First off, I was excited in the first few pages when I saw the setting (well, part of it) was Knoxville. Not many books/movies/shows are based in my hometown so that was fun! I know this book is #2 in a series, but I haven't read #1. I didn't feel lost at all, but I will go back and read book 1 now.
I enjoyed the way the chapters flipped back and forth from Jared and London's POV and also then and now. It was enlightening to see how things played out back then to know how the characters got to where they were in the now.
I couldn't imagine having to have dealt with the heartbreak London had to deal with over Jared. One moment in time changed everything and left London shattered. Jared's brother, Wes, was there to pick up the pieces. He has loved London forever, and he wanted to be the one there for her, even though her heart always belonged to Jared. Wes wore her down enough and finally convinced her to be with him.
As we have an understanding as to what really happened to Jared, even though he was a total douchebag, I still loved him. The way Ms. Valentine writes her characters, has you cheering for Jared. He was broken and didn't know what to do anymore. One bad decision led to another until he had completely alienated himself. When circumstances arise that brings him back home, he wants to win London back.
I found myself lost in their world and couldn't wait to see what would happen. It's a sad, sweet story and I would definitely recommend reading. This was my first Michelle A. Valentine book but it won't be my last.
About WICKED REUNION:College sweethearts London Uphill and Jared Kraft were inseparable. He was a rising baseball star with a promising future, and she seemed destined to become “Mrs. Kraft.” Then a tragic night and a series of devastating mistakes caused Jared to walk away from his life, leaving London without any explanation and tearing the couple
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