Ahhh…the joys of a good book. You start reading and forget you need to be somewhere or that dinner has to be fixed. You run, do what you have to do, and then hurry back to pick up where you left off. That’s what I experienced when I read “Kicking Eternity.” Ann wove me into the lives of Raine, Drew, Cal and Aly, causing me to care how things turned out and kept me turning page after page until the end. And even then, while the book was complete, I longed for more. I look forward to the sequel coming out in September.
Stuck in sleepy New Smyrna Beach one last summer, Raine socks away her camp pay checks, worries about her druggy brother, and ignores trouble: Cal Koomer. She’s a plane ticket away from teaching orphans in Africa, and not even Cal’s surfer six-pack and the chinks she spies in his rebel armor will derail her.
The artist in Cal begs to paint Raine’s ivory skin, high cheek bones, and internal sparklers behind her eyes, but falling for her would caterwaul him into his parents’ life. No thanks. The girl was self-righteous waiting to happen. Mom served sanctimony like vegetables, three servings a day, and he had a gut full.
Rec Director Drew taunts her with “Rainey” and calls her an enabler. He is so infernally there like a horsefly—till he buzzes back to his ex.
Raine’s brother tweaks. Her dream of Africa dies small deaths. Will she figure out what to fight for and what to free before it’s too late?
For anyone who’s ever wrestled with their dreams.
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