A First Love Never Dies
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 ...more
“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 ...more
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 ...more
*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.
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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 ...more
The plot h ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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.
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
All In ...more