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A First Love Never Dies

(Spi-Corp #1)

3.90  ·  Rating details ·  59 ratings  ·  30 reviews
Janel Canton must be pregnant by the time Fleet Commander Pearson Acto catches up to her again and only one man will do for that. Her one true love, sexy Montana Sheriff Jake Reeves. But returning to Earth she finds he's still mourning his dead wife and has become very comfortable in the small-town life. Will introducing him to reality of the Universe be enough for him to ...more
Kindle Edition, 151 pages
Published June 2nd 2013 (first published May 31st 2013)
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Jul 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: review-for-blog
I am not usually one to enjoy science fiction novels. I'm more of a fantasy lover myself, to be entirely honest. Yet “A First Love Never Dies” by Margaret Taylor drew me in from the very beginning. I was immediately swept into the story, and was so enthralled that I finished the book in just a few hours. I can't wait to read the second installment of the Spi-Corp series. Seriously. I need find out what happens This is going to be one of those series where I bite my tongue because I w ...more
Shelee at Book Reader Chronicles
Reviewed for Round Table Book Reviews

2.5 stars

I think this story could have gone so far and done so much, but it just was drawn up short. I admit I am not into the whole space-type stories, so that took a bit to get used to, but I could have enjoyed it if a few things were written better.

Janel, the main character, was a very believable character who not only went through a traumatic time in high school, but also suffered outside of it which made her the caring, passionate person she is now help
CJ - Sensuous Reviews
Feb 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing

“Their small town eyes will gape at you

In dull surprise, when payment due

Exceeds accounts received …”

(Janis Ian, At Seventeen)

There are so many of us, both men and women, who suffered being teased, laughed at, pushed around and bullied while in high school, and who have dreamed of going back home for some adult payback. Well, this book begins as Janel Canton returns to her small hometown in Montana to attend her twentieth high school reunion, to hopefully unite with the high school hero she
Purple Aurion
Aug 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Scifi-fantasy romance junkies
Recommended to Purple Aurion by: Amazon
Shelves: sci-fi-space
Janel Canton grew up a nerd, with the 'popular' crowd bullying her right through her high school years. That didn't stop her from falling in love with golden boy of the group, Jake Reeves. After 4 years of torment Janel finished high school, left the town and didn't look back.

We start off with Janel arriving in her home town for her 20 year high school reunion. The plan: find Jake Reeves, get pregnant with his child (whether by natural or artificial means) and save herself from the clutches of F
S. Policar
Jul 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing

*I did the editing on this book so I cannot speak of any errors I may or may not have found/or missed*

This book follows Janel. A small town girl from a farm family that was picked on mercilessly all through high school by the popular kids; Including the one man she's loved for the last twenty years, Jake. Her life since leaving high school has been far more interesting and adventurous than anyone would think and it's this new life that brings Janel and Jake face to face again.
I really enjoye

Jun 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
*This Book Was Given To Me By The Author In Exchange For An Honest Review*

I am not a big romance fan but throw some science fiction in there and it will sometimes catch my attention and that is exactly what happened with this book. When Nerd Girl was offered the book for review I read the synopsis and had to add it to my list and I am so glad that I did.

A First Love Never Dies is a real page turner which I read straight through not coming up once for air. The characters are amazing and the writi
May 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
A First Love Never Dies is Margaret Taylor's first book in her The Spi-Corp Series. In A First Love Never Dies, Captain Janel Canton returns to Earth to attend her high school reunion. In high school Janel was bullied big time but she needs to get pregnant so she returns to her hometown. Pretty much everyone in town is still jerks except for her high school crush Jack Reeves. Due to Janel's own personal alien stalker, Jack and his son John get to enjoy a wild ride in space with Janel.

The plot h
InD'tale Magazine
The sci-fi elements of “The First Love Never Dies” are imaginative, and unique. The story and plot lines are sound and flow well.

Read full review in the 2014 March issue of InD’tale Magazine.
Dec 31, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-aliens
Love the cover....I'm not usually reaching for a sci-fi book, but that isn't to say I don't get into them when I do. Aside from some minor grammatical errors, this book grabbed my attention fairly quickly and I am ready for book 2.

