This is a very hard review for me to write, because I have never written one like this before. I found The Rekindling of Love to be very hard to read. I will give you my reasons why shortly, along with some statements about the book as a whole.
The Rekindling of Love is the story Dwyer Von Strohm and his life after losing his job as a pharmaceutical companies downsizing hits him. He learns that he has no true friends in Chicago, where he was residing, and ends up moving back to his hometown of Glasberg, Illinois to live with his parents and start to put his life back into order again.
It is also the story of several pairs of friends who have been living and working in Glasberg, and what happens when a long lost friend reappears, re-acquainting himself with friends, and the drama of the rekindling of love with an old flame.
The premise of the story is great, and the blurb I read made me excited to read a more romantic novel after several other types lately. Unfortunately, the blurb left a lot out of the plot, and it turned out to be much different than I thought.
Reading The Rekindling of Love is much like watching a soap opera. There is a lot of shifting from scenario to scenario, and filled with drama and unnecessary business. There are many descriptive moments that were not needed, and could have helped to shorten the book somewhat. There was no need to have this many pages to tell the story that Mr. Knight was trying to tell.
The sentences are often short and choppy. It lacked a rhythm that makes a good book so readable and hard to put down. With a little bit of help, the sentences could have been turned into longer, less choppy sentences that made more sense, and would have led to a much more cohesive story.
As I said in the beginning, the premise of the book is good, and I hope that Mr. Knight will take this as constructive criticism, and maybe turn the story into a much better book to enjoy, and I would be happy to read it again, because I do see a talent in the author, and hope that he can see what I am saying.
Book Description Dwyer Von Strohm thought his life was perfect. He had a great job as a pharmaceutical sales representative; he lived in Chicago’s premiere gay community, drove an expensive car, and had an unlimited number of hot gay men to pursue. Dwyer thought he was living the life he had always dreamed. Then one day he becomes a casualty of a poor economy. In a very short time, Dwyer loses his job, loses his status in the gay community and is reduced to living a lonely existence.
Dwyer’s situation forces him to move back home and live with his parents in the small town of Glasburg Illinois. Dwyer left Glasburg many years ago because the love of his life, John Fitzgerald, broke his heart. Dwyer reunites with gay friends from high school who are facing their own life challenges.
Soon Dwyer and John’s paths collide and it is evident both men still have strong feelings for each other. Will Dwyer find it in his heart to forgive John or will he let the demons from their past prevent them from rekindling the love they once shared?
The Rekindling of Love was last modified: June 5th, 2014 by GGR-Review