Jody is an only child of an English professor. After 9/11/2001 and a line of duty injury, she left her role as an EMT with FDNY-EMS

for a quieter life. She pursued Bachelor’s degrees in Molecular Biosciences and

English. Her love of books and introduction to the Indie book world led to many

wonderful friendships including Jennifer Tocheny and the drive to write and

publish was ignited. Jody loves to travel and meet new people and has lived in

four states and has visited 48 out of 50 US states.

Still a resident of New York City, Jody is an Executive Assistant at a design firm and

single mom to her daughter Ariel Elizabeth and her two cats, Bullet and Oreo.

 

Jennifer Tocheny

Jennifer is a resident of Nazareth, Pennsylvania, where this book originates, and works full time as a home care nurse. Jennifer has been a LPN since 1998. She has

always been an avid reader and enjoys book signings, flea markets, going to the beach, spending time with family and friends, and road trips. When this crazy idea was born one Saturday afternoon, Jenn switched gears from reader to writer.

Jenn has been married for 11 years to Chris Tocheny and they have a 6 year old son, Logan who loves moose.

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One response to “Forever: A Lobster Kind of Love – Jody Pardo and Jennifer Tocheny

  1. Jody Pardo Author

    Thank you so much for your review ❤ and sharing our release!

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