I thought the author did a very good job pulling you into the story. Janel returns to Earth to attend her high school reunion. Unbeknownst to anyone there, she has spent the past 20 years traveling the universe. As far as everyone is concerned, that is not even possibl
Jul 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A First Love Never Dies
by Margaret Taylor

Ms. Taylor tells an exciting tale of two people who have a history but it’s their future that is at stake. Janel was a high school nerd and faced a great deal of torment at the hands of the popular crowd. I could identify with Janel’s high school life. I wasn’t picked on like she was but there were clearly different cliques in my high school. Ms. Taylor’s description of the local hang out with the different levels of acceptance was hearbreakingly true. Ja
Jul 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
*This book was given to me in exchange for an honest review*

I just want to start by saying I loved this book and I love Margaret Taylor’s brain! This story was different and it’s the second book I have read by this author that has given me a new original story or twist.

Janel is returning to her hometown for her high school reunion. It has been twenty years since left and never came back. She takes her second in command Moren with her for support, because not only was Janel bullied horrifically b
Jul 20, 2013 rated it liked it
Stars out of five: 3.5

I was pleasently surprised by this first read from this author. This series has a lot of potential to be a great romantic suspense. There was a lot of dialog, information gathering so to speak. The story lacked the heart pounding action that could make this story soar to a 4 or 5 star rating. Overall the series is off to a great start, has a lot of potential and I really am looking forward to what she has in store for book two.

This isn't your typical "boy meets girl" love s
Jul 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I Read this for the Round Table Book Reviews

I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of this book, couldn’t put it down. I was a bit sceptical at first, as I don’t usually understand Sci-fi stories, but this wasn’t your run of the mill Sci-fi.
It was a great story about Janel Canton, a young woman, who returns to earth from her job in space, and goes to her High School’s 20th Reunion, with a mission. She MUST get pregnant, before Fleet Commander Pearson Acto catches up with her. He wants to mate with he
Aug 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: science-fiction
This is a science fiction tale with a unique story. Janel has a rough life and she doesn’t seem to be able to catch a break. When we first meet her, Janel is back on earth for her twenty-year high school reunion and something else…she is being hounded by a powerful Fleet Commander who wants to marry her against her will. Unless she gets pregnant before he catches her, she will be stuck in a worse than loveless relationship. Yet, through the entire story, Jane
Anna Salamatin
Jun 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely love this story! This is a love story your never going to forget, simply because your never going to find another like it!
Janel is one kick ass chick. and her partner Moren is absolutely the coolest supporting character with his unique use of the english language! He so cracked me up! Absolutely all of the creatures and species of this story are so well described, with such detail I could clearly see this remarkable universe just the way Jake did.
Janel comes back to earth for her 20
Juliette Townsend
Aug 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is one of those books that I got hooked on immediately. I loved the interaction between the characters. I also loved how the main character thought and how she approached life. She was someone I could relate to, so it was easy to get caught up in another time when there are other planets we can travel to. I'm also a complete and total sucker for books about lost loves, or in this case, lost crushes. That was something else that made this story so relatable. Everyone remembers that person th ...more
Novel Grounds
Aug 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This story was out of this world. It was fantastic and I instantly feel in love with the world that rocked my emotions page by page. Very original and intriguing storyline.

Janel is an empowered and awesome heroine. I could not get enough of her! She was a woman that could really handle herself and best of all she knew what she wanted and was going to get it. But really, at the end of it all she was still a woman who was truly looking for love.

Janel heads back to earth for her HS reunion in hopes
Jan 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014-books
This was a really engaging story. Even though the characters eventually make their way to the far reaches of space, the small-town Earth beginning really hooked me. Having gone to high school in a small town in the 1980s, Janel's memories of high school and the emotions surrounding her 20-year reunion rang true. It just adds to the fun and adventure that she happens to be the kick-ass captain of an interstellar freight-hauling starship! She's come back to Earth to see if there's any chance she c ...more
Heather Fortman
May 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Everyone
I was asked to read and review

It was a good book, very decent and well written but at parts very dry. While the theme of the book was unusual; a woman discovers she’s human after being kidnapped by aliens and forced into a life of servitude after having been kidnapped and sold as a slave. While the author doesn’t go into the more than to give the back story, the plot was well written and one I will definitely read again later on.

