Forever: A Lobster Kind of Love
By: Jody Pardo & Jennifer Tocheny
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
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.
What a heartwarming contemporary romance with a different twist than your normal book.
Ryan wakes up with his legs not working after a fishing accident, he now has to learn to live from a wheel chair, without his legs.
Lydia recently lost her husband and baby boy to a drunk truck driver, she has to learn to live without them. She packs up her things and moves to Maine where she becomes an in-home nurse to Ryan.
This story gives you warm fuzzies right from the start, you just want to grab onto Ryan and Lydia and take all their pain and injuries away. The bond formed between the two makes this story a very delightful read. All the new town family are wonderful and would be great to get a more complete back ground in series about these lobster fishermen. and to get a lobster roll, because now i want to try one :P
A few things that bothered me were in wording. Characters were described several times, once is enough. Lydia is always referenced as a nurse, yet is doing more of a home health aide's job. A nurse is not hired to clean and cook, these are the jobs of a less well paid for aide. My grandfather spent years bedridden as a vegetable and had an array of nurses and Aides in. the nurse is for things that need education, like medication, catheters, iv's, etc. Paying her 10 hrs a day to clean and cook is not going to fly by any insurance company.
Author Jody Pardo
Author Jennifer Tocheny
Shelton Cole at SC Photo
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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 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.