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The Rekindling of Love

(The Innkeeper Series #1)

3.44  ·  Rating details ·  48 ratings  ·  16 reviews
Dwyer Von Strohm thought his life was perfect. He had a great job as a pharmaceutical sales representative; he lived in Downtown Chicago where he had an unlimited number of hot gay men to pursue. Then one day he becomes a casualty of a poor economy and is terminated from his job.

Dwyer’s situation forces him to move back home and live with his parents in the small town of
Kindle Edition, 350 pages
Published April 10th 2014
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Aug 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m
I received a copy in exchange for an honest review. Edits were made.

The reasons why I read this book were because I love second chance romances, and because of the location it takes place in. The book was so much more, though. I was heartbroken for Dwyer and John at the beginning of the book. Dwyer was betrayed by the man he loved and because as a reader I saw both sides John was a victim too, a pawn in a game of a vengeful teenage girl. Sometimes in m/m romances, there are women who are not por
Joyfully Jay
May 31, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: jason
A Joyfully Jay review.

2 stars

How do I start discussing Rekindling of Love? First and foremost, it was a challenge. The first few pages caught my attention immediately and I was excited to see what would happen. The cover art by Reese Dante is beautiful and the premise seemed sound until I started to really get into the book. From the beginning I was confused, until I realized that the plot was something akin to a soap opera with multiple plot lines featuring many characters and situations. Once
Apr 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: bought_it
Wow, there is a LOT going on in this book. Another reviewer probably put it best by comparing it to a soap opera with multiple story-lines going on all at once. This was not a fast read, sometimes I had to scroll back to reread to make sure I was following the story. All in all, it was an enjoyable read with some great characters and I'm looking forward to the next installment.
Apr 27, 2014 rated it liked it
I have never struggled so hard to review a book more than I did this one. I am so conflicted that I had to walk away, talk it over with others, and then sleep on it before I decided to just be as honest, and as specific, as possible with my likes and dislikes, with what worked and what didn’t.

Mainly because this is the first book in the series, and especially with the way it ended, I really want to read the sequel. But before I challenge myself with that I need to constructively explain why I st
T.M. Smith
Jun 02, 2014 rated it it was ok
2.5/5 stars...

Dwyer and John were best friends turned lovers that broke up after spending a year together as a couple in high school. Not only was the relationship a wash, but their friendship was destroyed as well. They went to separate colleges and haven't spoken since. Now Dwyer has moved back home after loosing his job in Chicago and the last thing he wants, is to run into John.

Dwyer ends up taking a job with an older established gay couple, that happen to be friends of both Dwyer and John
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May 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
The Rekindling of Love....The Innkeeper Series Book 1!

Dwyer believed that his life was nothing but perfect. He drove an expensive car, worked as a successful sale rep and lived in the most popular Chicago gay community and of course he had his pick of any hot guys. Dwyer thought he had it all until one day when the economy climate directly affected him. In no time at all, he looses his job, his status in the gay community is all but gone and he now lives a very lonely life. Now he has no choice
Oct 01, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: love-bytes, m-m
I think the author got lucky that I ended up being the one to write the review for The Rekindling of Love because I’m a lover of multiple storylines. Yes, I’d call Dwyer and John the main characters but maybe only a third of the book focuses on the two of them. Their paired up friends see almost as much story time, in fact, John and Dwyer were probably my least favorite characters. Not that there is anything wrong with those two but one of the things that the author has done exceedingly well is ...more
Becky Condit
May 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
Becky Reviews The Rekindling of Love by Derrick Knight

REVIEW: The Rekindling of Love includes one of the most hateful villains you will ever find in a romance story. To keep the mystery surrounding the villain’s identity it is introduced as “the other” in the prologue but later in the story the identity becomes clear. I’m not going to write any spoilers in this review so I will drop it for now. There are other villains and one problem I have with this stor
Lisa The Novel Approach
"The writing style felt very clunky. It seemed to be very formally written. Rarely were contractions used that I noticed. Sometimes facts would be restated when a new character entered a scene, even though the reader was privy to the prior conversation and didn’t need to have the information repeated. I think a couple of rounds of editing would probably have made this an excellent book and cut out approximately 75 pages.

The main characters created by Mr. Knight were very likeable, and I was root
Ryan van Leeuwen
Nov 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
I first was hooked on Derrick Knight's writing when I read Miracle on Mistletoe Lane.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this. When a book keeps me up until the wee hours in the morning, I know its a good read. It seems like the book focuses on Dwyer and John and their rekindling of love, however, there is a host of characters in the story.

Three other couples take a large amount of the spot light; when they are introduced, it is quite confusing, however, as the story develops you soon see them as ind
Jul 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
Nice. Glad that I didn't read the reviews beforehand, because I actually enjoyed the story. The back story of some of the characters threw me at first, but as I got into it I really appreciated knowing more about them. It added to the "feel" of it for me. I'm really looking forward to the next installment.
Natalie Ryabenko
Sep 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book. It tells the story of three couples about how they met, fall in love and are in a committed relationship. It also tells about two men who are in love, but due to other people's hat are separated. But over time they met again and their love is even stronger.
Jeanne 'Divinae'
Jun 17, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: yaoi-m-m

Okay, this is a 1.5, but I can't update it 2 stars, I just can't. I didn't really read the whole thing, mostly just skimmed through the whole story. It was SO much jumble into one. I thought this story was going to be about two guys who had a fallen out earlier in life then rekindled their love later on, with some side characters. We have SO many couples, they are hard to keep track of who is who and what is what. I honestly, can't remember most of their names.... and about a small town
May 19, 2014 rated it did not like it
Read the first 3 chapters for free thanks to the try button amazon offers.
I must admit I was willing to pay for this book based on the description but after having read a few chapters I'm very happy I didn't pay for it.
I feel like I'm listening to someone retelling their story instead of reading it.
It's like when you watch a movie and there is a voice explaining the different happenings during the film.

Not my cup of tea.
Shelley Salter
Apr 16, 2014 rated it liked it
I wanted to like it, I really did. It had waaaay too many characters and waaaay too much unimportant information. I gave it 3 stars because the effort was definitely there and I would try another book by this author just bit thrilled with this book. Sorry! I would LOVE to read another book by him because I think he has HUGE potential!!!
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