The main characters Janel and Jack are witty and charismatic, fig
Joood Hooligan
Feb 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
I was given a copy of this book by the author in exchange for an honest review.

I was not anticipating how I would feel when I read this book, and was pleasantly surprised. I especially enjoyed the heroine of the story, she is pretty fantastic. Although I find her love interest to be a bit confusing at points, I wish that it had been explained more.

There was one part that happened that caused me to shriek out, loudly and ecstatically. Basically I looked like a crazy person who was excited to be d
Jacque Stengel
May 21, 2014 rated it liked it
This book is full of danger, romance and takes place outside of Earth's orbit (well the majority of the book anyway). It's a fun quick little jaunt through outer space to find answers to so many questions you didn't even know you wanted an answer to.
It was short and had a bit of sexual energy but nothing over the top. It really shouldn't be a romance but more of an adventure because the romance is an underlying theme, but I think danger is more on the top of the agenda. However, being that this
Heather Lecus
Jun 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book was awesome. She gets abducted by aliens and ends up working for them. She comes home to get pregnant to avoid mating with someone else. I don't normally read books relating to space but this book was intriguing and I am glad I read it. Can't wait to read number 2. Its nice for the nerd girls to grow up and become something and have people notice it. I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone. The author leaves you wanting more and she keeps you reading. She creates a ...more
Elizabeth Robbins
Jan 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Janel Canton, nerdy introvert in high school, is back in town just in time for her high school reunion. Nobody recognizes this tall, sexy supermodel that she's become. Now, for the good part. She's been gone, these past twenty years, because she was abducted by interstellar slavers, subsequently escaped, and remade herself into the equivalent of a long haul trucker; only she drives a spaceship. She's come to town to find the boy she used to secretly love, in the hopes that he will get her pregna ...more
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Jul 26, 2013 rated it liked it
Cute SFR but had some issues, likea few things didn't make sense, and the H was a bit of a whiner, and some stuff happens that gets glossed over, and it needs some editing, but altogether it's a decent read none the less. 2.5 stars ...more
Katherine Gilraine
Feb 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Janel Canton is a girl with a history, a story, a calling, and some very interesting friends, and there is nothing quite like delving into her worlds - all of them. A great read, and I can't wait to continue where this book left off. ...more
Sep 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
WOW! This story ended on a cliff hanger and now I need Book #2! Excellent!
Jul 03, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2014-sfrs, caution
The cover is great. The editing is bad and almost made me quit reading. I definitely won't waste money on the next installment, since the comments on that said the author still doesn't know the difference between to/too. Before you call me a grammar nazi, this one even uses the wrong character name at least once, rarely uses apostrophes to show possessives, and almost never gets the commas right when addressing people. I paid money for this. It should be better. There are thousands of books for ...more
Sep 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016
A First Love Never Dies is my first book by Margaret Taylor. I know that I am terribly late to the party as this was a terrific book. Great story line, imaginative characters, and a long unrequited love story make this a must read for all sci-fi/romance readers. A few missteps on editing dropped a star.
Philleys Peters
Oct 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Wow...An excellent read

This is my first book by Margaret Taylor and I must say, she is an awesome writer. As a lover of sci-fi and paranormal romance, any author who captures me from start to finish is worth delving into for more exciting reads. Thank you.
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Margaret Taylor currently lives in San Antonio, TX and is scratching post for her five cats. She is an avid writer, a novice photographer and enjoys all things paranormal and science fiction! Just ask her, she'll tell you!

Her list of books include:

Wolf's Paradox - Book 1 of The Layren Series

A First Love Never Dies - Book 1 of The Spi-Corp Series

Saving His Love - Book 2 of The Spi-Corp Series

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Other books in the series

Spi-Corp (2 books)
  • Saving His Love (Spi-Corp #2)

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