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?
Forever, a Lobster kind of love really strikes at your heart. It is emotional and heart breaking but also shows the inner strengths of people you often don't see until they are out in a situation they never expect.
Ryan awakens in a hospital bed, unable to do anything for himself. A boating accident has left him handicapped. Months of Therapy and rehab get him back into his home but he still requires daily assistance.
Lydia has left her hometown seeking a new beginning, left widowed and motherless after a drunk driver steals her family from her. Though she is still suffering through her loss, Lydia recognizes she had to walk away from her previous life if she has any chance of finding happy again.
When Lydia and Ryan meet, it's instant friendship. She wants to help him any way she can and Ryan wants to appreciate all things in his life. As time goes on, Ryan finds himself feeling more for the sweet nurse.
I really enjoyed how this story showed a slow build up for these two. Both hurting in their own ways, they needed time to grieve their pasts and also to allow themselves to move on.
I really loved the side characters, but most especially Ethel. She really added an extra touch to the small town feel.
This story was emotional, sweet, funny, painful and a whole gamut of other feelings evoked upon reading. I felt heart-touched and warm at finishing this beautiful story.
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.