Free E–pub (The First Move) author Jennifer Lohmann

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  • The First Move
  • Jennifer Lohmann
  • English
  • 15 February 2020
  • 9781460310595

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Read ✓ The First Move Æ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free 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. 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 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 with Rey getting pregnant and her mother shipping her off to an aunt to have her baby The aunt was very supportive and helped Rey do what she needed to screw her head back on including giving her baby up for adoption At the time Rey thought it best to cut ties to the baby so she opted for a closed adoption There was a provision for her daughter to contact her when she turned 18 though and now that the time has come where she might receive a phone call from her Renia is both scared and terrifiedIt s a really bad time to come across Miles Brislenn again Miles was a shy kid who went to the same school as her and he had a huge crush on her He recognises her the minute he sees her but Renia has no idea who he is She only knows he calls her Rey so he must know her from her worst times But as things come to a head with her daughter Miles becomes a surprising source of supportThere was a lot to like here Renia is a really interesting character and at a really interesting time in her life I really appreciated how sensitively the issue of her having given her daughter in adoption was handled This is not yet another book saying that giving a baby up even when it s patently the right thing to do will screw you up for life It s true that Rey IS pretty screwed up about what happened but I d argue that it s clear that this is about her mother s abandonment of her teenage self than about her own abandonment of her baby That issue with Renia s mother leads to my favourite aspect of the book which is the very complicated relationship between the two They have a very civilised relationship now but a distant one and it s clear Renia s mother is desperate to fix that but doesn t know how There s a long overdue conversation near the end that had me choking back tears In fact the family angst was the best thing about the book and it was really really good In addition to the sections about Renia s mother there s the stuff with her birth daughter This is developed really slowly and Lohmann doesn t make it into some sort of insta connection It feels realistic both painful and hopeful at the same time and I really liked it I also liked Renia s relationship with Sarah Miles daughter in whom she sees bits of herselfI was a bit less enthused by the romance Renia uestions whether Miles loves the real her or whether he s just reacting to his old crush on her 16 year old self and I must say I uestioned that at times Also although Miles was pitch perfect most of the time always being very accepting of Rey s past and her current issues there was that fight at the end which seemed to show that deep down he wasn t uite as accepting as all that I m in two minds about that On one hand I liked seeing he wasn t uite perfect but on the other that might have come a bit too late in the book and he didn t uite redeem himself from what I felt was a really mean almost unforgivable thing to sayOn the whole though I really enjoyed this The writing is good and flows smoothly and the pacing is generally good as well There s a bit of a draggy section round the middle but things got going again soon after and I raced to the endMY GRADE It s a B

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Read ✓ The First Move Æ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free 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 w. 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 How could I have screwed up so bad However he doesn t understand why his daughter is upset with him If 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

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Read ✓ The First Move Æ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free An unlikely encounterbut he'll take it  It seems like fateor something When Miles Brislenn spies the girl 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. It was ok but not compelling I was not glued in It s womens fiction than romanceThe majority of the story is about Renia s grief self doubt and related issues She was pregnant at age 16 gave the baby up for adoption and is still grieving 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 is spent on other relationships like Renia wanting to meet her adopted daughter Ashley things going 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 giving 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 Enchantress Mine crush on in high school at his ex wife's wedding no less he Les Cin et le trésor de Rouépine can't let the opportunity pass He might not have had the Into the Hands of the Soldiers: Freedom and Chaos in Egypt and the Middle East courage to talk. It was ok but not Who Needs a Prairie? compelling I was not glued in It s womens fiction than romanceThe majority of the story is about Renia s grief self doubt and related issues She was pregnant at age 16 gave the baby up for adoption and is still grieving 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 Running on Empty Contemplative Spirituality for Overachievers crush on Renia when they were in high school He is recently divorced and their paths Petty Pewter Gods cross He now acts on that Mama Namibia crush Renia treats him bad but he サイコメ 1 殺人鬼と死春期を continues his pursuit and she softens toward him That was the best part of the story It brought the book into the romance Initiated Memoir of a Witch category but their relationship felt like a secondary story More time is spent on other relationships like Renia wanting to meet her adopted daughter Ashley things going 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 giving up a Report an issue 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 Beautifully Broken Spirit current day Chicago Illinois Copyright 2013 Genre