Thursday, February 26, 2015

Waiting for April by Jaime Loren

Waiting for April
by Jaime Loren

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Published by: MAM Books LLC
Genre: Paranormal, Romance, Reincarnation
Rating: 3 Stars

NOTICE: I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

April Fletcher has died nineteen times... but she doesn't know it.

As far as April is concerned, she's just a normal seventeen-year-old, looking forward to spending spring break with her friends and going to college in the fall. April doesn't know she has never lived past her eighteenth birthday, nor does she realize that Scott Parker, her best friend, is actually her childhood sweetheart and fiancé from her very first life.

For nineteen-year-old Scott Parker, spending quality time with his soul mate has proved difficult ever since her tragic death in 1729. Since then he has lost her an additional eighteen times—each of her deaths more devastating than the last, and each of her births wiping the slate of her memory clean. Unable to save her but unwilling to give up, Scott has to hide the fact he's immortal—and will be until April confesses her love again.

But this time, things have changed. April has denied her feelings for him, is dating someone else, and with her eighteenth birthday fast approaching, their friendship is falling to pieces. Fearing their souls are irrevocably drifting apart, Scott must race against the clock to win her heart and save her life.

Or risk losing her forever.

Although I will read an occasional ghost story or a good vampire series (Vampire Academy NOT Twilight), I don't tend to read about reincarnation and people from past lives connecting in the present. The synopsis of Waiting for April, however, sucked me in so I tried to give it a try.

I enjoyed the way the author slowly revealed the background of these characters and how they fit together with one another, both in the present and in past lives. When the author finally leads you to the reason April died 19 times, you begin looking for an answer among the wealth of interweaved characters. I wasn't sure who was good and who was bad. I like not knowing until the end.

That said, there are a couple things I just didn't understand. Nowhere in the synopsis did this say this was the first in a series, but that's exactly what it felt like at the end of this book. There was no HEA, which was fine for me (although I know a lot of people will want one), but there was also no explanation of what was happening to this group of people and why. I'd go into specific names, but I don't want to give anything away if you're going to read it.

If anyone else has read this, how did you feel about the ending? Were you still wanting answers? Is there a sequel?

Waiting for April

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